August New Faculty Spotlight - Welcome!
2016 UAB Promotion and Tenure Awards
Ambika Ashraf, M.D., promoted to Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology.
David Askenazi, M.D., MPH, promoted to Professor of Pediatric Nephrology.
Tim Beukelman, M.D., MSCE,Associate Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology, awarded Tenure.
Nancy Tofil, M.D., ME.d., promoted to Professor of Pediatric Critical Care.
Marjorie Lee White, M.D., MPPM, MA, FAAP, FACEP, CHSE, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, awarded Tenure.
UAB PCD Clinic at Children's Becomes Fully Accredited Center
Dr. Ambal to Serve on AAP NeoPREP Plannin COmmittee
MARROW DONOR DRIVE 2016
The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s is partnering with Be The Match bone marrow donor registry in this regional effort to add people to the national registry of those willing to donate bone marrow. This year’s event is sponsored by the Alabama Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Prospective donors need to only complete a health questionnaire and conduct a simple mouth swab. Upon completion, the individual’s information is added to the registry as a potential donor match for a patient anywhere in the world. More information about the process is available at www.bethematch.org.
A Donor Reunion will be held at noon on August 30 in the Performance Area of the Russell Lobby. This is a can’t miss event!
To view the press release, click here.
Among the Best in the Nation - CME Program Accredited and Commeded
Children's of Alabama Planning Full Month of Activities to Raise Awareness of Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders
To see a full list of the many events in the next two months, clickhere.
Help Provide Aid to Louisiana
We will be holding a Donation Drive from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2 for supplies and various goods to assist affected families in the Baton Rouge, LA area. Goods requested include: cleaning supplies, mops, pillows, blankets, diapers, baby food and formula, toilet paper, packages of new underwear or socks, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, soap, lotion, deodorant, and school supplies. Boxes to donate will be located at the information desk of Benjamin Russell Hospital, the Pediatric Residency Housestaff Office and Lounge, and outside of the Aug. 25 Pediatric Grand Rounds. Goods collected over the next two weeks will be delivered to the Capital Area United Way and the Ascension Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness running the shelter at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. Attached is the flyer, please feel free to share.
Additionally, for anyone interested in donating money, below is a list of links to various flood relief causes.
*Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL) Pediatric Residents suffered significant losses due to the recent flooding in Louisiana. Please contribute on Go Fund Me --https://www.gofundme.com/2k8aynw.
*The Louisiana Capital Area United Way --To make a monetary donation, text LAFLOOD to 313131 or visit www.cauw.org and click donate. Donations can also be mailed to Capital Area United Way, Attn: Flood Relief, 700 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802.
*The Baton Rouge Area Foundation -- To donate, visit www.braf.org/louisiana-flood-relief, which also provides links for donating to employee assistance funds of several companies.
* The East Baton Rouge Schools Foundation has set up a fund to take care of facilities, students and teachers. Visit http://www.foundationebr.org/
Thank you very much for your thoughts and contributions!
Dr. Cron to Serve on 2017 Scientific Advisory Council
Dr. Galloway Appointed to NASPGHAN Committee
Click here for more about NASPGHAN.