Family & Community Medicine

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Billy Salser Jr., Director 2007 -

    Dr. B. Earl Salser Jr. is an Associate Professor of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Salser is passionate about medical student education and is the Director of the Division of Medical Student Education for the Department. He is also the Clerkship Director for Family Medicine for the Birmingham Campus, and is instrumental in getting students engaged with community family medicine through l...

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    Erin DeLaney, Ambulatory Medical and Quality Officer 2019 -

    With a heart for healing, Dr. DeLaney has always been drawn to those that are suffering. This is what led her to medicine and specifically family medicine. Born and raised along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Dr. DeLaney remained local for most of her early training. She received her bachelors of science from Spring Hill College. Then, received her medical degree from the University of South Alabama. From coast to coast, she then moved to Portland, ME to complete her family medicine residency a...

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    Ian McKeag, Director 2019 -

    As a new addition to the UAB team, Dr. McKeag is thrilled to have been named Director for the Family and Community Medicine Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship. Originally from the Midwest, he has most recently relocated from the Cone Sports Medicine Fellowship in Greensboro, NC where he was trained in diagnostic and procedural ultrasound. In Greensboro, Dr. McKeag covered Guilford College athletics, Greensboro Swarm (NBA G League), Carolina Cobras (arena football), and local USA Gymnastics ...

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    Irfan Asif, Dept Chairperson 2018 -

    Dr. Irfan M. Asif is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is certified in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Asif hopes to bring infectious enthusiasm for everything family medicine and sports medicine, including the ability to provide excellence in patient care, to be outstanding educators, to always strive for quality improvement, and to provide service in a number of venues. The department is a recognized lead...

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    Kathleen Pridgen, Associate Director 2019 -

    Kathleen Pridgen is originally from Kingsport, Tennessee, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee. She completed her medical degree at the University of Virginia and stayed in Charlottesville at UVA for Family Medicine Residency. Beginning in medical school, she enjoyed the variety, breadth and depth of primary care, as well as longitudinal relationships with patients, and this is what led her to the field of Family Medicine. During her third year of residency, she...

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    Kimberly Smith, Director of Practice Based Research Network 2020 -

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    Michael Faircloth, Director 2007 -

    Positions
    • Medical/Lab Director UAB Student Health Services, UAB Division of Student Affairs, 2009
    • Director Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Centers, UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2019
    • Faculty, UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2007
    Dr. Michael Faircloth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He received h...

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    Michael Faircloth, Director 2019 -

    Positions
    • Medical/Lab Director UAB Student Health Services, UAB Division of Student Affairs, 2009
    • Director Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Centers, UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2019
    • Faculty, UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2007
    Dr. Michael Faircloth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He received h...

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    Michael Wiederman, Director of Leadership and Professional Development 2020 -

    Dr. Wiederman was a clinical psychology professor for 19 years, mostly at a women's college in Columbia SC, before transitioning to professional development as the Director of Professional Development at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. He joined the UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine in May 2020 as Director of Leadership and Professional Development. Dr. Wiederman's interests include applying psychology for the betterment of peoples' health and well...

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    Sameera Davuluri, Medical Director and Ambulatory Medical Quality Officer 2020 -

    Dr. Sameera Davuluri is Assistant Professor in Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is board certified in Family Medicine and has a certification for added qualification in Geriatrics. She aims to provide high quality, comprehensive, team based patient centered health care. She practices all aspects of family medicine with a special focus in adult and preventive health care. Dr. Davuluri enjoys teaching and is eager to share her skills, kn...

  • Faculty Position

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    Adam Ross, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Albert Smith III, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 1996 -

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    Andreia White, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Andrew Posey, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Anisa Ssengoba-Ubogu, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Arnelya Chatman, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Ashley Evans, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Austin Klint, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Barry Lumpkins, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2004 -

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    Belinda Maples, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2008 -

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    Beverly VonDer Pool, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2007 -

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    Billy Salser Jr., Associate Professor (P) 2007 -

    Dr. B. Earl Salser Jr. is an Associate Professor of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Salser is passionate about medical student education and is the Director of the Division of Medical Student Education for the Department. He is also the Clerkship Director for Family Medicine for the Birmingham Campus, and is instrumental in getting students engaged with community family medicine through l...

