Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH, has been named co-chair of the Science Committee for the All of Us Research Program. 
In lieu of this year’s engagement survey, we will be transitioning to an opportunity to introduce the use of a Well-Being Index (WBI). The WBI is a validated instrument that was developed at the Mayo Clinic and is now in use in a number of academic medical centers.
Building Belonging is the first modeule in a 4-module series from an exciting new “toolkit” designed to provide all staff, faculty, trainees and students with the practical resources to build a strong, resilient and healthy environment.
Jason Daniel, MBA, executive administrator, Department of Medicine, has been named vice president for the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, P.C. (UAHSF) and senior executive administrator for the School of Medicine effective July 1, 2018.
The Department of Otolaryngology held its 13th annual Ann B. and Julius N. Hicks Lectureship in Otolaryngology and Residents’ Research Day on May 5. The lectureship was established in 2006 to help support resident education in otolaryngology and continues to provide distinguished guest speaking from throughout the country.
The deadline for nominations for assistant dean for students is Thursday, May 24.
Fifteen outstanding faculty members were named recipients of the 2018 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.
The School of Medicine held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19 at Bartow Arena. Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., F.A.C.S., senior vice president for medicine and dean of the School of Medicine welcomed the 162 graduates and their families to the 2018 ceremony.
On January 19, 2018, the School of Medicine assembled nearly 100 faculty representing departments, centers, institutes and other leaders for its annual research retreat. The topic of the 2018 retreat was strategic recruitment.

UAB honored seven Outstanding Women during a special ceremony on March 15 in the UAB Alumni House. Three of those women have strong ties to the School of Medicine.

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