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  • Congrats to Our Primary Care Scholars!

    Congrats to Our Primary Care Scholars! Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Primary Care Scholars! The Primary Care Scholars program gives second-year residents the opportunity to experience high-performing outpatient practices, gain understanding of team-based primary care, and to develop into their full potential as future leaders of primary care.L to R: Drs. Anne Wagstaff, Salmaan Kamal, Hilary Ragsdale and Kelly McMaster

  • How ‘sleeper cell’ cancer stem cells are maintained in chronic myelogenous leukemia

    How ‘sleeper cell’ cancer stem cells are maintained in chronic myelogenous leukemia This knowledge offers a strategy to target and eliminate these persistent leukemic stem cells.

  • Baskin named president-elect of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

    Baskin named president-elect of the Society of Behavioral Medicine Baskin will become society president in April 2020.

  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Steven Rowe, M.D., MSPH

    Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Steven Rowe, M.D., MSPH Steven Rowe, professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Medicine, is one of two senior faculty winners for the Dean's Excellence Award in Research.

  • Wende lab paper on epigenetic reprogramming of human hearts makes journal cover

    Wende lab paper on epigenetic reprogramming of human hearts makes journal cover The Nature – Laboratory Investigation paper was published online last year.

  • Using bag-mask ventilation during intubation improves patient outcomes

    Using bag-mask ventilation during intubation improves patient outcomes UAB is part of a clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed using bag-mask ventilation improves outcomes and could potentially save lives.

  • Doug Morgan, MD, MPH - TRS Keynote Speaker

    Doug Morgan, MD, MPH has served as Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology Division Director since joining UAB on October 1, 2018. He is an expert in epidemiology and prevention of gastric cancer and hopes to expand the divisions programs to serve Alabamians and to advance prevention and treatment of GI diseases globally.Dr. Morgan has a background in global health experience as he currently directs or co-directs National Institute of Health-funded programs for gastric cancer in molecular epidemiology, chemoprevention and appropriate technologies in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Colombia and Puerto Rico.He was the 2019 Trainee Reseach Symposium keynote speaker on March 6,[…]

  • Saag sworn in as member of Presidential Advisory Council of HIV/AIDS

    Saag sworn in as member of Presidential Advisory Council of HIV/AIDS A UAB School of Medicine professor has been appointed to a national committee that advises the White House on HIV/AIDS interventions and strategies.

  • Annual cycling event to help cancer patients to be held in Birmingham, March 23

    Annual cycling event to help cancer patients to be held in Birmingham, March 23 Magic City Cycliad, a community cycling event, will be held March 23 in Birmingham to benefit cancer patients at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.

  • 35th Annual Department of Medicine Trainee Research Symposium

    35th Annual Department of Medicine Trainee Research Symposium Congratulations to the Department of Medicine 35th Annual Trainee Research Symposium Winners! TRS highlights the hard work and talent among our extraordinary trainees in both basic science and clinical research. More than 125 Fellows, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Scholars, and Residents submitted abstracts to the poster competition. Congratulations to all who participated in the symposium, and thanks to all the faculty who judged their fine work.This year’s poster winners are: Graduate Student Crystal Taylor; Fellow Sudeep Aryal, MD; Resident Laura Stanko, MD; Post-Doctoral Scholar Bryan K. Becker, PhD

  • March 2019: Brenda McKenzie

    March 2019: Brenda McKenzie Brenda McKenzie has been selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of the Month for March 2019! Brenda is a Clinical Office Associate II in the Division of Gastroenterology. She was notified by Department of Medicine Executive Administrator Shane Wiley, Dr. Mohamed Shoreibah and Dr. Omar Massoud from the Division of Gastroenterology.Brenda has been with the division for many years and is a valued member of the team. She is always smiling, reliable, efficient and kind. Brenda is under tremendous pressure to handle her clinical schedules tightly and manage expectations for both faculty and patients. Patients often comment how impressed they[…]

  • How the heart sends an SOS signal to bone marrow cells after a heart attack

    How the heart sends an SOS signal to bone marrow cells after a heart attack In the SOS response, the bone marrow releases reparative progenitor cells to try to heal the heart.

  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Michael Barnett, M.D., MS, FAAP, FAAHPM

    Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Michael Barnett, M.D., MS, FAAP, FAAHPM Michael Barnett, M.D., MS, FAAP, FAAHPM, associate professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, is one of two junior faculty winners for the Dean's Excellence Award in Teaching.

  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Pictured above: Gastroenterology and Hepatology’s Monti Nix; Jim Callaway, MD; Jacalyn Witherspoon; and Ali Ahmed, MD, participate in the UAB Employee Wellness’ Annual “Colon on the Corner” Event.Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers with early detection, which is why UAB Employee Wellness hosted its annual “Colon on the Corner” event to talk about colon health and screening. Our Gastroenterology and Hepatology division recommends that if you're 45 or older, you should talk with your doctor to discuss what screening option is right for you. See Colorectal Cancer FAQs.

  • Baskin Receives 2019 President’s Diversity Champion Award

    Baskin Receives 2019 President’s Diversity Champion Award Monica Baskin, PhD (Professor, Preventive Medicine) received the 2019 President’s Diversity Champion Award for her research with community engagement to better understand and address social determinants of minority health and health disparities. She also serves on multiple university committees focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. She is part of the inaugural cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leaders Program, and she chairs both the Jefferson County Collaborative for Health Equity and the new Jefferson County Health Action Partnership. Congrats, Dr. Baskin!

  • High-fat diet and age alter gut microbes and immune response, causing inflamed state in heart failure

    High-fat diet and age alter gut microbes and immune response, causing inflamed state in heart failure Experiments with mice show involvement of gut bacteria and spleen in this heart pathology.

  • The best and worst things you can do for your heart

    The best and worst things you can do for your heart According to the American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke Statistics, nearly half of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease.

  • Huang Creates Thumbs Up for Love Legacy Project

    Huang Creates Thumbs Up for Love Legacy Project The Center for Palliative and Supportive Care partnered with Palliative Psychology and Counseling Services to provide patient and family-centered care through the Thumbs Up for Love legacy project. Sylvia Huang, PhD (Assistant Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care) came up with the idea to pair the thumbprint of a patient with one of a family member, to create the shape of a heart. This special craft has given families the comfort needed while coping with illnesses and end of life.

  • Does a severe infection put you at greater risk of heart disease and death?

    Does a severe infection put you at greater risk of heart disease and death? Investigators from UAB have examined the incidence, or new onset, of cardiovascular disease and in-hospital deaths in patients admitted with severe sepsis.

  • Type 1 Diabetics Celebrate 60 Years of Managing Disease

    Type 1 Diabetics Celebrate 60 Years of Managing Disease Yvonne Dennis and Deborah Nummy are celebrating 60 years of managing Type 1 Diabetes. Over the last six decades, treatment for Type 1 Diabetes looks a lot different than it did back then, however, strides in disease management, insulin technology and public knowledge has helped dramatically change the way diabetes can be treated. It has saved the lives of patients like Yvonne and Deborah, thanks to the care provided by Amy Warriner, MD (Associate Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism) and other physicians in the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Read the UAB News Article.

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