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June 24, 2024

O’Neal NextGen Award winner, Yogesh Kumar, Ph.D., speaks to thepotential benefits of machine-learning technology in cancer care

New technology presents new opportunities in patient care, something that Yogesh Kumar, Ph.D., knew well when he began researching the use of machine-learning software in cancer treatment. When he received this year’s Mary Ann Harvard NextGen Scholar Award for his work integrating artificial intelligence into radiotherapy, he knew he was on the right track.
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Kallie McDonald
May 20, 2024

Infusion nurse uses mom’s cancer journey as motivation in her nursing career

While most 10-year-olds are focused on sports, school and socializing with friends, Kallie McDonald was by her mother’s side, holding her hand in support during a challenging health journey. While her mom was receiving treatments for ovarian cancer at UAB, she continuously praised her gynecologic oncology and infusion nurses, which inspired McDonald to pursue a career in nursing.  
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Macy Reeves
April 17, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Macy Reeves, LMSW – Social Worker

Macy Reeves answers questions about her career journey and experience as an employee of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Drew Gunnells
February 29, 2024

Provider spotlight: colon and rectal surgeon Drew Gunnells, M.D.

Drew Gunnells, M.D., answers questions about his career journey and experience as an employee of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., MPH
February 15, 2024

Scarinci selected to lead national cervical cancer elimination workgroup

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., vice chair for Global and Rural Health in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was chosen to lead a workgroup charged with creating the United States cervical cancer elimination plan.  
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Andrew McDonald, M.D.
January 31, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Andrew McDonald, M.D.

Andrew McDonald, M.D., answers questions about his career journey and experience as an employee of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB Hospital
January 25, 2024

UAB earns Women’s Choice Award for “Best Hospital” designation for eight areas

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received eight 2024 Women’s Choice Awards designations for women’s health practice areas. By appearing on the Best Hospitals list, these UAB Medicine clinical areas are considered to represent the top 10 percent of hospital practices across the country.
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Group photo of medical professionals
January 24, 2024

UAB Health System and Infirmary Health partner to deliver comprehensive cancer care together

The UAB Health System and Infirmary Health have entered a relationship to bring collaborative, comprehensive cancer services to patients in southern Alabama, southeast Mississippi and the Florida panhandle.
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Headshot of Sarah Mansfield
December 28, 2023

Employee Spotlight: Sara Mansfield

Sara Mansfield answers questions about her career journey and experience as an employee of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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The UAB Hazelrig-Salter Radiation Oncology Center (top) and the Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road (bottom) will obtain their ASTRO-APEx accreditation until September 2027.
November 8, 2023

UAB Department of Radiation Oncology achieves accreditation for radiation oncology services

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Radiation Oncology successfully attained accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology APEx - Accreditation Program for Excellence® for the Hazelrig-Salter Radiation Oncology Center and The Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road.
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headshot of Claudia Hardy
November 2, 2023

Employee Spotlight: Claudia Hardy

Claudia Hardy answers questions about her career journey and experience as an employee of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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UAB Hospital Building
August 2, 2023

UAB Hospital remains the best hospital in Alabama, Birmingham metro, according to U.S. News & World Report

UAB Hospital was once again named the best hospital in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report, in its 2023-2024 Best Hospital rankings. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital also claims the No. 1 ranking as the best hospital in the Birmingham metro area.
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The Kirklin Clinic, exterior
July 26, 2023

UAB HHT Clinic named Center of Excellence

The Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Clinic at UAB Hospital has been named a Center of Excellence by the Cure HHT foundation. HHT is an uncommon but serious genetic disease that prevents blood vessels from developing properly.
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UAB Hospital
May 30, 2023

UAB Hospital earns Outstanding Patient Experience Award

UAB Hospital has received a 2023 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades, which recognizes hospitals that provide an overall positive patient experience during hospital stays. UAB Hospital was one of 445 U.S. hospitals recognized and one of only three in Alabama.
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Robotic surgery
May 5, 2023

UAB surpasses 20,000 robotic surgeries milestone, looks to future of continued surgical care

“For UAB surgeons to collectively surpass 20,000 robotic surgeries completed in our hospitals reflects the level of training and care that patients have access to at UAB Hospital,” said Dawn Bulgarella CEO of the UAB Health System.
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UAB Hospital Building
April 10, 2023

UAB Medicine Named Among 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare

Becker’s Healthcare has named UAB Medicine as one of the nation’s 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare for 2023. This annual list highlights hospitals, health systems, and medical centers that set themselves apart in the industry by investing in employees’ well-being, satisfaction, and fulfillment.
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David Cole wearing camouflage, an orange vest, and an orange hat
March 10, 2023

Patient Spotlight: David Cole

David Cole answers questions about his cancer journey and experience as a patient of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
January 6, 2023

UAB cancer site tops 1 million visits by cancer experts seeking precision medicine treatments

A cancer analysis web portal at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is serving cancer clinicians and researchers across the world in their search for cancer biomarkers, therapeutic target discovery and precision treatments to help patients.
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O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center Advancements graphic
September 25, 2022

O’Neal Cancer Center at UAB Ranked No. 25 by U.S. News

The U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 Best Hospitals list ranks the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB No. 25 in the country for cancer care. This marks the cancer center’s first top-25 ranking.
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O'neal Comprehensive Cancer Center 50th Anniversary. Wallace Memorial Hospital and Tumor Institute.
June 15, 2022

Shaping the future of cancer care — O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB celebrates 50th anniversary

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and in a four-state region, celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer.
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Scarinci headshot
May 11, 2022

Scarinci will be recognized for dedicated efforts to eliminate cervical cancer

For the first time in history, the world is on a path to permanently end cervical cancer. 
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Amit Mehta headshot
April 5, 2022

UAB has been recognized as a Program of Experience for CAR-T therapy

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been identified by Emerging Therapy Solutions as a “Program of Experience” for Chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy.
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Bassel El-Rayes, M.D.
January 19, 2022

O’Neal Cancer Center to welcome El-Rayes as new deputy director

Published: January 19th, 2022 The UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Bassel El-Rayes, M.D., will become […]
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Exterior photo of UAB Hospital at nighttime
October 21, 2021

UAB’s Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy Program celebrates 30 years of patient care

This September, the Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy program at the UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is celebrating […]
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