May is Jewish American Heritage Month, nationally designated in 2006. Jewish immigration to America dates back to 1654 and peaked from the 1820s through 1924.

WalttheRockJonson2023WEBL to R: Walt Johnson, Adarsh Kulkarni and Cam HebsonThe Division of Pediatric Cardiology recognized Adarsh Kulkarni, M.D., as the winner of the 2023 Walt “The Rock” Johnson Worthiness in Pediatric Cardiology Award. 

Katherine English, a 3rd year PhD candidate in Dr. Matthew Alexander’s lab was recently accepted into the 2023 Mouse Development, Stem Cells, and Cancer course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Katherine English Headshot 051221

Jackie Razzaghy, M.D., fellow in the Division of Neonatology, received the Fellows’ Clinical Award from the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) for her abstract titled, “Early and Exclusive Enteral Nutrition in Infants Born Very Preterm: A Randomized Controlled Trial”. Neo Razzaghy Jackie MD2x3

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

Lebensburger Jefff 2019The American Society of Hematology (ASH) held its annual meeting in December 2022 in New Orleans, LA.

Seifert MichaelWEBIn the United States, more than half of children and adolescents experience one or more exposures to early life stress (ELS), such as household dysfunction, abuse, neglect and economic hardship. Recent analysis has shown that $748 billion annually in healthcare burdens, in Europe and North America, can be attributed to ELS effects.

UAB Pediatrics Residents Visiting Chile 2023WEBL to R: Hannah Stone (Med-Peds), Lauren Rosati, Kelly Muterspaw, Kelsey Thetford, and Abby Davidson.Chile is a country of contrasts. Situated in a long, narrow stretch of land between vast mountain ranges and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is home to the temperate rainforests of Patagonia and the arid deserts of the Atacama to the north. Near the center of the country is its capital, Santiago, where we lived and worked last month. Going into the rotation, we expected to learn about all of the contrasts between healthcare in Chile and the United States. However, we ended up learning that the two countries are more similar than we initially suspected. 

Eid al Fitr 2023

For many Muslims, tonight (depending on the sighting of the moon) begins the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr or the end of the Holy month of fasting (Ramadan).  This is a time for celebrating with family and friends. Eid al-Fitr is also known as "Sweet Eid" and the "Festival of Sweets," because of the sweet treats enjoyed on this holiday. Let us all hope for an end to strife, both religious and secular, justice and respect for ALL people, at home and abroad. Eid Mubarak.


Admin Professional 2023

On behalf of the Department of Pediatrics, we appreciate the significant contributions of all of our Administrative Professionals. You are key to our success and central to our mission by enabling us to take care of the children of Alabama. We honor you on April 26, but are thankful for you each and every day of the year.

DOP Staff Wellness and Recognition Committee