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RutskyThe UAB Health System has selected Brenda Carlisle and Susan Jennings to fill two senior positions in its leadership team. Carlisle (left) has been named chief executive officer of UAB Hospital, and Jennings (right) has been named chief financial officer for the Health System. Both women have served in health care management for over 30 years. Together, they are poised to address the many opportunities and challenges UAB faces.

More Good News for March 31, 2023

Memory B Cells Predict Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine

Anoma Nellore, M.D., (Assoc. Professor, ID) and colleagues have identified a new subset of memory B cells that predict long-lasting antibody responses to influenza vaccination. Findings may aid in the development of more effective annual flu vaccines.

Hegde, Khalil Examine PD-1 Inhibitor Therapy Outcomes

Hematology & Oncology Assistant Professors Drs. Aparna Hegde and Maya Khalil report in the NEJM that administering pembrolizumab before and after surgery improved the event-free survival outcome in patients with advanced melanoma.

Morgan Receives Heersink Global Health Pilot Grant

Doug Morgan, M.D., MPH, (Professor and Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology) received a 2023 Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health pilot grant for his project “Global Health Partnerships and Capacity Building in Northern Central America.”

Callaway Joins UAB MedCast to Discuss GERD

Jim Callaway, M.D., (Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology) joins Kristen Wong, M.D., (Assistant Professor, Surgery) to discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease.