Tuner Jason 2017FINALWEBNL to R: Meagan Reagan, Holly Simpson and Jason TurnerMeagan Reagan, administrator for the Division of Pediatric Neprhology, Holly Simpson, business officer for the Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, and Jason Turner, personnel generalist II for the Department of Pediatrics, have been selected for the Developing Emerging Administrative Leaders (DEAL) Program.

Cards Hammouda AmrWEBPlease join us in congratulating Amr Hammouda, M.D., First Year Fellow- Cardiology, on receiving the 2022-2023 Fall Fellow Research Roundtable/Fellow Core Conference Attendance Award. 

StaffWellCouncil2022WEBNEWTop L to R: Liares Dupree, Kristina Ford, Leah Hayes, Kimberly Jerkins, Peyton McIlwain and Theresa WrightWe are delighted to welcome six new members to serve on the Department of Pediatrics Staff Wellness and Recognition Council! New members to the council include:

Lebensburger Jefff 2019WEBThe Department of Pediatrics is delighted to announce that Jeffrey Lebensburger, D.O., has agreed to assume the role of director of the Office of Faculty Development, effective Jan., 1, 2023. 

Our Pediatric Subspecialty Programs recently completed their match for fellows beginning July 2023.

ArgusAwardNoms2022Top L to R: Hussein Abdullatif, Michael Barnett, Stephanie Berger, Swetha Pinninti, Robb Romp, Will Sasser and Chang WuThe Department of Pediatrics and seven Pediatrics faculty have been nominated for multiple 2022 Argus Awards. Created in 1996, the Argus Awards give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education. Faculty members are nominated by course evaluations, and students vote to select award winners in each category.

NOVNewFaculty2022WEBThe UAB Department of Pediatrics welcomed two new faculty members in the month of November. Please join us in making them feel at home! 

NCLRChampionsPhotoWEBHussein Abdullatif, M.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Morissa Ladinsky, M.D., professor in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, were recipients of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Courage Award. The awards were presented at the first in-person Champions for Justice Dinner since 2019.

AdoptionCollage photoWEB20thThe Adoption Clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic that offers services for families who are preparing to adopt and for families who have already adopted. The clinic was founded by Jennifer Chambers, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, in 2002 shortly after completing her pediatric residency. On Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, over 200 guests came together to commemorate 20th year of helping adoptive families with a pumpkin patch celebration at the Helena Hollow Entertainment Farm. Guests received goodie bags, t-shirts, sweet treats, educational handouts, and even got to take home pumpkins to carve. The clinic also shared the top 20 book recommendations that are available to purchase on Amazon.

Bhatia smita cropped2Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH, professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, was named vice-chair of the Heersink School of Medicine Faculty Council.