Dr. Ryan Kraemer and Jonette BeasleyRyan Kraemer, MD (Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine) noticed that he had to click from the provider view menu, to ambulatory workflow, to diagnostics, to cardiovascular just to view an EKG result in IMPACT. He brought this issue to Jonett Beasley, clinical informatics specialist for primary care, who designed the perfect fix. Now there is a CV/Pulmonary results tab in the Results Review Section for all EKG, Pulmonary Function Tests and Telemetry!

Ryan and Jonett remind you that, “If you see something, say something!”  Contact the clinical informatics specialist for your area to suggest other improvements, or email clinicalinformatics [at] uabmc [dot] edu.

More Good News for April 24, 2019

Sumanth Prabhu, MD (Professor and Director, Cardiovascular Disease) has been named Associate Editor of Circulation Research, the premier basic and translational cardiovascular research journal worldwide. Congratulations on this prestigious appointment, Dr. Prabhu.

The graduating seniors of the University Honors Program have chosen Joseph Barney, MD (Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care) as the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Teacher Award for his photojournalism in medicine class. Thanks for your exemplary service to our students, Dr. Barney!

Erin Snyder, MD (Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine) and colleagues found that gender bias poses a threat to the resident evaluation process. In their systematic literature review published in Journal of General Internal Medicine, five of the nine studies considered reported a difference in outcomes attributed to gender, including gender-based differences in traits ascribed to residents, consistency of feedback, and performance measures.

IM resident Kevin Schwalbach, MD (PGY-3) presented his original research on intraosseous resuscitation on return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) during in-hospital cardiac arrest at the CHEST World Congress 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. His poster demonstrates that the method is inferior to intravenous resuscitation. Congrats on this exciting presentation, Dr. Schwalbach!

Jane S. Davis, CRNP, DNP (Nurse Practitioner, Nephrology) has co-edited the first edition of Physician Assistant Clinics: Critical Care Medicine. It is available now from Elsevier. Kudos on this achievement!

The School of Medicine held a reception last week in honor of those who have been appointed to endowed chair and endowed professor positions. The Department is delighted to have eight extraordinary faculty named to these roles—four men and four women. Congratulations everyone on achieving this milestone in your careers!

  • Cynthia Brown, MD, MSPH, holds the Gwen McWhorter, EdD, Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine.

  • Gareth Dutton, PhD, holds the Endowed Professorship in Diabetes Prevention and Control.

  • Edward W. Inscho, PhD, holds the Endowed Professorship in Nephrology.

  • Elizabeth Jackson, MD, MPH, holds the Robert C. Bourge and Cutessa D. Bourge Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Vineeta Kumar, MD holds the Robert C. Bourge and Cutessa D. Bourge Endowed Professorship in Transplant Nephrology.

  • Roslyn Bernstein Mannon, MD, holds the Robert G. Luke, MD, Endowed chair in Transplant Nephrology.

  • Michal Mrug, MD, holds the Detraz Endowed Professorship in Polycystic Kidney Disease.

  • James Shikany, DrPH, holds the Albert Oberman, MD, Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease.

Coming next week to Medical Grand Rounds. Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Provost for Medical Affairs at Cornell University will present, “Fostering a Culture of Mentorship, Diversity and Wellness at Academic Medical Centers” at noon on Wednesday, May 1, in Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium.

Patricia Flatley Brennan, PhD, director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), will be giving a special presentation from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 6, in the Cudworth Auditorium. Her presentation is titled, "From Precision Medicine to Precision Health: NLM Partnerships."

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