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Cardio Oncology  Pictured Above: (L to R): Ladonnan Elliott, Dr. Qing Zhao, Wayne Duck, Dr. Doug Morgan, Shane Wiley, and Dr. Chuck Elson

The Department of Medicine is delighted to celebrate Lennard "Wayne" Duck, Scientist I, in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as the inaugural winner of the DOM STAR Award for Staff Excellence. Duck received an overwhelming number of nominations from faculty, staff, and colleagues expressing the ways he embodies UAB’s shared values. With over 29 years of experience in research laboratory at UAB, Duck has truly made a lasting impression on the people around him. Congratulations!

More Good News for April 8, 2022

Brigitta Brott, M.D., (Professor, Cardiovascular Disease) and colleagues will investigate a safer, more durable stent designed to overcome the current limitations of bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents.

Tom Buford, Ph.D., (Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care) is a recipient of the 2022 Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship for his commitment to students' professional and personal growth. Great job, Dr. Buford!

Julie Kanter, M.D., (Associate Professor, Hematology and Oncology) won the Heersink School of Medicine Featured Discovery for her study that provides new insight into treating sickle cell disease with LentiGlobin gene therapy.

Michal Mrug, M.D., (Professor, Nephrology) is ranked a top doctor for Polycystic Kidney Disease by MediFind, an online platform for helping people with difficult health challenges find specialized care.

A fourth-year medical student credits the Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice simulation developed by Drs. Brooks Vaughan and Winter Williams for his ability to provide life-saving care to a woman with a congenital heart condition who collapsed at the gym.

IM Resident Graham Husband, M.D., (PGY-2) was awarded first place at the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Summit for his poster "Development and Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Algorithms to Improve Delivery of Guideline Based Cardiovascular Care." Kudos, Dr. Husband!

Sunanda Kane, M.D., Professor at the Mayo Clinic Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will present Inflammatory Bowel Disease for the Non-Gastroenterologist at noon on Wednesday, April 13, via Zoom.