Jessica Martindale

Jessica Martindale

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Adrienne C. Lahti, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Anindya Dutta, Ph.D., MBBS, has been named chair of the Department of Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Gregory Payne, M.D., Ph.D., has been named assistant director of the Medical Scientist Training Program.

Cristin Gavin, Ph.D., has been named assistant dean for undergraduate biomedical programs.

Warner K. Huh, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Rett J. Grover, MSHA, MBA, has been named chief executive officer of UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics.
The UAB Department of Ophthalmology has changed its name to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, a move to reflect the comprehensive scope of services the department provides ranging from state-of-the-art patient care, comprehensive education for the next generation of ophthalmologists, and groundbreaking research.
Glaucoma affects more than 3 million people in the United States and is the leading cause of blindness in African-Americans.
Comprehensive eye exams can detect a variety of eye conditions that, left untreated in a child, could result in partial or complete loss of vision later in life.
This study will explore the role of biomechanical differences in the optic nerve that may explain why individuals of African descent are at greatest risk of developing glaucoma.
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