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On Monday, UAB leaders, donors, and government officials including Governor Kay Ivey, were present for the groundbreaking of the Altec/Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building. Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation Conference Center. The project is funded through the state of Alabama Public School and College Authority — the largest-ever investment from the state in a university facility. The new buildings will provide vital space for precision medicine and genomic sciences, enhancing world-class clinical care for our community and beyond.

More Good News for April 15, 2022

The CAR-T Program, directed by Amitkumar Mehta, M.D., (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology) has been identified by Emerging Therapy Solutions as a “Program of Experience” for Chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy.

Monica Baskin, Ph.D., (Professor, Preventive Medicine) received the 2022 Society of Behavioral Medicine Health Equity Special Interest Group's Mentorship Award in recognition of her contributions to advance understanding and advocacy for health equity.

Erin Snyder, M.D., (Professor, General Internal Medicine) won the Southern Society of General Internal Medicine in "Leadership in GIM" Award in recognition of her leadership in academic medicine, including clinical, educational, research, and administrative efforts.

Grant Williams, M.D., (Assistant Professor, Hematology & Oncology) and colleagues found that older Black adults with cancer were more frail and had more limitations in functions compared to White patients. The findings could explain disparities in cancer outcomes.

Sultan Tousif, Ph.D., obtained a career development grant from the American Heart Association for his research which will focus on understanding the role of Homeodomain Interacting Protein Kinase 2 (HIPK2) in the pathogenesis of heart failure.

IM Resident, Sankalp Arora, M.D., (PGY-2) will present at the 2022 ASCO Abstract Forum for Medical Students and Residents in June, a meeting designed to provide students and trainees an opportunity to develop and refine their presentation skills and receive feedback.

2021 KURE Scholar, Brian Soto Miranda won the American Physiological Society Barbara Horwitz and John M Horowitz Research Excellence Award, an honor designated to an undergraduate student with the best poster presentation.

Anezi Uzendu, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital will present Life After Death: Improving Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes at noon on Wednesday, April 20, via Zoom.