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In September, our medical school was named due to a generous and historical gift of $95 million from the Heersink family. In Part 3 of the 3-part series, “Becoming Heersink,” we discuss what we can expect in the future, such as the creation of two new institutes, recruitment and retention packages, indirect values, and more, as well as how the gift will expand the scope and footprint of the school.

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The Heersink School of Medicine communications staff sat down with Dr. Erin Eun-Young Ahn to gain insights about this research, UAB, and the science community.

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 December, the Heersink communications team sat down with Amanda Chambers and Laura Hurst.

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In September, our medical school was named due to a generous and historical gift of $95 million from the Heersink family. In Part 2 of the 3-part series, “Becoming Heersink,” we discuss why this generous and historical gift of $95 million from the Heersink family is important today and what it means for our mission areas right now.

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Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, dean of the Heersink School of Medicine and senior vice president for Medicine, was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor for the class of 2021.

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2021 was marked by change, adaptability, and surprise. As we enter the holiday season and embark on a new chapter, Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, dean of the Heersink School of Medicine, reflects on gratitude and thankfulness.

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Brian Samuels, M.D., Ph.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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.

In September, our medical school welcomed a historic gift of $95 million from Dr. Marnix E. and Mary Heersink and their family, transforming the school into the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine.

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