UAB Heersink School of Medicine News

UAB Heersink School of Medicine News

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The Heersink School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB are consistently working toward eliminating cervical cancer as a public health problem through cancer screening accessibility, public awareness, and innovative research.
Last November, representatives of the Wolverine Foundation, which funds research of rare diseases, arrived at UAB for the dedication of a bench honoring Bertrand Might, who passed away in 2020 at age 12 from a rare neurodegenerative condition.
In October, UAB announced a $5 million gift to establish the James Milton and Sallie R. Johnson Fund to Support Alzheimer’s Disease Research in the Department of Neurology and the UAB Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics.
On July 1, 2022, Renee Heffron, Ph.D., MPH, joined the Heersink School of Medicine as the new director of the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), one of the first seven CFARs established by the National Institutes of Health in 1988.
From October 2021 to February 2022, nine pediatric patients in Alabama were diagnosed with severe hepatitis. Pediatric physicians from the Heersink School of Medicine and Children’s of Alabama began investigating the unusual cluster.
On October 17, UAB announced that three Heersink School of Medicine faculty members were invited to join the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors that a physician or scientist in the United States can receive.
An incredible year has passed since the September 2021 announcement of a transformational $95 million gift from longtime UAB supporter Marnix E. Heersink, M.D.

The Orientation Leaders (OLs) for your orientation week have been selected! They will be working hard to make sure your orientation is fun, informative, and welcoming. We will introduce the entire group through the final two editions of Vital Signs so you can get to know them before Orientation in July. Meet group 2 below!

The Orientation Leaders (OLs) for your orientation week have been selected! They will be working hard to make sure your orientation is fun, informative, and welcoming. We will introduce the entire group through the final two editions Vital Signs so you can get to know them before Orientation in July. Meet Group 1 below!

As their first year of medical school comes to a close, our co-coordinators reached out to MS1s LC, Ataya, Ben, and Jamie to chat about what this year has meant to them, what they’ve enjoyed the most, and how it has lived up to, or differed from, their expectations.

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