UAB 1Cathy Turner, executive administrator of the Department of Pediatrics, recently graduated alongside 26 of her classmates in Cohort 56 of UAB's Executive Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) Program.

HLA Classof2023Top L to R: Hannah Hightower, Mark Law, Colin Martin and Michael SeifertThe UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) is a collaboration between the Collat School of Business and the School of Medicine. The program offers training opportunities and develops leadership skills essential to academic healthcare.

Critical determinants of children's health and well-being are rooted in socioecological and behavioral factors that are beyond the typical purview of the health care system. To adequately address health, pediatricians must unpack these through the lens of child health equity. 

The Global Health Interest Group has met six times over the academic year, beginning in July with an introductory talk on global health as an overview to all residents interested in global health.

MiniMedicalSchoolWEBThe UAB Department of Pediatrics Mini Medical School started in the spring of 2022 to provide a longitudinal series of virtual and in-person experiences to increase middle school students’ awareness of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, both in general and in medicine. An additional goal of the program is to increase the pipeline for those who have traditionally been under-represented in medicine (URiM).

Cron Randy2020SQUARERandy Cron, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, was recently appointed to a six-year appointment to the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Subboard of Pediatric Rheumatology.

coyne beasleyWEBTamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D., MPH, professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, was recently invited to join the Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH)’s Editorial Board for a three-year term.

New Faculty July 2022 FYIF 1Top L to R: Kelli Chaviano, Stephen Clark, Margaret Marks, James Odum, Marie Pfarr, Mary Silverberg, Emily Skoog and Michelle VetersThe UAB Department of Pediatrics welcomed eight new faculty members in the month of July. Please join us in making them feel at home! 

Jessica Schmitt, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes, was recently selected as the assistant course director of Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) and Clinical Skills Scholar’s Program (CSSP).

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Neo Binh VuWEBPlease join us in congratulating Binh Vu, M.D., fellow in the Division of Neonatology, on receiving the 2021-2022 Spring Fellow Research Roundtable/Fellow Core Conference Attendance Award. As part of this award, Dr. Vu will be given a stipend to use towards expenses for a meeting of his choice.