Dr. Janet Yother has been selected as the School of Medicine faculty nominee for the UAB Diversity award. This award was established to recognize the significant achievements of faculty, staff and students who have worked to develop a more culturally diverse, competent and inclusive university community.
Yother was nominated by her students, both past and present, as the faculty member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to promote diversity within the department, graduate school and university.
Yother was then selected by a panel convened by the Dean to be the nominee from the School of Medicine. Yother's application packet included a complete description of the significance and impact of her work to promote diversity in science education and training. The letters of support that her students provided were outstanding and speak volumes to her ability to both welcome minorities into science and mentor them to become successful scientists in their own right.
The UAB Diversity Awards Selection committee will pick from the finalists across the entire university and the award recipients will be announced at a public ceremony during UAB Community Week in January.