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The UAB Heersink School of Medicine Office of Research introduces new faculty for September-December 2021. Please join the Heersink School of Medicine and the Heersink School of Medicine Office of Research in welcoming these new faculty.

Eric Wallace, M.D., UAB medical director of Telehealth and associate professor in the Division of Nephrology, was recently nominated and selected as the 2021 Community Star of Alabama by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. Wallace will be honored on National Rural Health Day on Nov. 18 for his vast efforts in telehealth and innovation across the state of Alabama.

For patients with complex pediatric conditions, transitioning to adult care can be challenging. UAB and Children’s of Alabama have established the Staging Transition for Every Patient (STEP) Program to help these patients receive uninterrupted, expert care as they transition into the adult care model.
Stefanie Krick, M.D., Ph.D., and Chad Petit, Ph.D., have been named the new assistant directors for research for the Medical Scientist Training Program in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine.
Third-year medical student Abigail Kraus was recently awarded the 2021 AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. The award will provide her a $5,000 stipend to support her while she conducts her research project titled “Defining the role of endothelin-1 in hyperoxia-induced kidney damage.”
Latesha Elopre, M.D., MSPH, has been named assistant dean for Medical Education Diversity & Inclusion, a new position established in the UAB School of Medicine to support recruiting underrepresented medical students into UAB residency and fellowship programs and providing critical engagement and support for URIM trainees in the learning environment.

The UAB Pancreatobiliary Disease Center (PDC) has named two new leaders in the areas of medical oncology and pathology.

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