Reappointment Process

Postdoctoral scholars are appointed for one year periods and must be re-appointed every year on their anniversary date if they continue in training. The department personnel representative or mentor will notify the OPE that a re-appointment letter should be generated through the OPE during the month prior to the yearly end date. The re-appointment letter will be signed by the Associate Dean of the Office of Postdoctoral Education, the mentor, and the postdoctoral scholar. If the mentor does not intend to re-appoint the postdoc for another year, the mentor must notify the postdoc in writing three months prior to the re-appointment date. Following the first year of appointment and in subsequent years, if it is apparent that funding will no longer be available, a minimum of three months notice must be given to the postdoc by the mentor

UAB News

  • From Birmingham Medical News Michael Saag, MD came to Birmingham in 1981 to begin his residency in internal medicine at UAB with plans become a cardiologist. A few days after arriving in the city, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported eight cases of “unusual opportunistic infections” in gay men. The discovery of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) soon sent Saag down a career path he never imagined.

  • Art Tipton plans to continue SRI’s work in drug development, the defense world and clean energy, while also increasing collaboration with UAB and boosting commercialization efforts from the research that takes place at the institute.

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.,...