Schwartz Justin 2019WEBJustin Schwartz, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, was announced as this year’s recipient of the CARES (Commitment to Autism Research, Education, and Service) Award at the 21st Annual Alabama Autism Conference during the event on Feb. 25, 2022.

The Russell Cunningham Memorial Research Program is an eight-week summer internship and research program for first-year Heersink School of Medicine Students. Based on the applications, two students will be selected and will work with faculty mentors from the Department of Pediatrics. Faculty mentor responsibilities include:

Willis KentWEBKent Willis, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Neonatology, received the SSPR Young Faculty Award at the Southern Society for Pediatric Research (SSPR) Annual Meeting in New Orleans last weekend.

KPRI2022WebTop L to R: Gregory Friedman and Robert Russell, and Anna Hoppmann Bottom L to R: Spencer Poore, Vivek Shukla, Aman Wadhwa and Tennille WebbChildren’s of Alabama and the Kaul Pediatric Research Institute (KPRI) are pleased to announce the 2021 awards. The major goal of the KPRI grant program is to allow investigators to obtain data that will advantage applications for additional extramural funding. This will bring new knowledge to the care of children, leverage the investment of the KPRI, and allow projects to be competitive for the very best science on the national stage. A second, but important, goal is to ensure that a dedicated funding source is available to unique segments of the pediatric research, education, and quality improvement enterprise.

James Scott 2021WEB600Scott James, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, has been selected for the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Leadership Institute: Community of Leaders.

Tanaka Stacy 2022WEBStacy Tanaka, M.D., M.S., joins the UAB Department of Urology as professor and chief of pediatric urology.

ChiefRes 2022 WEBL to R: Josh Bell, Kelsey Thetford, and Emily YoungbloodThe UAB Pediatric Residency Program is honored to name Josh Bell, M.D., Kelsey Thetford, M.D., and Emily Youngblood, M.D., as the Pediatric Chief Residents for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Bhargava Vidit 2021 WWEBThe Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement (SMCI) have announced three awards for the best improvement publications in 2021. Vidit Bhargava, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care, is the first author on the paper selected for the Best Publication focused on a Pediatric Population Award.

Kong Michele WEBMichele Kong, M.D., professor in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care, has been elected to the Jefferson County Board of Health.

Saadoon Ammar 2017WEB600Leaders of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) have selected 35 papers to recognize as the Papers of the Year for 2021. Ammar Saadoon Alishlash, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, is the first author on one of the papers selected for this honor.