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Carnel Joins Andrews Sports Medicine Charles T. Carnel, MD has joined Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. Carnel is a nonsurgical spine physician who is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is fellowship-trained in interventional spine and Charles T. Carnel, MD musculoskeletal medicine. Carnel helps patients improve their quality of life through minimally-invasive procedures including X-ray guided spinal injections, nerve ablations, treatment of spinal fractures with kyphoplasty, as well as in-office musculoskeletal injections, which aim to increase function and reduce pain. A native of Cookeville, Tennessee, Carnel earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from East Tennessee State University, and then achieved his medical degree from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. In 2006, Carnel moved to Birmingham for his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, after which he completed an interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine fellowship.

Carnel treats patients at Andrews Sports Medicine’s clinic locations at St. Vincent’s Birmingham and at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen.

Saag Named Editor of Journal of the International AIDS Society Michael Saag, MD, director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and professor in the School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named an editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society, also known as AIDS. “It is an honor to Michael Saag, MD serve as an editor of AIDS, as the journal is one of the most prestigious in the field and has been serving investigators and clinicians since 1987,” Saag said. “I look forward to continuing the outstanding service of editors before me.” As editor, Saag will help review advances in the field of HIV and AIDS research and treatment. In the past 30 years, he has published more than 260 articles in peer-reviewed journals and pioneered many trials for antiviral drugs now commonly used for HIV treatment, as well as founded UAB’s 1917 Clinic, among many other accomplishments.

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Mickey Trimm, PhD Joins Kolbe Clinic

J.M. “Mickey” Trimm, PhD has been named Executive Director of Kolbe Clinic. He will lead the clinic’s plan to expand its services from its current five locations in Alabama and Florida to a large footprint that will cover the south and midwest over the next J.M. “Mickey” Trimm, PhD five years. Kolbe Clinic provides a variety of treatment and recovery services for patients suffering from substance use disorder. It is one of Alabama’s premier providers of medication assisted treatments using suboxone and other medications coupled with counseling to address opioid, drug and alcohol problems. The clinic is also one of the few in Alabama that accepts all major insurance products. Trimm recently retired from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions where he served as Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Healthcare Management and Leadership. He has served the Alabama healthcare industry for over forty years, working initially with the Baptist Health System before starting TwoMark Healthcare Associates. TwoMark continues to help many communities plan and develop clinics and hospitals. In 2006 Trimm joined the staff of the UAB Department of Health Services Administration where he taught strategy, information technology, and operations management. He was also coordinator for the undergraduate Healthcare Management internship program and placed student in many of the healthcare facilities in the Birmingham area. In 2013 he took over the continuing education activities of the department, focusing on expanding the UAB Annual Symposium for Healthcare Executives, held in Destin each summer. Trimm is a board member of the Alabama State Health Coordinating Council. He also serves on the boards of the Alabama Healthcare Executive Forum, the Alabama Rural Health Association, the Alabama Performance Excellence Program, the Alabama Area Health Education Centers, and the Friends of the Birmingham Library.

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