KenjabiWEBL to R: Drs. Ashley Mack, Arcella (consultant) and Elizabeth (intern); and Carol (nutritionist)One of our PGY 3 residents, Dr. Ashley Mack, spent a month in Kijabe, Africa with a former resident of ours, Dr. Arianna Shirk (Class of 2010). Please see Ashley’s wonderful reflection on her time spent in Kijabe!


April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a complex set of developmental disabilities causing difficulties with social interaction, communication and behavior. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism is increasing in prevalence and now affects an estimated 1 in 36 children in the U.S based on 2020 surveillance data.

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D., MPH, professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, was recently selected as the newhe new American Pediatric coyne beasleySQUARESociety (APS) appointee to serve on the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.                                    

MPHowardResWEBL to R: Alana Nichols and Marjada TuckerOn March 18, Alana Nichols, M.D., and Marjada Tucker, M.D., medicine-pediatrics residents represented UAB and the Med-Peds and Pediatric Residency Programs the Howard Residency Fair.

PRSYM2023 WEBL to R: Melissa Mannion and Emily SmithermanThe American College of Rheumatology (ACR) held the Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSYM) over the weekend of March 29-April 1 in New Orleans, LA. PRSYM is held every three-years.

Hashizume Rintaro FYIFThe UAB Department of Pediatrics welcomed one new faculty member in the month of March. Please join us in making them feel at home! 

AmSECT Technique Article AwardWEBThe Journal of ExtraCorporeal Technology (JECT) Technique Article Award is an annual award that is presented at the annual International Perfusion Conference to an American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) member who has published an exceptional Technique article in the Journal of ExtraCorporeal Technology.

CCTSMember2023WEBTop L to R: Hussein Abdullatif, Timothy Beukelman, Viral Jain and Ariel SalasHussein Abdullatif, M.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Timothy Beukelman, M.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, and Viral Jain, M.D., assistant professor, and Arial Salas, M.D., associate professor, in the Division of Neonatology, have each been appointed to membership in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) as an Associate Scientist. 

BHMPanelist2023 1WEBBack L to R: Chrystal Rutledge, Alana Nichols, Casi Ferguson, Marjada Tucker, and Thomas Wilder and Tamera Coyne-Beasley. Front L to R: Marissa Ladinsky, Samantha Hill, Janice Kelsey and Brian Sims. In celebration of Black History Month and to commemorate the 60 years since the 1963 Birmingham civil rights campaign, the Department of Pediatrics hosted a panel discussion with members of the Birmingham African American community.

PREPBoard2023WEBTop L to R: Giovanna Beauchamp, Ammar Saadoon Alishlash, and Guillermo Jose Beltran AleGiovanna Beauchamp, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Ammar Saadoon Alishlash, M.D., assistant professor, and Guillermo Jose Beltran Ale, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, have been appointed to the American Academy of Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP) Editorial Boards for their subspecialties.