Carter Jackson
Above: Dr. Jackson and Dr. Carter sign into Zoom to co-lead session. 

Professor Elizabeth Jackson, M.D., MPH, and Associate Professor Christy Carter, Ph.D., facilitate a nine-session training series that explores the art of mentorship through case studies. Both DOM faculty—Dr. Jackson in Cardiovascular Disease and Dr. Carter in Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care—see it as an important investment in the future of academic medicine. The sessions focus on different aspects of the mentor-mentee relationship, with a cross-cutting theme of communication. The two facilitators bring diverse experience and perspective to helping others cultivate this career-enhancing skill. The course is offered virtually to investigators from any level across the CCTS partner network, and participants who complete all sessions receive a certificate.

Cardio Oncology

Internal Medicine residents Drs. Karen Campbell, Bria Carrithers, David Heaner, and Natasha Mehra were selected as 2022 Primary Care Scholars. The Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program established Primary Care Scholars in 2017 to promote the growth of primary care physicians. The program gives residents the opportunity to experience high-performing outpatient practices, gain understanding of team-based primary care, and to develop into future leaders of primary care. Congratulations to each of you!

Cardio Oncology

Staff Diversity Liaisons group was created by the Heersink School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion to increase support and programming for the professional advancement of underrepresented staff. The Department of Medicine has six representatives who serve as a part of this group to provide feedback on priorities, initiatives, and activities. These individuals are passionate about promoting diversity and creating a culture of inclusion for people from all genders, ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Get to know how these representatives see and celebrate diversity at UAB.

Cardio Oncology

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.

Cardio Oncology  Pictured Above: (L to R): Ladonnan Elliott, Dr. Qing Zhao, Wayne Duck, Dr. Doug Morgan, Shane Wiley, and Dr. Chuck Elson

The Department of Medicine is delighted to celebrate Lennard "Wayne" Duck, Scientist I, in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as the inaugural winner of the DOM STAR Award for Staff Excellence. Duck received an overwhelming number of nominations from faculty, staff, and colleagues expressing the ways he embodies UAB’s shared values. With over 29 years of experience in research laboratory at UAB, Duck has truly made a lasting impression on the people around him. Congratulations!