IM4residentevals webCallie Stein, MD, solicit patient feedback for resident evaluations.

General Internal Medicine faculty Erin Snyder, MD (Associate Professor) and Teresa Bryan, MD (Professor) have developed an “old school” survey to solicit feedback for residents providing care in the BVAMC Red Clinic and the UAB IM4 Clinic. The questionnaire asks patients to rank their physicians on a 1-5 scale to report. Patient response has been overwhelmingly positive, with overall ratings at 4.9. The free text comments were also terrific:

- She listened and answered questions. She also looked up information about my specific concerns regarding (my condition).

- Patient, great bedside manner! I request (this MD) for next appointment.

- Amazing. He listened to what I said.

More Good News for June 19, 2019

Rachael Lee, MD (Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases) has been named UAB Medicine Healthcare Epidemiologist. In this role, she will lead the Infection Prevention Team for the entire health system. Kudos, Dr. Lee!

Gabrielle Rocque, MD (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology) has received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to study the adoption of breast cancer clinical trial results in real-world settings for patients within well-represented, under-represented, and unrepresented groups. Congrats, Dr. Rocque!

Takamitsu Saigusa, MD (Assistant Professor, Nephrology) won the 2019 Dr. Vincent H. Gattone Research Award from the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation for his grant titled “Kidney specific drug delivery using nanoparticles in Pkd1 mice.” This research grant will fund critical research to increase understanding of the genetic therapies for PKD patients.

Brandon Pope, MSTP student and his mentor, Chandler Raman, PhD (Professor, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology) have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Careers in Immunology Fellowship from American Association of Immunologists. The project will test the hypothesis that in T cells from multiple sclerosis patients, interleukin 2 synergizes with interferon gamma to promote inflammation.

Vince Valentine, MD (Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) The pulmonary fellows recognized Dr. Valentine with the Jack Durand Fulmer, M.D. Award. His broad knowledge of pulmonary and critical care medicine, his practical approach to patient care, and his availability to discuss challenging cases and provide instruction made him the perfect candidate. This award was inspired by the late Dr. Jack Fulmer who served as a role model for trainees during his tenure at UAB.

Gareth Dutton, PhD (Professor, Preventive Medicine) has received his third RO1 grant to support his investigation of daily self-weighing for obesity management in primary care. Dr. Dutton will explore this strategy with colleagues in the UAB School of Public Health. Congratulations, Dr. Dutton!

Janice Phillips (Program Manager, Division of Preventive Medicine) was selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of the Month for May! Janice is quick to offer praise and shows her gratitude when tasks are accomplished. She is willing to invest the time to listen to and understand her coworkers, creating a sense of trust. Think of others you know and nominate them for this recognition!

Five of our DOM Program Coordinators presented posters and workshops at the recent Association of Hospital Medical Education (AHME) Institute. Tammy Pickens, IM Residency; Brandy Freiger, IM Fellowships; Elizabeth McAlister, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and Rheumatology Fellowships; Martha Veazey, Cardiology Fellowship, and Heather Fisher, Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship. Kudos for their leadership in this important medical education meeting.

Medical Grand Rounds will take a Summer Break for the next 2 months! Enjoy!

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