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  • Study finds a novel and more practical way to measure kidney function

    Study finds a novel and more practical way to measure kidney function By using an injected biomarker, researchers are able to have a more accurate reading of kidney function in a clinical setting in half the time it used to take.

  • Inaugural Heudebert Scholar Honored at Reception

    Inaugural Heudebert Scholar Honored at Reception L to R: Gustavo Heudebert, MD; Jason Morris, MD; GIM Division Director Carlos Estrada, MD; and DOM Chair Seth Landefeld, MDJason Morris, MD (Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine) has been named the inaugural Gustavo R. Heudebert, M.D., MACP, Endowed Faculty Scholar. He was recognized at a reception on June 14, 2018. The endowment honoring Dr. “Tavo” Heudebert’s legacy will support Dr. Morris’ goal of finding innovative teaching and learning tools to advance medical education.  Congrats, Dr. Morris!

  • Gaston honored with lifetime achievement award

    Gaston honored with lifetime achievement award Gaston served many roles in more than 30 years at UAB.

  • Lupus research excellence at UAB

    Lupus research excellence at UAB Two Novel Research grants from the Lupus Research Alliance boost the study of this complex disease.

  • New Emphysema Therapy Improves Pulmonary Function

    New Emphysema Therapy Improves Pulmonary Function Surya Bhatt, MD (left) and Mark Dransfield, MD (right) maneuver valve with a bronchoscope.A new emphysema therapy has demonstrated significant positive results, according to findings from a multi-site study. Lead investigator, Mark Dransfield, MD (Professor) and Surya Bhatt, MD (Assistant Professor) in Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care are investigating the Zephyr® endobronchial valves, one-way valves inserted into the lungs of patients with emphysema to reduce the volume in a minimally invasive procedure. The study has shown that patients with this valve had a significantly lower rate of respiratory failure and reduction in COPD hospitalization.

  • June 2018: Mozella Kerley

    June 2018: Mozella Kerley Mozella Kerley has been selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of the Month for June 2018! Mozella is an Administrative Associate in the Division of Nephrology. She was notified by Department of Medicine representative Jason Daniel, Executive Administrator, as well as Nephrology Division Administrator, Lyn Hambright.  Mozella has been with the division for many years and is a valued member of the team. She is very outgoing, reliable, efficient, and she goes above and beyond to ensure the needs of her faculty are met. You can always count on her, and whenever the Division has a function, you will find Mozella assisting[…]

  • Gaston Receives AST Lifetime Achievement Award

    Gaston Receives AST Lifetime Achievement Award Robert Gaston, MD (Professor Emeritus, Nephrology) received the distinguished lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Transplantation (AST) at a special awards ceremony last weekend. This is AST's most prestigious award which honors a senior investigator who has made significant contributions to the field of transplantation.

  • DOM Applauds 2018 Dean's Excellence Awardees

    DOM Applauds 2018 Dean's Excellence Awardees Seven department faculty have been honored by the School of Medicine dean for demonstrated excellence in our mission areas. Hats off to these exemplars in academic medicine!Research – Junior Faculty: Andre Ballesteros-Tato, PhD (Assistant Professor, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology)Research – Senior Faculty: Steven Rowe, MD, MSPH (Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care)Teaching – Junior Faculty: Michael Barnett, MD (Assistant Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care)Teaching – Senior Faculty: Vineeta Kumar, MD (Professor, Nephrology)Service – Senior Faculty: Veena Antony, MD (Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care)Mentorship – Senior Faculty: Stu Frank, MD (Professor and Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism)Diversity Enhancement –[…]

  • Fouad named co-chair for All of Us Science Committee

    Fouad named co-chair for All of Us Science Committee Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH, has been named co-chair of the Science Committee for the All of Us Research Program. 

