• Transplant programs more than 8,200 miles apart form key partnership
    Transplant programs more than 8,200 miles apart form key partnership After providing UAB's School of Medicine with HIV-positive deceased donor transplant protocols, UAB aims to return the favor to Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa by providing paired exchange transplant training.
    Written on February 23, 2018 Read 56 times
  • Become a mentor for the UAB Summer Science Research Institute
    Become a mentor for the UAB Summer Science Research Institute The Center for Community OutReach Development (CORD) is recruiting outstanding students and research laboratory sponsors to mentor students for the 2018 program. CORD recently received funding for the 2018 edition of the CORD Summer Science Research Internships for High School and Community College Students program.
    Written on February 21, 2018 Read 251 times
  • Participate in Rare Disease Genomics Symposium held at Children's of Alabama
    Participate in Rare Disease Genomics Symposium held at Children's of Alabama Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Department of Genetics and the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will host the 5th annual Rare Disease Genomics Symposium on Friday, March 2, at 8 a.m. in the Bradley Lecture Center. The day-long conference is open to the public and will commemorate Rare Disease Day.
    Written on February 20, 2018 Read 338 times
  • UAB research funding continues to increase
    UAB research funding continues to increase UAB ranked 15th nationally among public universities in research expenditures and topped $238 million in NIH funding for FY 2016. The School of Medicine received $186 million of that funding in 2016, with that number expected to top $195 million in 2017.
    Written on February 20, 2018 Read 304 times
  • Match Day 2018 set for March 16
    Match Day 2018 set for March 16 The School of Medicine will celebrate Match Day 2018 on Friday, March 16, at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, when members of the graduating class learn in which medical specialties they have “matched” and where they will carry out their residency trainings.
    Written on February 20, 2018 Read 432 times
  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Deniz Peker, M.D.
    Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Deniz Peker, M.D. Deniz Peker, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, is the junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Mentorship.
    Written on February 20, 2018 Read 292 times
  • Call for proposals: UAB GME Works for Well-Being
    The UAB Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office is currently accepting proposals for an initiative that exclusively aims to improve physician wellness at UAB.
    Written on February 16, 2018 Read 380 times
  • UAB surgeons explain 'Stop the Bleed' initiative and why more kits are needed
    UAB surgeons explain 'Stop the Bleed' initiative and why more kits are needed UAB joined the Stop the Bleed campaign in 2017, and provided on-site trauma kits and training at Homewood High School. UAB News recently broadcasted a livestream in which UAB physicians demonstrated how to use Stop the Bleed kits in the event of a mass incident.
    Written on February 14, 2018 Read 463 times
  • A blueprint for future blood-nerve barrier and peripheral nerve disease research
    A blueprint for future blood-nerve barrier and peripheral nerve disease research Human peripheral nerves — all the nerves outside of the central nervous system — are protected by the blood-nerve barrier. Researchers have detailed, for the first time, the normal human transcriptome of the blood-nerve barrier.
    Written on February 14, 2018 Read 415 times
  • 'A river of trauma' leads to six Bronze Stars
    'A river of trauma' leads to six Bronze Stars Members of an Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team based at UAB are awarded Bronze Stars for their actions while deployed overseas. During their four-month tour at that casualty collection point, the team performed early, potentially lifesaving surgery to wounded American military personnel.
    Written on February 14, 2018 Read 595 times
  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Hussein Abdullatif, M.D.
    Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Hussein Abdullatif, M.D. Hussein Abdullatif, M.D., professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching.
    Written on February 14, 2018 Read 882 times
  • Learn about precision medicine, and earn CME credit hours
    Learn about precision medicine, and earn CME credit hours On March 10, the Medical Alumni Association is hosting an exciting Continuing Medical Education (CME) program focused on precision medicine. If you attend all sessions, along with the luncheon, you can earn up to 5.5 CME credit hours.
    Written on February 14, 2018 Read 459 times
  • Faculty projects funded through 2018 Multi-PI Awards

    The purpose of these grants is to enable School of Medicine faculty members to organize and integrate multidisciplinary teams of accomplished investigators who will compete successfully for long-term support from funding agencies.

    Written on February 13, 2018 Read 943 times
  • Enter your art in SOM Art Competition & Show
    Enter your art in SOM Art Competition & Show

    The 2018 School of Medicine Art Competition & Show is now accepting entries through Feb. 26. The art show, co-sponsored by the Alabama Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha and the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, will be held on Tuesday, April 10, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

    Written on February 09, 2018 Read 657 times
  • InnoHack competitors team up to fight Alabama’s opioid crisis
    InnoHack 2018 chose the opioid crisis as the biggest health care crisis facing Alabama and assigned the 80 competing professionals and students with the task to “hack” for 24 hours and find solutions to the opioid crisis in Jefferson County. School of Medicine student Judi Hakim was on the team that took home first place and won $2,500.
    Written on February 07, 2018 Read 683 times
  • All Department of Medicine divisions now live in OnCore
    All Department of Medicine divisions now live in OnCore Clinical trials from the final Department of Medicine divisions recently went live in OnCore, marking the successful completion of another major phase of the implementation plan. OnCore is replacing the older, and no longer supported, SiteMinder system.
    Written on February 07, 2018 Read 674 times
  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Jennifer Gordetsky, M.D.
    Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Jennifer Gordetsky, M.D. Jennifer Gordetsky, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, is the junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching.
    Written on February 07, 2018 Read 796 times
  • Grant to add 19 new Alabama telehealth locations
    Grant to add 19 new Alabama telehealth locations Many patients who live in rural areas will not have to travel as far to see their doctors thanks to a new grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The federal agency granted UAB $495,877 to grow its telehealth network.
    Written on February 07, 2018 Read 722 times
  • Wanted: Bold ideas for Grand Challenge
    Wanted: Bold ideas for Grand Challenge UAB is looking for a problem to solve — one that unites its expertise around a large-scale issue — and plans to select its Grand Challenge in a universitywide competition that kicks off this spring. Learn more from Research Vice President Christopher Brown, Ph.D., during a town hall meeting 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Alumni House.
    Written on February 07, 2018 Read 472 times
  • Xenotransplant's Cooper honored with national John P. McGovern Award
    Xenotransplant's Cooper honored with national John P. McGovern Award David K.C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., was presented the prestigious John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award by the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine during a Jan. 19 ceremony held in Houston. 
    Written on February 07, 2018 Read 661 times
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