COPE Representatives

COPE Representatives Name Email
School of Dentistry Dr. Kohtaro Fujihashi 
School of Engineering Dr. Jack Rogers
School of Health Related Professions Dr. Tim Nagy
School of Medicine Dr. Harald Schroeder 
College of Arts & Science Dr. David C. Schwebel   
School of Optometry Dr. Tom Norton  
School of Public Health Dr. Eric Chamot
School of Nursing Dr. Patricia A. Patrician
Professional Development Program/Educational Services Dr. Julia Austin
International Scholar and Student Services Ms. Lisa Townsend   
Office of Equity and Diversity Dr. Carolyn Braswell  

Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) 

Ms. Melissa McBrayer
Southern Research Institute Dr. Bo Xu
Career Services Suzanne Scott-Trammell
PDA Executive Board    
Chair Dr. Teruko Bredemann

Vice Chair Dr. Jessica Grunda
Secretary vacant position  
PDA Newsletter Co-Editor

Dr. Tanecia Mitchell

PDA Newsletter Co-Editor

vacant position

PDA Newsletter Co-Editor

vacant position

Social Media (including LinkedIN and Facebook)

vacant position

Social Media (including LinkedIN and Facebook) Dr. Bertha Hidalgo

Postdoc Research Day Committee vacant position  
Postdoc Research Day Committee Dr. Jessica Grunda

Balance in Science Committee Dr. Teruko Bredemann
Balance in Science Committee Dr. Jennifer McLarty
Balance in Science Committee Dr. LaToya Paul
Graduate School Dr. Susan Rich
  Dr. Bryan Noe

UAB Research News

  • UAB researchers are investigating game-based verification that may improve computer security and reduce user frustration compared to typical “type-what-you-see” CAPTCHA tools that use static images.CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. CAPTCHAs represent a security mechanism that is often seen as a necessary hassle by Web services providers — necessary...

  • UAB Distinguished Professor’s editorial highlights research efforts exploring low-sodium intake guidelines and implications on cardiac disease and mortality.Recent studies suggest national dietary guidelines for sodium intake are unrealistic, and that the recommended level of sodium could be associated with a higher risk of cardiac disease and mortality. In an invited New England Journal of Medicine editorial, “Low Sodium — Cardiovascular Health Benefit or Risk?” University of Alabama at Birmingham Distinguished Professor of Medicine Suzanne Oparil, M.D.,...