RutskyThe UAB Health System has selected Brenda Carlisle and Susan Jennings to fill two senior positions in its leadership team. Carlisle (left) has been named chief executive officer of UAB Hospital, and Jennings (right) has been named chief financial officer for the Health System. Both women have served in health care management for over 30 years. Together, they are poised to address the many opportunities and challenges UAB faces.

Rutsky L to R: Christina Florkiewicz, Anitra Baylor, Sheikilya Thomas, Ph.D., MPH, Amy DobelsteinThe Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Sheikilya Thomas, Ph.D., MPH, Program Director II in the Division of Preventive Medicine, has been named the Spring 2023 recipient of the DOM Star Award for Staff Excellence. Dr. Thomas' colleagues submitted nomination letters highlighting her outstanding leadership, dedication to others, and commitment to promoting personal and professional growth among her team. She has been a part of the UAB family for over 20 years. Congratulations, Dr. Thomas, on being recognized as a DOM Staff Star!

Rutsky Seth Landefeld, M.D., Professor and Chair of the UAB Department of MedicineSeth Landefeld, M.D., Professor and Chair of the UAB Department of Medicine, delivered the annual State of the Department address on Wednesday. He highlighted the accomplishments, innovations, and discoveries that took place throughout 2022 and shared plans for the upcoming year. Division directors joined the presentation to share notable successes from their divisions. If you didn’t get to join us live, catch the recording online.

Rutsky R to L: Orlando Gutierrez, M.D., Seth Landefeld, M.D., Ed Rutsky, M.D., Anupum Agarwal, M.D.The Division of Nephrology held a special Festschrift celebration Wednesday in honor of Edwin "Ed" Rutsky, M.D. He invested nearly 52 years in medicine at UAB — 28 years as a nephrologist, and another 23 years as an internist. We reflect on his legacy and wish him all the best in his retirement.

The Heudebert FamilyUAB Employee Wellness brought back everyone's favorite inflatable this year to promote the benefits of colorectal cancer screening. While colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. each year, screening can prevent this cancer or find it early when it may be easier to treat. Screening is recommended for everyone starting at age 45, though some people with certain risk factors may need to start at a younger age. So, make sure you mind the bottom line, and talk to your health care provider about adding colon cancer screening to your wellness regimen today!