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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.

DeWayne Tooson, M.D. ’91, who lost his daughter Jessica in 2018 when she was a 21-year-old college student has announced a new memorial scholarship to promote diversity in medicine and improve care access for mental health. 

CEO and Dean Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, hosted the recent Grand Rounds with Health and Wellbeing Activation Manager at Delta Air Lines, Anna Threadcraft. The presentation, titled “Workplace Wellbeing: Principles for cultivating an environment that thrives,” provided tools that help maintain well-being and encourage behaviors that can build a healthy workplace environment.

For Juneteenth 2022, the Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion put together a brief overview of the 157-year-old holiday and lists several ways to celebrate, including cooking traditional Juneteenth recipes, cultivating a reading list, and engaging in local activities.

Frances Lund, Ph.D., founding director of the Immunology Institute and professor in the Department of Microbiology, is donating her transition party funds to the Blazer Kitchen. These gifts will allow the kitchen to continue its support to ongoing Blazer Kitchen shoppers and help fulfill its expanding needs.

Leadership of the Committee on Responsible Research Practices reminds investigators, both clinical and basic, of some of actions they can take to avoid making errors that can lead to research misconduct allegations. 

Jill Hancock, clinical research coordinator in the Lifespan Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, found a connection to the local community in a unique way after moving to Birmingham from Louisiana—by volunteering at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Department of Medicine experts discuss ways seniors can take and maintain control of their health in several areas of wellness for Senior Health and Fitness Day.

During Mental Health Awareness Month in May, learn about ways to take care of mental well-being and available UAB resources.

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