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In part five of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion's Women's History Month series, Emergency Medicine Chair Marie-Carmelle Elie, M.D., shares her personal journey of becoming the first Black woman to be named a permanent chair of an academic emergency medicine department at a major American medical school.

The Heersink School of Medicine is spotlighting each of the women selected for the Momentum in Medicine at UAB program and hosting one-on-one interviews to learn their stories. In March, the Heersink communications team sat down with Jill Horton, Stephanie McClinton, and Cynthia Ransburg-Brown.

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A new program of AIDS Alabama, the Way Station, is working to fill longstanding and critical gaps in the Birmingham community by offering a shelter for homeless youth ages 18-24. Three adolescent medicine experts weigh in on the preventive nature of the new shelter.

Women’s History Month is a celebration. It’s a time to admire and respect women's contributions throughout history, but also a time to re-energize our efforts towards equality and equity for the rest of the year.

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In our final installment of Meet medicine leadership, the communications team sat down with LaKisha Mack to discuss her trajectory from student worker to senior associate dean, how she learned to think beyond black-and-white as a thought leader, and why she mentors ten women per week.

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This week, the communications team sat down with Ascension St. Vincent’s CEO Jason Alexander to talk about how he plans to work with UAB in the coming year, what excites him about the Alliance, and how he stays well through stress.

The Heersink School of Medicine is spotlighting each of the women selected for the Momentum in Medicine at UAB program and hosting one-on-one interviews to learn their stories. In February, the Heersink communications team sat down with Catherine Brown, Paige Dorman, and Rachael Lee, M.D.

This week in Meet medicine leadership, Reid Jones, CEO of UAB Medicine, talks about about his 30-year career at UAB, what it was like to work with UAB giants Arnold "Gil" Diethelm, M.D., and John Kirklin, M.D., and his vision as the UAB Health System moves forward.

Black History Month is a dedicated time to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of Black/African American individuals in American history. My hope is that it will serve as a reminder to all of us across the health system to continue building trust with our patients, continue our work in diverse communities, and influence growth and prevention across our cities all year long. 

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