Brit Blalock

Brit Blalock

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Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH, professor and vice chair for outcomes in the Department of Pediatrics and director of UAB’s Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, has received the Northwestern Mutual Award for Excellence in Childhood Cancer Survivorship from The American Society of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology (ASPHO).
UAB International Medical Education (IME) has designed an engaging training elective in partnership with Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU) in Taiwan that includes all arrangements for flights, daily transportation, on-site support, housing and meals.
On Wednesday, Jan. 30 at noon, Selwyn M Vickers, M.D., FACS, senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine, will give the annual State of the School presentation. Please mark your calendars. Lunch will be provided while supplies last.
Three School of Medicine faculty projects were selected for AMC21 2018-2019 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.
On Friday, Nov. 16, MS1s Kara Kichler, Paris Malensek, Cassidy Baldwin and Steven Cochrun teamed up with MS4 David Osula and Harish Doppalapudi, M.D. to lead a cardiology workshop at George W. Carver High School. The instructional session concluded by teaching the students how to take a blood pressure reading.
Laura B. Kezar, M.D., professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical Education and recently retired associate dean for students in the School of Medicine, co-wrote an article published in Academic Medicine describing the need to update Technical Standards for medical education.

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

Earlier this year, fourth-year medical students had the opportunity to submit proposals for potential study trips to underserved communities around the globe. Of those applicants, eight students received study abroad scholarships from UAB’s International Medical Education (UAB IME).
Etty “Tika” Benveniste, Ph.D., has been named the senior vice dean for Basic Sciences at UAB School of Medicine by Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., F.A.C.S., senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the UAB School of Medicine.

Todd Jenkins, M.D., MSHA, FACOG, has been named the interim chair for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology effective October 1, 2018.

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