SmokeOutPHM1 WEBOn Thursday, Nov. 19, Children’s of Alabama hosted the annual Great American Smokeout event. With tables set up in both the McWane and Russell lobbies, volunteers greeted visitors and promoted tobacco cessation resources, including Quit Kits available through PedsRX pharmacy. Members of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine showed their support by wearing t-shirts promoting UAB and Children's of Alabama as smoke-free campuses and assisting with passing out tobacco cessation resources.

Stalvey Michael FORWEBMichael Stalvey, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes at UAB, recently launched a new study of infants and children with cystic fibrosis (CF) with support from the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation.‏ Dr. Stalvey is co-principal investigator of the "A Prospective Study to Evaluate Biological and Clinical Effects of Significantly Corrected CFTR Function in Infants and Young Children (BEGIN)" along with Bonnie Ramsey, M.D., Lucas Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D., and Sonya Heltshe, Ph.D. from the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. This $11 million multi-center trial, including 30+ CF Centers across the US, will coordinate the study of children with CF for the next seven years, setting the framework for research priorities for years to come.‏

DOP 2020 FACULTY AWARDSWEBThe Department of Pediatrics is pleased to honor these faculty members. They have attained a level of excellence recognized by their peers due to their exceptional contributions for the development of the department and in turn, the achievers of tomorrow - our children.

Please join us in congratulating the winners in each category.

2020 Department of Pediatrics Faculty Achievement Award Winners

30YearsofServiceFACEBOOKUAB Medicine recently recognized faculty and staff who reached certain milestones of service at UAB with the annual Service Awards. Bill Britt, M.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Jan Gentry, director of Business Services, and Karan Harris, office manager in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes, were all honored for their 30 years of service. 

Diwali2020webHappy Diwali!

To those celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights starting Saturday, Nov. 14 and lasting five days, on behalf of the Department of Pediatrics, I wish you a joyous holiday.

Dr.IyerBook FYIFPallavi Iyer, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Herb Chen, M.D., Chair of the UAB Department of Surgery, are co-editors of a book dedicated to the care of children with thyroid and parathyroid disorders. "Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders in Children: A Practical Handbook" is designed to offer an approach to diagnosing and treating children with thyroid and parathyroid diseases from international experts in the medical and surgical fields, several of whom are UAB faculty members. The 16 chapter-book is divided into two sections: thyroid and parathyroid, discussing both common and rare disorders along with medical treatments and surgical techniques.

InjuryPreventionDay2020 Facebook4On Wednesday, Nov. 18 the Injury Free Coalition for Kids is launching the inaugural National Injury Prevention Awareness Day. The UAB Department of Pediatrics is participating in Injury Prevention Awareness Day by hosting a statewide education awareness day. On Nov. 18, Children’s of Alabama will be lit green and everyone is encouraged to wear green to raise awareness. This day is also a reminder of the importance of educating every family on injury prevention. The UAB Pediatric Primary Care Clinic, Adolescent Health Center and Emergency Department will be providing safety equipment as well as education on this day. 

APS Members 2020Wendy Landier, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Brian Sims, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Neonatology, have been elected to the American Pediatric Society.

NewFaculty2020The UAB Department of Pediatrics welcomes three new faculty members during the month of October. Please join us in making them feel at home! 

Sugantha Krishnan, M.D., Assistant Professor in Academic General Pediatrics
Diana Montoya Melo, M.D., Assistant Professor in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Sheetal Phadnis, M.D., Instructor in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Argus 2020 Awards FYIFHussein Abdullatif, M.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes, Laurie Marzullo, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Stephanie Berger, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, were among those honored at the Argus Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 27 during a live ceremony on Zoom. 

Dr. Latif received the Caduceus Club Award for Excellence in Clinical Education on the Birmingham Campus.

Dr. Marzullo received the inaugural Introduction to Clinical Medicine Clinical Skills Scholars Award. This award was created to honor the best educator for Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM). Dr. Marzullo has taught ICM as a Clinical Skills Scholar for the last eight years.

Dr. Berger received the Best Career Advisor Award.