Drs. Axley and Shipley IM Residents Page Axley, MD (PGY3) and Lindsey Shipley, MD (PGY1) recently published a review of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. The publication was listed as one of the top 10 most read articles in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News in 2018. It discusses the growth of NAFLD and its relation to obesity. Congrats, Drs. Axley and Shipley!

Speer Tolwani Stofan webL to R: UAB pharmacist Dr. Rajesh Speer, nephrologist Dr. Ashita Tolwani and UAB research nurse Brenda Stofan, RN.Ashita Tolwani, MD (Professor, Nephrology) has established the Tolwani Innovation Fund in Nephrology that will support investigators in their pursuit of product development and innovation for kidney-related diseases. This fund was inspired by Dr. Tolwani's experience developing an anticoagulant solution that can be safely administered to patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy in the ICU. The solution is now patented, and the Division hopes to spur similar innovation with this fund.

Physician Reception 2019UAB Medicine held a reception on Monday in honor of physicians that excelled in patient communication during the 2017-2018 measurement period. The Department of Medicine had over fifty clinicians earn this recognition for “Top Box” Scores of 95 or higher. Kudos to all for this phenomenal achievement! View Honorees.

L to R: Drs. Leah Leisch, Rob Rosenthal (OPXE), Gaurav Jain (OPXE), Philip Chapman, Suzanne Bergman, Grant Williams, Jim Raper, Lou Bridges, and Gina Dobbs

IM Residents at Hope LodgeL to R: Drs. Anjali Das, Cameron Pywell, Cameron White, Jamey Hammock, Maritza Pantoja, and Johnathan KalehoffIn the spirit of the season, Internal Medicine Residents prepared and served dinner to patients undergoing cancer treatment and their families at the American Cancer Society Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge this week. The annual service event sponsored by the resident wellness committee offers residents an opportunity to make a difference for cancer patients outside of the hospital. They report it was a wonderful way to spend #TacoTuesday.

IM ResidentsThe Department was delighted to ring in the season with a special evening at the Birmingham Museum of Art on Sunday. Music by live jazz guitarist Cashmere Williams and a special showing of the Cargo Collection, made the holiday celebration merry and bright. Warm holiday wishes to all who couldn’t enjoy the fun!