Good News Update: May 18, 2015View the slides.
Lauren Shea, MD (PGY-1 Resident) has impressed one of the S9 nurses with her outstanding work on night float. “Lauren has been one of the best interns this year. She is super attentive to our patient’s needs, listens to our concerns and recommendations, demonstrates great respect toward the nursing staff, and responds swiftly and appropriately when she is needed. Lauren remains calm, even when we page her a hundred times an hour, and there is mass chaos going on around her.” The Department salutes you, Lauren! Keep up the good work.
Risk Adjusted Mortality for the entire Department of Medicine for the month of March 2015 is 0.87. This is below the UHC Median of 0.89.
Steven Lloyd, MD, PhD (Cardiovascular Disease) has received the 2014 Editor’s Recognition Award with Distinction in recognition of his outstanding efforts as a reviewer for RADIOLOGY.
Drs. Robert Gaston, Clifton Kew and Roslyn Mannon (Nephrology) were inducted last week as Fellows of the American Society of Transplantation, in recognition of exceptional commitment to the field of transplantation and outstanding service to the Society.
Steven M. Rowe, MD, MSPH (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) has co-authored the study “Lumacaftor with Invacaftor in CF Patients Homozygous for for Phe508del-CFTR.” It was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The combination of the two drugs — an investigational drug used in conjunction with an already FDA-approved medication — improved lung function in patients with the F508del mutation, the most common CF mutation. Read the UAB News story here.
Two faculty members from the Department of Medicine have received the first School of Medicine AMC21 Reload Multi-investigator Grants. A total of 45 grant proposals were submitted, and 4 grants were selected for funding:
- Steven Rowe, MD (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) “The Pathogenesis and Treatment of Chronic Bronchitis”
- Kenneth Saag, MD (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology) “Optimizing Patient Engagement in Recommended Health Care: A Patient-Centered Approach”
- William Britt, MD (Pediatrics) “Congenital CMV Infection in a Highly Seroimmune, Urban Maternal Population”
- John Chatham, PhD (Pathology) “Protein O-GlcNAcylation: Central Mediator of Metabolic Induced Cardiovascular Complications”
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Welcome Ravi Bhatia, MD
Ravi Bhatia, MD, Professor and Director of the division of Hematology and Oncology, and Deputy Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Bhatia spent the past eight years as director of the Division of Hematopoietic Stem Cell and Leukemia Research at City of Hope, in Duarte, California, one of the nations’ most successful leukemia treatment centers. Here, he answers a few questions about his new role at UAB. Read More...
Makadon Lectures on LGBT Health Disparities
Harvey Makadon, M.D., has a clear message for healthcare professionals: we must begin to recognize that significant health disparities exist among the LGBT community and develop a more culturally competent approach to delivering care to this at-risk population. In his talk, “Achieving Health Equity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People,” delivered at Medical Grand Rounds on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Makadon presented compelling Read More...