The first kidney transplant at the Birmingham VA Medical Center in 50 years was successfully performed on January 5, 2016. The transplant program includes doctors who practice at UAB Hospital and the VA.

Joshua Speed, PhD (Nephrology) just received a $1 million K99/R00 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for his project, “Endothelin--Mechanisms in Hypertension and Obesity.” His mentor is David Pollock, PhD.

William Geisler, MD (Infectious Diseases) recently published “Azithromycin versus Doxycycline for Urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis Infection” in The New England Journal of Medicine. Read the UAB news article here

The 2015 Department of Medicine Holiday Party was an evening to remember. We kicked off by celebrating the establishment of the Carl E. Dukes, MD, Minority Residency Pipeline Endowed Support Fund. Then we turned our attention to dining and dancing in the spirit of the season. Thanks to all who made the occasion merry and bright!

The Department commends Mary Margaret Basham, MD (PGY-3) for the extraordinary patient care she recently provided to a woman admitted with chest pain and a history of colon cancer who developed a gastrointestinal perforation. Dr. Basham diligently wrote cross-cover notes that were impressive in their detail, and we are proud to salute her attentiveness to both her patient and the medical record.