Distinguished faculty 

Candace Floyd

Our faculty create a culture of innovation and collaboration that embraces social responsibility and entrepreneurial principles.

UAB faculty are teachers, scholars, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who earn the highest honors in their fields, lead professional societies and provide exceptional mentoring and training.

Susanne Fogger, DNP 2015 Received the International Nurses Society on Addictions Education Award
Henry Panion III, Ph.D 2015 Member, State Council on the Arts
Linda Moneyham, Ph.D. 2015 Governor-at-large, National League for Nursing Board of Governors
David Allison, Ph.D. 2015  Elected fellow of the American Heart Association
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D. 2015  Winner of the 2016 TED Prize
Virginia Howard, Ph.D. 2015  Received the National Forum Commitment Award from the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
José Fernández, Ph.D. 2015 Inaugural winner of the Shiriki Kumanyida Diversity Leadership Award from the Obesity Society
Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D. 2015 Received the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association
Ragib Hasan, Ph.D. 2015 2015 mBillionth Award for excellence in mobile learning and mobile education in South Asia
Shin J. Oh, M.D. 2015 Received a lifetime achievement award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Candace Floyd, Ph.D. 2015 Chosen president-elect of the National Neurotrauma Society
Karan Singh, Ph.D. 2015 Named a fellow of the American Statistical Association
Marti Rice, Ph.D. 2015 Received the Leadership in Research Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society
William E. Grizzle, M.D. 2015 Received the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories Award for outstanding achievement in biobanking
George Howard, DrPH 2015 Received the Ernest Everett Just award in Medical and Public Health Research on African American Health and Quality of Life
Suresh Boppana, M.D. 2015 Received the inaugural Congenital Cytomegalovirus Award from the fifth annual International Congenital CMV Conference
Tammy Than, O.D. 2015 Named American Optometric Association Educator of the Year
Janelle M. Chiasera, Ph.D. 2015 Selected for the American Council on Education Fellows Program
Robert W. Peters, Ph.D. 2015 Received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Linda Roussel, Ph.D. 2015 Inaugural winner of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Commission on Nurse Certification Clinical Nurse Leader Educator Vanguard Award
Daniel L. Smith Jr., Ph.D. 2015 Received a American Society of Nutrition young investigator award
Barbara A. Gower, Ph.D. 2015 Received the American Society of Nutrition Dannon Institute Mentorship Award
Natalie Baker, DNP 2015 Appointed to the Alabama Board of Nursing
Catherine Danielou, Ph.D. 2015 Named president-elect of the American Association of Teachers of French
Gene P. Siegal, M.D., Ph.D. 2015 Recipient of the Robbins Distinguished Educator Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology
Natalie Baker, DNP 2015 Named chair of the education committee of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Jean-Francois Pittet, M.D. 2015 Named editor-in-chief of the flagship journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society, Anesthesia & Analgesia
Donna Dunn, Ph.D. 2015 Named president-elect of the Alabama Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
Sergei Mirov, Ph.D. 2014 Named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Bruce Korf 2014 Named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Gary Warner 2014 Named to BankInfoSecurity's list of ‘Top 10 Influencers' in banking information security.
Keith Kinderknect, DMD 2014 Board of Directors, The American Equilibration Society
Donna Slovensky, Ph.D. 2014 Received the American Health Information Management Association Literacy Legacy Award
Jack E. Lemons, Ph.D. 2014 Received the ASTM International Laing Award
Mark Hickson, Ph.D. 2014 Received the National Communication Association Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship
Cynthia S. Selleck, Ph.D. 2014 Named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
Julia Gohlke, Ph.D. 2014 Received the F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award from The Teratology Society
Elizabeth H. Maples, Ph.D. 2014 Received the John Palassis Memorial Award from the American Industrial Hygiene Association
Lynda L. Wilson, Ph.D. 2014 Appointed to Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing
Christine A. Curcio, Ph.D. 2014 Received the International Society for Eye Research Ludwig von Sallmann Prize
William D. Jordan, Jr., M.D. 2014 Named president-elect of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery, 2014-16
Alison Chapman, Ph.D. 2014 Outstanding Advising Award — Faculty Academic Advising by the National Academic Advising Association
Stephanie Yates, Ph.D. 2014 Chosen by the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program for a project in Cape Town, South Africa
Anne Turner-Henson, Ph.D. 2014 Received the Southern Nursing Research Society Leadership in Research Award
Michael Saag, M.D. 2014 National Physician of the Year Clinical Excellence Award
David B. Joseph, M.D. 2014 Elected trustee of The American Board of Urology, 2014-2020
James Rimmer, Ph.D. 2014 Named to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Science Board
Mike Sloane, Ph.D. 2013 Director, National Collegiate Honors Council
