Holly Gainer

Holly Gainer

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Public Relations Specialist

hgainer@uab.edu • (205) 410-8046

Covers stories and media requests with the School of Nursing; School of Public Health; gerontology, geriatrics and palliative care; genetics; nephrology; gastroenterology and hepatology; Liver Center; digestive health; physical medicine and rehabilitation; radiology; primary care; family and community medicine; general internal medicine; telemedicine.

UAB’s School of Nursing has partnered with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center at the University of West Indies–Mona in Kingston, Jamaica, to improve nurse training.
Donations will benefit My Sister’s Closet, an outreach program of the YWCA of Central Alabama.
Clinical experts of UAB School of Nursing offer educational resources and enrich discussion online through YouTube livestreams.
UAB nephrologists will raise awareness about chronic kidney disease, which is the sixth-fastest-growing cause of death in the world, on World Kidney Day.  
A recent study found that, while several interventions to improve the use of cholesterol-lowering medications have been implemented in the last decade, the percentage of adults taking statins regularly still remains low.
Masked hypertension occurs when people have normal blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office, but high blood pressure when measured outside of a clinical setting.
A UAB dietitian answers questions about eating disorders to raise awareness about the illnesses during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which is from Feb. 25-March 3.
A UAB biostatistics professor is the newly appointed director of Lister Hill Center.
The two-day event will focus on population genomics for medical professionals Friday and how to demystify rare diseases for affected individuals and families Saturday.
Palliative counselors at UAB provide support to patients facing serious illness, while also providing therapeutic support to the patients’ family members.
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