Dr. Kristen Riley is honored for her recent promotion to the rank of professor at the Nov. 15, 2018, Women in Science and Medicine Promotion Reception in the Partridge Atrium at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.Dr. Kristen Riley is honored for her recent promotion to the rank of professor at the Nov. 15, 2018, Women in Science and Medicine Promotion Reception in the Partridge Atrium at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The UAB Department of Neurosurgery's Kristen Riley, M.D., was recognized for her recent promotion to the rank of professor at the Nov. 15 Women in Science and Medicine Promotion Reception in the Partridge Atrium at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Since 2015, this annual event, hosted by the UAB School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion and SOM Dean Selwyn Vickers, M.D., has given UAB the opportunity to celebrate its female faculty members who are excelling in their fields.

Of the women being honored at the event, eight were recently promoted to professor, and 19 were recently promoted to assistant professor.

Department of Neurosurgery Chair James Markert, M.D., recognized Riley, who was recently promoted to the rank of professor, and shared why he believed she was especially deserving of this new distinction.

View photos of the reception here.