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The Department is harnessing the power of machine learning in multiple research projects, and the innovative investigations show tremendous promise for the future of Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.



Richard Kennedy, MD, PhD (Associate Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care)

Surya Bhatt, MD (Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care)

Lou Bridges, MD, PhD (Professor and Director, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology)

John Osborne, PhD (Assistant Professor, Informatics Institute)


More Good News for January 15, 2020

The Division of Infectious Diseases celebrates a paper published documenting antibiotic stewardship efforts here at UAB. The publication by first-author Rachael Lee, MD, with senior author Pete Pappas, MD, has been named one of the top articles in 2019 on stewardship in a major journal. Hats off on this documentation of the effectiveness of a fluoroquinolone restriction program to halt declines in FQ susceptibility rates for 3 gram-negative organisms!

Clinical Infectious Diseases recently published the thesis research of Keonte Graves, a biology PhD student and researcher at the Infectious Diseases division. His mentor is Christina Muzny, MD. Kudos on this exciting step in your research career!

Gabrielle Rocque, MD (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology) was recently highlighted in Birmingham Medical News for her work investigating the correlation between distance to care and cancer outcomes. Overcoming these barriers can help alleviate the financial burden for patients and make recovery easier. Keep up the good work, Dr. Rocque!

As a former chief resident at Washington University, Alonso Heudebert, MD (Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine) was invited to participate in editing the 75th Anniversary Edition of the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. Specifically, he coordinated chapters on the treatment of infectious diseases, antimicrobials, HIV and AIDs, Endocrine, and Toxicology as well the Appendix on infection control. Three cheers for this important contribution to the literature of medicine!

Guarav Jain, MD (Associate Professor, Nephrology) has been accepted into the UAB Medicine Institute for Leadership. The program is designed to enhance existing personal, managerial and leadership capabilities and fosters excellence in critical competencies and to promote the ongoing success of UAB Medicine. Congratulations, Dr. Jain!

Calling all cooks! The annual UAB Medicine Diversity Fair will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020, in the North Pavilion Second Floor Atrium from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The Department is aiming for the blue ribbon this year, after two successive #2 showings. Contact Anita Estis by COB, Wednesday, January 22, 2020, with your participation plans so we can make sure we have enough tables for the event.

John Spertus, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will present "The ISCHEMIA Trial" at noon on Wednesday, January 22, in the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium.

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