Professor Steve Rowe, MD, MSPHProfessor Steve Rowe, MD, MSPHA two-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis improves lung function in patients with certain mutations in the CFTR gene responsible for the disease. In findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Steve Rowe, MD, MSPH (Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) and UAB researchers report that the combination of tezacaftor and ivacaftor improved lung function by nearly 7 percent in a subset of patients.

More Good News for November 8, 2017

Monica Baskin, PhD (Professor, Preventive Medicine) recently provided expert opinion in a new AAMC article exploring how health disparities affect millions living in rural communities across the United States.

The Department is rolling out the new OnCore clinical trials management software in two phases. Phase 1 will go live on December 14, and Phase 2 will go live January 19, 2018. Hear from our super users, who are ready and able to help make the transition as smooth as possible. For more details, check the OnCore page on the ONE web site, and stay tuned for updates via the Research DOMain e-newsletter.

Michael Barnett, MD, MS (Assistant Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care) has been invited to participate in the ACGME Hospice and Palliative Medicine Milestone Working Group. The group will review and revise current milestones in the competency areas of interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, and professionalism.

The Department is proud to celebrate Heidi Chamblin as Employee of the Month for October. As an Office Associate II in the Division of Nephrology, Heidi is an organized, efficient and dependable team player who works with several of our transplant nephrologists. Heidi is the “go to” person in the division for any creative ideas, and she goes above and beyond planning divisional activities. She makes Nephrology a better place!

The 2017 Compliance Video has been posted to the DOM web site. So, if you missed the annual compliance lecture, you can view and receive credit for the presentation online.

Coming Next Week to Medical Grand Rounds: Kellie Flood, MD, and Marianthe Grammas, MD, will co-present a talk on inter-professional teams, entitled “Val-UAB-le Care: A Team Sport” at noon on Wednesday, November 15, in Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium. Dr. Flood is UAB Associate Professor of Medicine; Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Care Transitions; and Geriatric Quality Officer for UAB Hospital. Dr. Grammas is UAB Assistant Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, UAB Geriatric Medicine Clinic and UAB House Calls Program; and Physician Advisor for UAB Care Transitions.

Coming Events:

  • The Center for AIDS Research is hosting a World AIDS Day Celebration on Thursday, December 7, at the Doubletree Hotel, with a Lunch Seminar and Info Fair. Drs. Jeanne Marrazzo and Aadia Rana will speak on "Pathway to Achieving the 90-90-90 Goal in Alabama." Community partners in the 90-90-90 Project will have booths with information.

  • Mark your calendars for merriment! The Department of Medicine Holiday Party will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, at the National Alumni Society House.

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