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Fobian Honored Aaron Fobian, PhD, assistant professor in the UAB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, has been given the prestigious designation of Rising Star by the Association of Psychological SciAaron Fobian, ence. PhD The honor seeks to recognize early career PhD scientists who have conducted groundbreaking research. APS Rising Stars must be nominated by one APS member and one APS fellow. Since the designation is for PhD scientists in the beginning stages of their lines of research, nominees must have received their doctoral degrees within the past five years and have sig-

nificant publications, recognitions or discoveries. “It is an incredible honor to be recognized,’” Fobian said. “I hope my work will continue to assist the physical improvement and psychological wellbeing of children and adolescents.”

Jayme Locke, MD Named Director Jayme Locke, MD has been named director of the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute. Locke currently serves as an associate professor in the Division of Transplantation; director of both the Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program and the Transplant Analytics, Informatics and Quality program; vice chair of Outcomes and Health Services Research in the Department of Surgery; and asso-

BBH Primary Care Gardendale Moves to New Location and Adds Providers On February 4th, Brookwood Baptist Health and Brookwood Baptist Health Primary & Specialty Care Network began treating patients in their new, larger Gardendale practice. Sharon Gray, MD and Terry Kinnebrew, MD have been dedicated to caring for patients in Gardendale and surrounding areas since 2004. In 2017, they were joined by Judith Cooley, CRNP, and with the new location, they are joined byWilliam Sides, MD, J.W. Pitts, MD, and Agnes Collins, PA. The larger space is located at 430 Fieldstown Road in Gardendale. In the near future, the new location will feature an onsite pharmacy and specialty care services, including cardiology, orthopedics, urology and general surgery.

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ciate chief medical officer for Inpatient Quality and Patient Safety at UAB Hospital. “Locke is a nationally recognized leader in transplant surgery and acute outcomes research. She is an abdominal transplant surgeon who specializes in innovative strategies for the transplantation of incompatible organs, disparities in access to and outcomes after solid organ transplantation, and transplantation of people living with HIV,” said Selwyn Vickers, MD, dean of the UAB School of Medicine. “Her research interests include complex statistical analysis and modeling of transplant outcomes and behavioral research focused on health disparities.” Locke earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her medical degree from East Carolina University. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency and her abdominal transplant fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After concluding her training, she joined UAB’s surgical faculty in 2012. She is a member of the American Society of Transplantation, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, the Southern Surgical Association and more. Additionally, Locke is an associ-

ate editor for Transplantation and the American Journal of Transplantation, and is a member of the Annals of Surgery editorial board. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, with the most recent ones being the Association for Clinical and Translational Science’s Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation into Public Benefit and Policy, the American Transplant Congress Young Investigator Award, Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, and’s 2015 Women Who Shape the State. The Comprehensive Transplant Institute recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. It is the site of the nation’s longest-ongoing, single-center paired kidney transplant chain and recently surpassed 10,000 total kidney transplants — one of only three U.S. transplant programs to do so.

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