Cobbs offered founding leadership to the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Awards were given in four key areas — clinical care, medical education, laboratory research and patient-oriented research projects.
Because most years see low incidence rates of West Nile, vaccine research is challenging; UAB experts say reach for the DEET.
Pappas will be the inaugural holder of an endowed professorship in infectious diseases.
There’s ticks in them-there woods, and that means the possibility of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, as one UAB patient recently discovered.
A look at the part UAB researchers and physicians have played in combating the deadly disease, and what is to come.