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The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System recently approved the establishment of the Emmet O’Neal II Endowed Professorship in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. This endowed professorship, funded from the bequest of O’Neal Industries in memory of Emmet O’Neal II, will support lung cancer research. O’Neal Cancer Center Senior Scientist Suzanne Lapi, Ph.D., has been appointed as the first holder of this endowed professorship. 

This November, I am reflecting on gratitude. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Heersink School of Medicine in a leadership capacity. The work we do here every day is vitally important for our patients, their families, and our communities.

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More than 40,000 women die annually from breast cancer. However, annual mammography can reduce this risk. Together, the UAB Departments of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) are encouraging women to prioritize their breast health and awareness.

A few weeks ago, I was presented with the annual UAB Medicine Pulse Survey results.

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Primary care is about more than just managing and maintaining physical health. The Pediatric Primary Care Clinic is providing mental health and additional services to treat the whole patient and improve outcomes.

This Primary Care Week, see how primary care providers and leaders across UAB and beyond are working together to meet Alabama's health care challenges and address critical shortages.

This month, I step into the interim dean role and look forward to leading in this capacity.

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As the Heersink School of Medicine grows, the leadership has defined four new research focus areas to grow over the next five to seven years. This part explores the last focus area, Brain Health and Disease Across the Lifespan.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is ranked fifth in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings.

Mona Fouad, M.D., senior associate dean of Diversity and Inclusion, joined UAB's Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as associate vice president on July 1. She will maintain her role as senior associate dean while also serving as the associate vice president.

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