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Sylvia Huang, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care) is principal investigator for the first community-based professional training initiative designed to improve psychological and social cancer care in local communities. The Psychosocial Oncology Training Academy, or POTA, offers interactive workshops, live webinars, and bite-size videos for mental health and primary care providers to develop their skills in providing specialized care for breast cancer patients and their families.

More Good News for April 6, 2022

Lisa Willett, M.D., (Professor, General Internal Medicine) describes the challenges faced by female physicians and trainees who desire to have children and emphasizes prioritizing solutions for this important issue.

In a Clinical Infectious Diseases editorial, Todd McCarty, M.D., (Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases) examines the fungal infection candidemia, its association with COVID-19, and the need to identify modifiable risk factors to better serve patients.

Amy Warriner, M.D., (Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism) shares five tips to maintain a healthy diet and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Brian Czaya, Ph.D., Christian Faul, Ph.D., (Associate Professor, Nephrology) and colleagues found that high phosphate intake contributes to systemic inflammation, anemia, and muscle wasting. The finding supports limiting phosphate intake, irrespective of pre-existing kidney injury.

Salpy Pamboukian, M.D., (Professor, Cardiovascular Disease & Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program) led the Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy program to its eighth Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval. Kudos, Dr. Pamboukian and team!

Greer Burkholder, M.D., MSPH, (Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases) and colleagues investigated the psychological impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers, and identified the need for institutional policy changes.

Dana Rizk, M.D., Professor in the UAB Division of Nephrology will present an update on iGA Nephropathy at noon on Wednesday, April 6, via Zoom.