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  • Department of Urology Inaugural Chair Dean Assimos retires; Rais-Bahrami selected as interim chair

    Department of Urology Inaugural Chair Dean Assimos retires; Rais-Bahrami selected as interim chair After 10 years of service to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine and UAB Health System, Dean Assimos, M.D., will retire from UAB at the end of September 2022.

  • Rais-Bahrami named interim chair of Urology

    Rais-Bahrami named interim chair of Urology Soroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D., MBA, will serve as interim chair of the Department of Urology, effective Oct. 1, 2022.

  • Potential treatment identified for bladder cancers that are ARID1A-deficient

    Potential treatment identified for bladder cancers that are ARID1A-deficient The researchers found that ARID1A-deficient bladder cancers are sensitive to combination therapies with the EZH2 inhibitor and inhibitors of PI3K, in a synergistic manner.

  • New Research Faculty Introduction

    New Research Faculty Introduction The UAB Heersink School of Medicine Office of Research introduces new faculty for Spring and Summer 2022. Please join Heersink School of Medicine and the Office of Research in welcoming these new faculty.

  • Remembering a long, fruitful career of service

    Remembering a long, fruitful career of service Dr. Keith Lloyd’s retirement celebration honored his long career advancing the field of urology.

  • SESAUA 2022 Recap

    SESAUA 2022 Recap UAB Faculty, residents, and School of Medicine medical students represented the Department of Urology in podium and poster sessions at the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association 86th Annual Meeting. 

  • The R.O.C.K. Society 2022 Annual Meeting

    The R.O.C.K. Society 2022 Annual Meeting The Research on Calculus Kinetics (R.O.C.K) Society held its annual meeting on March 25-26 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference was an eventful one for the UAB Department of Urology; it was also the first time the group had convened in person since the pandemic began.

  • Ross Holmes, Ph.D., to retire

    Ross Holmes, Ph.D., to retire After a long stint at UAB, Ross Holmes, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Urology, will retire at the end of 2021.

  • Ferguson places second in AUA Early-Career Investigators Showcase

    Ferguson places second in AUA Early-Career Investigators Showcase Jed Ferguson, III, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Urology, won second place in the American Urological Association (AUA) Early-Career Investigators Showcase for his research project, “ARID1A mutant bladder cancer is dependent on PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling via a novel upregulation of non-canonical PI3K isoforms, which can be therapeutically targeted.”

  • UAB adult spina bifida program provides care transitions

    UAB adult spina bifida program provides care transitions An independent life for spina bifida patients is still possible, thanks to programs like the UAB Transitional Spina Bifida Clinic.

  • Spina Bifida spotlight: Zac Cannady

    Spina Bifida spotlight: Zac Cannady October marks Spina Bifida Awareness Month , and the UAB Departments of Neurosurgery, Urology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are sharing stories and experiences that challenge us to raise more awareness and support for those living with Spina Bifida.This week, Zac Cannady shares more about his experiences with Spina Bifida and the transition from pediatric to adult care.

  • Spina Bifida spotlight: Elizabeth Collier

    Spina Bifida spotlight: Elizabeth Collier October marks Spina Bifida Awareness Month, and the UAB Departments of Neurosurgery, Urology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are sharing stories and experiences that challenge us to raise more awareness and support for those living with Spina Bifida. This week, Elizabeth Collier shares more about her experiences with Spina Bifida and the transition from pediatric to adult care.

  • Spina Bifida spotlight: Taria Jackson

    Spina Bifida spotlight: Taria Jackson The UAB Departments of Neurosurgery, Urology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are sharing stories and experiences that challenge us to raise more awareness and support for those living with Spina Bifida. This week, Taria Jackson shares more about her experiences with Spina Bifida and the transition from pediatric to adult care.

  • UAB highlights Spina Bifida Awareness Month

    UAB highlights Spina Bifida Awareness Month The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the Departments of Neurosurgery and Urology are sharing the stories of three incredible patients with spina bifida.

  • Faculty receive promotions, tenure

    Faculty receive promotions, tenure Patrick Selph, M.D., has been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor on the tenure earning track, effective October 1, 2021.  Patrick Selph, M.D.

  • COVID-19 vaccines and men’s reproductive health

    COVID-19 vaccines and men’s reproductive health UAB’s Adam Baumgarten, M.D., shares more on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for men.

  • Faculty, residents present at AUA 2021

    Faculty, residents present at AUA 2021 The 2021 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting was fully virtual Sept. 10-13. Urologists around the world, including some of our own in the UAB Department of Urology, provided access to groundbreaking research, new guidelines and the latest advances in urologic medicine. 

  • Prostate cancer survivors urge men to seek screening, erase stigma surrounding men’s health

    Prostate cancer survivors urge men to seek screening, erase stigma surrounding men’s health Three Black men from Alabama and Mississippi share the importance of prostate cancer screenings for early detection and treatment.

  • Joseph recognized by ACGME for Review Committee service

    Joseph recognized by ACGME for Review Committee service David Joseph, M.D., professor in the Department of Urology, has been recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for volunteering his expertise to the Review Committee.

  • Mitchell receives Oxalosis & Hyperoxaluria Foundation-KidneyCure Research Scholar Grant

    Mitchell receives Oxalosis & Hyperoxaluria Foundation-KidneyCure Research Scholar Grant KidneyCure, the American Society of Nephrology Foundation, awarded Tanecia Mitchell, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Urology, the 2021 Oxalosis & Hyperoxaluria Foundation-KidneyCure Research Scholar Grant.