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4f0e6596 6719 4b54 a6a3 d37b1bed34cd L to R: Drs. Jeff Lebensburger and Julie Kanter in front of the new Adult Sickle Cell ClinicLast month, co-directors of the UAB Lifespan Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center Julie Kanter, M.D., (Associate Professor, Hematology and Oncology) and Jeffrey Lebensburger, D.O., (Professor, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology) celebrated the opening of the new Adult Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic. The new beautifully designed clinic, located in UAB's Russell Clinic, is a spacious multi-professional facility that has more exam rooms, updated infusion spaces, and an increased ability to serve patients with sickle cell disease. Kanter and Lebensburger are excited about what these improvements mean for their lifelong patients.

More Good News for June 23, 2023

Russell Inducted into RCPE

Stephen Russell, M.D., (Professor, General Internal Medicine) was inducted into the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and recognized for his partnerships and work in creating the Society of Bedside Medicine.

Deshane, Trevor Earn ALA Pilot Award

PACCM associate professors Jessy Deshane, Ph.D., and Jennifer Trevor, M.D., earned the American Lung Association Pilot Award for their project "Probiotics and Insulin Resistance in Obese Asthmatics."

Vinikoor is NIAID Merit Awardee

Mike Vinikoor, M.D., (Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases) is a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Merit Award winner for a project leveraged by the Zambian cohort which focuses on T cells in HBV/HIV coinfection.

Aryal Earns 2023 ASH Graduate Hematology Award

GBS student Sajesan Aryal was named a 2023 American Society of Hematology Graduate Awardee and given a two-year stipend to pursue his research in the lab of Rui Lu, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology).