Administrators and alumni welcomed the first-year class to medical school at the White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
Vickers, an Alabama native and former UAB faculty member, will begin his new post at UAB Oct. 15, 2013.
Michael Froelich, M.D., an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, was elected to head the faculty senate for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cell, Integrative and Developmental Biology, has been elected president of the American Society of Neurochemistry, with term running through 2015.
The Department of Cell, Integrative and Developmental Biology has recruited two new faculty members.
Most known for his work in head and neck radiology, Chapman provides expertise in advanced brain tumor imaging and interventional spine procedures.
David Chaplin, M.D., Ph.D., to the new position in the School of Medicine aimed at increasing development opportunities for faculty.
Julie L. Locher, Ph.D., associate director for enrichment at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Nutrition Obesity Research Center, was unanimously awarded Fellow status in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section by the Gerontological Society of America.
Robin Lorenz, M.D., Ph.D., assistant dean for Physician-Scientist Education at the UAB School of Medicine, was recently named president of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists.