Two UAB professors elected as fellows to National Academy of Inventors

Briles DeLucas sizedDavid Briles, Ph.D., professor of microbiology, and Lawrence DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., professor of optometry, have been named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

The honor is a high professional distinction given to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Briles and DeLucas, along with the other NAI Fellows, will be inducted March 7, 2014. Fellows will be presented with a special trophy and a rosette pin.