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NOVEMBER 13, 2015
B-METRO RELEASES TOP DOCTORS OF 2015 LIST


Between Children’s of Alabama and the UAB Department of Pediatrics, over 90 faculty members were recognized in B-Metro’s Top Doctors magazine. More than 2,600 local physicians voted online answering which doctors they would refer a family member to in a variety of specialties. 
 
To see the doctors recognized by their peers and the community, click here to view the issue.
DR. WALLEY FEATURED AS LEAD AUTHOR ARTICLE IN AAP NEWS 

Congratulations to Susan Walley, M.D., lead author for the AAP Policy Statement calling on pediatricians to ask about use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) when screening for tobacco use and exposure. The policy statement was included in the October 2015 AAP Journal. Dr. Walley’s paper will be published in the November issue of Pediatrics. Dr. Walley was also co-author on the Clinical Policy Statement and the supporting Technical Report.

Click here to read the front-page article in APP News this month, AAP Policy Cites Harms of e-Cigarettes; Urges Screening.
Click here to view the Clinical Practice Policy to Protect Children From Tobacco, Nicotine and Tobacco Smoke.
DID YOU MISS YOUR DIVISION'S LISTENING SESSION?
 
The Office of Faculty Development
Invites you to participate in a
TOWN HALL MEETING
To discuss thoughts and ideas around
Mentoring
Work/Life Integration
Thursday, December 3
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Bradley Lecture Center
NOVEMBER PROGRAMS & EVENTS HOSTED BY THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE AND COUNSELING CENTER (EACC)

Financial Seminar- Session 4 - Friday, Nov. 13, 2015; noon - 1:30 p.m. Space is still available. Register on LMS.

Coping with Loss At The Holidays- EACC - Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015; noon - 1 p.m. Space is still available. Register on LMS.

Monthly Art Therapy - Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015; 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. Please note that this is not an art class, it is a therapy group. Space is limited. Register on LMS.

THE NIH SEEKS ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON CHILD OUTCOMES PROGRAM DIRECTOR


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking a charismatic, dynamic and visionary scientific leader for the position of Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program Director.

For more information click here
 
FALL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 

The Fall 2015 ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Bartow Arena. Note that this is the UAB Commencement, which is different from the School of Medicine Commencement which will occur May 15, 2016. 
 
The University is requesting two School of Medicine (SOM) faculty volunteers to serve as faculty marshals as well as 15 SOM faculty members who will attend the Commencement Ceremony. Once again, the President’s Office will pay for the academic regalia for the  faculty members in attendance to the undergraduate/graduate ceremony. If regalia has been ordered in the past for your participating faculty member, the Bookstore will have the information on file. If not or you are not sure, please fill in the Faculty Regalia Order Form and return to George Bennett.
 
Questions? Contact Randal Trusler.
ONE DAY, FREE UAB METABOLOMICS WORKSHOP ON DEC. 2 
 
Since the First UAB Metabolomics Symposium at the UAB Alumni House, there has been three, week-long NIH-funded Metabolomics Short Courses in 2013, 2014 and 2015 at UAB attended by over 100 trainees. To satisfy the NIH R25 grant, most attendees came from other parts of the USA and abroad rather than from UAB. 
 
To assist the UAB community, a free, one-day metabolomics workshop, co-sponsored by the CCTS, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2 that is open to all UAB investigators, postdocs, students and lab personnel, as well as those in the CCTS network outside of UAB. The workshop will be in the Finley Conference Center in the courtyard behind the Kaul Building. The workshop is free – however, all attendees must register to attend the workshop using the link below (additional information about the workshop content is also available at this link)

The closing date for registration is Nov. 25. Note that the Finley Conference Center has limited accommodation and early registration is highly recommended.

To view the email with more information announcing this workshop, click here
 
PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY UPDATE
 



 
Save the date!
5th Annual Faculty vs. Residents Dodgeball Game
Tuesday, Dec. 1
6 - 8 p.m.
Center Court--Campus Recreation Center
FROM THE PEDIATRIC RESEARCH OFFICE (PRO)

Alphabet Soup? PMCIDs and MyNCBI
Lee Vucovich, Associate Professor, Lister Hill Library will explain the NIH Public Access Policy and explain how to develop a personal profile in MyNCBI and how to manage MyBibliography.
Wednesday, Nov.
 18 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Bradley Lecture Center
 
Training Interdisciplinary and Emerging Research Scholars (TIERS): "Practical Project Management: Shortcuts and Useful Tips for Improved Project Management"
Featuring Dr. Molly Wasko, UAB's Collat School of Business
Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5 - 6 p.m., PCAMS (1924 7th Avenue South)
Hors d'oeuvres and refreshment served. Contact  
Melissa McBrayer you are interested in attending. A brief gathering of pediatric-focused attendees may be held before or after the event. 
7TH AVENUE ROAD WORK UPDATE

Please be aware that road work will be continuing on 16th street between 7th and 8th ave south and on 7th ave south between 16th and 14th street. Please pay attention to the flagmen directing traffic. Current work will include milling the asphalt in preparation for new paving which will occur in next couple of weeks. Please use caution in these areas. 
 
