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DOM STAR Awardee, Sharon Harris and co-workers smile in celebration of her recognition L to R: Drs. Glenn Cobbs, Lisa Willett, George Karam, and Anupum Agarwal display the artwork in a presentation prior to its unveiling in Boshell. Last week, Dr. George Karam and other alumni unveiled the Dr. Tinsley R. Harrison Legacy Wall on the fourth floor of the Boshell Diabetes Building. The wall features five sculptures representing key aspects of the program: Dr. Harrison's legacy, cultivating critical thinking skills, transferring knowledge and love through education, promoting "Contagious Fire," and embracing "Excellence Without Ego." Beloved alumni generously gifted these sculptures to honor all UAB residents, recognizing their contributions in shaping the program's culture and traditions.  

More Good News for August 4, 2023

Marrazzo Named New Director of NIAID

Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D., MPH, (Professor & Director, Infectious Diseases) has been selected to succeed Anthony Fauci, M.D., as the next Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Congrats, Dr. Marrazzo!

Baverso Accepts Role as COO of UAB Health System

Lou Baverso, current president of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will serve as the new chief operations officer for UAB Health System. He joins UAB with nearly 28 years of health administration experience, effective September 18.

Bateman Extends "RUO" through Community Partners

Lori Bateman, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor, Prev. Med) reports that community partners who used MHERC’s “REACH Up and Out” health promotion program to reach Black women living in the Deep South found it reduced barriers to care and fostered social connection.

COERE Receives Grant to Support Health Services Research Training

Center for Outcomes & Effectiveness Research and Education investigators Mike Mugavero, M.D., and Emily Levitan, Sc.D., received a AHRQ grant to support pre- and post-doctoral fellows interested in advancing healthcare equity.

Somerville Earns Grant to Address Microaggressions

Carlie Somerville, M.D., (Assistant Professor, GIM) and colleagues secured a grant from a coalition of funders to empower trainee bystanders who witness micro- or macro-aggressions to become “upstanders” who can speak, act or intervene on someone’s behalf.