inforMED Robert R. Rich, M.D. Schooll of Mediiciine Schoo of Med c ne Senior Vice at UAB at UAB President & Dean, School of Ju y 15, 2007, Vo u me 3, Is sue 4 Jullly 15,, 2007,, Volllume 3,, IIssue 4 Ju y 15 2007 Vo ume 3 ssue 4 Medicine HSF General Endowment UAB/SOM Curriculum for the 21st Century Fund Applications After 24 months of planning and an intensive seven months of implementation, www.uab.edu/uasom/hsfgef directed by Roger Berkow, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, st Applications due August 24 to the UAB/SOM Curriculum for the 21 Century is ready for implementation. On July th FOT 12 floor by 4:00 pm 25, 176 first year medical students will begin orientation to life as a medical student and on July 30 they will begin the Patient, Doctor and Society (PDS) module. Alice Annual Extramural Awards Goepfert has recruited large and small-group lecturers and presenters who have Over $350,000 participated in training sessions to prepare them for a new way of student learning. 1/1/07-6/30/07 Laura Cotlin and Nat Robin are ready to follow PDS with Fundamentals 1, and then Peter Anderson and Ken Waites will present Fundamentals 2. Faculty development Biochemistry has been an important component of the process, and all presenters are being Tim Townes - “Erythroid Krupple- Like Factor Defined in TAP - trained in the use of audience-response technology, small group facilitation, and Tagged Knockin Mice” methods to engage the students in active learning. The organ-based modules will Medicine begin in January 2008. Basic module outlines have been developed and planning Raymond Benza - “An Open- committees are well underway developing the module content which will place the Label, Multi-Center Study core basic science information in a clinical context. By meeting frequently, module Employing a Targeted 6-MWT directors will more completely integrate information between modules and organ Distance Threshold Approach to systems in a demonstration of how physicians in practice must think about problems Guide Bosentan-Based Therapy which often do not easily fit into a single organ system. and to Assess the Utility of MRI on Themes of ethics and humanities in medicine, cultural diversity, women’s health Cardiac Remodeling (COMPASS- palliative care, geriatrics, evidence based medicine, and rural medicine are woven 3)” into each module and presented as one week “Special Topics” programs. Students Joseph Bloomer - “Comparison of will continue to be exposed to patients from week 1 of medical school to develop PEG-Intron 1.5 g/kg/wk Plus REBETOL vs PEG-Intron communication skills, effective patient relationships, professional behavior, and 1.g/kg/wk Plus REBETOL vs examination skills through the “Introduction to Clinical Medicine” program directed by PEGASYS 180g/wk Plus Stanford Massie. COPEGUS in Previously To develop student skills in analytical thinking and decision making, students will Untreated Adult Subjects with participate in the “Vocabulary of Clinical Research” during the fall semester followed Chronic Hepatitis C Infected with by introduction to a variety of “Focus Areas” for scholarly activity. This program, Genotype 1” which is directed by Peter Smith, will culminate in each student designing a 12-week Qiang Ding - “The Role of FAK- scholarly activity, which is required for graduation. Related-Non-Kinase (FRNK) in Curricular change and innovation is not limited to the pre-clerkship curriculum. Lung Fibrosis” Committees have been working to evaluate the structure of the core clerkships, Michael B. Fallon - “Efficacy and acting internships and elective programs with the intention of producing more Safety of Daily Infergen/Ribavirin in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis flexibility for the student and to introduce “residency preparation” and “return to basic C Virus Genotype 1 Infection who science/teaching” rotations. More information of these recommendations will be were Partial Responders after forthcoming over the next six months. Peginterferon alfa/Ribavirin To help understand how curricular change impacts student learning, an extensive Therapy” program of assessment and evaluation is under development with the help of Tom Raymond Ideker - “Mechanisms of Houston. Evaluation of lectures, small group sessions, and modules will routinely be Long Duration Fibrillation, collected and reviewed with the aim of continuous quality improvement. Frequent Defibrillation, and Refibrillation” focus groups with students and faculty will help us identify strengths and weaknesses Chander Raman - “CD5 and allow changes when necessary. Regulation of T-cell Pathogenesis st The UAB/SOM “Curriculum for the 21 Century” will be in evolution for the next in EAE” several years. Much training and work still lies ahead. There is room for all faculty to Michael S. Saag - “Alabama - Clinical Trials Unit” be involved as small group preceptors, preceptors for “Introduction to Clinical Theresa Strong - “Genetic