EAMC Opens New $33.7 Million Facility at Auburn

The Auburn Research Park covers more than 170 acres of lakes, meadows, forested areas and a wetland preserve adjacent to the Auburn University campus.

Cullman Regional Opens Alabama's First Health Park

The first phase of a new health park will open this month in Hartselle. An outreach of Cullman Regional Medical Center, the park will be the first of its kind in Alabama.

Business

Cullman Regional Opens Alabama's First Health Park

Cullman Regional Opens Alabama's First Health Park

The first phase of a new health park will open this month in Hartselle. An outreach of Cullman Regional Medical Center, the park will be the first of its kind in Alabama.

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EAMC Opens New $33.7 Million Facility at Auburn

EAMC Opens New $33.7 Million Facility at Auburn

The Auburn Research Park covers more than 170 acres of lakes, meadows, forested areas and a wetland preserve adjacent to the Auburn University campus.

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Five Information Blocking Takeaways

Five Information Blocking Takeaways

On April 5th, the final information blocking rules issued by the Office of National Coordinator ("ONC") took effect, leaving providers with numerous questions regarding what information has to be released, to whom, and how quickly.

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Kenneth Sigman, MD  Performs Alabama's First ERCP With Single-Use Duodenoscope

Kenneth Sigman, MD Performs Alabama's First ERCP With Single-Use Duodenoscope

The invention of the flexible fiberoptic endoscope by Basil Hirschowitz, MD, who founded UAB's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was one of the great leaps forward in modern medicine.

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Children's Hospital Joins Prestigious Pediatric Cancer Consortium

Children's Hospital Joins Prestigious Pediatric Cancer Consortium

In February, Children's of Alabama was accepted into the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), a collection of hospitals focusing on clinical trials for children with malignant brain tumors.

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Outpatient Infusion Centers Expand  with Growing Demand

Outpatient Infusion Centers Expand with Growing Demand

The first outpatient infusion centers started over 30 years ago in oncology clinics because of the intravenous delivery needed for chemotherapy drugs.

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Feature Profiles

What You Don't Know About Edward Logue, MD

What You Don't Know About Edward Logue, MD

Ed Logue, MD is a familiar name to most Alabama healthcare professionals. Logue, who at age 86 still goes into the office every day, has been practicing psychiatry in Birmingham for 50 years.

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Research

NCI Director Updates Cancer Progress

NCI Director Updates Cancer Progress

In April, National Cancer Institute Director Norman E. "Ned" Sharpless, MD, FAACR, addressed the virtual attendees of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting to provide an update on where we stand in the ongoing fight against cancer.

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A Fireside Chat on  COVID & Health Equity

A Fireside Chat on COVID & Health Equity

Recently, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to President Joseph Biden, sat down for a virtual fireside chat with James Hildreth, PhD, MD, one of 12 national leaders tapped for the president's new COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and a member of the Food & Drug Administration's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.

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UAB Named Exploratory Alzheimer's  Disease Research Center by NIH and NIA

UAB Named Exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center by NIH and NIA

Just growing up in the South increases your risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease.

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UAB Builds Functional Genomics  Database to Guide Covid-19 Research

UAB Builds Functional Genomics Database to Guide Covid-19 Research

The pace of discovery has always depended on the tools that guide the seekers.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Healthcare Enforcement Actions

Healthcare Enforcement Actions

Healthcare enforcement actions take multiple forms.

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Three HIPAA  Increases Potentially on the Horizon

Three HIPAA Increases Potentially on the Horizon

On December 10, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to the regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

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Alabama Enacts COVID-19 Liability Protections for Business and Healthcare Providers

Alabama Enacts COVID-19 Liability Protections for Business and Healthcare Providers

Like many states, the Alabama legislature passed, and Governor Ivey signed into law, a bill that provides civil liability protections to Alabama businesses and healthcare providers related to COVID-19.

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Alabama Practices Restructure

Alabama Practices Restructure

Even before the pandemic, change was in the air.

