Faces of UAB



  • David Geldmacher, M.D.
    David Geldmacher, M.D., an expert on Alzheimer’s diagnosis and management, shares his latest research and reveals some common myths about the disease.
  • Nefertiti Durant, M.D., MPH
    Nefertiti Durant, M.D., MPH, uses Internet tools, cultural relevance in the fight against obesity in young black women.
  • Tolu Aduroja, M.D., M.P.H.
    For the past two years, Tolu Aduroja, M.D., M.P.H., has traveled to Ibadan, Nigeria in the fall to offer free medical care.
  • Dan Gorelick, Ph.D.
    Gorelick, who joined the UAB faculty in 2012, has worked in lab research since he was a high-school student.
  • Hussein Abdullatif, M.D.
    With UAB since 1999, Hussein Abdullatif, M.D., uses  his natural compassion and empathy to treat patients and train new classes of future doctors.
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  • Mark Ricketts, M.D.
    Mark Ricketts, M.D., uses his medical know-how to host a weekly radio health segment, "Doc on JOX." 
  • Ronald Wyatt, M.D.
    Ronald Wyatt, M.D., uses his uncle's untimely death to propel his efforts to make changes in healthcare.
  • Maha Almuneef, M.D.

    Trained at UAB, Maha Almuneef, M.D., is now a voice for abused children in Saudi Arabia.

  • Michael Callahan, M.D.

    An infectious disease expert, UAB alumnus Michael Callahan, M.D., has been at the scene of some of the world's most dangerous virus outbreaks.

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  • Swaroop Vitta
    Swaroop Vitta’s summer research project took him to downtown Birmingham and into the world of the homeless to learn how they receive health care and the difficulties they face in accessing treatment.
  • Jennifer Rowland
    Last summer, Jennifer Rowland was one of two UAB students who completed a prestigious research internship at the new KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH), in Durban, South Africa.
  • Clark Powell
    Through an American Society of Nephrology grant, medical student Clark Powell will take a year away from studies to research a new acute kidney injury staging system developed at UAB.
  • Susan May Wiltrakis
    Susan May Wiltrakis recorded two albums and performed for a national audience as a professional jazz singer before coming to medical school.
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