  • UAB Announces Plan to Tackle Rural Physician Shortage

    UAB Announces Plan to Tackle Rural Physician Shortage L to R: BCBS Executive VP Dow Briggs, MD, SOM Associate Dean of Rural and Primary Care William Curry, MD, and BCBS President and CEO Tim VinesThe School of Medicine and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama have created a scholarship program to increase the number of doctors practicing in rural areas of the state. BCBS has given UAB $3.6 million to train a total of 60 primary care physicians over five years. The physicians will then return to practice in an Alabama county with a primary care shortage after they complete their residencies. The scholarship will pay the tuition of 12 third[…]

  • Fifteen faculty members named winners of the 2018 Dean's Excellence Awards

    Fifteen faculty members named winners of the 2018 Dean's Excellence Awards Fifteen outstanding faculty members were named recipients of the 2018 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.

  • DOM Honors Faculty at 2018 Annual Reception

    DOM Honors Faculty at 2018 Annual Reception L to R: Seth Landefeld, MD with 2018 Top 10 Teachers: Ashita Tolwani, MD, Dana Rizk, MD, Brendan McGuire, MD, Peter Phan, MD, Ryan Kraemer, MD, Todd Brown, MD, Lisa Willett, MD and JR Hartig, MD. (Not pictured: Jason Morris MD and Steve Stigler, MD)On Monday, May 7, the Department held its annual Faculty Honors Reception to commemorate all of the hard work and accomplishments that make the DOM one of the best places to practice academic medicine in the country. This occasion gave us the opportunity to look at our mission areas together and celebrate each other’s outstanding efforts[…]

  • The heart of cancer care and survivorship

    The heart of cancer care and survivorship Cardiovascular physicians at UAB are providing new services for cancer patients and survivors who develop heart complications during and after treatment.

  • Phase two clinical trial to address uncontrolled gout begins at UAB

    Phase two clinical trial to address uncontrolled gout begins at UAB The clinical trial attempts to persistently lower the serum uric acid level in patients.

  • UAB nurses make hard situation a joyful one for patient and partner

    UAB nurses make hard situation a joyful one for patient and partner The UAB hematology nursing staff pulled out all the stops to help a patient and her partner celebrate their love for each other while in the hospital.

  • Undergraduate students compete in Dare to Diagnose competition

    Undergraduate students compete in Dare to Diagnose competition On March 26-30, 46 undergraduate students competed in the Dare to Diagnose competition. Dare to Diagnose was created by undergraduates in the Science and Technology Honors Program in partnership with faculty from the UAB School of Medicine.

  • Cardio-Oncology Clinic Enhances Cancer Care

    Cardio-Oncology Clinic Enhances Cancer Care L to R: Garima Arora, MD (Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Disease); Carrie Lenneman, MD (Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Disease); Riem Hawi, MD (Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Disease)Since officially opening in January, the Cardio-Oncology Clinic has improved access for patients with cancer diagnoses, reducing the average wait time for a new appointment from 21 to nine days. The clinic’s primary goal is to provide cardio-protective treatment for patients during cancer treatment, which often involve therapies that can negatively impact cardiovascular function. Lead clinician Carrie Lenneman, MD (Associate Professor) is working with Garima Arora, MD (Assistant Professor) and Riem Hawi, MD (Assistant Professor), all from[…]

  • Willett to lead international internal medicine residency training organization

    Willett to lead international internal medicine residency training organization Lisa Willett, M.D., was elected as president-elect of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.

  • Annual Fiesta Ball Supports Young Cancer Investigators

    Annual Fiesta Ball Supports Young Cancer Investigators Tiffany Carson, PhD (Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine)Thanks to a Young Investigators’ grant provided by the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Young Supporters Board, Tiffany Carson, PhD (Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine) was able to successfully compete for NIH funding to explore colorectal cancer disparities. Watch Carson’s Fox 6 Interview. 

  • Willett named president-elect of APDIM

    Willett named president-elect of APDIM Lisa Willett, M.D., MACM, program director for the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program and vice chair for Education and professor in the UAB Department of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) Council.

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