Clinical Op Web

Patients living with HIV and opioid use disorder can more easily find appropriate and compassionate treatment in the UAB's new Outpatient-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) Clinic, located within the 1917 Clinic. Infectious Diseases faculty Drs. Ellen Eaton, Orlando Turner, and Jim Raper have led the implementation of this clinic to provide access to the full spectrum of care specific to patients’ underlying medical issues, such as HIV and other infections, as well as specialized treatment for their opioid use disorder.


More Good News for March 4, 2020

Sumanth Prabhu, MD (Professor and Director, Cardiovascular Disease) has been elected President-elect of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. The society was founded by Dr. Tinsley Harrison in 1947. Past-Presidents include Drs. Paul Beeson, Gene Stead, Arthur Guyton, Don Seldin, Grant Little, and many more greats of American medicine. Kudos, Dr. Prabhu, on this exciting leadership role!

Noha Sharafeldin, MBBCh, MSc (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology) and Amanda Willig, PhD, RD (Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases) and colleagues have published a review in the Journal of Women's Health that offers a review and roadmap for equity in academia. Congratulations on this timely and informative article!

Darwin Bell, PhD (Professor Emeritus, Nephrology) has received the Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology for distinguished lifetime achievement in renal physiological research. Dr. Bell will be honored at the APS annual meeting. Congratulations on this tremendous honor, Dr. Bell!

Abolfazl Zarjou, PhD (Assistant Professor, Nephrology) has received the ASCI's 2020 Young Physician-Scientist Award. This award recognizes Dr. Zarjou's contribution to research focused on the iron metabolism/ferritin system in the context of acute kidney injury and vascular diseases. (His research is currently supported by a K08 and SSCI research scholar award.) We salute you, Dr. Zarjou.

Ali Ahmed, MD (Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology), Tom Catron, MD (PGY-5, Gastroenterology & Hepatology), Lindsey Shipley, MD (PGY-2, General Internal Medicine) and Shajan Peter, MD (Associate Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology) have been recognized for their award-winning video describing an “on-the-fly” adaptation of resources to identify and stop a bleed. The video will be recognized at Digestive Disease Week in May. Keep up the great work!

Rui Lu, PhD (Assistant Professor, Hematology & Oncology) has received an American Cancer Society Faculty Grant for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research. Three cheers, Dr. Lu!

UAB Medicine has been recognized over the past several years by the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. The reputation component of these rankings is determined via a survey of eligible physicians that is distributed online to Doximity members (and a few that are sent via regular paper mail.) To participate, sign in to your Doximity account and look for notification badges and/or messages to invite you to take the survey in your specialty. Sign in here.

The UAB Commission on the Status for Women will be accepting donations to its annual Suits for Success professional clothing drive next week. Drive-through drop off is between 7 and 10 a.m., March 9-13, at the lower level entrance to the Alys Stephens Center. Additional donation boxes are located across campus.

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