Brit Blalock

Brit Blalock

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a new partnership with the American Society of Nephrology to launch the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX).
Irfan M. Asif, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UAB School of Medicine. Asif is a primary care physician with a specialization in sports and exercise medicine.
Nicholas Van Wagoner, M.D., Ph.D., has been promoted to associate dean for students. Van Wagoner holds two degrees from UAB and has been affiliated with the university for more than 20 years; he has served most recently as the assistant dean for students and as an associate professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Infectious Disease.
The commencement ceremony for the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is Saturday, May 19 in Bartow Arena, 617 13th St. South.
The All of Us Research Program is coming to Birmingham on May 6 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The program seeks to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs by asking one million people to help lead the way.
Rubin Pillay, Ph.D., M.D., MBA, has been named as one of the Healthcare Innovators Professional Society's (HIPS) first 15 councilors.
The 2018 graduating class of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine celebrated another successful Match Day on Friday, March 16.

UAB honored seven Outstanding Women during a special ceremony on March 15 in the UAB Alumni House. Three of those women have strong ties to the School of Medicine.

Cordelia Stearns, M.D., and Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, were selected to receive the 2018 Research and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Faculty Development Award. Both Stearns and Lindeman received $7,500, which will go toward the 2019 Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions.
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