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Brian and CarlPictured Above: Cardio-oncology team Garima Arora, M.D., (Associate Professor) Carrie Lenneman, M.D., and Riem Hawi, M.D., (Assistant Professor). Not Pictured: Effie Andrikopoulou, M.D. (Assistant Professor) and Courtney Estes, CRNP

UAB Cardiovascular Institute's cardio-oncology program led by Carrie Lenneman, M.D. (Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Disease) recently received GOLD status—the highest designation of certification from the International Cardio-Oncology Society. The program delivers cardiology expertise to cancer patients whose treatments can sometimes damage the heart and the cardiovascular system. Gold status designates UAB as a center of excellence for patient care in the field of cardio-oncology. Hats off to all who made this certification possible!

More Good News for February 11, 2022

Renee Heffron, Ph.D., MPH, (Infectious Diseases) will join UAB CFAR on July 1. She succeeds Dr. Mike Saag in this role, who officially retired from UAB last year. Welcome, Dr. Heffron!

Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH (Professor, Preventive Medicine) will promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of human health by editing manuscripts of interest and relevance to internists in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Pran Datta, Ph.D., (Professor, Hematology and Oncology) has received the RCS award to support research in treating conditions important to our Veteran population. .

Kelly Hyndman, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor, Nephrology) is the 2022 Larzaro J. Mandel Young Investigator Award recipient. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate promise in the field of epithelial or renal physiology.

An anonymous donor has pledged a $500,000 planned gift in honor of Jim Johnson, M.D.,(Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) in recognition of his exceptional patient care. We celebrate this exciting philanthropy!

Michael Barnett, M.D., (Associate Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care) received funding for his project "Culturally Based Values and Preferences for Clinical Care and Communication with Gay and Bisexual Men with Serious Illness and their Partners in the South."