Five School of Business students won awards for their presentations at the Sixth Annual UAB Undergraduate Research Expo on April 26, 2013. Their topics ranged from healthcare-related issues such as collaboration in healthcare management and what medical schools can do to encourage more primary care physicians, to an inheritor’s perspective in a family business.


Business students receiving awards for their presentations from the Expo organizers:

  • Jit Patel (Management), first place for his poster presentation on medical school management of the primary care physician shortage.  Jit shares a key take-away from his research in video included.
  • Roshni Panchal (Management), second place for her poster presentation on health care inter-professional collaboration.
  • Alyssa Manhart (Marketing), third place for her poster presentation on the differences between leadership and management in a retail business.
  • Jay Knight (Accounting), first place for his oral presentation on quantitative literacy in business school students.
  • Joey Spellerberg (Marketing), second place for his oral presentation on an inheritor’s perspective in a family business.

The Undergraduate Research Expo spotlights UAB undergraduate students’ excellence in research, scholarship and creativity and showcases their academic endeavors. There were over 200 presentations entered in the Expo competition, in the categories of arts and humanities; biological, life, and physical sciences; business, financial, and international studies; social, behavioral and health sciences; and service learning.

Nineteen School of Business students made presentations describing their independent projects in the School of Business Honors Program, a selective, three-semester program for high-achieving undergraduates seeking to learn more about business leadership.

A special thanks to the following School of Business faculty serving as advisors for the students on their projects: Doug Ayers (MIDE), Scott Boyar (MISQ), Alicia Clavell (MISQ), Sarah Culver (MIDE), Joel Dobbs (MISQ), Manabendra Dasgupta (MIDE), Anthony Hood (MISQ), Karen Kennedy (MIDE), Donald Lund (MIDE), Ken Miller (MIDE), Carol Motley (MIDE), Joshua Robinson (MIDE), Grant Savage (MISQ), and Stephanie Yates (ACFN). Professor Molly Wasko (MISQ) and Professors Lund and Yates, as well as Career Services Associate Director Kristen Johnson Chapleau also served as judges at the Expo.

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