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Arora and Parcha

While lifestyle factors like diet and exercise play a major role in the risk of serious heart diseases, Drs. Pankaj Arora (Associate Professor) and Vibhu Parcha (Fellow) are working to understand how a patient’s genetic makeup can influence their overall cardiovascular health. They lead patient care and research in the new UAB Medicine Cardiogenomics Clinic to incorporate patient genetic history in predicting cardiovascular risk, developing personalized treatment, and treating common cardiovascular conditions.

More Good News for March 18, 2022

Matt Gravett, M.D., (Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases) received a five-year award for his project “Amplifying Our Voice: Understanding HIV PrEP Promotional Messaging to Create Authentic PrEP Content by Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Deep South.” Congrats!

Lou Dell’Italia, M.D., (Professor Emeritus, Cardiovascular Disease) and colleagues have demonstrated increased plasma xanthine oxidase activity and mitochondrial DNA damage-associated molecular pattern levels in Black adults with resistant hypertension, compared with White adults with RHTN.

Professors Fadi Hage, M.D., (Cardiovascular Disease) and Amit Gaggar, M.D., Ph.D., (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) are elected leaders for the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Hage will serve as a Councilor. Dr. Gaggar will serve on the Governance Committee.

Navin Nanda, M.D., (Distinguished Professor, Cardiovascular Disease) was declared the Father of Modern Echocardiography and a legend for his contributions to the development of echocardiography in Bangladesh at the BanglaCardio 2021 meeting.

Andy Marshall, M.D., (Chief Medical Resident of Quality and Safety at the Birmingham VA) was admitted to the Society of Bedside Medicine Fellowship Program to create a point-of-care-ultrasound curriculum which will equip UAB trainees with skills to better serve patients.

Medicine-Pediatrics resident, Susmita Murthy (PGY2), was published in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology for a retrospective study that highlights the value of clinical assessments to guide diagnostic criteria for liver complications in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

Smith Giri, M.D., (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology) is the recipient of the International Myeloma Society Career Development Award which fosters academic careers of young scientists pursuing research in the field of plasma cell disorders.