InnoHack 2018 chose the opioid crisis as the biggest health care crisis facing Alabama and assigned the 80 competing professionals and students with the task to “hack” for 24 hours and find solutions to the opioid crisis in Jefferson County. School of Medicine student Judi Hakim was on the team that took home first place and won $2,500.
Clinical trials from the final Department of Medicine divisions recently went live in OnCore, marking the successful completion of another major phase of the implementation plan. OnCore is replacing the older, and no longer supported, SiteMinder system.
Jennifer Gordetsky, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, is the junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching.
Many patients who live in rural areas will not have to travel as far to see their doctors thanks to a new grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The federal agency granted UAB $495,877 to grow its telehealth network.
UAB is looking for a problem to solve — one that unites its expertise around a large-scale issue — and plans to select its Grand Challenge in a universitywide competition that kicks off this spring. Learn more from Research Vice President Christopher Brown, Ph.D., during a town hall meeting 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Alumni House.
David K.C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., was presented the prestigious John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award by the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine during a Jan. 19 ceremony held in Houston. 
In animal experiments, a human-derived glioblastoma significantly regressed when treated with the combination of an experimental enzyme inhibitor and the standard glioblastoma chemotherapy drug, temozolomide.
The School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion celebrated its second annual Diversity Fair with food, drinks and entertainment. The 2018 Diversity Fair welcomed approximately 700 guests from across UAB Medicine.
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