Pollock Russ Jennifer Pollock, Ph.D., (Professor, Nephrology) Kirk Russ, M.D., (Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and a multidisciplinary team of investigators have partnered with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation to investigate the factors that influence health outcomes for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) among African American adults and adolescents. Funded by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, experts will work with local organizations to raise awareness of IBD and improve disease management through community engagement. Representatives from the UAB Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics will contribute to this study.  

More Good News for August 18, 2023

Kidney Function Equation Affects Access to CVD Therapy

Naman Shetty, M.D., (Fellow, CVD) reports in the Journal of Cardiac Failure that the National Kidney Foundation's new race-independent equation used to estimate kidney function will likely increase eligibility of heart failure therapeutics in Black individuals, helping reduce health disparities.

Kishore Authors Editorial on 340B Discounted Drug Program

In a JAMA Network Viewpoint, Sanjay Kishore, M.D., (Asst. Professor, GIM) assesses the current status of HRSA's 340B program, highlights its benefits, examines recent controversies, and proposes policy reform to better serve those who rely on the program.

Dr. Kristen Allen Watts Joins the Division of Preventive Medicine

We are pleased to welcome former UAB fellow, Assistant Professor Kristen Allen Watts, Ph.D., MPH, to the Division of Preventive Medicine. Through research she will examine unique self-management needs of diabetes multi-morbidity in under-resourced communities.