Medicine”, Scholarly activity mentors, “Special Topics” developers, and clinical Instability in Breast Cancer preceptors. Contact the Curriculum Program Manager Johnita Dobbs, MA Ed Development: Role of Sp17” (email@example.com) to indicate interest in any area. David Warnock - “Multi-Center, Open-Label Study of the Study and Efficacy of Control of Proteinuria with ACE Inhibitors Search Update and ARBS in Patients with Fabry Disease who are Receiving As you all know, we have completed the search for director of the Fabrazyme: The Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ed Partridge has graciously agreed to assume this Fabrazyme+Arbs+ACE Inhibitores leadership position. Many thanks to David Chaplin and the search committee for Treatments (FAACET) Study” their hard work and dedication in identifying candidates for the position. Microbiology The Pathology Chair Search Committee expects to complete first round David Chaplin - “Purchase and candidate interviews by the end of July. Emergency Medicine chair candidate Installation of a 700 MHz NMR interviews are underway and the Radiology Chair Search Committee has referred Spectrometer” the top candidates to my office to begin negotiations. A search to replace Robert Mark Walter - “Structure Studies Diasio as chair of the department of Pharmacology & Toxicology will soon begin on Proteins that Modulate IL-10 after committee members are recruited. Bob left the university last year to serve as Action” director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Ob/Gyn Ronald Alvarez - “A Phase I, Open-Label, Dose Escalation Kudos Study of the Safety and Recipients of the Protective Life Clinical Initiatives (PLCI) funding were recently Preliminary Efficacy of EGEN 001 announced. Nancy Tofil is principal investigator of the “High-Fidelity Pediatric in Combination with Carboplatin Simulation Center Development” project that will focus on allowing trainees to and Docetaxel in Women with become proficient at pediatric techniques and procedures without placing patients at Recurrent, Platinum-Sensitive, risk. These funds will allow for the development of a pediatric simulation laboratory Eptithelial Ovarian Cancer” that will be equipped with video monitoring systems and simulators that vary from Jeffrey Stringer - “Centre for newborns to adolescents to accurately simulate all pediatric patients. Fernando Infectious Disease Research in Ovalle is the principal investigator of the “Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Zambia HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Clinic”, which will be housed on the first floor of The Kirklin Clinic. This new clinic will Unit” partner closely with the Comprehensive Diabetes Center and will serve as the “front Jeffrey Stringer - “Help Expand Antiretroviral Therapy for Children door” for diabetes care at UAB. Clinic operations are expected to begin in the fall and and Families (HEART)” will be organized around a team of physicians consisting of adult and pediatric Pathology endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons/podiatrists, diabetes Victor Darley-Usmar - educators and social workers. The team will meet for five ½ day sessions per week “Development of Mitochondrially and expects to see approximately 3000 patients per year. Targeted Antioxidants for Diabetic Mark Mandabach is the recipient of the 2007 Calverley Fellowship from the Therapy” American Society of Anesthesiologists for his project “The History of Anesthesia in Ken B. Waites - “Molecular Alabama.” Mark will spend time assessing the history of UAB’s department of th Epidemiology, Virulence, and Anesthesiology in preparation for the department’s 60 anniversary next year. Genomic Characterization of Clintoria Richards-Williams is one of two recipients of the 2007 Minority Ureaplasmas” Outreach Fellowship awarded by the American Physiological Society. Clintoria is a Pharmacology doctoral candidate in the department of Physiology & Biophysics and the focus of her Stephen Barnes - "Tissue & research is investigating ATP and zinc modulation of insulin secretion in diabetes. Biological Fluid Metabolic- During her fellowship she will spend time educating K-12 students with the hope of Peptidomics by Ultra-High- Performance" attracting minority students to the biomedical sciences. Surgery Three of our faculty members have been named to endowed chairs: Irshad Chaudry - " Immunological John Corbett has been appointed to the Nancy R. and Eugene C. Gwaltney Family Aspects of Hemorrhage" Endowed Chair in Juvenile Diabetes Research; William Jordan was appointed to the David B. Joseph - "An Open-Label Holt A. McDowell, Jr., MD, Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery and Douglas Tilt was Multicenter Study of Augmentation Eleanor E. Kidd Endowed Chair in Primary Care Medicine. Cystoplasty Using an Autologous Congratulations to you all! Neo-Bladder Construct in Subjects with Spina Bifida"
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