Congratulations to the 11 faculty promoted effective October 1, 2022!

New faculty Sept 2022 WEBBWL to R: Sunena Chhabra Argo, Karlene Walker and Alicia WebbThe UAB Department of Pediatrics welcomed three new faculty members in the month of September.  Please join us in making them feel at home!   

Kong Michele WEBWe are pleased to announce that Michele Kong, M.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care, will receive an endowed professorship from Children’s of Alabama on Oct. 1, 2022. This celebrates Dr. Kong’s significant contributions to Children’s of Alabama, UAB and to our larger community.

PRSAwards2022Two faculty members in the Division of Neonatology were honored at the Perinatal Research Society annual meeting, held in Austin, TX from Sept. 9-11. Ariel Salas, M.D., associate professor, and Vikek Shukla, M.D., assistant professor, both received the Outstanding Paper by an Associate Member/ Best Young Investigator Paper, Perinatal Research Society Award.  

The Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) hosted its annual awards dinner on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Birmingham, Alabama. Morissa Ladinsky, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, and Candice Dye, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, were among those honored.

Cron Randy 2020 WEBRandy Cron, M.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, was selected for a volunteer position on the American College of Rheumatology Division Directors Committee.


Aug New Faculty 2022 WEBBWTop L to R: Caroline Densmore, Chinenye Dike, Emily Dodenhoff, Claire Keith, Jordan Lim, Adria Luk, Leen Matalka, Abigail Martin, Emily Nolte, Lauren Robinson, Nick Rockwell, James Statler and Lece Webb.The UAB Department of Pediatrics welcomed thirteen new faculty members in the month of August. Please join us in making them feel at home!

Nichols40U40WEBBack L to R: Brian May, Adolfo Molina, Alana Nichols, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Carlie Stein, Lisa Willet, Mitch Cohen, Karla Williams and Channing BrownAlana Nichols, M.D., PGY-2 Med-Peds resident, was named to the Birmingham Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40.

Gentle Sam 2019WEBSamuel Gentle, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Neonatology, received a Loan Repayment Program (LRP) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

UAB 2Elizabeth Gunn, M.D., fellow in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, was recently selected for the 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Research Training Award for Fellows (RTAF).