Young will develop partnerships with undergraduate students and programs to help those students be more competitive in applying to medical school.
Ameen Barghi of Birmingham and Miranda Collier of Dothan were named 2013 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Excellence in Education Foundation.
Baggott has more than 25 years of experience in campus wellness, and most recently served as chief of staff to the chancellor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D., will join UAB in August as a professor and director of translational neuroscience in the Mood Disorders Program.
Jennifer Rowland and Nicholas Eustace will spend eight to 12 weeks at the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV.
Lorenz, director of the Medical Scientist Training Program, says physician-scientists can bridge the gap between lab discoveries and patient care.
The 2013 graduating class of the UAB School of Medicine continued a strong streak at Match Day, with 97 percent matching in a post-graduate position to continue their medical studies.
Faculty and administrators from across UAB, plus representatives from the students and the Birmingham community, will search for the next senior vice president and dean.
The School of Medicine rose to No. 10 in the country in primary care, 34th in research.
The joint department formalizes a collaboration that began in 2009 when UAB created an undergraduate program in neuroscience.