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  • Community researchers join scientists to study impact of social determinants on health

    Community researchers join scientists to study impact of social determinants on health Community members and academic investigators have teamed up to publish research in Ethnicity & Disease.

  • UAB celebrates World AIDS Day by partnering with local agencies

    UAB celebrates World AIDS Day by partnering with local agencies Local organizations fighting to end the spread of AIDS by 2030 will be a focal point at UAB’s World AIDS Day celebration.

  • Flu vaccines provided to Birmingham’s homeless community at no cost

    Flu vaccines provided to Birmingham’s homeless community at no cost Protecting vulnerable populations from contracting influenza is a priority among UAB and local organizations.

  • Hematology/Oncology Promotes Men’s Health for Movember

    Hematology/Oncology Promotes Men’s Health for Movember A Few Mustached Marauders. L to R: Rehan Sarmad, MD, Daniel LaVie, MD, Will Varnado, MD, and Matt Pierce, MDOne of the senior fellows in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Daniel LaVie, MD, has organized a team known as the “Mustached Marauders of Malignancy.” Together, they are participating in the movement to “change the face of men’s health” by growing a mustache or beard during "Movember." Each team member started clean-shaven and will grow facial hair throughout the month, so visit their site and vote for your favorite "mo." All proceeds go to the Movember Foundation. 

  • UAB physician-scientist receives Komen grant to conduct HER2-positive breast cancer research

    UAB physician-scientist receives Komen grant to conduct HER2-positive breast cancer research A UAB researcher has received a 2017 Susan G. Komen grant to investigate combination drug therapies for HER2-positive breast cancer.

  • Linking heart attack damage with the spleen and kidney, an integrated approach to the study of heart failure

    Linking heart attack damage with the spleen and kidney, an integrated approach to the study of heart failure This more comprehensive approach may be needed to find ways to delay the progressive heart failure.

  • Neighborhood safety plays role in youth physical activity

    Neighborhood safety plays role in youth physical activity Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, Ph.D., says the findings of her research emphasize the importance of considering social factors when examining the impact of neighborhood on physical activity.

  • Improving Odds for CF Patients

    Improving Odds for CF Patients Professor Steve Rowe, MD, MSPHA two-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis improves lung function in patients with certain mutations in the CFTR gene responsible for the disease. In findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Steve Rowe, MD, MSPH (Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) and UAB researchers report that the combination of tezacaftor and ivacaftor improved lung function by nearly 7 percent in a subset of patients.

  • UAB establishes Obesity Health Disparities Research Center

    UAB establishes Obesity Health Disparities Research Center The center is funded by a $7 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

  • Targeting a microRNA shows potential to enhance effectiveness of diabetes drugs

    Targeting a microRNA shows potential to enhance effectiveness of diabetes drugs Inhibition of this microRNA might improve response to newer diabetes drugs, such as Byetta, Victoza, Trulicity, Januvia, Onglyza and Tradjenta.

  • Nutrition program aims to decrease chronic disease in those living with HIV

    Nutrition program aims to decrease chronic disease in those living with HIV A collaboration between Birmingham AIDS Outreach and the UAB 1917 Clinic looks to provide nutrition support and education to address and prevent the rise of chronic disease in patients living with HIV.

  • New drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis shows promise

    New drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis shows promise A two-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis is shown to be effective. Triple combination therapy is close behind.

  • Residents Enjoy Annual Camp Dismukes Retreat

    Residents Enjoy Annual Camp Dismukes Retreat The IM Residents turned out in droves despite the cold temperatures for the annual Camp Dismukes Retreat at Oak Mountain State Park. The entire training program was provided coverage so that residents and their families could enjoy the afternoon together.

  • Pulmonary Division Hosts Annual Fall Picnic

    Pulmonary Division Hosts Annual Fall Picnic L to R: Division Director Victor J. Thannickal, MD; Becky Wallace; Guangjie (Jeff) Cheng, MD; Gang Liu, MD; Mike Wells, MD; and Jarrod Barnes, PhDThe Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine hosted its annual picnic at George Ward Park, complete with pumpkin decorating, balloon twisting, and a ton of family fun. Over 130 people enjoyed the fall festivities. Drs. Guangjie (Jeff) Cheng and Gang Liu won the inaugural cornhole tournament, with Drs. Mike Wells and Jarrod Barnes finishing in second place.

  • IM Residents Host Discussion Night

    IM Residents Host Discussion Night L to R: IM Residents KeAndrea Titer, Eduardo Mulanovich, Diego Fernandez, Amanda Brito, and Karla WilliamsThe IM Residency Program’s Diversity Enrichment Committee recently held its first discussion group of the year on “The Danger of Hiding Who You Are,” a TED Talk that explores how the stress of social stigmas can shorten life expectancy.

  • DOM Joins UAB Homecoming Parade

    DOM Joins UAB Homecoming Parade Preventive Medicine’s Sharonda Hardy and Laura Gallitz, DOM Chair Dr. Seth Landefeld, 2017 DOM Employee of the Year Paula Dixon, IM Resident Dr. Raj Vachhani, Pulmonary Assistant Professor Dr. Anand Iyer, and DOM Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity Dr. Monica Baskin.The DOM was delighted to showcase our Super Heroes at the 2017 Homecoming Parade! The #DOMobile toured the campus last Friday sharing candy and plenty of Blazer pride, setting the stage for the dramatic gridiron victory over Louisiana Tech.

  • MHRC YP Board Hosts Harlem in the 'Ham

    MHRC YP Board Hosts Harlem in the 'Ham Front L-R: Rayna Dyck, MD (President, MHRC YP Board ), Amber Anderson (Social Chair, MHRC YP Board), Mona Fouad, MD, MPH (MHRC Director). Back L-R: Marquelon Sigler (Publicity Chair, MHRC YP Board) Dee Jimmeh, MD (Vice President, MHRC YP Board)The UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center Young Professionals (YP) Board was excited to bring back their popular casino night fundraiser with a fresh theme: Harlem in the ‘Ham. Guests played games, socialized, and learned about the important work of UAB’s MHRC.The proceeds benefit the UAB Healthy Happy Kids Program which encourages children to live healthy lifestyles that prevent childhood obesity.

  • Residents Deliver Fresh Food to East Lake Community

    Residents Deliver Fresh Food to East Lake Community L to R: Angali Das (PGY 1), Rachel Naramore (PGY 1), Clair Petit (MS-1), Lauren Pacheco (PGY 2), Johnston Moore (MS-2), Awalpreet Chadha (PGY 2) with his wife Harpreet Arora, Jeremey Walker (PGY 3), and Joshua Detelich (PGY 3)Several of our IM Residents recently participated in a community service project with the East Lake Farmers Market. Together with medical students, they helped sort produce into bags and deliver them to local low-income independent living facilities for the elderly.

  • 7th Annual RIME Week Celebrates Medical Education

    7th Annual RIME Week Celebrates Medical Education Stephen Stuart, MDResearch and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Week was a huge success last week. The conference, now in its seventh year, drew more than 100 faculty and fellows to workshops to enhance their med-ed skills and boasted 50 dynamic poster presentations.

  • DOM Announces Three New Vice Chair Appointments

    The UAB Department of Medicine has newly appointed three faculty to serve as Executive Vice Chair, Vice Chair for Research, and Vice Chair for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research. These vital leaders, along with four other Vice Chairs, help guide our diverse and productive faculty in our mission to maximize health and eliminate suffering by caring for people, teaching, and creating knowledge.

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