Nominations are now open for the 2018 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an annual honor established to recognize the outstanding contributions made by faculty across the School of Medicine.
The School of Medicine is hosting its first Research Roundtable on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. This all-day event will spotlight the School of Medicine’s five research focus areas.
Leslie Hayes, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics in the UAB Department of Pediatrics, represented the UAB School of Medicine on a recent trip to South Africa to engage and teach health care leaders there.
Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH, associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Preventive Medicine, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Diversity Enhancement.
UAB is one of only three hospitals in the United States to receive a three-star ranking in each of the five categories of surgery.
New guidelines suggest exercise and cognitive training can help lower the risk of dementia for those with mild cognitive impairment.
Aaron Fobian, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology and researcher at the UAB School of Health Professions’ Nutrition Obesity Research Center, has been elected Councilor for The Obesity Society — Pediatric Obesity Section. Her term began Nov. 1, and she will serve for the next two years.
Michael Cox became the UAB Division of Transplantation’s 10,000th patient to receive a kidney transplant thanks to the generosity of a deceased donor. Tony Adams became kidney transplant recipient No. 10,001, with his gift coming from a living donor — his brother, Daniel. The transplants make UAB one of only three U.S. transplant programs to cross the 10,000-kidney transplant mark.
The Lupus Research Alliance recently awarded UAB a one-year grant of $250,000 to investigate a new explanation for how lupus develops and the reason some people, particularly African-Americans, are at a greater risk for flare-ups and kidney disease.
The UAB Department of Surgery has joined the National Institutes of Health SIREN network. SIREN will coordinate and lead high-quality multisite clinical trials to improve outcomes for patients who experience neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma emergency events.
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