Acute Care Surgery News

  • Department of Surgery opens new Clinical Trials Unit

    The UAB Department of Surgery recently established a new research unit to design and conduct clinical trials. 

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  • Eight faculty named ACS fellows at 2019 Clinical Congress

    Eight faculty from the UAB Department of Surgery were initiated into the American College of Surgeons as fellows at the ACS 2019 Clinical Congress in San Francisco, California, on Oct. 27. (Photo by Brenessa Lindeman)UAB Department of Surgery faculty, staff and trainees traveled to San Francisco, California, last month for the American College of Surgeons 2019 Clinical Congress, as well as a number of other national society meetings.

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  • Four to join Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

    The UAB Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship will welcome four new fellows next year: Cragin Currence, M.D., Zain Hashmi, M.D., Jacey Loberg, M.D., and Thomas Muse, M.D.

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  • UAB Surgery’s guide to ACS 2019 Clinical Congress

    If you’re headed to this year’s American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Francisco, California, Oct. 27-31, get ready with our guide to who’s presenting from the UAB Department of Surgery. All talks will be held at the George R. Moscone Convention Center.

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  • Richter receives research funding from DOD

    Assistant Professor Jillian Richter, Ph.D., was recently awarded a Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Discovery Award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.Dr. Jillian RichterOver the course of the next year and a half, Richter will receive $297,000 in total from the DOD for her project, “Role of Exostosin-1 in Regulating Hemorrhage-Induced Microvascular Dysfunction and Lung Injury.”Richter is a trauma researcher in the Division of Acute Care Surgery and leads a research lab focused on understanding the role of the endothelial glycocalyx in regulating post-injury outcomes in trauma patients.

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  • UAB women in surgery sound-off: Virginia Pierce

    In honor of #WomeninMedicine Month, the UAB Department of Surgery is kicking off a new Q&A series to showcase some of our favorite women in surgery.This week, we’re talking with Virginia Pierce, M.D., who serves as an assistant professor in the Division of Acute Care Surgery.

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  • Hello, goodbye 2019: Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

    More than 1,200 interns, residents and fellows train in every medical specialty at UAB in Birmingham, at our regional campuses in Montgomery, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, and in our program in Selma.In an ongoing series, the Department of Surgery will feature incoming and outgoing trainees for all UAB Surgery programs. This time, learn about the Division of Acute Care Surgery’s Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, its four new trainees and its two recent graduates.

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  • Jansen awarded U34 grant for TROOP trial

    This month, Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Research for the Division of Acute Care Surgery Jan Jansen, MBBS, Ph.D., received a U34 Planning Grant from the National Institutes of Health to support his work on a new clinical trial.

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  • Department welcomes 5 new faculty

    The UAB Department of Surgery will soon gain five new faculty members.

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  • Hendershot appointed chair of state ACS Committee on Trauma

    The Division of Acute Care Surgery’s Kimberly Hendershot, M.D., FACS, was recently appointed the chair of the American College of Surgeons Alabama Committee on Trauma.

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  • Tanner named director of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

    Lauren Tanner, M.D., has been named the new director of the UAB Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. A 2016 graduate of the fellowship, Tanner steps into this position as an assistant professor in the Division of Acute Care Surgery, associate program director of the UAB General Surgery Residency and co-director of the UAB Women in Surgery Program.

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  • Hello, goodbye 2018: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

    More than 1,200 interns, residents and fellows train in every medical specialty at UAB in Birmingham, at our regional campuses in Montgomery, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, and in our program in Selma. In an ongoing series, the Department of Surgery will feature incoming and outgoing trainees for all UAB Surgery programs. This week, learn about the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship.

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  • Three new faculty join department in August

    Dr. John McKinney Dr. Eric Schinnerer Dr. Michael HernonThree incoming faculty will join the UAB Department of Surgery this month, taking positions in the divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Acute Care Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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  • Former resident, fellow receives award while on faculty at UNC

    Dr. Lauren RaffAssistant Professor in the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, as well as  2016 graduate of the UAB General Surgery Residency Program and 2017 graduate of the UAB Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Lauren Raff, M.D., was recently awarded the UNC Department of Surgery’s Rookie of the Year Award. This annual award is presented by the Department’s general surgery chief residents and recognizes Raff for her impact on resident education.

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  • State puts forth resolution to recognize National Stop the Bleed Day

    The Alabama House of Representatives recently signed a resolution to observe National Stop the Bleed Day on March 31 and Alabama Trauma Awareness Day on March 21. The resolution encourages all Alabama citizens, particularly education administrators and faculty, to participate in the Stop the Bleed initiative and learn more about the importance of bleeding control measures.UAB's trauma team has heavily promoted the national Stop the Bleed initiative and has also provided #StoptheBleed training to local schools.

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  • Air Force surgeon to become trauma medical director

    The Division of Acute Care Surgery welcomes a new trauma medical director this summer with the addition Daniel B. Cox, M.D. Cox is currently an active-duty Air Force surgeon assigned as the medical director for en route care in the Office of the Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command. He also serves as a clinically active trauma and emergency general surgeon in the Department of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Cincinnati.

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  • Students, resident teachers, faculty instructors attend 3rd annual Surgery Boot Camp

    The Department of Surgery recently hosted the third annual Surgery Boot Camp at UAB. Surgery Boot Camp is a two-week course designed to help fourth-year medical students prepare for their surgical internship year. This year’s event, held March 26 – April 6, saw 15 student participants, all of whom had matched into surgery-related specialties such as general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery or obstetrics and gynecology.

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  • Medical students prepare for Surgery Boot Camp

    From March 26 – April 6, UAB medical students will attend the Department of Surgery’s annual Surgery Boot Camp in order to prepare for their upcoming internships. Surgery Boot Camp gives students interested in pursuing surgery or a related procedure-based specialty the opportunity to attend interactive lectures, work in hands-on skills stations and take part in real-to-life patient simulations.

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  • New faculty joining Department of Surgery

    The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery welcomes three new faculty this month: Christopher G. A. McGregor, M.B., F.R.C.S., M.D. (Hon.); Guerard W. Byrne, Ph.D., and Rongbing Xie, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

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  • Kerby to serve on ACS trauma committees

    Dr. Jeffrey KerbyDivision of Acute Care Surgery Director Jeffrey Kerby, M.D., Ph.D., was recently selected to serve on the Executive Committee of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Kerby will also serve as chair of the Membership Committee of the ACS Committee on Trauma.

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