Residency News

UAB Department of Pediatrics announces
outstanding 2015 Intern Class

Drs. Candice Dye and Lauren Nassetta have been named Pediatric Residency Assistant Program Directors.  With our growing number of residents, the ACGME requires that we appoint additional leadership faculty.  We are very excited about the addition of these faculty members and look forward to see what new initiatives they will bring into our program!   We will also be starting a new student education committee INSEP:  Innovations in Student Education in Pediatrics, chaired by Dr. Lauren Nassetta.  Please let Dr. Nassetta know if you are interested in joining this student education group.

2014 Resident Awards
    Quarterback Club Subspecialty Education Award - 
    Zachary LeBlanc, M.D.- Hematology/Oncology

    Sergio Stagno, M.D. Friend of the Housestaff Award -
    Amanda Soong, M.D.

    Ralph E. Tiller, M.D. Distinguished Faculty Award - 
    Amanda Soong, M.D.

   Michele St. Romain Housestaff Award -
   Megan Brennard, M.D.

   2013-2014 LaRussa Interns of the Year- 
   Christina Inman, M.D. and Adam Scott, M.D.

Former UAB Pediatric Resident, Maha A. Almuneef, M.D., Founder and Executive Maha Al Muneef 3-2014Director, National Family Safety Program, has been awarded the U.S. State Department Woman of Courage Award for her work to spread awareness about domestic violence and victims of child abuse. Dr. Almuneef is an advisor to the Shura Council in Saudi Arabia and a physician, she is a dedicated public advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, shepherding new laws and policies through the Saudi system. She not only worked with hospitals to change protocols for victims of rape and abuse, but helped to create new police procedures for handling cases as well as special training programs for medical personnel and law enforcement. 
Dr. Al Muneef was recently interviewed for the UAB Medicine Magazine.  To read the article, click here.

Dr. J.R. Hartig, Associate Professor and MedPeds Residency Program Director, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the UAB President Award for Excellence in Teaching. Pediatrics congratulates him on achieving such exceptional excellence as an educator!

We are pleased to announce the selection of Drs. Hugh Cheek, Adolfo Molina and Erinn Schmit as our Pediatric Co-Chief Residents for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Congratulations to our 2013 graduating residency class for having a 100 percent Board pass rate! The UAB Pediatrics Residency Program is proud of having a 98 percent Board pass rate for the last three years.
The UAB Pediatric Residency Program appreciates our faculty for the outstanding teaching and support that contributes to the successful education of future pediatricians.

Congratulations to John Kelleher, MD, former UAB Pediatric Resident and Neonatology Fellow, for having his article named one of the Top 10 Articles in Pediatrics for 2013 (from NEJM journal watch) for the Wipe study.

Megan Yanik, MD
CONGRATULATIONS to Megan Yanik, a 2nd year Pediatrics Resident, who has been chosen for the 2 year position as the AAP liaison to the AMA for residents and fellows.  This means that she will be representing all pediatric residents and fellows to the AMA.  This is a great honor and responsibility! 

Drs. Clay Cohen, Cassandra Smola and Nicki Sims have been selected as Pediatric Co-Chief Residents for the 2014-2015 academic year.