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David Kimberlin, M.D.

Vaccinations: safe, effective and life saving; schedule for school age kids • Measles, mumps and rubella • Cold and flu in children • Infectious disease outbreaks, such as Zika • Antiviral treatments • Whooping cough • Congenital CMV and neonatal herpes infections

Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D.

Intervention to prevent infection with HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) • Multipurpose prevention, including contraception options and protection against HIV and genital herpes • STI diagnosis management and prevention • Reproductive tract infections, including transmission to infants • Vaccine-preventable infections • Infectious disease outbreaks

Rachael Lee, M.D.

Healthcare epidemiology • Infection prevention • Outbreak of infectious disease locally and globally including the flu • Multi-drug resistant pathogens in relation to infection control

Candice Dye, M.D.

Water safety and children • Traveling with children • Infant safe sleep

As parents check off their children’s back-to-school needs, vaccinations should be top of the list.
Protecting vulnerable populations from contracting influenza is a priority among UAB and local organizations.
Health care provider recommendation of HPV vaccines could help decrease secondary cancers in childhood cancer survivors.
Even if you’ve previously rejected vaccinating your children or have neglected to do so, UAB physicians say it’s not too late to protect them against many preventable diseases.
Vaccines are scientifically proven to save lives and prevent major outbreaks of highly infectious diseases among large populations in a safe and effective way.

A groundbreaking clinical research trial at UAB’s Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic to compare injectable PrEP versus a daily oral regimen for HIV prevention is now recruiting participants. 

David Kimberlin, M.D., vice chair of Pediatrics and co-director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is a physician at Children’s of Alabama. He is the editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Red Book, which establishes which vaccines should be given, when and to whom.
Though kids often stay on track with receiving vaccines due to school requirements, with no system in place, adult rates remain low, according to one UAB expert.

Warner Huh, M.D.

Diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers • Gynecologic vaccinations • Robotic surgery for gynecologic conditions and cancers • Novel therapeutics for gynecologic cancers • Cervical cancer screening and prevention