Mariah Payne

Mariah Payne

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James Johnston, M.D., and Martina Gonzalez-Gomez, M.D., M.Sc., partnered to create a global surgery course to equip students with a holistic understanding of surgical care's pivotal role in public health, healthcare systems, and international development.
Bradley Yoder, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, introduces the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Group.
Vikas Dudeja, M.D., endowed professor in Gastrointestinal Oncology and director of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Pankaj Arora, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation's (ASCI) new active and international members for 2024.
Adrie J. C. Steyn, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Microbiology, and Hayden T. Pacl, an M.D.-Ph.D. student at the Heersink School of Medicine and first author of this study, are the latest winners of the Heersink School of Medicine's Featured Discovery. This initiative celebrates important research from Heersink faculty members.
Meghan Hofto, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and leader of the Pediatric Underserved and Global Health Scholars program, instructs both the Foundations of Global Health I and Foundations of Global Health II courses
Co-investigators Paul V. Benson, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Pathology, and Threnesan Naidoo, M.B.Ch.B., professor and head of Division of Forensic Pathology at Walter Sisulu University and president of the College of Forensic Pathologists of South Africa, are using forensic pathology to research tuberculosis (TB) in a partnership between UAB and the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban, South Africa.
Lillian Brady, Ph.D., Elizabeth Lucas, Ph.D., Michael Alec Owens, Ph.D., and Kirsten Schoonover, Ph.D., received their postgraduate degrees at UAB, went to another prestigious institution to complete their postdoctoral research, and returned to UAB for full-time positions. Today, they work in the UAB Department of Psychiatry and share their stories about the road back to UAB.

Anupam Agarwal, M.D., dean of the Heersink School of Medicine, welcomed 13 esteemed faculty members, their families, and Heersink School of Medicine leaders to the Wallace Tumor Institute on Nov. 14 to honor the new endowed chairs and professorships for their contributions to modern medicine and medical education.

Coming together in joy and unity with the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Asian Pacific Medical Student Association, UAB Medicine, and Asian American Pacific Islander Faculty Association on Nov. 15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for friendship, food, and dancing is just one way you can celebrate Diwali this year. Check out five other ways you can celebrate this joyful time.

The Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) partnered with its Black/African American Faculty Association to host a social mixer on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
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