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The School of Medicine partnered with the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute to fund 14 studies on various aspects of COVID-19. Congratulations to the 7 DOM recipients below! We look forward to the results of your investigations.

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School of Medicine Dean Selwyn Vickers, MD, recently shined a light on alarming health inequities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He calls out disproportionate death rates among African Americans as attributable to racial and socioeconomic disparities in health and health care in America, creating a crisis within a crisis.

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Did you know that 125 Environmental Services personnel work all night every night to clean UAB patient care areas so they are ready to go at 6:00 a.m.? Drs. Seth Landefeld, Cheri Canon, David Standaert, and Herb Chen sponsored a Chick-fil-A meal for UAB's environmental services employees to thank them for their hard work in keeping UAB safe and clean. 125 boxed dinners were shared with those who began their shift at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night. They help us care for each of our patients, even when we don’t see them!

Pictured above: Dr. Seth Landefeld with Arthur McKenzie who now serves UAB after working 20 years at Cooper Green. She has just welcomed great grandbaby number 9 to her family!

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In collaboration with the UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice (OIPS), the DOM trained 287 healthcare providers on the appropriate use of personal protective equipment this week. Using the Zoom digital meeting platform, Andres Viles, MSN, RN, demonstrated the donning and doffing procedures to remote participants. Though actual PPE was not used, the simulated walk-through of procedures will enhance the safety of our front line. Thanks to all who trained, and who made this training possible!

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Last Friday, The Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program became the new home for 39 smart, capable interns. We are so proud to have them come train here at UAB and experience the "excellence without ego" that makes our program exceptional.