Chair, UAB Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, 2012 – Present.
Program Director, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, 2006-2010.
Full Professor, UAB School of Health Professions.
Research interest: Type 2 Diabetes and the effect of exercise intervention on diabetic nephropathy.
Current position involves providing broad, strategic oversight to further advance education, clinical, and research initiatives of the department of clinical and diagnostic sciences including M.S. programs in Biotechnology, Cytology, Physician Assistant Studies, Genetic Counseling and Clinical Laboratory Science and B.S. programs in Medical Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Respiratory Therapy.
Leadership Highlight: Responsible for developing the M.S. in Biotechnology and B.S. in Biomedical Sciences programs in the department.
Leadership Highlight: Responsible for coordinating the design and delivery of a professional development experience that spans 2 years across the curriculum of all 8 programs in the department.
Future collaborative work: Currently working in conjunction with the Joint Health Sciences Department to develop an M.S. in Biomedical and Translational Sciences which serves to deliver a curriculum combining graduate level advanced science courses with courses in clinical medicine to increase the competitiveness of graduates for admission to professional programs and provide them with a skillset to be successful in professional programs.
Leadership development: Completed 2 leadership development programs at UAB (LeaderSHP and BLAZE), and 1 external leadership program (Harvard’s Management Development program). Currently enrolled in 1 internal and 1 external leadership program (UAB’s executive development program and the Momentum Women’s Leadership Program.