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The Heudebert Family L to R: Cynthia Joiner, PhD, Jennifer Wilson, and Nisha Patel, MSHA, MBA

The Developing Emerging Administrative Leaders (DEAL) program kicked off last week—a new HSF-GEF grant-funded program designed to equip promising staff with the skills to succeed in administrative and managerial roles at UAB. Cindy Joiner, Ph.D. (DOM Vice Chair) is principal Investigator. She developed the program alongside Shane Wiley, MBA (DOM Executive Administrator), Jennifer Wilson (Division Administrator, ID), and five other administrative leaders from across UAB. The initial cohort of 28 participants will take part in the ten-month program that blends instructional presentations with real-world case studies, discussions, and interactive learning.

More Good News for February 17, 2023

Bhatia Named Inaugural Holder of Kelton Endowed Chair

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Ravi Bhatia, M.D., (Professor, Hematology & Oncology) to the John G. Kelton, M.D., Endowed Chair in Hematology and Oncology which supports research in platelet and bleeding disorders.

Reily Earns R01 to Study IgA1

Colin Reily, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor, Nephrology) received an NIH grant to identify distinct glycophentotypes with abnormal signaling and define a subpopulation of B cells responsible for the production of galactose-deficient IgA1, an autoantigen.

Vaughan Investigates the Effect of GHRT in Veteran Patients

Brooks Vaughan, M.D., (Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism) and colleagues will conduct a clinical trial to assess the benefits of growth hormone replacement therapy in patients with mild traumatic brain injury.

UAB Benevolent Fund Reminds "Gifts Like Yours Changes Lives"

In 2022, the Employee Emergency Assistance Program supported 70 UAB employees in times of crisis. Like Jean-Claude LeBlanc, who received EEAP support — funded by the UAB Benevolent Fund — to cover his family’s immediate needs after a devastating house fire. Give online today!