VOR webBack Row L-R: Drs. KeAndrea Titer, Stephen Russell, Tim Neisson, Matthew Mullen, Rob Smola, Micah Whitson, Brian Garibaldi, Sara Gould. Front Row L-R: Drs. Adam Edwards, Michael Hamer, Jason Morris, Meghan Black, Sam McElwee.The Residency Program, Office of Standardized Patient Education, and faculty from Johns Hopkins partnered for an innovative graduate medical training program led by Drs. Shawn Galin, KeAndrea Titer and Stephen Russell early this month. The training paired patient volunteers with residents to simulate a clinical exam while faculty observed the process and provided real-time feedback. Not only will the trainees who participated benefit, but the process will inform the “Reimagining Residency” grant funded by the American Medical Association. Hats off to all who collaborated to advance medical education!

More Good News for August 14, 2019

Monica L. Baskin, PhD (Professor, Preventive Medicine) has been selected as the 2019 Odessa Woolfolk Award winner for community service. Dr. Baskin has built her academic career on research designed to reduce and eliminate health disparities through community-based participatory research. Three cheers on this exciting recognition of the many ways you build health equity in our community, Dr. Baskin!

Gustavo Heudebert, MD, MACP (Professor, General Internal Medicine) has won the 2019 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching. This tremendous honor recognizes him for the remarkable clinical and educational skills that have created a legacy of excellent, compassionate physicians that practice world-wide. We salute you, Dr. Heudebert!

DOM Cardiologists Navkaranbir Bajaj, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor) and Kartik Gupta, MD (Instructor) and colleagues have demonstrated that  increasing the use of blood thinners for four to six weeks after hospital discharge does reduce the risk of blood clots, including fatal ones. Their findings published in PLOS Medicine call for continued study to balance the reward with the increased risk of bleeding.

When a man fell from the bleachers onto the basketball court in the UAB Campus Recreation Center, Dan Balkovetz, MD, PhD (Professor, Nephrology) and rec center student workers sprang to his aid. Their preparedness helped them make a dramatic rescue.

The Department of Medicine extends a hearty congratulations to the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology on maintaining its Top 10 Rank in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list. Other DOM specialties in the Top 50 this year include: Cardiology (32), Nephrology (18), and Pulmonology (40).

UAB Employee Wellness has launched its 2019 Fall Wellscreens campaign, and Dr. Well-Be encourages you to know your health numbers! Each free 15-minute, confidential health screen measures your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass, and triglycerides. All benefit-eligible UAB, UAB Hospital, UAB LLC, UAB Health System and UAHSF employees can participate. Wellscreens begin around campus on August 20. Register for yours today!

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