Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D.

Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D.

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As an academic medical center, diversity is absolutely essential for driving innovation, belonging, and success. In fact, it would be difficult to overstate the value that the many different types of diversity convey to our community or the importance of developing a culture of inclusion that gives our diversity scope.
First and foremost, I’d like to thank everyone who completed the ModernThink survey sent out earlier this year. The School of Medicine had an impressive participation rate of 46%, and I appreciate so many of you taking the time to thoughtfully respond.
Here at UAB Medicine, we’re focused on cultivating a work environment that values wellness in each aspect of an individual’s life—be it emotional, physical, intellectual, social, or occupational. UAB Medicine leaders know that by creating programs and opportunities to support each of these facets of wellness, we’ll enhance our community in meaningful and lasting ways.
As our research and education mission areas have grown here at UAB Medicine, so has our clinical impact. In 2011, the first iteration of the AMC21 plan included the creation of strategic service lines in order to better support that clinical growth.
It is with great excitement that we announce a new upcoming mailing featuring resources for women faculty and staff.
Over the last several years, we’ve realized that in order to further our research strength and growth, our institution must stand on a solid foundation of cores and infrastructure.
Since its establishment in 2008, the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has worked tirelessly to reduce the burden of disease and disparities in health outcomes that disproportionately affect the underserved minority and special (i.e., socioeconomically disadvantaged, rural) populations within our region.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, I want to reflect on some of the many ways women have impacted, shaped, and led our academic medical institution throughout the years. Since the medical school’s earliest days, women have played a vital role in its development and success.
Last month we discussed all the progress and success the School of Medicine has experienced over the past five years, and I remain deeply proud of all of you for your efforts in helping us reach so many significant goals. But the question now is how do we frame the next five years to produce even more accomplishments and growth?
I’m proud to say that over the past five years, the School of Medicine—as a part of the broader enterprise of UAB and UAB Medicine—has experienced outstanding growth in all areas of our mission: clinical care, education, research, and beyond.
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