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Stefan Kertesz, M.D., MSc, (Professor, Preventive Medicine) has received grant funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify factors that may be unique to suicides in veterans following opioid transitions (stoppage or reduction). Kertesz aims to better understand this phenomenon by assessing medical records, interviewing bereaved family members, and evaluating common experiences among veterans. Findings will serve as the foundation to design appropriate mitigation and prevention initiatives.

More Good News for October 21, 2022

The Department is excited to honor the recipients of the 2022 Walter B. Frommeyer Jr. Fellowships in Investigative Medicine, Max Cooper Award for Career Excellence in Research, and the C. Glenn Cobbs/Edwin A. Rutsky Awards for Clinical Excellence.

Anupam Agarwal, M.D., (Professor, Nephrology) and colleagues report for the first time that the mouse kidney contains seven distinct kidney resident macrophage populations, and each subpopulation has a unique transcriptomic signature.

Emily Wong, M.D., (Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases) received the prestigious 2022 Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award to support her investigation of asymptomatic tuberculosis. Kudos, Dr. Wong!

Former UAB trainee Arnold Pasia, M.D., established the Dr. Navin Nanda Echocardiographic and Vascular Training Academy in the Philippines to honor Dr. Nanda, Distinguished Professor in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease.