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The Heudebert Family IM Resident Malcolm Chapman, M.D., MBAAccording to the journal Health Literacy Research and Practice, physicians overestimate the health literacy scores of 54% of African American patients. First-year internal medicine resident Malcolm Chapman, M.D., MBA, discusses the importance of representation in medicine and improving health literacy in underserved communities.

More Good News for February 24, 2023

UAB and Tuskegee Partner to Foster Inclusive Research

A new partnership led by Drs. Mona Fouad and Raegan Durant brings UAB and Tuskeegee University together in a recruitment program to create systemic cultural change in research at both institutions.

McDonald Earns Latest Featured Discovery Award

Merry-Lynn McDonald, Ph.D., (Associate Professor, PACCM) was recognized for her multi-ancestry genetics study of osteoarthritis (OA) that found 10 novel OA-associated genetic loci — a major step toward addressing the underrepresentation of non-European descendants in studies on OA genetics.

Endomimetics Joins Cheon to Improve Dental Capping Material

Dr. Kyounga Cheon in the School of Dentistry will develop a novel dental pulp capping material in collaboration with Endomimetics, LLC. The company, co-founded by Dr. Britta Brott, will apply its nanomatrix coating technology to improve conventional dental capping.

Pollock Investigates the Impact of Early Life Stress on CVD

Jennifer Pollock, Ph.D., (Professor, Nephrology) received a P01 to investigate the relationship between early life stress and cardiovascular disease and identify modifiable protective factors that can reduce this risk. Kudos, Dr. Pollock!