William J. Britt, M.D., professor of pediatrics, will chair the Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study (CRFS) Section, Center for Scientific Review. The CRFS section reviews National Institutes of Health grant applications that address population-based studies on the emergence, spread, control and prevention of infectious diseases that affect humans.
Britt’s laboratory at UAB has focused its efforts on two important aspects of the biology of herpes viruses: virus assembly and the pathogenesis of human cytomegalovirus infections. Britt joined the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics in 1983. In 2002 he was named the Charles Alford Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
Kahn promoted to senior vice presidentShirley Salloway Kahn, Ph.D., has been promoted to senior vice president for Development, Alumni and External Relations. The title change reflects the importance of this role in the university’s operations and future growth, and it acknowledges Kahn’s contributions to UAB’s successes.UAB mitochondria expert invited to NIH strategic workshopKeshav Singh, a UAB expert in mitochondria and cancer, is one of 12 extramural researchers invited to a Mitochondrial Information Transfer workshop at NIH.Trustees grant emeritus status to fourFour longtime faculty were elevated to emeritus status during The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 19. They are J. Barry Andrews, Melissa Mauser Galvin, Charles L. Turnbough Jr. and Jerry W. Stephens.Outgoing faculty senate chair touts shared governance
Michael Froelich, M.D., is proud of the accomplishments of the UAB Faculty Senate during his term at the helm.Ivankova named research editor for journalAssociate Professor Nataliya Ivankova, Ph.D., has been named qualitative research editor for the American Journal of Health Behavior.Cummings book sheds new light on historic Indian templeIn her first book, Associate Professor of Art History Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., explores the visual images and symbols of an eighth century Indian temple built by a queen.Weaver named Fellow of the American Academy of MicrobiologyCasey Weaver, M.D., was selected for his scientific achievements and contributions to advancing the field.Trustees award four emeritus statusUAB recognizes the contributions of longtime faculty.Oparil, UAB earn high marks for treatment of hypertensionUAB and Professor Suzanne Oparil, M.D., director of UAB's Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, are listed among Expertscape's top 10 institutions and individual experts for their pre-eminent contributions to the understanding and treatment of hypertension. The selections are based on its quantitative analysis of peer-reviewed articles in medical journals. See all the highly ranked specialists in this area at UAB.Kraft invited to join national study sectionTimothy Kraft, Ph.D., associate professor in Vision Sciences, was selected for membership in the Biology of the Visual System Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for a four-year term beginning July 1.