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MS4 Khawla “Shefa” Suhaila was awarded the 2022-23 Selected Professions Fellowship from the American Association of University Women.
In the last feature of our 2022 Pride Month series, the Department of Medicine has collaborated with the Heersink Office for Diversity and Inclusion to shine a light on how the school is working to expand the perspectives of its medical students through the Health Equity Scholars (HES) program.

Nine students from the UAB Heersink School of Medicine were named in the 2022-2023 class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, a group of graduate students across Alabama who will spend the next year implementing service projects designed to address social factors that impact health. 

When Caroline Harada, M.D., and Stephanie Berger, M.D., took over as course directors for Patient, Doctor and Society three years ago, they not only brought their passions for community service and education on social determinants of health, they also incorporated an active learning format to engage students in small group discussions throughout the course.

In the fall of 2020, James Harris, MS3, was compelled by the uncertainties of the pandemic to find ways to help homeless populations in Birmingham. He started Run 2 Rebuild, an organization that provides a support network, motivation, and physical fitness education to the men of Jimmie Hale Mission.

Candace Adedokun, M.D., is the president and founder of Dynamic Health—an organization committed to improving the health of individuals through personalized coaching and providing education to future physicians.

Ankit Bansal, rising MS3, helped accomplish two major changes at Equal Access Birmingham during the pandemic.

Health Equity Scholars is a competitive three-year program designed to develop physician leaders with the knowledge and skills to promote health equity for medically underserved communities.  

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Registration is open online for the virutal 2020 Heart + Sole 5K, which raises money for Equal Access Birmingham, the School of Medicine's student-run healthcare clinic.
Four students were selected from UAB School of Medicine as Albert Schweitzer Fellows for the 2020-21 class.
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