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The UAB Department of Pathology is excited to welcome two new faculty starting January 2, 2020: José Lima, M.D., as assistant professor, Laboratory Medicine, and Mary Long, M.D., as assistant professor, Laboratory Medicine.


Dr. Lima, a native of Brazil, started his pathology career at UAB as a resident and then transfusion medicine fellow, as well as a pathology instructor. For the last decade he has worked as medical director of the American Red Cross Blood Services Southern Region, Central Division, in Douglasville, Georgia. He was also an adjunct assistant professor on transfusion medicine service at Emory University in the Department of Pathology. He is appointed as an Director of the Clinical Immunology Laboratory. 

Dr. Mary Long joins the department as assistant professor in the Division of Laboratory Medicine. She is a board-certified toxicological chemist, specializing in LC-MS/MS confirmation techniques for drugs of abuse testing, hormone, and biomarker testing. Long has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from UAB. She was a research associate at UAB in the lab of Dr. Edward Acosta, Pharm.D. and Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Since 2006 she has worked in high-complexity clinical laboratory settings, most recently as a laboratory director, technical director, and technical consultant.