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    Blessing Falola, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

    Dr. Blessing Falola is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is board-certified in General Psychiatry, and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, with a focused interest in the transitional age youth and college mental health. Dr. Falola provides collaborative and evidence-based psychiatric care in her role as the UAB Student Health Psychiatrist. She engages her teaching passion through active involvement in the medical student, resident, and fellow education. She dev...

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    Brandi Shah, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Brandi Shah, MD, MPH is a board-certified family physician who specializes in adolescent health. She completed Adolescent Medicine fellowship training at Seattle Children’s/University of Washington after completing residency at Brown Alpert Medical School in Rhode Island. She is excited to have joined the provider group at UAB Student Health and Wellness. She pursues scholarly and programmatic interests related to optimizing sexual and reproductive health service delivery for adolescents and you...

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    Brian Perry, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 1997 -

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    Brooke Carroll, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2020 -

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    Brunda Revanna, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Casey Hicks, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Corey Mayer, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2014 -

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    Dakota Price, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Daniel Hurst, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Elaine Colby, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Elizabeth Jacobson, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Emily Staples, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Eric Law, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2015 -

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    Erin DeLaney, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

    With a heart for healing, Dr. DeLaney has always been drawn to those that are suffering. This is what led her to medicine and specifically family medicine. Born and raised along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Dr. DeLaney remained local for most of her early training. She received her bachelors of science from Spring Hill College. Then, received her medical degree from the University of South Alabama. From coast to coast, she then moved to Portland, ME to complete her family medicine residency a...

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    Ernestine Clements, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Ian McKeag, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    As a new addition to the UAB team, Dr. McKeag is thrilled to have been named Director for the Family and Community Medicine Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship. Originally from the Midwest, he has most recently relocated from the Cone Sports Medicine Fellowship in Greensboro, NC where he was trained in diagnostic and procedural ultrasound. In Greensboro, Dr. McKeag covered Guilford College athletics, Greensboro Swarm (NBA G League), Carolina Cobras (arena football), and local USA Gymnastics ...

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    Irfan Asif, Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Irfan M. Asif is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is certified in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Asif hopes to bring infectious enthusiasm for everything family medicine and sports medicine, including the ability to provide excellence in patient care, to be outstanding educators, to always strive for quality improvement, and to provide service in a number of venues. The department is a recognized lead...

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    James McMinn, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2008 -

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    James Robinson Jr., Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Jared Ellis, Instructor - Clinical (P) 1997 -

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    Jennifer Kendall, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Jennifer Miller, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2008 -

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    Jeremy Crider, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Jill Marsh, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Marsh is a passionate Family Medicine advocate who is board certified in Family Medicine with a CAQ in Geriatric Medicine. A native Texan, she attended the University of Virginia (UVA) where she earned a B.A. in Religious Studies and Spanish. She then returned to San Antonio for medical school at UTHSCSA. She completed a Family Medicine residency at UNC-Chapel Hill and a Geriatrics fellowship at Duke University. While the geriatric population has been a long-standing love for her, she tr...

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    John Brandon, Instructor - Clinical (P) 1997 -

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    John Waits, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

    Dr. John B. Waits, MD, FAAFP is a practicing, board-certified Family Medicine and Obstetrics physician who serves as CEO of Cahaba Medical Care and the Program Director and DIO of the Cahaba Family Medicine Residency.


    Dr. John B. Waits attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine (Tuscaloosa Campus for clinical years) and completed his Family Medicine Residency at In His IMAGE Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma and an Obstetrics Fellowship at the University of Al...

