L to R: Drs. Amanda Alexander (Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director), FNU Duremala, Edward Huddleston, Kenneth Saag (Division Director), Raeann Whitney, and Alex Edgil Every year in July, we are thrilled to see new faces walking the hospital hallways continuing their medical training in a subspecialty of their choice. In 2023, the department welcomed more than 60 clinicians to our programs, including our first ever fellow in Addiction Medicine and our second ever fellow in Obesity Medicine. We are delighted they have chosen UAB to learn and grow. Welcome all!  


More Good News for August 11, 2023

Iyer Appointed Associate CMO at UAB Medicine

Anand Iyer, M.D., MSPH, (Assistant Professor, PACCM) has been selected as one of three Associate Chief Medical Officers who will work with CMO Dr. Kierstin Kennedy to enhance clinical services across UAB Medicine.

Pollocks to Study Progression of Kidney Disease in Obesity

Nephrology professors David Pollock, Ph.D., and Jennifer Pollock, Ph.D., were awarded an RO1 from the NIDDK to investigate how the timing of food intake impacts kidney disease development in the context of obesity.

Rana Uses Tech to Tackle Challenges with HIV Treatment

Thanks to a new UG3 grant from the NIAID, Aadia Rana, M.D., (Associate Professor, ID) and colleagues will employ a mobile app to examine factors that influence HIV care for patients in the Deep South to understand treatment barriers and enhance care.

GGPC Team Wins 2023 Employee Innovation Challenge

Drs. Ashley Nichols and Mark Newbrough, Jennifer Hicks, Emily Simmons, and Terri Middlebrooks received funding from the 2023 Patient Experience Innovation Challenge for their project "All About Me (My Loved One)."

5 DOM Specialties Ranked in USNWR Top 50

Five DOM specialties were ranked in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital Top 50: Rheumatology (10), Cardiology (39), Endocrinology (44), Geriatrics (47), and Gastroenterology (50). Pulmonary and Cancer were noted as high-performing.

In Memoriam - Dr. James Taylor

The Department mourns the passing of Dr. James Taylor, a clinical cardiologist and professor who served in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease for nearly 40 years and retired in 2013. Taylor passed away peacefully on July 27, at 78 years old.