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  • Unrecognized genetic variation in research mouse models can affect immune cells

    Unrecognized genetic variation in research mouse models can affect immune cells Unsuspected genetic variation among strains of mice can surreptitiously confound data results.

  • TKC Clinic Opens to Treat Patients with Severe Asthma

    TKC Clinic Opens to Treat Patients with Severe Asthma The Department is delighted to announce a first-of-its-kind clinic at UAB for the evaluation and management of patients with severe asthma and airway hyper-reactivity. Pulmonologists Drs. Jennifer Trevor, Miranda Curtiss, and Ravi Virdi will see patients on Thursday afternoon in TKS. In addition to traditional inhalers and medications, Drs Trevor and Curtiss will also evaluate patients for novel biologic agents and enrollment in clinical trials, and Dr. Virdi will assess patients for bronchial thermoplasty.

  • UAB Health System, Ascension St. Vincent’s develop strategic alliance for better health

    UAB Health System, Ascension St. Vincent’s develop strategic alliance for better health The alliance will utilize innovative strategies to address health disparities, mental and behavioral health, and diabetes, with an emphasis on expanded access for poor, vulnerable and rural populations.

  • Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

    Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature This microbiome signature suggests that bacteria, or bacterial products, colonize the lungs far before birth.

  • DOM Investigators Leverage Machine Learning in Research

    DOM Investigators Leverage Machine Learning in Research The Department is harnessing the power of machine learning in multiple research projects, and the innovative investigations show tremendous promise for the future of Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.  Richard Kennedy, MD, PhD (Associate Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care)Surya Bhatt, MD (Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care)Lou Bridges, MD, PhD (Professor and Director, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology)John Osborne, PhD (Assistant Professor, Informatics Institute)

  • O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center receives record-breaking $1.05 million donation from BCRFA

    O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center receives record-breaking $1.05 million donation from BCRFA The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama has donated a total of $9.7 million to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1996.    

  • Machines help scientists spot new patterns in Alzheimer’s, cancer and more

    Machines help scientists spot new patterns in Alzheimer’s, cancer and more Investigators attract major grants to use AI on failed drug trials, cell-free DNA and puzzling CT scans.

  • Inpatient Medical Services Manager Enhances Clinical Operations

    Inpatient Medical Services Manager Enhances Clinical Operations Our Clinical Operations Team: Lauryn Schultz, Dr. Elizabeth Turnipseed, Libby Bollier, Erin Snow, and Mary Coleman Dobbins.The Department is delighted to announce a new liaison who will work with our clinical leadership team. Libby Bollier, MSHA, will serve as Inpatient Medical Services Manager with UAB Medicine to coordinate clinical operations and workflow between UAB Hospital and the Department of Medicine. This new role is designed to enhance our collaboration and streamline logistics in providing excellent care for our patients.

  • Lets Keep the Momentum Going in 2020!

    Lets Keep the Momentum Going in 2020! I recently sat down with our Vice Chairs to reflect on things that are going well and areas where we have room for improvement in the Department of Medicine. We have accomplished so much to be proud of in 2019. Here are a few highlights that stand out:We care for our patients kindly and well. Every day, we care for thousands of people, improving their health and reducing their suffering from the disease. We think outside the box for our patients. We bring them new treatments. We walk with them through their illnesses. We hold tight to our humanity while caring greatly for[…]

  • BMT Program Earns FACT Accreditation

    BMT Program Earns FACT Accreditation The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) has officially notified our UAB Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Program of their accreditation. Donna Salzman, MD (Professor, Hematology and Oncology) is Interim Director of the BMT/CT program which involves 300 people across many different disciplines: medicine, nursing, pathology, apheresis, data, and research. We are delighted to celebrate their exemplary performance in quality, patient care and research!

  • O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB presents ArtBLINK Gala 2020

    O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB presents ArtBLINK Gala 2020 O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center holds annual ArtBLINK Gala to support high-priority and lifesaving research.

  • Extra benefit from epilepsy neurostimulators — reducing comorbid neuropsychiatric symptoms

    Extra benefit from epilepsy neurostimulators — reducing comorbid neuropsychiatric symptoms Case studies show five people who found better treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms from data collected while patients were at home.

  • Let's Keep the Momentum Going in 2020

    Let's Keep the Momentum Going in 2020 Dr. Seth Landefeld, MD, Professor and Chair, UAB Department of Medicine I recently sat down with our Vice Chairs to reflect on things that are going well and areas where we have room for improvement in the Department of Medicine. We have accomplished so much to be proud of in 2019. Here are a few highlights that stand out:We care for our patients kindly and well. Every day, we care for thousands of people, improving their health and reducing their suffering from the disease. We think outside the box for our patients. We bring them new treatments. We walk with them through their illnesses.[…]

  • Sullivan Survivor Care Program ready to take next step

    Sullivan Survivor Care Program ready to take next step UAB will launch the Pat and Jean Sullivan Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Care Program in 2020 — the first effort of its kind in the country.

  • December 2019: Jane Davis

    December 2019: Jane Davis Pictured above L-R: Dr. Michael Allon, Barbie Randall, Clinical Administrative Supervisor, Jane Davis, Shane Wiley, DOM Executive Administrator, and Lyn Hambright.Jane Davis has been selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of the Month for December 2019! Jane is a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Nephrology. Jane has been part of the Division for several years and is truly committed to quality care for patients with kidney disease. She has developed an education program for our Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) clinic for pre-end stage kidney disease patients to help them understand dialysis and treatment options. She is also a[…]

  • UAB named a top 50 cardiovascular hospital by IBM Watson Health

    UAB named a top 50 cardiovascular hospital by IBM Watson Health UAB is continuing its world-class patient care with the establishment of a new Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery.

  • Novel sickle cell medication to help reduce pain crises, related hospitalizations

    Novel sickle cell medication to help reduce pain crises, related hospitalizations A UAB researcher’s involvement in clinical trials helped approve a first-of-its-kind targeted medication to reduce pain crisis for individuals with sickle cell disease.

  • Anantharamaiah named to National Academy of Inventors

    Anantharamaiah named to National Academy of Inventors UAB School of Medicine professor selected for the highest professional distinction for leading academic inventors.   

  • NEJM: Saag Discusses Case #36

    NEJM: Saag Discusses Case #36 Mike Saag, MD (Professor, Infectious Diseases) recently first-authored a CPC diagnosis on an unusual presentation of AIDS. Find the discussion of Case #36 in the November 26 issue in the New England Journal of Medicine.Read more here.

  • UAB to launch Sullivan Survivorship Program, first of its kind for head and neck cancer patients

    UAB to launch Sullivan Survivorship Program, first of its kind for head and neck cancer patients UAB will launch the Pat and Jean Sullivan Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Care Program in 2020 — the first effort of its kind in the country.