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    John Waits, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Jonathan Krichev, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2015 -

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    Jonathan Mize, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2004 -

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    Jonathan Peters, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Karen Ballard-Montgomery, Instructor (P) 2000 -

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    Karen Reynolds, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2015 -

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    Kathleen Pridgen, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Kathleen Pridgen is originally from Kingsport, Tennessee, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee. She completed her medical degree at the University of Virginia and stayed in Charlottesville at UVA for Family Medicine Residency. Beginning in medical school, she enjoyed the variety, breadth and depth of primary care, as well as longitudinal relationships with patients, and this is what led her to the field of Family Medicine. During her third year of residency, she...

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    Kimberly Smith, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Ksenia Blinnikova, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Ksenia Blinnikova received her medical degree from St. Petersburg Pediatric Medical Academy in Russia. She also holds a Master in Public Health from UAB. Dr. Blinnikova completed her medical residency at Montgomery Family Medicine Residency program. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, swimming, and hiking.

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    Lauren Linken, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Lisa Columbia, Assistant Professor (P) 1994 -

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    M Morehead, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2006 -

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    Marlon Williamson, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Matthew Hale, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. M. Heath Hale is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is certified in family medicine and sports medicine and currently works as an attending physician at Student Health Services where in addition to caring for patients with primary care needs, he also staffs a Sports Medicine Clinic and manages a myriad of sports related injuries in our general student population—including, but not limited to, UAB ath...

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    Michael Chandler, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 1996 -

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    Michael Faircloth, Associate Professor (P) 2007 -

    Positions
    • Medical/Lab Director UAB Student Health Services, UAB Division of Student Affairs, 2009
    • Director Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Centers, UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2019
    • Faculty, UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2007
    Dr. Michael Faircloth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He received h...

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    Michael Vaughn, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 1997 -

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    Michael Wiederman, Professor (P) 2020 -

    Dr. Wiederman was a clinical psychology professor for 19 years, mostly at a women's college in Columbia SC, before transitioning to professional development as the Director of Professional Development at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. He joined the UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine in May 2020 as Director of Leadership and Professional Development. Dr. Wiederman's interests include applying psychology for the betterment of peoples' health and well...

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    Mina Khan, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Oladipo Kukoyi, Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Raymond Hunt, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Raymond “Bryce” Hunt is Assistant Professor of the Department of Family and Community at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed medical school at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2015 and completed residency training at Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency in 2018.

    Dr. Hunt sees children age two and up and adults of all ages. His interests include sports medicine, women’s health, and education of medical students and residents.

    Dr. Hunt lives with his ...

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    Rowell Ashford II, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Sameera Davuluri, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Sameera Davuluri is Assistant Professor in Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is board certified in Family Medicine and has a certification for added qualification in Geriatrics. She aims to provide high quality, comprehensive, team based patient centered health care. She practices all aspects of family medicine with a special focus in adult and preventive health care. Dr. Davuluri enjoys teaching and is eager to share her skills, kn...

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    Sang Kim-Park, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2011 -

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    Sarah Stokes, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Scott Weisberg, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2007 -

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    Shelley Waits, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2014 -

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    Sumayah Abed, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Tamela Turner, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Terry James, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Timothy Ashley, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2006 -

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    Timothy Howard, Instructor - Clinical (P) 1996 -

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    Timothy Key, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Vicki Moore, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2007 -

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    Walter Wilson, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2006 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Amy Wang, Associate Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Michael Faircloth, Associate Professor (S) 2012 -

    Positions
    • Medical/Lab Director UAB Student Health Services, UAB Division of Student Affairs, 2009
    • Director Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Centers, UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2019
    • Faculty, UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2007
    Dr. Michael Faircloth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He received h...

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    Peter Lane, Assistant Professor (S) 2004 -

    Undergraduate degree at UAH in 1988. Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine graduated in 1994. Completed Family Medicine residency here at UAB in 1997. Boarded in Family Medicine 1997 to 2011. Boarded in Addiction Medicine 2004 to present.

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