Julie Wolfson MD MSHS Headshot1Dr. Julie Wolfson-Stockman received an appointment as Associate Scientist in the Cancer Control and Population Science Program effective October 21, 2015. Congratulations to Julie on joining the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
white marjorieThe General Endowment Fund (GEF) of the UA Health Services Foundation (HSF) has announced its annual faculty grants, awarding over $1.4 million to UAB faculty for projects in clinical care, patient research, medical education and laboratory research. Each project must be multi-disciplinary and demonstrate strong potential for long-term success. Marjorie Lee White, M.D., Pediatric Emergency Medicine, was awarded a grant in medical education titled, “Standardized Patient Center Re-Boot for 21st Century Health Professionals Students." The project is funded for $296,000.  To find out more about teh HSF Awards, click here
Beukelman 2015Tim Beukelman, M.D., has been invited to present two talks at The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting this weekend. On Friday Nov. 6, he will present “Resources for Tracking Outcomes: Administrative Data” and on Sunday, Nov. 8, “Overview of Data Sources and Methods to Conduct Studies of the Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases.” In addition he will present seven abstracts. 
Dr. Drew DavisDrew Davis, M.D., Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, has been selected by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) to serve a three year term as an item writer for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Board Examination. Congratulations Dr. Davis!
stagno sergio 2008Sergio Stagno, M.D., former chair of the Department of Pediatrics, was named the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB academic health center. There will be a Distinguished Faculty Lecturer reception held in Dr. Stagno's honor in December, where he will be the keynote speaker.

Dr. Stagno’s contributions to pediatric infectious diseases have dramatically advanced our understanding and treatment of a number of viral infections and have also brought recognition to Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Department of Pediatrics and to UAB as a whole. His work as an outstanding educator, “friend of the residents,” as well as his scientific accomplishments make him a perfect choice for this award. 

To be eligible for this annual award, an individual must be a faculty member who has:

  • Advanced the frontiers of science or otherwise made a significant contribution to the health of people, or
  • Made an outstanding contribution to the Academic Health Center through education, research, or public service.
Dr. Stagno has done it all! Congratulations to Dr. Stagno on this well-deserved recognition!
SUPERHERO CollageClick here to visit the photo gallery from Wednesday's superhero visit at Children's of Alabama. The superhero window washers visit is part of “Superhero Month” at Children's. Children’s and Books-A-Million Inc., invite the community to participate in all the month’s activities via social media. Current and past patients and families all over the state are encouraged to submit their stories to a new microsite, www.thepowerofChildrensAL.org, or via social media using the hashtag ‪#thepowerofChildrensAL‬.
Glaeser ED Lifetime AchievementPeter Glaeser, M.D. received the 2015 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing a lifetime of commitment and contributions to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The award is the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)’s most prestigious award.

The presentation in Las Vegas, NV., was made on Sept. 16 during NAEMT’s General Membership Meeting. To read the news release which details some of Dr. Glaeser's achievements, click here
JillingCongratulations to Tamas Jilling, M.D. (Neonatology) on his R21, PI award with Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., for their study, “Mechanisms and Countermeasures of Halogen-induced Injury to Pregnant Mice,” in the amount of $701,926 for the period 9/30/2015 – 8/31/2017.
AAPThe Alabama chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) held an awards dinner on Saturday, Sept. 26. The awards were presented to the following:


  • 2015 Legislative Heroes: Alabama Senator Steve Livingston and Alabama Representative Tommy Hanes. 
  • Chapter Awards and Recognition: E. Cason Benton, MD, FAAP, David Kimberlin, MD, FAAP, J. Rian Anglin, MD, FAAP, and Graham Champion.
  • Carden Johnston Leadership AwardJames Conrad Wiley, MD, FAAP
  • 2016 Master Pediatrician Award: Maurice Dennis, Jr. MD, FAAP
  • 2015 Wallace Alexander Clyde Distinguished Service Award for Excellence in Pediatrics: David B. Joseph, MD, FAAP, FACS

To view the Awards Dinner program, which includes descriptions of the awards, click here. Congratulations and many thanks to those recognized for striving toward optimal health and well-being for all children in Alabama.
CarloWally Carlo, M.D., is a Southern Society for Pediatric Research (SSPR) Founders Award recipient for 2016. He is being recognized for his work in promoting the SSPR and research in pediatric health. Dr. Carlo will be honored at the February 19 meeting in New Orleans.