Brit Blalock

Brit Blalock

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The Physician Scientist Development Office seeks volunteer preceptors to assist with its Physician Experience course (PSDO 230), which is designed for highly qualified undergraduates interested in careers in medicine and research.
Eighteen outstanding faculty members were named recipients of the 2019 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.
Ravi Bhatia, M.D., has been named interim director of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. Bhatia, who is the director of the UAB Division of Hematology and Oncology and has also served as deputy director of the O’Neal Cancer Center, is a globally known researcher and clinician.
Selwyn Vickers, M.D., FACS, senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American Surgical Association (ASA). The ASA was founded in 1880 and is the nation's oldest and most prestigious surgical organization.
The commencement ceremony for the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is Saturday, May 18 in Bartow Arena, 617 13th St. South. Doors open at noon, and the ceremony begins at 1 p.m.
Two School of Medicine have been elected to become members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Orlando Gutierrez, M.D., MMSc, is a professor in the Division of Nephrology, and Erik Roberson, M.D., is a professor in the Department of Neurology.

The School of Medicine communications staff sat down with Dr. Weaver to gain insights about his research, UAB and the science community.

UAB International Medical Education (IME) recently welcomed back eight medical students from their international clinical training electives in Kenya, Zambia and Peru. These fourth-year medical students were awarded scholarships by UAB IME to travel and train in Africa and South America.

The 2019 graduating class of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine celebrated another successful Match Day on Friday, March 15. With 98 percent of students matching into residency positions, UAB students will continue their medical education at 89 institutions in 30 states across the country.

David Rogers, M.D., MHPE, chief wellness officer, has released two new resources on One to help employees tackle stress management. 
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