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As I begin the transition to a new career, my hope is that the achievements we have accomplished together here at UAB will continue to multiply.

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For Juneteenth 2022, the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion put together a brief overview of the 157-year-old holiday and lists several ways to celebrate, including cooking traditional Juneteenth recipes, cultivating a reading list, and engaging in local activities.

Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH, and Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, announce the establishment of the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Association for LGBTQ+ faculty and allies.

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The Heersink School of Medicine is spotlighting each of the women selected for the Momentum in Medicine at UAB program and hosting one-on-one interviews to learn their stories. In May, Heersink communications sat down with Megann Bates Cain, Donna Bailer, and Dr. Cathy Fuller to hear what the program means to them.

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2022, Warner K. Huh, M.D., chair and professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), discusses his heritage and service at UAB.

Erin Yarbrough, associate vice president of Clinical Operations for UAB Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Dr. Will Ferniany Academic Medicine Leadership Award.

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On May 3, Casey Weaver, M.D., the Wyatt and Susan Haskell Endowed Chair for Medical Excellence in the Department of Pathology, was elected to the prestigious and esteemed National Academy of Sciences (NAS)—one of the highest honors offered to scientists in the U.S.

The UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation offers a weekend getaway for children with low vision and their families annually—an event that is fastened together by handfuls of volunteers and donations. During National Volunteer Week, Dawn DeCarlo O.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, explains how the event makes a lasting impact.

Last month, we passed a significant milestone with COVID-19: the two-year mark since the World Health Organization declared it a worldwide pandemic. Now, COVID-19 cases are decreasing and remain low. A new dawn is on the horizon for us individually and as a health care system.

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In part five of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion's Women's History Month series, Emergency Medicine Chair Marie-Carmelle Elie, M.D., shares her personal journey of becoming the first Black woman to be named a permanent chair of an academic emergency medicine department at a major American medical school.

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