Ridge on Mars named for UAB scientist who helped explore the Red Planet
Wdowiak Ridge, a rock-strewn hill about 500 feet long and 40 feet high, was named for the late Thomas Wdowiak, Ph.D., an astrophysicist who helped uncover firm evidence that water once existed on Mars.Bland named Distinguished Faculty LecturerKirby Bland, M.D., Fay Fletcher Kerner Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of the UAB Health System Hospitals and Clinics, was named the 2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center.Sisiopiku named a fellow among transportation engineers
Associate Professor Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D., who has more than 20 years experience in traffic operations and safety, simulation modeling and Intelligent Transportation Systems, is the first woman in Alabama to hold this professional distinction.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.