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Erin Yarbrough, associate vice president of Clinical Operations for UAB Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Dr. Will Ferniany Academic Medicine Leadership Award.

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On May 3, Casey Weaver, M.D., the Wyatt and Susan Haskell Endowed Chair for Medical Excellence in the Department of Pathology, was elected to the prestigious and esteemed National Academy of Sciences (NAS)—one of the highest honors offered to scientists in the U.S.

The UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation offers a weekend getaway for children with low vision and their families annually—an event that is fastened together by handfuls of volunteers and donations. During National Volunteer Week, Dawn DeCarlo O.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, explains how the event makes a lasting impact.

Last month, we passed a significant milestone with COVID-19: the two-year mark since the World Health Organization declared it a worldwide pandemic. Now, COVID-19 cases are decreasing and remain low. A new dawn is on the horizon for us individually and as a health care system.

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In part five of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion's Women's History Month series, Emergency Medicine Chair Marie-Carmelle Elie, M.D., shares her personal journey of becoming the first Black woman to be named a permanent chair of an academic emergency medicine department at a major American medical school.

The Heersink School of Medicine is spotlighting each of the women selected for the Momentum in Medicine at UAB program and hosting one-on-one interviews to learn their stories. In March, the Heersink communications team sat down with Jill Horton, Stephanie McClinton, and Cynthia Ransburg-Brown.

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A new program of AIDS Alabama, the Way Station, is working to fill longstanding and critical gaps in the Birmingham community by offering a shelter for homeless youth ages 18-24. Three adolescent medicine experts weigh in on the preventive nature of the new shelter.

Women’s History Month is a celebration. It’s a time to admire and respect women's contributions throughout history, but also a time to re-energize our efforts towards equality and equity for the rest of the year.

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In our final installment of Meet medicine leadership, the communications team sat down with LaKisha Mack to discuss her trajectory from student worker to senior associate dean, how she learned to think beyond black-and-white as a thought leader, and why she mentors ten women per week.

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