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  • DOM Earns Continuing ACGME Certification

    DOM Earns Continuing ACGME Certification The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently completed their annual review of all the Department's GME programs. All our programs, both core and the fellowships, have earned continued accreditation and no citations. This is a testament to the hard work of all our fellowship directors, coordinators, leadership, faculty, staff, and trainees. 

  • Faculty projects funded through 2018 Multi-PI Awards

    The purpose of these grants is to enable School of Medicine faculty members to organize and integrate multidisciplinary teams of accomplished investigators who will compete successfully for long-term support from funding agencies.

  • Division of Preventive Medicine Celebrates Heart Month

    Division of Preventive Medicine Celebrates Heart Month Did you know that cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds? The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. That’s why the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine came out in force on February 2 for the American Heart Association’s “National Wear Red Day” to bring awareness to women’s heart health issues. 

  • All Department of Medicine divisions now live in OnCore

    All Department of Medicine divisions now live in OnCore Clinical trials from the final Department of Medicine divisions recently went live in OnCore, marking the successful completion of another major phase of the implementation plan. OnCore is replacing the older, and no longer supported, SiteMinder system.

  • Grant to add 19 new Alabama telehealth locations

    Grant to add 19 new Alabama telehealth locations Many patients who live in rural areas will not have to travel as far to see their doctors thanks to a new grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The federal agency granted UAB $495,877 to grow its telehealth network.

  • Telehealth Grant Connects 19 Locations to UAB

    Telehealth Grant Connects 19 Locations to UAB UAB Medical Director of Telemedicine Eric Wallace, MD (Associate Professor, Nephrology)The UAB Telehealth Program, directed by Eric Wallace, MD (Associate Professor, Nephrology) has received $500,000 in a grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund telehealth equipment in 9 rural hospitals and 10 public health departments in Alabama, increasing access to care across the state in areas that need it. 

  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Stefan Kertesz, M.D., M.Sc.

    Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Stefan Kertesz, M.D., M.Sc. Stefan Kertesz, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Preventive Medicine, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Service.

  • Outstanding junior faculty recognized as 2018 Pittman Scholars

    Five faculty members in the UAB School of Medicine have been named the 2018 class of James A. Pittman Jr., M.D., Scholars, a program created to recognize the contributions of junior faculty and support the recruitment and retention of highly competitive scientists and physician-scientists.

  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Marianthe Grammas, M.D.

    Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Marianthe Grammas, M.D. Marianthe Grammas, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, is a junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Service.

  • DOM Physicians are “Best Doctors in America”

    DOM Physicians are “Best Doctors in America” Joe Barney, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, named one of the Best Doctors in AmericaCongratulations are in order for the approximately 120 Department of Medicine physicians who made the 2018 Best Doctors in America list. Best Doctors in America® recognized UAB doctors from 39 specialties and 179 subspecialties, with the total number of national physicians included reflecting only 4 percent of doctors in America.

  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Eric Wallace, M.D.

    Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Eric Wallace, M.D. Eric Wallace, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology, is a junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Service.

  • Comprehensive Transplant Institute Celebrates 50 Years

    Comprehensive Transplant Institute Celebrates 50 Years Nephrologist Vineeta Kumar, MD, Medical Director, Incompatible Kidney Transplant ProgramUAB Medicine has successfully completed more than 14,000 transplants since we performed Alabama’s first kidney transplant in 1968. Today, our nationally ranked hospital performs heart, liver, lung and multivisceral, and kidney and pancreas transplants, as well as multi-organ procedures. Read DOM nephrologist Vineeta Kumar’s thoughts on what makes the CTI great.

  • IM Residents Serve Up Holiday Cheer

    IM Residents Serve Up Holiday Cheer IM Residents KeAndrea Titer and Diego FernandezIn December, residents from our diversity and wellness committees celebrated the season by cooking up a hearty holiday supper to share with the folks at the American Cancer Society's Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge—an organization that provides housing free of charge to cancer patients and their families during their course of treatment.  

  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH

    Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH, associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Preventive Medicine, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Diversity Enhancement.

  • Seeking better quality of life in older adults with cancer

    Seeking better quality of life in older adults with cancer Of the 15 million people living with cancer in the United States in 2016, 62 percent were 65 years or older. A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham sheds light on the factors that affect health-related quality of life in older adults with cancer.

  • OnCore implemented within the Department of Medicine

    OnCore implemented within the Department of Medicine UAB and UAB Medicine have begun the enterprise implementation of OnCore, a management system for clinical trials and study-related information. The system is being expanded across the School of Medicine in three waves, with the first wave focused on the Department of Medicine.

  • DOM Celebrates the Season

    DOM Celebrates the Season Faculty and staff from the Division of Preventive Medicine around the tree.The Department of Medicine held its annual Holiday Party at the National Alumni Society House on Tuesday night, with a little light jazz and merriment to start the season off right. Cheers to all who make the DOM merry and bright at the holidays and all year through!

  • Patient Care Connect Program Earns Innovator Award

    Patient Care Connect Program Earns Innovator Award Patient Care Connect Program Medical Director Gabrielle Rocque, MDThe Association of Community Cancer Centers recently recognized UAB’s Patient Care Connect Program with its prestigious Innovator Award for its “forward-thinking” approach to improve access and quality of care. Patient Care Connect is a lay navigation program directed by Gabrielle Rocque, MD (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology). The program’s results have been impressive, both in cost savings and patient satisfaction.

  • New Video Explores Resident Life in Birmingham, Alabama

    New Video Explores Resident Life in Birmingham, Alabama IM Residents Karla Williams, M.D. (center) and KeAndrea Titer, M.D. (right) enjoy an evening in the city with friends.The Graduate Medical Education office has released a recruitment video focused on the attractive and enjoyable aspects of resident life in Birmingham. It features residents across all GME programs, including our own KeAndrea Titer, MD (PGY-3) and Karla Williams, MD (CMR). Check out their 2 minutes, 50 seconds of fame, and share the video with potential recruits!

  • 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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