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UAB’s Huntsville Regional Medical Campus held its Inaugural Research Day on Tuesday, April 3. Roger Smalligan, M.D., MPH, regional dean, and Dr. Farrah Ibrahim, M.D., FACP, residency program director for the Huntsville Internal Medicine residency program, developed the oral and poster competition mirroring similar endeavors held at state and national medical conferences.
Kierstin Kennedy, M.D., M.S.H.A., Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, have been named Chief of Hospital Medicine effective March 31, 2018.

At UAB School of Medicine resources and opportunities are boundless, however our best asset is our students. We are proud of the diversity of experience, background, and interests that our students hold and contribute to their class each year. Read about and get to know four of our current MS1s.

Crayton “Tony” Fargason, M.D., has assumed an additional role at UAB Medicine as the Director of Neurodevelopmental Initiatives. Fargason will serve a key coordinating role between the UAB School of Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics and Children’s of Alabama.
Rex Cardan, Ph.D., a medical physicist with UAB for nearly 7 years, was officially named the lead physicist for the Proton International therapy center at UAB.
Huntsville Regional Medical Campus students, family medicine and internal medicine residents, full-time and volunteer faculty, and their dean, Roger Smalligan, M.D., MPH, had three oral presentations and six posters accepted to the Southern Regional Meeting (SRM) that took place Feb. 22-24 in New Orleans.
Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Department of Genetics and the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will host the 5th annual Rare Disease Genomics Symposium on Friday, March 2, at 8 a.m. in the Bradley Lecture Center. The day-long conference is open to the public and will commemorate Rare Disease Day.
On March 10, the Medical Alumni Association is hosting an exciting Continuing Medical Education (CME) program focused on precision medicine. If you attend all sessions, along with the luncheon, you can earn up to 5.5 CME credit hours.
InnoHack 2018 chose the opioid crisis as the biggest health care crisis facing Alabama and assigned the 80 competing professionals and students with the task to “hack” for 24 hours and find solutions to the opioid crisis in Jefferson County. School of Medicine student Judi Hakim was on the team that took home first place and won $2,500.
UAB is looking for a problem to solve — one that unites its expertise around a large-scale issue — and plans to select its Grand Challenge in a universitywide competition that kicks off this spring. Learn more from Research Vice President Christopher Brown, Ph.D., during a town hall meeting 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Alumni House.
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