1. The GRADE study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham had a special visitor in November. Red suit. Black boots. White beard. Belly that shook like a bowl full of jelly. A V.I.E. (Very Important Elf) visited this national clinical trial for Type 2 diabetes. Read more: bit.ly/IEiBwI

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  2. Dr. Fouad is Director of the UAB Minority Health And Health Disparities Research Center and Director of the Division of Preventive Medicine. uab.edu/news/obesity

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  3. Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Shalev is an internationally recognized authority in endocrinology, pancreatic beta-cell biology and the pathophysiology of diabetes.
    For more stories on obesity click here: uab.edu/news/obesity

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  4. Alan S. Gertler, M.D., associate professor of medicine in UAB’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and part of UAB’s Heart & Vascular Service. For more stories on obesity click here: uab.edu/news/obesity

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  5. Dr. Ovalle is Director of the Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic at UAB.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB Medicine are, in many ways, at the epicenter of the fight against obesity-related conditions like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. We also face practical challenges providing care


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The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB Medicine are, in many ways, at the epicenter of the fight against obesity-related conditions like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. We also face practical challenges providing care to obese patients. Sitting in the middle of a region with some of the highest rates of obesity and obesity-related health conditions in the United States, experts across disciplines at UAB are working on cutting-edge research, education and treatment programs to better combat the growing epidemic.

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