MedEd webDrs. Carissa Lau and Jason Morris act out the patient encounter with Brandy Freiger, then address the experience with effective feedback.

One of the most important skills of a clinician-educator is giving timely feedback on specific behaviors in an appropriate setting. That's why we have developed this second installment of MedEd Moments, a practical way for teaching faculty to enhance their proficiency. Hats off to Drs. Lisa Willett, Jason Morris, and J.R. Hartig for their creative turn in screenwriting, acting and video production!


More Good News for September 4, 2019

Nirav Patel, MD (PGY-2, ABIM Research Pathway) has been selected as a finalist for the Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Young Investigator Award at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2019. The title of his presentation is “Trends in Lipid, Lipoproteins and Statin Use Among US Adults: Impact of the 2013 AHA/ACC Cholesterol Guidelines.” Keep up the great work, Dr. Patel!

Drs. Michal Mrug and Paul Sanders (Professors, Nephrology) have collaborated with colleagues in the UAB Department of Psychology to publish a paper in Physiological Reports. Their findings indicate that teens who consume foods with high levels of sodium and low levels of potassium are more likely to develop symptoms of depression.

German Henostroza, MD (Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases) has been elected President-Elect of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's Clinical Group. The ASTMH is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. Congrats, Dr. Henostroza.

UAB Medicine has been recognized as an Age-Friendly Health System by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, acknowledging their work to make high-quality care for older adults even more tailored to patients’ goals and preferences. Kudos to the entire team for their extraordinary care of our older patients!

The UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology hosted a CME conference for primary care physicians with over 50 attendees from across the state. In addition to updates for rheumatic diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, the sessions included a joint injection clinic where fellows and faculty used simulators for practicing how to successfully target the intra-articular spaces of the knees and shoulders. Nice work, everyone!

Usman Hasnie, MD (PGY-1) is one of nine residents in the country to serve on the American Medical Association Committee on Public Health, a group designed to educate physicians on public health topics and organize public health initiatives. Their main goal for the year is to address health care disparities and remove barriers to access for patients. We wish you all the best in this service role, Dr. Hasnie.

In this episode of UAB MedCast, Jim Callaway, MD (Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology) discusses the causes and latest treatment options for Eosinophilic Esophagitis—a condition that primarily involves difficulty swallowing that’s related to allergies, food allergies specifically that affects the esophagus.

Coming next week to Medical Grand Rounds. Cynthia Brown, MD, MSPH, professor and director in the UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, will present “Creating a Culture of Hospitality Mobility” at Medical Grand Rounds.

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