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Princeton Baptist Performs its First Rental Cryoablation

Princeton Baptist Medical Center recently performed its first renal cryoablation, a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment that destroys tumors through freezing to less than -40 degrees Celsius, resulting in cell death.

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UAB School of Nursing Recognized for Promoting Men in Nursing
UAB School of Nursing Recognized for Promoting Men in Nursing

The number of men who choose to enter the nursing profession continues to increase in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and the School of Nursing at UAB was recognized for its efforts in promoting male nursing students when it was named one of the 2019 Best Schools for Men in Nursing by the American Association for Men in Nursing.

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Jeff Kerby Named First State Trauma Consultant
Jeff Kerby Named First State Trauma Consultant

Jeff Kerby, MD, PhD has been named the first state of Alabama trauma consultant by the Alabama Department of Public Health. Kerby is a trauma surgeon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and director of the Division of Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

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Sandra Ford Honored
Sandra Ford Honored

Sandra Mathews Ford, MD, an affiliated physician of Princeton Baptist Medical Center, was recently honored as the 2020 Hettie Butler Terry Community Service Award recipient by the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Pate Named Optometric Educator of the Year
Pate Named Optometric Educator of the Year

Caroline Pate, OD, associate professor and director of Residency Programs at the UAB School of Optometry, has been named the 2019 Optometric Educator of the Year by the Alabama Optometric Association.

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Mickey Trimm, PhD Joins Kolbe Clinic
Mickey Trimm, PhD Joins Kolbe Clinic

J.M. "Mickey" Trimm, PhD has been named Executive Director of Kolbe Clinic. He will lead the clinic's plan to expand its services from its current five locations in Alabama and Florida to a large footprint that will cover the south and midwest over the next five years.

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Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Staff Honored
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Staff Honored

The Medical Staff of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center recently honored five members of hospital staff with the distinguished Melissa Cole Award.

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CON Approves Cullman Regional Expansion

The Health Care Authority of Cullman County/ Cullman Regional Board of Directors announced today that the Alabama State Health Planning & Development Agency has approved the Certificate of Need (CON) for the $30 million expansion project announced by Cullman Regional in June of 2019.

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Carnel Joins Andrews Sports Medicine
Carnel Joins Andrews Sports Medicine

Charles T. Carnel, MD has joined Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center.

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Saag Named Editor of Journal of the International AIDS Society
Saag Named Editor of Journal of the International AIDS Society

Michael Saag, MD, director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and professor in the School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named an editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society, also known as AIDS.

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Atomic Force Microscope Awarded to UAB
Atomic Force Microscope Awarded to UAB

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham a major research instrumentation grant of $314,912 to acquire an atomic force microscope for interdisciplinary materials research and education.

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Sharma Named Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Physician of the Year
Sharma Named Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Physician of the Year

The medical staff of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center named Jitendra Sharma, MD the 2019 Physician of the Year. This honor recognizes physicians who exemplify the core values of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center - integrity, service, quality, transparency and innovation.

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Taylor Joins Brookwood Diagnostic
Taylor Joins Brookwood Diagnostic

Kendra Taylor has joined Brookwood Diagnostic Center and Brookwood Women's Diagnostic Center where she will serve as the Imaging Administrator.

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Heart South and Shelby Baptist Reach Milestone
Heart South and Shelby Baptist Reach Milestone

Heart South Cardiovascular Group and Shelby Baptist Medical Center recently celebrated a milestone of having performed 200 procedures within the hospital's structural heart program, including Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), MitraClip and WATCHMAN.

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Pediatric Brain Tumor Treatment at UAB Awarded FDA Grant
Pediatric Brain Tumor Treatment at UAB Awarded FDA Grant

Gregory Friedman, MD has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 R01 grant from the FDA for a Phase 1 immunotherapy clinical trial of engineered cold-sore (herpes) virus G207 for the treatment of malignant cerebellar brain tumors in children.

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Study Yields New Information about Dementia's Genetic Risk Factors
Study Yields New Information about Dementia's Genetic Risk Factors

Researchers at UAB and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville have learned new information about genetic risk factors that may contribute to dementia, potentially pushing the medical field closer to early detection.

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Netto Named Editor of Modern Pathology

George J. Netto, MD, professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will assume the role of editor in chief of Modern Pathology, the scientific journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in 2020.

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Jackson Thornton Technologies Expands Birmingham Presence
Jackson Thornton Technologies Expands Birmingham Presence

Mike Taylor has joined Jackson Thornton Technologies (JTT), an IT solutions provider. Taylor is a Birmingham area based Technology Consultant who has extensive IT systems administration and engineering experience in both the managed services and education sectors.

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Princeton and Walker Nationally Recognized

Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Walker Baptist Medical Center have both earned an 'A' for the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction, recognizing the hospital's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

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Shelby Baptist Announces 2020 Medical Staff Officers and Department Chairs
Shelby Baptist Announces 2020 Medical Staff Officers and Department Chairs

Shelby Baptist Medical Center has announced the hospital's 2020 Medical Staff officers and department chairpersons. Along with Daniel Gosdin, MD, who was elected Chief of Staff to represent more than 150 of his peers, the list includes:

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Local Hospital Volunteer Honored
Local Hospital Volunteer Honored

Aimee Lesley, a volunteer at St. Vincent's East, was honored this week with the 2019 Outstanding Auxilian Award for outstanding service, compassion, and kindness.

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Landmark National trial to Examine How Exercise Affects the Body

What happens at the molecular level after exercise? Scientists, physicians and clinical exercise specialists from across the country are embarking on a landmark National Institutes of Health effort to find out.

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Study to Determine Whether Hookworm is Present in the Black Belt

UAB is undertaking a new study to determine whether or not hookworm and related intestinal parasites are present in parts of Alabama's Black Belt. The study, which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will take place in Wilcox and Perry counties and has started participant recruitment.

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UAB School of Nursing Launches Podcast
UAB School of Nursing Launches Podcast

In October, the School of Nursing launched the Clinical Pearls podcast, adding an audio arm to the UAB Nursing Health Network.

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Garland Stansell Named National Chair of PRSA
Garland Stansell Named National Chair of PRSA

T. Garland Stansell, APR, Chief Communications Officer for Children's of Alabama, will serve as the 2020 national chair of The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

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