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N ot e wo r t h y e v e nt Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID 39th Annual Bruce A. Harris Symposium: Progress in OB/ GYN 2014. February 20-21, The Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel, JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND ave s birmingham al 35294-0104 Birmingham. An outstanding course faculty will highlight the most recent advances at this CME event for physicians and nurses. For Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL VOL. 5 NO. 3 GYNECOLOGY INSIGHT information and registration, visit www.uab.edu/medicine/obgyn/ progress-in-obgyn. T h e Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2014 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster address changes to: UAB Insight, 500 22nd Street South, Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 U ni v e r sit y o f A l a ba m a at Bi r m ingha m GYNECOLOGY New Clinical Trials Network GYNECOLOGY INSIGHT For more information on UAB Women & Infants Ser vices visit : uabmedicine.org / women Alvarez (top) and Huh lead major clinical trials. U A B M e dicin e R e sou r c e s issu e h ig h lig h ts M D L e a r ning C h ann e l For CME-accredited presentations and web-based learning, visit learnmd.uabmedicine.org. UAB a Gyn-Oncology ‘Lead Academic Site’ UAB Helps Develop Virtual Pelvis in Immersive Learning Environment digital UAB Insight editions, news and updates, and more. Visit uabmedicine.org/physician. New Subspecialty for Female Pelvic Disorders and Reconstruction Austin Transitions to New Role in OB/GYN UA B M I ST MIST provides 24-hour consultation and referral services to physicians. Contact MIST by calling 800.822.MIST (6478). With the transformation of National Cancer Institute Publications of Note 2 Featured Clinical Trials 2 New Physicians to promote efficiency and facilitate prioritization in clinical clinical trials structure into the National Clinical Trials research . Network (NCTN), the UAB Division of Gynecologic Gynecologic cancer will be represented by NRG UAB is ranked among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Satisfaction for Women. Oncology continues its leadership role in guiding novel Oncology, as the result of the merger of three “legacy 3 therapies through human studies. groups.” NRG Oncology represents the complementary UAB Medicine News 3 funding as a Lead Academic Participating Center in the new (GOG), of which UAB is a founding member, the National structure, with Division Director Ronald Alvarez, MD, as Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, and the Measures of Success 3 principal investigator. Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. They will share equal Noteworthy Event P h ysician H Q UAB Medicine online headquarters provides information on referrals, UAB is Named a Gyn-Oncology ‘Lead Academic Site’ in New National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Trials Network 4 UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) will receive The NCTN change follows an Institute of Medicine recommendation that the existing nine-member adult Clinical Trials Cooperative Group be consolidated into four research areas of the Gynecologic Oncology Group responsibility for executing the group’s research program. As a Lead Academic Participating Site, UAB will provide scientific leadership in development and conduct of clinical continued on page 2