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Pollock RussL to R: Lynn Matthews, M.D., Tammi Thomas, Bernadette Johnson, and Kachina Kudroff Last Friday, Tammi Thomas, Bernadette Johnson, and Kachina Kudroff from the 1917 Clinic joined UAB's new student orientation to boost HIV awareness and promote sexual health for students. The team provided attendees with educational material, testing resources, and preventive information. In addition, the Camellia Cohort, led by co-investigators and Associate Professors in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases Lynn Matthews, M.D., and Latesha Elopre, M.D., distributed kits filled with sexual health essentials. The team concluded the day commemorating Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by dispelling common myths associated with the virus. Great work, everyone!  

More Good News for August 25, 2023

Saag, Danila Secure Grant to Study Bone Fracture Prevention

Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology Professors Drs. Ken Saag and Maria Danila secured a grant from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to investigate the effectiveness of post-fracture bone care. Experts aim to prevent subsequent fractures among patients with osteoporosis.

Stripling, Waugaman Named DOM Wellness Council Co-Chairs

Josh Stripling, M.D., (Assistant Professor, ID) and Kaitlyn Waugaman, MPH, (Program Manager II, Preventive Medicine) were selected as the inaugural co-chairs of the DOM Wellness Council. They will work to address high priority areas and improve the work environment in the department.

Academic Pathways Program Celebrates New Year

Last week, the Academic Pathways program, led by Associate Professors Starr Steinhilber, M.D., (GIM) and Nathan Erdmann (ID) provided mentorship opportunities for trainees interested in pursuing careers in academic medicine during its first retreat of the year.

Gaffo Joins UAB MedCast to Discuss Gout Flares

Angelo Gaffo, M.D., (Professor, Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology) joined UAB MedCast to discuss gout flares, treatment options, assessment practices for new therapies, and the progression of unmanaged gout.