Research
Katherine Stephen

Katherine Stephen

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Biology, business, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, psychology
The National Geographic Early Career Grant will allow Amy Bonka to develop and implement new technologies for enhancing the recovery of critically endangered sea turtles.
Virtual reality delivery of CI therapy, a form of physical rehabilitation shown to be highly effective, allows stroke patients to access this complex treatment in their own homes.  
UAB and Innovation Depot are among the 42 organizations from 28 states that received more than $17 million to create and expand cluster-focused proof-of-concept and commercialization programs, and early-stage seed capital funds.
Physics professor Cheng-Chien Chen will use the fellowship to broaden his research in strongly correlated materials, which could lead to scientific advancement in the energy industry.
UAB will be a fundamental player in the Alabama jurisdiction of the program, which has just five awardees, with primary goals of improving scientific research and building workforce capacity.
Isaac King adds this award to his list of many accomplishments at UAB.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will do whatever it can to work with cancer patients displaced from the storm or otherwise unable to be in the Houston region for tests or treatment.
Employer representatives from companies such as BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, Protective Life Corporation and Regions are serving as adjunct faculty in teaching courses for the program, giving students insight into employers’ needs firsthand.
The interdisciplinary approach aims to accelerate clinical innovation by training STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — students and clinicians to collaborate.
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