James Willig, MD, MSPH (Infectious Diseases) will serve as SOM Assistant Dean for Clinical Education beginning October 1. The new position will strengthen collaborative and coordinated clinical training for medical students across the School’s four campuses.

Several IM Residents participated in Equal Access Birmingham “Heart and Sole 5K” Fundraiser last Saturday. The race raised approximately $21,000 for the free health clinic which is operated by UAB medical students, and intern Connor Wann, MD came in first place!

On August 9, local and state officials, policymakers, IT experts, and telehealth industry leaders from around the country attended the 5th Annual Alabama Telehealth Summit. Coordinated by the Alabama Partnership for Telehealth and Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center, the event summit focused on best practices in implementation and suggestions for expanding telemedicine in Alabama. Nephrology's Eric Wallace, MD, was a featured speaker.

U.S. News and World Report has ranked five of the specialties within the Department of Medicine among the top 50 in the nation! The Division with the greatest leap in rankings is Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, which went from “high-performing” to #30 in the country. Kudos to all involved for this national recognition! 

The Department of Medicine inaugurated 49 new fellows at a welcome reception last week, bringing our total to 104 trainees in 10 fellowship programs.