Saturday, April 12 and Saturday April 19 have been designated as official university classroom makeup days for those classes that need to conduct face-to-face makeup sessions.
Due to recent winter-weather closings, UAB has adjusted the calendar for Spring Semester as described below:

Official Class Makeup Options

The following Saturdays have been designated as official university classroom makeup days for those classes that need to conduct face-to-face makeup sessions.
  • Saturday, April 12 is the makeup day for classes that meet on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.
  • Saturday, April 19 is the makeup day for classes that meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays.

If you intend to hold an additional class on either of those days at your regularly scheduled timestrong>, please email registrar@uab.edu by March 21st to confirm classroom. Please contact Tina Collins in the Office of Registrar at 934-8152 if you have questions.

Whether your classes will meet on these days is at your discretion. In addition, we encourage you to consider other options, such as restructuring scheduled class time or using electronic strategies.

Faculty News

UAB faculty recognized nationally for biomedical research
UAB faculty recognized nationally for biomedical research
Sorge honored as a young leader in the field of pain research and neuroscience by national organization.

robert sorgeRobert Sorge, Ph.D., was named one of seven Rita Allen Foundation Scholars for 2015. Sorge is an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars program supports basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience. Scholars are early-stage investigators and leaders in their respective fields who are advancing our understanding of the human condition.

Sorge’s research is primarily in the field of neuroscience, specifically focused on pain. His lab explores the interplay between addiction and pain, as well as the role of the immune system in pain sensitivity. As a scholar in pain research, Sorge will be granted $50,000 per year for up to three years to support his work.

The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars program has supported more than 140 scientists since 1976. The program embraces innovative research with above-average risk and groundbreaking possibilities. Scholars have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the National Medal of Science, the Wolf Prize in Medicine, and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

“By investing in outstanding biomedical scientists at the early stages of their careers, we are providing resources to these scholars to pioneer new approaches and discoveries,” said Elizabeth Christopherson, president and chief executive officer of the Rita Allen Foundation. “Researching basic biological questions is essential to improving human health and alleviating suffering caused by cancer, chronic pain, mental illness and other maladies.”

Sorge joins a prestigious class of scholars, with other recipients representing Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University and others.

Two UAB advisors honored at national level
Two UAB advisors honored at national level
Academic advisors from the Collat School of Business and College of Arts and Sciences recognized nationally for their contributions to the improvement of advising services.

academic advisorsAcademic advisors from two University of Alabama at Birmingham schools received awards during the National Academic Advising Association annual meeting. Collat School of Business academic advisor Andrea Miller Pound received the Outstanding Advising Award, and Tyna Adams, advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the Outstanding New Advisor Award.

Pound was one of just 10 advisors nationally to receive the Outstanding Advising Award, and Adams was one of only 14 advisors nationally to receive the Outstanding New Advisor Award.

These awards are designed to honor individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. The goal of the NACADA Annual Awards Program is to encourage wider support and recognition for academic advising in colleges and universities by providing an opportunity for recognition of outstanding advising. An ultimate outcome of this program is to improve advising services for students.

Pollocks make list of top nephrology, dialysis professors
Pollocks make list of top nephrology, dialysis professors
UAB professors who developed a new area of translational cardio-renal research are among 15 professors identified as today’s leaders in the field.

pollocksDavid and Jennifer PollockJennifer Pollock, Ph.D., and David Pollock, Ph.D., are among 15 professors identified as today’s leaders in advancing and teaching nephrology and dialysis technology by medicaltechnologyschools.com, which helps students identify the best professors in technology fields.

Together, the Pollocks have developed a brand-new area of translational cardio-renal research through their work with endothelial cells in the kidney blood vessels.

Jennifer Pollock teaches nephrology and kidney studies at UAB and is nationally recognized for both her student mentorship and research, as evidenced by her recent Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award from the American Physiological Society.

David Pollock also is a past president of the APS and was the recipient of the Louis K. Dahl Award for Hypertension Research from the American Heart Association in 2013. He recently visited Cuba with an APS delegation towith leaders of the Cuban Society of Physiological Sciences.

The Pollocks joined UAB in 2014 to build the new cardio-renal program.

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