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Clinical

Tackling T-Cell Lymphomas

Tackling T-Cell Lymphomas

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is a rare idiopathic cancer that tends to occur later in life. It originates in the white blood cell subset of T-lymphocytes that normally help the immune system fight infections. Mutations in the T-cells' DNA cause the cells to develop abnormalities that push them to attack the skin.

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ACP Recommends Shorter Antibiotic Courses for Common Infections

ACP Recommends Shorter Antibiotic Courses for Common Infections

New guidelines, developed with the help of UAB physicians, that recommend shorter courses of antibiotics for four common infections are being welcomed by clinicians across Alabama and the U.S.

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New InterStim Micro Helps Battle Incontinence

New InterStim Micro Helps Battle Incontinence

More than 37 million American adults suffer from overactive bladder and nearly 18 million have bowel incontinence.

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TFA Affords Women Another Option to Treat Symptomatic Fibroids

TFA Affords Women Another Option to Treat Symptomatic Fibroids

Although symptomatic fibroids are usually benign, most women would be quick to say it doesn't mean these tumors aren't troublesome.

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Questions & Answers on Herd Immunity with Suzanne Judd, PhD in UAB Dept Public Health

Questions & Answers on Herd Immunity with Suzanne Judd, PhD in UAB Dept Public Health

We believe that we are getting closer to herd immunity thanks to the vaccine, along with new scientific data which shows that more people got covid than were tested.

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Vaccine FAQ's for Healthcare Professions

Vaccine FAQ's for Healthcare Professions

It's great to see the continued momentum in the state's quest to get all Alabamian's vaccinated

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Fighting Cancer in a Year Like No Other

Fighting Cancer in a Year Like No Other

AACR Annual Report Highlights Progress, Barriers

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Grand Rounds

Asif Named Associate Dean Primary Care and Rural Health

Asif Named Associate Dean Primary Care and Rural Health

Irfan Asif, MD has been named associate dean for Primary Care and Rural Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Asif currently serves as chair of the UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine.

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Cullman Regional Medical Group Welcomes Richard Gonzales, MD

Cullman Regional Medical Group Welcomes Richard Gonzales, MD

Family Physician Richard Gonzales, MD has joined the Cullman Regional Medical Group.

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Tita Replaces Retiring Saag as Associate Dean for Global and Women's Health

Alan Tita, MD, PhD has been named associate dean for Global and Women's Health at UAB.

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Children's Honors Physician Board Members with Endowed Chairs

Children's of Alabama has honored four members of its Board of Trustees who each have over 20 years of service by establishing endowed chairs

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ProxsysRx Partners with Talon Health Data Solutions

Birmingham-based ProxsysRx has entered into a partnership with Talon Health Data Solutions aimed at reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions and improving patient satisfaction scores (HCAHPS) through their comprehensive omnichannel communication Pharmacy as a Service (PaaS) program.

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Princeton Awarded a Top Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Princeton Awarded a Top Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Princeton Baptist Medical Center was awarded an 'A' in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Princeton's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

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UAB Tops $300 Million in NIH Research Funding

UAB Tops $300 Million in NIH Research Funding

Research funding to UAB from the National Institutes of Health exceeded $325 million in 2020.

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Birmingham Resident Selected as Advocate on Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Birmingham Resident Selected as Advocate on Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Birmingham resident, Dianne Riley, was selected by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

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HudsonAlpha Teams with Auburn for Genomic Health Program

The HudsonAlpha Health Alliance and Auburn University have begun a new collaboration to provide genomic health screening to Auburn employees through the Auburn Pharmaceutical Care Center (AUPCC).

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Vickers Named President of American Surgical Association

Vickers Named President of American Surgical Association

Selwyn Vickers, MD, FACS, dean of the UAB School of Medicine, has been named president of the American Surgical Association (ASA) for 2021.

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Breana Whitten, RN Receives DAISY Award

Breana Whitten, RN Receives DAISY Award

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award for Extraordinary Nurses

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Will Ferniany to Retire at End of 2021

Will Ferniany to Retire at End of 2021

After nearly 13 years as CEO the UAB Health System (UABHS) and serving the same role in the new UAB/Ascension St. Vincent's Alliance, Will Ferniany, PhD will retire at the end of 2021.

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