Ray L. Watts, M.D., dean of the UAB School of Medicine and senior vice president of Medicine at UAB, presented awards to two members of the faculty Aug. 21, 2012, for their outstanding contributions to the School of Medicine.
Louise Chow, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and a senior scientist at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the Deanâ€™s Award for Excellence in Research.
Chow was elected into the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year. She is one of todayâ€™s pre-eminent leaders in the study of the human papillomaviruses, the virus responsible for cervical cancer. Chow has worked on bacterial, animal and human viruses for more than 43 years. Read more about Chowâ€™s research and watch a video of Chow here.
Anupam Agarwal, M.D., the Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Chair in Nephrology Leadership, received the Deanâ€™s Award for Excellence in Leadership for outstanding service over the last year as interim chair of the Department of Medicine. Agarwal has been director of the Division of Nephrology at UAB since January 2008 and vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine since October 2009. C. Seth Landefeld, M.D., joins UAB from the University of California, San Francisco and becomes the permanent chair Sept. 1, 2012.
â€śWe are very proud of Dr. Chow and Dr. Agarwal,â€ť Watts said. â€śDr. Chow is a leading scientist, as noted by the National Academy, and Dr. Agarwal has again demonstrated exceptional leadership. Their contributions to their respective professional fields, and to UAB, are immense, and we are honored to have them as our colleagues.â€ť