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  • Department of Medicine’s Keith Barron’s acts of service foster father-daughter bond

    Department of Medicine’s Keith Barron’s acts of service foster father-daughter bond Keith Barron, a financial specialist in the Department of Medicine volunteers in multiple capacities to give back to his community while fostering a special bond with his daughter.

  • Managing asthma while battling seasonal allergies

    Managing asthma while battling seasonal allergies May is National Allergy and Asthma Month, and one UAB pulmonology and allergy specialist explains how to better control asthma and allergy symptoms.

  • Elizabeth Westfall is new Division Administrator for PACCM

    Elizabeth Westfall is new Division Administrator for PACCM We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Westfall, MPH, will be the new Division Administrator for Palliative, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine (PACCM), effective June 13, 2022. 

  • Jackson, Carter Make the Case for Mentorship in CCTS Series

    Jackson, Carter Make the Case for Mentorship in CCTS Series Above: Dr. Jackson and Dr. Carter sign into Zoom to co-lead session.  Professor Elizabeth Jackson, M.D., MPH, and Associate Professor Christy Carter, Ph.D., facilitate a nine-session training series that explores the art of mentorship through case studies. Both DOM faculty—Dr. Jackson in Cardiovascular Disease and Dr. Carter in Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care—see it as an important investment in the future of academic medicine. The sessions focus on different aspects of the mentor-mentee relationship, with a cross-cutting theme of communication. The two facilitators bring diverse experience and perspective to helping others cultivate this career-enhancing skill. The course is offered virtually[…]

  • Weaver elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences

    Weaver elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences On May 3, Casey Weaver, M.D., the Wyatt and Susan Haskell Endowed Chair for Medical Excellence in the Department of Pathology, was elected to the prestigious and esteemed National Academy of Sciences (NAS)—one of the highest honors offered to scientists in the U.S.

  • Live HealthSmart Alabama Mobile Market coming to Railroad Park

    Live HealthSmart Alabama Mobile Market coming to Railroad Park The Mobile Market make stops at Railroad Park on May 5 and 19 and on June 2 and 16 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

  • A novel therapy ameliorates obesity and Type 2 diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet

    A novel therapy ameliorates obesity and Type 2 diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet This therapy, using sustained release of nitric oxide, may be a novel, efficient and safe way to prevent and treat multiple metabolic diseases.

  • DOM Announces the 2022 Primary Care Scholars

    DOM Announces the 2022 Primary Care Scholars Internal Medicine residents Drs. Karen Campbell, Bria Carrithers, David Heaner, and Natasha Mehra were selected as 2022 Primary Care Scholars. The Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program established Primary Care Scholars in 2017 to promote the growth of primary care physicians. The program gives residents the opportunity to experience high-performing outpatient practices, gain understanding of team-based primary care, and to develop into future leaders of primary care. Congratulations to each of you!

  • Korf and Shalev inducted into the Association of American Physicians

    Korf and Shalev inducted into the Association of American Physicians Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., and Anath Shalev, M.D., have been inducted into the Association of American Physicians, a prestigious honor which recognizes outstanding, diverse physician-scientists with credentials in basic or translational biomedical research.

  • Two NIH-funded UAB MHRC initiatives work to increase vaccine usage in underserved populations

    Two NIH-funded UAB MHRC initiatives work to increase vaccine usage in underserved populations The partnership between RADx-UP and CEAL is just one example of how the MHRC leverages its recourses to advance the programs under its umbrella.

  • The DOM Introduces Six Staff Diversity Liaisons

    The DOM Introduces Six Staff Diversity Liaisons Staff Diversity Liaisons group was created by the Heersink School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion to increase support and programming for the professional advancement of underrepresented staff. The Department of Medicine has six representatives who serve as a part of this group to provide feedback on priorities, initiatives, and activities. These individuals are passionate about promoting diversity and creating a culture of inclusion for people from all genders, ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Get to know how these representatives see and celebrate diversity at UAB.

  • Evusheld provides additional protection for immune-compromised patients against COVID-19

    Evusheld provides additional protection for immune-compromised patients against COVID-19 Many people who are immunocompromised will not fully develop the appropriate antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination, but there is hope in the form of an alternative treatment.

  • 22 faculty receive grants to fund developmental projects at UAB

    22 faculty receive grants to fund developmental projects at UAB The grant program funds early-career faculty to advance their skills and careers across campus and beyond.

  • DOM Staff Diversity Liaisons

    DOM Staff Diversity Liaisons Pictured Top (L to R): Landon Wood, Valerie Winston, Samuel Boadu, MPH; Bottom (L to R): Claire Auriemma, MBA, MPH, Tatiana Torres Herman, Ph.D., and Carolyn Walsh, MA The Heersink School of Medicine Staff Diversity Liaisons group was established to represent the shared interests of staff in creating a workplace that celebrates equity and inclusion. The group aims to create a community where people of all ages, genders, backgrounds, educational experience, and work responsibility are both recognized and valued. The Department of Medicine has six staff liaisons serving as a part of the larger group: Claire Auriemma, MBA, MPH, Samuel[…]

  • 22 faculty receive grants to fund developmental projects

    22 faculty receive grants to fund developmental projects The UAB Faculty Development Grant Program supports junior faculty with funding to pursue research, creative works and scholarly activity.

  • DOM Names 2022 Frommeyer Fellows

    The Department of Medicine is delighted to announce four recipients of the Walter B. Frommeyer Jr. Fellowship in Investigative Medicine for 2022. This annual research award is designed to foster the development of outstanding physician-scientists by supporting an intensive, mentored research experience.

  • New Research Faculty Introduction

    New Research Faculty Introduction The UAB Heersink School of Medicine Office of Research introduces new faculty for January to March 2022. Please join Heersink School of Medicine and the Office of Research in welcoming these new faculty.

  • These faculty have worked at UAB for 50 years — here’s what sticks out to them the most

    These faculty have worked at UAB for 50 years — here’s what sticks out to them the most Vithal K. Ghanta, Joseph G. Van Matre and Richard J. Whitley all have worked at UAB for five decades. Hear their short and sweet most favorite memories from their times as Blazers.

  • UAB Leaders and State Officials Come Together for Historic Groundbreaking

    UAB Leaders and State Officials Come Together for Historic Groundbreaking On Monday, UAB leaders, donors, and government officials including Governor Kay Ivey, were present for the groundbreaking of the Altec/Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building. Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation Conference Center. The project is funded through the state of Alabama Public School and College Authority — the largest-ever investment from the state in a university facility. The new buildings will provide vital space for precision medicine and genomic sciences, enhancing world-class clinical care for our community and beyond.

  • UAB campus becomes latest Live HealthSmart Alabama demonstration zone

    UAB campus becomes latest Live HealthSmart Alabama demonstration zone Live HealthSmart Alabama has taken its signature keys — healthy eating, prevention and wellness, physical activity, and education — to create and implement initiatives at all levels within the institution.