The heart team at Princeton Baptist Medical Center recently completed their 250th WATCHMAN™ procedure. The only FDA-approved implant proven to reduce stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem (also referred to as non-valvular AFib), the WATCHMAN offers an alternative to the lifelong use of warfarin. The implant, which is produced by Boston Scientific, is about the size of a quarter and made from light, compact materials. It fits into the left atrial appendage and is designed to permanently close it off and keep those blood clots from escaping.
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.
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.
Kendra Taylor has joined Brookwood Diagnostic Center and Brookwood Women's Diagnostic Center where she will serve as the Imaging Administrator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
In October, the School of Nursing launched the Clinical Pearls podcast, adding an audio arm to the UAB Nursing Health Network.
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).
In January, Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center will open its newest clinic located in Cullman, Alabama. Andrews is occupying space alongside ATI Physical Therapy in a new 6,000+ square-foot building.
Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates (BIMA) has joined Florida-based Complete Health and its growing group of primary care practices.
U.S. Oral Surgery Management (USOSM), a management services company headquartered in Irving, Texas, that serves oral and maxillofacial surgeons, has formed a new partnership with Clark Holmes Oral Facial Surgery of Alabama, which has four locations in the Birmingham metro area.
Ashley A. Ketchum, DO has joined the Cullman Regional Medical Staff where she will practice with Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of Cullman.
Researchers in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases and the Research Informatics Service Center at the Center for AIDS Research have been chosen as the national program office for HIV Care Connect. The new $7 million, five-year initiative is funded by the Merck Foundation.