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Did you know that 125 Environmental Services personnel work all night every night to clean UAB patient care areas so they are ready to go at 6:00 a.m.? Drs. Seth Landefeld, Cheri Canon, David Standaert, and Herb Chen sponsored a Chick-fil-A meal for UAB's environmental services employees to thank them for their hard work in keeping UAB safe and clean. 125 boxed dinners were shared with those who began their shift at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night. They help us care for each of our patients, even when we don’t see them!

Pictured above: Dr. Seth Landefeld with Arthur McKenzie who now serves UAB after working 20 years at Cooper Green. She has just welcomed great grandbaby number 9 to her family!

More Good News for April 8, 2020

Drs. Pankaj Arora and Vibhu Parcha are leading a trial at UAB to study the use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) to improve outcomes for patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms. iNO has been used for the treatment of failing lungs and has also been found to have antiviral properties against coronaviruses.

Ken Saag, MD, MSc, will serve as our next Director of the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, effective July 1, 2020. Ken will build on an outstanding foundation to lead the Division in its growth as an international leader, a truly exceptional program for discovery, learning, teaching, and care.

The DOM would like to extend virtual high-fives to every single person who is fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines, in our labs, and deployed at home. Here are a few especially bright and shining lights here in the DOM. (Illustration of actual high five shown. Virtual high fives = safe social distance!)

From feathered to furry, we want to meet your pet coworkers! Just submit a photo with your pet's name and one fun fact to the link below. Nominations are accepted through Wednesday, April 15 at 5pm for a highlight in an upcoming Good News issue. (Thanks to UAB Pediatrics for inspiring this fun idea!)

The head-spinning change and unthinkable disruption of COVID-19 has knocked many of us off our game. When we struggle to adapt and overcome, we often set unrealistic expectations that damage our wellness. In this message, Dr. Well-Be offers advice on creating our "new normal."

NOTICE: The DOM Faculty Honors Reception that was originally scheduled for May 4 has been postponed until we can safely gather to celebrate.