Since his days as a student in the School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Sandeep Vaishnavi, M.D. ’02, Ph.D. ’00 has been studying a silent epidemic.
Growing up, Herbert Chen M.D., FACS, always believed he would one day follow in his father’s footsteps. But, through the influence and guidance of mentors, he charted his own path to become an internationally renowned surgeon-scientist specializing in endocrine cancers.
Inflammation, infection, and immunity affect essentially every disease that is studied and treated at UAB, including diseases that are particularly common in Alabama and the South such as cardiovascular disease, obesity and cancer.
Neurosurgery residents often spend 80 hours a week performing operations and patient consults, attending rounds, and answering late-night pages. But last year, the UAB Department of Neurosurgery’s 15 residents also managed to publish 75 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
The legacy of Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D., extends far beyond the bust of his likeness displayed in front of the building bearing his name on University Boulevard.
The JCMS directed its gifts toward the principal of its endowed scholarship as well as a sponsored scholarship, enabling five students to receive support for the 2013-14 year while making an investment in generations of future students.
William B. Deal, M.D., made a lasting impact on the School of Medicine as its dean from 1997 to 2004, laying the groundwork for its current and future growth.
William W. Featheringill knew a thing or two about building successful health-care enterprises in Alabama, and he always considered UAB to be a good investment.
Doris Sturgis Phillips, M.D., was one of only four women admitted to the School of Medicine Class of 1950, and she immediately faced a challenge familiar to many students today: finding the funds to support her goal of becoming a physician. She's now established a need-based scholarship to help Alabama students pay for their medical education.
Bobby Jack Armstrong’s 11-year fight against head and neck cancer ended in 2012, but the daughters of the Montgomery businessman and community leader are determined to fight their own battle in his memory.