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Contagion® and MD Magazine® Expand Strategic Alliance Partnership with UAB Medicine

JUL 10, 2017

Contagion®, an all-inclusive resource for infectious disease information, and MD Magazine®, a leading online and print source of physician news, conference coverage, and peer-to-peer discussion, together announce that they have expanded their Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) program with UAB Medicine (University of Alabama at Birmingham), announced Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, parent company of Contagion® and MD Magazine®.

In making the announcement, Michael J. Hennessy Jr. said, “We are excited to announce this new partnership with UAB Medicine, which has been on the forefront of training the next generation of physicians and physician-scientists at the nationally recognized UAB School of Medicine.”

The collaboration with UAB Medicine will benefit Contagion® and MD Magazine® readers by providing them with unprecedented content, such as research developments, articles, and interviews that can help physicians better serve their patients.

UAB Medicine was reorganized in 2009 into three distinct operating areas: UAB School of Medicine, UAB Health System, and the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation. Together they aim to reshape the way we think about human health, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. UAB Medicine also maintains an active research effort, which focuses on personalized medicine, informatics, basic science discovery, population health, health disparities, outcomes, and inflammation, infection, and immunity.

The SAP program is designed to facilitate an open exchange of medical and scientific innovations and information among trusted peers, with the goal of improving patient care. SAP topics will include best practices relative to practice management strategies and treatment decisions.

About Contagion®​

Contagion®​ is a fully integrated print and digital news publication that provides health care practitioners and aligned professionals with timely information and resources to improve patient outcomes and positively impact the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease. Contagion™ is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research, and medical media.

About MD Magazine®

MD Magazine® is a comprehensive clinical news and information portal that provides physicians and other health care professionals with up-to-date, specialty- and disease-specific resources designed to help them deliver better care to patients. Readers have access to breaking news, video interviews with physician experts, in-depth conference coverage, finance and practice management updates, insight and analysis from physician contributors, and other resources. MD Magazine® is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research, and medical media.

About UAB Medicine

UAB Medicine is the largest academic medical center in Alabama and among the four largest in the United States. It is comprised of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the $3 billion UAB Health System, which includes all of UAB’s patient care operations and 2,300 licensed beds at six hospitals. Among those six facilities is UAB Hospital, named one of U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals and one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes magazine.

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