July 5, 2017

Around the nation: Newlywed visits hospital where she beat leukemia as a teenager

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    • Alabama: Ronald Lazar has been tapped as the new director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, as well as the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging in UAB's Department of Neurology. Lazar, who previously worked as a professor of neuropsychology at Columbia University, said he wants to expand UAB McKnight's faculty base (Patchen, Birmingham Business Journal, 6/29).

    • Michigan: On the day of her wedding, Kierstynn Rozema returned to Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to acknowledge the medical team who treated her following her diagnosis with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 16. Rozema, who completed her treatment as a college freshman in 2013, commemorated her wedding day by taking photos at the hospital with her husband, her wedding party, and the team of doctors who cared for her (Wotus, Kiro7, 6/30).

    • Texas: Jyric Sims has been tapped to serve as CEO of Medical City Fort Worth in Texas. Sims previously served as SVP and COO of Hospital Corporation of America's Tulane Health System in New Orleans. He also served as director of operations at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and as COO of St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 6/29).

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