We will be opening a portion of 7th ave south to allow the physician entrance/exit to 7th ave parking deck to reopen.
 
Please address questions or concerns with Bob Crumpton.

 
CDE BUZZ WORDS

Malnutrition can impact a patient’s hospitalization in many ways. Lengths of stay are often extended, and these patients need nutrition consults, calorie counts, and extra calories to jumpstart weight gain and growth. It is necessary to document not only the fact that malnutrition exists, but also its degree to accurately capture clinical indicators regarding increased resource usage/interventions. The CDE department has been working alongside Clinical Nutrition to develop uniform criteria for diagnosing the degree and chronicity of malnutrition in patients at COA. The criteria can be here
RESEARCH
 


RECENT REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS.
 

J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Nov 4. pii: ASN.2015070832. Bridging Translation by Improving Preclinical Study Design in AKI. de Caestecker M, Humphreys BD, Liu KD, Fissell WH, Cerda J, Nolin TD, Askenazi D, Mour G, Harrell FE Jr, Pullen N, Okusa MD, Faubel S; ASN AKI Advisory Group.
Despite extensive research, no therapeutic interventions have been shown to prevent AKI, accelerate recovery of AKI, or reduce progression of AKI to CKD in patients. An important concern that has not been addressed is whether improvements in preclinical study design can be identified that might also increase the likelihood of translating basic AKI research into clinical practice using the current models. In this review, we have taken an evidence-based approach to identify common weaknesses in study design and reporting in preclinical AKI research that may contribute to the poor translatability of the findings. We identified five areas for improvement in preclinical study design and reporting. 



N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 6. Weight Loss and Health Status 3 Years after Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents. Inge TH, Courcoulas AP, Jenkins TM, Michalsky MP, Helmrath MA, Brandt ML, Harmon CM, Zeller MH, Chen MK, Xanthakos SA, Horlick M, Buncher CR; Teen-LABS Consortium.
UAB and Children's of Alabama is one of five centers in this longitudinal study that prospectively collects data on the teenagers who have had bariatric surgery.  The cardiometabolic profiles were markedly improved and they stayed improved through three years after surgery.  A Quality of Life survey also showed significant improvement in quality of life scores.  It was transformative for many of the teenagers who felt that they could finally engage in social activities with their peers.

 
POSTER AND PRESENTATION ANNOUNCEMENTS 
 
Quinn L, McCormick K. Nov. 6- 8, 2015. Atlanta, GA. Phenotypic Female with 46, XY Karyotype: The Diagnostic Relevance of AMH. Southern Pediatric Endocrine Society 2015 Annual Meeting.

Stalvey M. Nov. 6- 8
, 2015. Atlanta, GA. Ivacaftor Improves Linear Growth in G551D Cystic Fibrosis Children: Results of a Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled Study. Southern Pediatric Endocrine Society 2015 Annual Meeting.

Ashraf A. Nov. 6- 8
, 2015. Atlanta, GA. Neonate with Blood Resembling Pepto-Bismol (severe lipoprotein lipase deficiency). Southern Pediatric Endocrine Society 2015 Annual Meeting.
 
McCormick K. Nov. 6- 8
, 2015. Atlanta, GA. Metabolic and Endocrine Adaptations: Flora & Fauna. Southern Pediatric Endocrine Society 2015 Annual Meeting.

McCormick K, Wang Z. Nov. 6-8, 2015. Atlanta, GA. Cortisol Can Promote Endoplasmic Reticulum Glucose Production by Altering Pyridine Redox. Southern Pediatric Enocrine Society 2015 Meeting. 

Cook-Heard D, Childs G, Manikonda N, Nickerson P, Sturdevant M. Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 2015. Chicago, IL. Incarcerated Adolescents Males’ Intent to Use Condoms after Release from the Detention Center (abstract). Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) Annual Meeting.
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