Mary Ashley Canevaro

Mary Ashley Canevaro

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On Monday, Aug. 23, Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D., director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Paul Goepfert, M.D., director of the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic, gave an update of current COVID-19 news and answered questions live from the community and media.

Tyler Gaston, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, found a meaningful way to give back to her patients during the COVID-19 pandemic by joining the Alabama Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation.

Doug Bentley, MPH, is the new director of Research Administration, Shared Services, in the School of Medicine. Bentley aims to accelerate research endeavors and funding across the school by assisting investigative teams with the administrative portion of grant submissions.

A new program in the School of Medicine, the Committee on Responsible Research Practices (CRRP), has been established to improve the handling of research misconduct cases.

On Monday, Aug. 9, Paul Goepfert, M.D., director of the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic, and Michael Saag, M.D., professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, discussed the current state of COVID-19 in Alabama and beyond in a webinar panel series called “What’s new with COVID-19?”

Ninecia Scott, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology, has been named a 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program Fellow.

Shaila Handattu, Ph.D., was recently named executive director in the UAB School of Medicine Office of Research—a newly-created position that became effective on June 15.

This summer, MS2s Jessica Wu and Geoffrey Bostany are working on forward-thinking projects in the lab of Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH, director of the Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Gay and Bew White Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology.

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

Pittman CAMS made lasting impressions on medical giants for over four decades. As we prepare for the new Altec Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building, we honor the important place in UAB's history Pittman CAMS has had, as well as Dean James A. Pittman, Jr., M.D.—to whom the building was dedicated.

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