HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and CHDI Foundation have announced a research collaboration to study the gene regulatory network controlling the expression of the huntingtin (HTT) gene that, when mutated, causes Huntington disease, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. Richard Myers, PhD, president of HudsonAlpha is leading the project along with senior scientist Brian Roberts.
To continue addressing the l need for more primary care physicians in Alabama, the UAB School of Medicine will offer a new track in its four-year medical degree program.
UAB has created a multidisciplinary program in interventional pulmonology. It is the only comprehensive program covering all facets of interventional pulmonology in Alabama, and one of only about 25 in the nation.
Lemak Health has relocated its Birmingham clinic from Montclair Road to a new 20,000 square foot facility on Cahaba River Road next to the intersection of I-459 and Highway 280.
Sherry Cole, RN, MSN, has been named Chief Nursing Officer for Grandview Medical Center.
Brave Beginnings, a program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, has awarded DCH Health System a grant to purchase two stand-alone ventilators that attach to portable Giraffe OmniBeds.
Warren Averett is hosting MACRA luncheons in Birmingham on February 23; Huntsville on February 21; and Montgomery on February 22.
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has established the HudsonAlpha Economic Development Advisory Committee.
Quentin Riggins, Senior Vice President of Governmental and Corporate Affairs for Alabama Power, has been appointed to the Grandview Medical Center Board of Trustees.
Larry Dixon has retired from his post as executive director of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners after serving over 35 years.
Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC), TRO Healthcare Design architects and Doster Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony for a hospital expansion that won't actually involve any broken ground. Having found that the original hospital plans could accommodate future vertical expansion, a fifth floor will be added to the main hospital building.
In 2016, Brent Parnell, MD and Maurine Batson, MD joined OB-GYN South, P.C.
Princeton Baptist Medical Center has selected Amanda Dyle as their new chief financial officer.
Douglas J. Minnich, MD has joined the Brookwood Baptist Health Princeton Heart & Thoracic Services group, which is located on the Princeton campus.
Grandview Medical Center is the first hospital in Alabama to offer a minimally invasive treatment option for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The National CPA Healthcare Advisor's Association (HCAA) has recognized Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore P.C. as Member Firm of the Year for 2016.
Jerry Ambrosia, MD has joined Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center announces a new treatment option available for peanut allergy sufferers through their new OIT(Oral Immunotherapy) Program.
Gastroenterology Associates has changed their name to Southeast Gastro.
St. Vincent's Health System plans to open a new location in Trussville that will house outpatient services including diagnostics, a primary care practice, after hours/urgent care, wellness services and physical therapy, along with a number of specialist physician practices.
Kassouf & Co., P.C. has been selected as one of the nation's 50 "2016 Best of the Best Accounting Firms" by Inside Public Accounting. Kassouf & Co. is the only Alabama firm selected for this honor.
Neeysa Biddle is retiring as Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare and CEO of St. Vincent's Health System (STVHS), effective June 30. She will continue working with Ascension's newly created Consulting Network, LLC.
New data from the National Science Foundation shows UAB ranked No.18 nationally among public universities and No. 34 overall in federally financed research in 2015, with more than $328.5 million in expenditures. UAB's total research expenditures exceeded $516 million in 2015, ranking the institution No. 25 among public universities and No. 41 overall nationally.
The Medical Association of the State of Alabama applauds the nomination of U.S. Rep. Tom Price for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Christopher S. Brown, PhD, former vice president of Research for the University of North Carolina System, has been named vice president of Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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