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DOM STAR Awardee, Sharon Harris and co-workers smile in celebration of her recognition Drs. Naman Shetty and Pankaj AroraCardiovascular Disease investigators Naman Shetty, M.D., (Fellow) and Pankaj Arora, M.D., (Associate Professor) published a retrospective analysis in the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology that revealed a 28 percent decline in foreign-born Asian American's cardiovascular health over a decade. Experts believe social determinants of health, language barriers, and the adoption of the American culture may contribute to these findings. Researchers call for the creation of preventive strategies to improve this alarming trend among Asian Americans. 

More Good News for July 21, 2023

Das and Colleagues Receive LPOP Grant

Devika Das, M.D., (Associate Professor, Hematology & Oncology) and colleagues earned the Lung Precision Oncology Program Grant for their research study "Harnessing Allo-immunity to Enhance Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Responses in Advanced NSCLC." Congrats, team!

CARDIA Sails Into 40th Year

The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Coordinating Center, led by James Shikany, DrPH, (Professor, Preventive Medicine) received a 10-year renewal from the NHLBI to study factors that begin in young adulthood, decades prior to the onset of heart disease.

Sanchez-Luna Discusses POEM on UAB MedCast

Assistant professors Drs. Sergio Sanchez-Luna (Gastroenterology & Hepatology) and Kristen Wong, (Surgery) discussed the advantages, side effects, and outcomes of Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy — a minimally invasive technique used to treat achalasia.

New Geriatrics Clinic Opens at UAB Highlands Hospital

We are thrilled to announce the Geriatric Clinic at UAB Highlands, led by Samina Uddin, M.D., (Assistant Professor, GGPC) opened its new facility on the fourth floor of UAB Highlands Hospital. The renovations provide more space for patients and better access to labs for staff.