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.

SQDayPosterWinnersThe inaugural Safety & Quality Day was held Thursday, Oct. 22 virtually on Zoom. The day consisted of several presentations focused on patient safety and quality improvement and a poster session. 

Xavier Ana 2019WEBAna Xavier, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, was a panel member in the development of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines and Evidence Blocks for Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Atkinson Prescott2019WEBPrescott Atkinson, M.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, has been awarded the inaugural Alabama Avocational Paleontologist Award (ALAP). This award was created to honor amateur paleontologists who have made outstanding contributions to the field of paleontology in Alabama.

ChildNeuroPD2020FYIF1Sarah Novara, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Neurology, has recently been named program director for the UAB Child Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Novara will take over for Tony McGrath, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Neurology, who has served as program director of the residency program since 2008.

PRIMEScholars2020WEBPlease join us in welcoming our inaugural group of Pediatric Residents Interested in Medical Education (PRIME) Scholars! Residents participating include Andy Marshall, M.D., PGY-4 Med-Peds, Meghan Harrison, M.D., PGY-3 Pediatrics, McGee Hopper, M.D., PGY-3 Pediatrics, Stephen Hudson, M.D., PGY-3 Pediatrics, Carter Barnett, M.D., PGY-2 Pediatrics, Leah Bittles, M.D., PGY-2 Pediatrics, Gabe Daniels, M.D., PGY-2 Pediatrics, Amelia Schuyler, M.D., PGY-2 Pediatrics, and Karen Wang, M.D., PGY-2 Pediatrics.