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We are excited to announce the six Department of Medicine faculty who received 2020 SOM Dean's Excellence Awards! The honors were given to both junior and senior faculty who made significant contributions across five different areas: teaching, research, service, mentorship, and diversity enhancement. Well deserved, everyone!

Karla Williams, MD (Assistant Professor, GIM & Hospital Medicine) received the junior faculty award for Diversity Enhancement. 

Erin Contratto, MD (Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine) received the junior faculty award for Teaching.

Kellie Flood, MD (Associate Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care) received senior faculty award for Service.

Stephanie Krick, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) received the junior faculty award for Mentorship.

Winn Chatham, MD (Professor, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology) received the senior faculty award for Service. 

Starr Steinhilber, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine) received the junior faculty award for Teaching.

More Good News for May 27, 2020

The DOM launched a portal Tuesday to review plans for Yellow Phase 1 re-entry to research. Kudos to Bhadan Joy (DOM-IT) who wrote more than 500 lines of code to deploy the custom digital workflow! And thanks to every PI for their patience and collaboration. We are well on our way to a safe return to on-campus research.

Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD, MSPH (Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases) has been named the Associate Director of Global Health for the UAB Center for Women’s Reproductive Health. She has led research and training efforts in many countries with a focus on improving perinatal health in Africa. Three cheers, Dr. Dionne-Odom! 

Gregory Payne, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Disease) has been selected to join the National Early Career Committee for the American Heart Association's (AHA) Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. He will begin his two year term in July 2020. Congrats, Dr. Payne!

Restoring the blood flow to the heart after a heart attack often causes additional damage. With this new R01 grant, Min Xie, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Disease) hopes to determine whether prompting the biological processes that remove damaged mitochondria and initiate mitochondrial growth simultaneously can help reduce this type of injury.

Chad Colon, MD (Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease) and colleagues have published a research letter in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology reporting the occurrence and clinical course of patients with COVID-19 who experience atrial arrhythmias. They note that these arryhythmias are often followed by hemodynamic deterioration. Great work, Dr. Colon!

Dr. Michael W. Rabow, MD (Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF) will present "Then and Now: Grief and Bereavement in the Time of COVID-19" for the annual Corliss Lecture at Medical Grand Rounds next Wednesday, June 3, at noon, via Zoom. The session will be recorded.

It's okay to feel angry. It's not okay to let those intense emotions get the better of us. So how can we let off our steam in productive ways when we recognize our feelings are about to boil over? Dr. Well-Be reminds us of 10 positive responses we can use to manage the anger that is a natural response to the COVID-19 crisis.