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Worthey Appointed to Pediatric and Pathology Director Positions




Elizabeth Worthey, PhD has joined the UAB Department of Pediatrics as the director for the Center for Genomic Data Sciences. Additionally, she will serve in the Department of Pathology as the director of the Bioinformatics Section Elizabeth in the Division of GeWorthey, PhD nomics Diagnostics and Bioinformatics. She is also the new associate director for the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute. Her research interests include the development and application of computational science methods in order to understand the impact of causal molecular variation in individuals with rare, unusual, or undiagnosed disease. Her group also focuses on the study of variation that alters an individual’s response to therapeutics or modifies clinical presentation. “My goal at UAB is to help obtain definitive diagnoses for all of these patients and then to go beyond the diagnosis to extract clinically useful information that helps those taking care of these patients to make molecularly informed decisions where possible,” Worthey said. Worthey received her PhD at the Imperial College London in London, U.K., and completed her postdoctoral training at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Washington in Seattle.

Storey Named COO of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

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Brookwood Baptist Health has named Paul Storey, FACHE as chief operating officer of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. Storey joins the Brookwood Baptist Health System from the Huntsville Hospital Health System where he served as president of Paul Storey, FACHE Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield with additional responsibility for Red Bay Hospital in Red Bay. Storey’s career spans more than 25 years in a number of leadership roles. In addition to his most recent role at Helen Keller Hospital, he has held positions as chief executive officer of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte, West Virginia and assistant chief executive officer of Northwest Medical Center in Storey earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration from Samford University in Birmingham, as well as master’s degrees in business administration and healthcare administration from UAB. He is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives.

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