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Rutsky L to R: Drs. Jennifer Girard, Kyle Meissner, Alejandra Osorio, and Chandler PriceThe Department is excited to announce that Drs. Jennifer Girard, Kyle Meissner, Alejandra Osorio, and Chandler Price have been appointed as the Chief Medical Residents for the 2024-2025 academic year. The selection process was highly competitive, with an outstanding pool of PGY-2 prospects. As Chief Medical Residents, the group will collaborate with faculty to cultivate clinical teaching and administrative skills among trainees, lead rounds, and develop educational programs. Congratulations to this exceptional group of trainees!

More Good News for April 7, 2023

CGM Helps Patients Better Understand & Manage Diabetes

Fernando Ovalle, M.D., (Professor and Director, EDM) explains that continuous glucose monitors help patients with diabetes understand how their body responds to food, exercise and stress, ultimately improving disease management.

Bhatt Establishes Diagnostic Thresholds for Airflow

Surya Bhatt, M.D., (Assoc. Professor, PACCM) and colleagues developed diagnostic thresholds for Parameter D — a new airflow obstruction metric that quantifies the rate of rise of expiratory volume over time — to better identify lung disease, regardless of demographics.

Neyra Explores Outcomes of CRR Therapy Among AKI Patients

Javier Neyra, M.D., (Associate Professor, Nephrology) received an R01 to use artificial intelligence to enhance the accuracy of predicting outcomes of critically ill patients who have acute kidney injury and receive who receive continuous renal replacement therapy.

Kyanam Talks New Treatment for Achalasia on UAB MedCast

Kondal Kyanam, M.D., (Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology) joins Jayleen Grams, M.D., (Surgery) to discuss the emergence of Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) and its increasing acceptance as a treatment option for achalasia.