Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH, a distinguished pediatric oncologist with a strong interest in cancer outcomes, will be join the School of Medicine to tackle the health challenges cancer survivors face during and after treatment.
Eminent leaders are set to gather twice annually to serve as advocates for the School of Medicine, as well as advisers on strategy, philanthropic initiatives and community engagement, to help the school become the preferred academic medical center of the 21st century.
The discovery could have therapeutic ramifications for conditions including dementia, age-related memory loss or even post-traumatic stress disorder.
A unique philanthropic partnership between Research to Prevent Blindness, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, and Susan and Dowd Ritter will fund ophthalmology research.
Starting this fall, the School of Medicine will add a new technique to the admissions interview process to assess qualities essential to being a physician that go beyond academic ability.