The award is presented annually to a full-time regular UAB faculty member who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching.
Will Ferniany, Ph.D., CEO of UAB Health System, was named one of the “100 Leaders of Great Hospitals in America."
Partridge, director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, was honored by the American Cancer Society for his exceptional talents and his commitment to make progress towards finishing the fight against cancer.
Investigators in the study received a a $1.125 million grant from the National Eye Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.
Cory Smith and Melissa Jordan are recipients of the Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students grant program, which will fund eight weeks of scholarly research in physical medicine and rehabilitation. 
Moore is an office services specialist two in the Department of Medicine and has been at UAB since 2001.
The annual award is the highest for research in the Department of Medicine. 
The award recognizes exceptional faculty mentorship and demonstrates that UAB values the commitment to excellence in mentorship exhibited by its faculty.
Strengths cited for UAB are the quality of training and mentoring and career development opportunities and networking.
Jennifer Rowland and Nicholas Eustace will spend eight to 12 weeks at the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV.