DOM at UAB Homecoming Parade 2017Preventive Medicine’s Sharonda Hardy and Laura Gallitz, DOM Chair Dr. Seth Landefeld, 2017 DOM Employee of the Year Paula Dixon, IM Resident Dr. Raj Vachhani, Pulmonary Assistant Professor Dr. Anand Iyer, and DOM Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity Dr. Monica Baskin.The DOM was delighted to showcase our Super Heroes at the 2017 Homecoming Parade! The #DOMobile toured the campus last Friday sharing candy and plenty of Blazer pride, setting the stage for the dramatic gridiron victory over Louisiana Tech.

MHRC YP Board at Harlem in the 'HamFront L-R: Rayna Dyck, MD (President, MHRC YP Board ), Amber Anderson (Social Chair, MHRC YP Board), Mona Fouad, MD, MPH (MHRC Director). Back L-R: Marquelon Sigler (Publicity Chair, MHRC YP Board) Dee Jimmeh, MD (Vice President, MHRC YP Board)The UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center Young Professionals (YP) Board was excited to bring back their popular casino night fundraiser with a fresh theme: Harlem in the ‘Ham. Guests played games, socialized, and learned about the important work of UAB’s MHRC.

The proceeds benefit the UAB Healthy Happy Kids Program which encourages children to live healthy lifestyles that prevent childhood obesity.

IM ResidentsL to R: Angali Das (PGY 1), Rachel Naramore (PGY 1), Clair Petit (MS-1), Lauren Pacheco (PGY 2), Johnston Moore (MS-2), Awalpreet Chadha (PGY 2) with his wife Harpreet Arora, Jeremey Walker (PGY 3), and Joshua Detelich (PGY 3)Several of our IM Residents recently participated in a community service project with the East Lake Farmers Market. Together with medical students, they helped sort produce into bags and deliver them to local low-income independent living facilities for the elderly.

Stephen Stuart, MDStephen Stuart, MDResearch and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Week was a huge success last week. The conference, now in its seventh year, drew more than 100 faculty and fellows to workshops to enhance their med-ed skills and boasted 50 dynamic poster presentations.

roup shot L to R: Ravi Bhatia, MD (Division Director, Hematology and Oncology; Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center) Wendy Madden, RN (BMT Nurse Manager) Michele and Jimmy Roberson (wife/patient); Alina Franke and Christoph Kleeburg (donor/boyfriend) and Antonio Di Stasi, MD (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology)L to R: Ravi Bhatia, MD; Wendy Madden, RN; Michele and Jimmy Roberson; Alina Franke and Christoph Kleeburg; and Antonio Di Stasi, MDAlina Franke registered to donate her bone marrow in Hamburg, Germany, in 2009. She wound up being the one person in 24 million to be the perfect match Jimmy Roberson needed to save his life. Now, almost three years after his transplant via the UAB Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program, Roberson invited Franke to visit him in the United States. They met for the first time last week. Read the full story at UAB News.