The AMC21 School of Medicine Research Retreat met on Jan. 19, 2018, with focus on “Strategic Recruitment in the SOM.” As part of the AMC21-five-year goal to reach the top 20 in NIH funding, UAB will need to recruit a net of 80 to 84 funded faculty and retain and develop current faculty.
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an annual honor established to recognize the outstanding contributions made by faculty across the School of Medicine.
The School of Medicine is hosting its first Research Roundtable on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. This all-day event will spotlight the School of Medicine’s five research focus areas.
Leslie Hayes, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics in the UAB Department of Pediatrics, represented the UAB School of Medicine on a recent trip to South Africa to engage and teach health care leaders there.
Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH, associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Preventive Medicine, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Diversity Enhancement.
UAB is one of only three hospitals in the United States to receive a three-star ranking in each of the five categories of surgery.
New guidelines suggest exercise and cognitive training can help lower the risk of dementia for those with mild cognitive impairment.
Aaron Fobian, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology and researcher at the UAB School of Health Professions’ Nutrition Obesity Research Center, has been elected Councilor for The Obesity Society — Pediatric Obesity Section. Her term began Nov. 1, and she will serve for the next two years.
Michael Cox became the UAB Division of Transplantation’s 10,000th patient to receive a kidney transplant thanks to the generosity of a deceased donor. Tony Adams became kidney transplant recipient No. 10,001, with his gift coming from a living donor — his brother, Daniel. The transplants make UAB one of only three U.S. transplant programs to cross the 10,000-kidney transplant mark.
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