EAB webDr. Mark Wilson, Jefferson County Department of Health Officer, with Dr. Jason Morris, Sophia Morris, and Dr. John Kennedy (aka. Dr. Well-Be) at the Equal Access Birmingham Fundraiser.
As we wrap up August as #NationalWellnessMonth, Dr. Well-Be is delighted to report that the DOM had a terrific turnout at the annual Equal Access Birmingham 5K . We had plenty of residents, faculty and friends who ran in support of EAB as an indispensable community wellness initiative. And high fives to speedsters Daniel Scullin and Mack Brown for finishing in the Top 10!

 

More Good News for August 28, 2019

UAB’s multidisciplinary pituitary disorders clinic, featuring the unusual combination of endocrinology and neurosurgery, identified and removed a pituitary tumor from a patient that had gone undiagnosed for more than six years. Hats off to Brooks Vaughan, MD (Associate Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism) and neurosurgical colleague Kristen Riley, MD, for the collaboration that led to an excellent outcome for their patient!

The South Korea-based SK bioscience has pledged $1.5 million in support of DOM pulmonology researcher Moon Nahm, MD, and the UAB WHO Pneumococcal Serology Reference Laboratory. Their gift will enhance the research program in pneumonia that seeks to make life-saving vaccines more accessible worldwide

Kudos to Isabel Scarinci, PhD, MPH (Professor, Preventive Medicine) for 15 years of groundbreaking work in culturally relevant cancer detection and prevention. Since its inception, "Sowing the Seeds of Health" has served more than 4,000 Latinas in six counties in Alabama with the help of volunteers and partner organizations. The results of this evidence-based outreach are dramatic—the adherence to breast and cervical cancer screening among participants is between 85 and 90 percent!

Gareth Dutton, PhD (Professor, Preventive Medicine) will serve as co-principal investigator of an RO1 grant to investigate daily self-weighing for obesity management in primary care. Dr. Dutton will explore this promising strategy with colleagues in the UAB School of Public Health. Congratulations, Dr. Dutton!

One of our interventional cardiology fellows was recently highlighted by TCTMD (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) in their Featured Fellow column. Shane Prejean, MD, discusses his introduction to medicine as an ER tech in college, and his subsequent training to become a structural heart specialist.

Devika Das, MD (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology) discusses the latest screening guidelines for lung cancer, what modality is used to screen patients, and how providers can follow up on these screening findings in this edition of UAB MedCast—an ongoing series of continuing medical education (CME) podcasts.

The Department's weekly Medical Grand Rounds returns next Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at noon. We will continue to meet in Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium which has been refurbished over our summer break. Gabrielle Rocque, MD (UAB Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology) will kick off our fall sessions with a talk on "Leveraging Research to Enhance Service Delivery." See you there!

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