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.
pulmonologyPediatric Pulmonology at Children’s of Alabama and UAB was recently selected as a recipient of the annual Quality Care Aware by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).
To view the press release regarding the award, click here
f3df6a06 3e81 44e7 9aad 9e03c6fc492dRandy Cron, M.D., has been selected to serve on the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) Fellows Basic Research Awards Selection Committee. The Society for Pediatric Research annually honors students, house officers and fellows engaged in pediatric research. These awards are designed to encourage pediatricians in training to pursue careers in academic pediatrics. Winning candidates are selected by a committee from the Society for Pediatric Research based on the quality of the work presented in the abstract. Dr. Cron's term with run for three years; ending in May 2018. 
29fc66e9 8799 4c1e aa89 36279cb72258It's the middle of recruitment season! Take time to learn more about our fellowship programs by viewing the information booklet here. It includes an overview of each of the pediatric fellowship programs, statistics, benefits and more!  
Three 2nd year pediatric residents, Bryana Lewis, M.D.Karisa Grizzle, M.D., and Brett LaBrecque, M.D., were featured in the monthly YMCA Community Impact Report. View the report here. Each of the residents share medical presentations with students in local high and middle schools and give advice to aspiring medical professionals.

RS13491 David Kimberlin 19RT lpr"A disservice was done to the American public by several candidates in the Republican presidential debate on September 16. One candidate parroted outlandish claims about vaccine safety. The truth is this: Vaccines do not cause autism. Period. The science is crystal clear on this," wrote David Kimberlin, M.D. in a recent editorial piece featured on AL.com 

Click here to continue reading the AL.com article by Dr. Kimberlin . 
The Pediatric Research Office (PRO) is pleased to announce that its final two positions have been filled. Inmaculada (Chichi) Aban, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, now has office hours in the PRO (suite 302 of Children’s Harbor Building) three days each week to meet the statistical needs of our researchers, and Eric Macomb will be joining the Office as an informaticist on Sept. 29. Eric was formerly the Director for Clinical Information Technology at Children’s of Alabama. With his move to the PRO, he will be supporting data retrieval for feasibility assessments, preliminary data and research protocols.  
Located in Suite 302 of the Children’s Harbor Building, the PRO provides assistance to investigators conducting pediatric research by providing pre-award and post-award support. For more information on the Office, please visit the new Pediatric Research Website.  It features information on PRO personnel, as well as information on funding opportunities, research resources including , and training resources boilerplate language for grant applications. For more information, please contact the PRO Administrative Director, Cheryl Perry or Director, David Kimberlin.  
ACHIA.LOGO.CLRAlabama Child Health Improvement Alliance (ACHIA) is a state-wide collaboration of public and private partners, including Children's of Alabama and UAB, that uses measurement-based efforts and a systems approach to improve the quality of children’s healthcare. ACHIA is housed in the UAB Department of Pediatrics.

Click here to view the annual report for the 2014-2015 year. 
For more information about ACHIA, visit the website.