Dan Warner, Ph.D. 2013 Received the 2014 George A. Bartholomew Award for distinguished contributions by a young researcher from The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.
Gustavo Heudebert, M.D. 2013 Conferred mastership by the American College of Physicians, one of the highest honors available to primary care physicians.
Haibin Ning, Ph.D. 2013 Professor of the Year Award, American Society for Testing and Materials International
Richard W. Waguespack, M.D. 2013 President, American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
Karen Meneses, Ph.D 2013 Received the Ada Sue Hinshaw Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research to recognize a prominent senior scientist
John Wittig, Ph.D. 2013 Inducted in Southern Public Relations Federation Hall of Fame.
Mary Beth Bodin 2013 District 7 representative for National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, representing Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georga, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Robert Cerfolio, M.D. 2013 President, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Susanna Fogger, DNP 2013 Board of directors, International Nurses Society on Addictions
Ashley Hodges, Ph.D. 2013 Board  of directors, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Tonya Perry, Ph.D. 2013 Awarded the Richard W. Halle Award for Outstanding Middle Level Educator by the National Council for Teachers of English
Peter Anderson, D.V.M., Ph.D. 2013 Selected for a Fulbright Specialists project at the Tzu-Chi University College of Medicine in Taiwan
Sara Day, Ph.D.  2013 Inducted as fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
Rita Jablonski, Ph.D. 2013 Inducted as fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
Klaus Mönkemüller, M.D., Ph.D. 2013 Selected co-editor of the journal Endoscopy
Martha Dawson, DNP 2013 Director, National Black Nurses Association
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D. 2013 Selected as a National Geographic Society fellow; her research is highlighted in the February 2013 issue of National Geographic
Richard Whitley, M.D. 2013 Selected as the inaugural recipient of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center’s Distinguished Clinical Research Scholar and Educator in Residence award
Gary Warner 2013 Named chief technologist for Malcovery, an intelligence company specializing in cyber-threat detection.
Maria Shirey, Ph.D. 2013 President, American Board of Nursing Specialties
Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Ph.D 2013 President, American Society of Neurochemistry (2015)
Paul Goepfert, M.D. 2013 Chair, the HIV/AIDS Vaccines  Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
William J. Britt, M.D. 2013 Chair, the Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
Mohammad Athar, Ph.D. 2013 Member, the Molecular Oncogenesis Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
Lalita Shevde-Samant, Ph.D. 2013 Member, the Chemo/Dietary Prevention Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
Catherine Danielou, Ph.D. 2013 Awarded the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms)
Julie L. Locher, Ph.D. 2013 Awarded Fellow status in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America
Lisa R. Baker, Ph.D. 2013 Awarded the National Association of Perinatal Social Work Award for Excellence
John F. Amos, O.D. 2013 Inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame
Edward E. Partridge, M.D. 2013 Awarded the American Cancer Society’s prestigious 2013 national Humanitarian Award
Anne Alexandrov, Ph.D. 2013 Received the Flame of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for sustained contributions to acute and critical care nursing
Chuck Amsler, Ph.D. 2013 Named a program officer for the National Science Foundation Division of Polar Programs
Jean Ivey, D.S.N. 2013 Selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Grace Jepkemboi, Ph.D. 2013 Director, Association for Childhood Education International
Deborah Kirk Walker, D.N.P. 2013 Fulbright Senior Specialist
Vivian Pijuan-Thompson, Ph.D. 2013   President, American Society of Cytotechnology
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D. 2013   President, American Society of Preventive Oncology
Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D., D.O. 2013 Named series editor of Translational Epigenetics, published by Elsevier
Brian Steele, Ph.D. 2013 Finalist, 2013 George Washington Book Prize for his book, “Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood”
Scott Plutchak 2013 Named a fellow of the Medical Library Association
T. Michael Harrington, M.D. 2013 President, Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Cynthia J. Brown, M.D. 2013 Selected the 2013 recipient of the American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award
Holly Richter, M.D., Ph.D. 2013 President, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons       
Dan Marson, Ph.D., J.D.                  2013 President, National Academy of Neuropsychology
Dean G. Assimos, M.D. 2013 Received the American Urological Association Hugh Hampton Young Award, presented for outstanding contributions to the study of genitourinary tract disease
James Meador-Woodruff, M.D. 2013 Received the 2013 American Psychiatric Association Research Mentorship Award
Lanning B. Kline, M.D. 2013 Director, American Board of Ophthalmology
Julia Gohlke, Ph.D. 2013 Received the 2013 Future Leader Award from the International Life Sciences Institute for her research in the nutrition field.
Kevin A. Roth, M.D., Ph.D. 2013 Named editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Pathology