SPARC, a UAB Medicine and Medscape innovation initiative, awarded three winners shared funding of $40,000 in grants for quality improvement projects at the end of 2016. The winners recently shared their outcomes and insights from their projects approximately a year after receiving the funding.
Preterm neonates who are exposed to caffeine within the first seven days after birth have reduced incidence and severity of acute kidney injuries than neonates who did not, according to findings from the Neonatal Kidney Collaborative’s Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury Epidemiology in Neonates study, published in JAMA Pediatrics.
The annual Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Conference was held this year in San Francisco from March 28 – April 1. The 2018 conference was entitled, “Embracing Our Diversity: Filling the Gaps and Building the Future,” and included five attendees from the UAB chapter of the SNMA at UAB School of Medicine.
Nathaniel Harnett and Kirsten Schoonover are at the front of the pack in a national effort to increase diversity in neuroscience.The two UAB graduate students—and just 10 other predoctorates from underrepresented backgrounds across the United States—won inaugural neuroscience awards last year from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, or NINDS.
On January 19, the School of Medicine assembled nearly 100 faculty representing departments, centers and institutes as well as other campus leaders for its annual AMC21 research retreat. AMC21 is UAB Medicine's strategic plan to become the Preferred Academic Medical Center of the 21st Century.

At UAB School of Medicine resources and opportunities are boundless, however our best asset is our students. We are proud of the diversity of experience, background, and interests that our students hold and contribute to their class each year. Read about and get to know four of our current MS1s.

Crayton “Tony” Fargason, M.D., has assumed an additional role at UAB Medicine as the Director of Neurodevelopmental Initiatives. Fargason will serve a key coordinating role between the UAB School of Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics and Children’s of Alabama.
The UAB School of Medicine ranks among the nation’s best medical schools, according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools Rankings.”
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