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Carter Jackson Above: Drs. Van Gerwen and Van Wagoner at Volker Plaza.  

UAB Division of Infectious Diseases faculty Olivia Van Gerwen, M.D., M.P.H., and Nicholas Van Wagoner, M.D., Ph.D., facilitated a spring workshop for Health Equity Scholars in the Heersink School of Medicine to help students better understand the unique health needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. Learners practiced introducing themselves as providers and explored the reasons for health disparities among the LGBTQ+ community. As a result, one scholar plans to develop a LGBTQ+ mini training module as a scholarly education project. The workshop was part of the Health Equity Scholars Program developed by Assistant Dean for Community Engaged Scholarship Caroline Harada, M.D

More Good News for July 1, 2022

Kelly Godby, M.D., (Associate Professor, Hematology and Oncology) and colleagues' find that adding autologous stem-cell transplantation to triplet therapy was associated with longer progression-free survival in adult patients with multiple myeloma.

Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D., MPH, (Professor and Director, Infectious Diseases) evaluates the promise and challenges surrounding a new first-in-class capsid inhibitor — Lenacapavir — for addressing multidrug-resistant HIV-1.

Vibhu Parcha M.D., (ABIM Research Fellow, CVD) finds that Corin gene variants observed more commonly in Black individuals are not associated with differences in natriuretic peptide expression and circulating levels, blood pressure, or hypertension as previously believed.

Rodney Tucker, M.D., MMM, (Professor and Interim Director, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care) will serve as the inaugural Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. Kudos, Dr. Tucker!

Orlando Gutiérrez, M.D., MMSc (Professor and Director, Nephrology) and Robert Kimberly, M.D., will work as multiple principal investigators at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science to actualize the Center's vision by embracing a new leadership model.

Alayne Markland, D.O., MSc, (Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care) was confirmed by the Board of Trustees as the third holder of the Emmett G. and Beverly S. Parrish Endowed Professorship. A search committee of her peers unanimously recommended her.