corley12015 School of Medicine graduate James Earl Corley, M.D., and his mother, Denise Williams.For the adventurous set, living the dream means waking up, hopping on a plane at a moment’s notice, and diving into cultures around the world. For 2015 UAB School of Medicine graduate James Earl Corley, M.D., and his mother, Denise Williams, that dream became daily life when they competed on the 27th season of "The Amazing Race." After years of wanting to compete on CBS’s round-the-world reality show, the filming schedule fell between Corley’s graduation and the beginning of his residency program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

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ErikSummerPreviewAlumnus Erik Summers, M.D., is section chief of hospital medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. The UAB School of Medicine is in Erik Summers, M.D.’s cultural and literal DNA.

“My paternal great uncle was Dr. Garber Galbraith and two of my big mentors growing up were Dr. John Kirklin and Dr. Tinsley Harrison,” Summers, a 1997 graduate, says. “The reason I’m a hospitalist today is because of them. Interestingly, I helped establish hospital medicine

Dr. Bhavika Patel in the Teaching Kitchen 2Dr. Bhavika Patel in the Teaching KitchenMedical students and family medicine residents at the College of Community Health Sciences who are taking The University of Alabama’s new Culinary Medicine elective had their first class January 26. The course is a partnership of UA’s College of Community Health Sciences - which serves as the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus

RS14487 Herbert Chen 11Department of Surgery Chair Herbert Chen. M.D.Growing up, Herbert Chen M.D., FACS, always believed he would one day follow in his father’s footsteps. The elder Chen was an orthopedic surgeon who, with his wife, had emigrated from Taiwan to the United States. Eventually, the family settled in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Vaishnavi 1Medical Scientist Training Program alumnus Sandeep Vaishnavi, M.D., Ph.D.What do football players, military combat personnel, and victims of motor vehicle accidents have in common? All of them experience higher rates of traumatic brain injury, says Sandeep Vaishnavi, M.D. ’02, Ph.D. ’00. Since his days as a student in the School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist

Corey Duke 1Corey Duke, second-year class president and founder of Magic City MedcastFor second-year class president Corey Duke, developing a podcast has provided a creative outlet that he and other medical students, especially those with liberal arts backgrounds, had been missing.

Last summer, Duke had the idea to create a podcast