UAB Weight Loss Medicine officially launchesUAB Weight Loss Medicine, the only program in the Southeast to offer a multidisciplinary, medical approach to weight management, has launched at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to address a consistent rise in the regional rates of obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
The program is a collaborative effort of the UAB Health System, the UAB School of Medicine and the UAB School of Health Professions. The new program began serving patients in early January. It is open to self- or physician-referred patients and provides access to top experts, as well as to the newest technologies in nutrition and bariatric surgery with faculty physicians from the departments of Medicine, Nutrition Sciences, Surgery and Pediatrics. It occupies the first and fifth floors of UAB Highlands, located at 1201 11th Ave. South in Birmingham.
The clinic has already garnered attention in The Birmingham News and UAB News.
Dietetic Internship 50th Anniversary Celebration
The UAB Dietetic Internship program celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of events in March. Alumni, preceptors and special guests are invited to attend each event.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Dietetic Internship Inaugural Lecture
Sarah Morgan, M.D., R.D., medical director of the UAB Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic since 1998, kicks off the DI Program’s 50th anniversary celebration with a lecture titled “Classification of Neutraceuticals: Medical Foods, Dietary Supplements and Bone.” The time and location can be found on the invitation by clicking here.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – Alabama Dietetic Association Annual Meeting
The annual Alabama Dietetic Association meeting returns to Birmingham March 12-14, 2014. The three-day event is for registered dietitians and other dietetic professionals in Alabama. It aims to improve the profession and the health of the communities they serve.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Dietetic Internship 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration
To commemorate the historic event the DI Program invites all alumni to join them at the Birmingham Sheraton Ballroom, located at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. at 6:30 p.m. The event includes leaders from UAB and UAB Hospital, photos and timelines from the past five decades, refreshments and networking.