Kelly Nichols to become next dean of Optometry

nichols webKelly K. Nichols, O.D., Ph.D., one of the world’s leading vision scientists in the area of dry eye disease, will be the next dean of the School of Optometry. She will assume the role June 25.

Nichols comes to UAB from the University of Houston, where she co-founded and was executive director for The Ocular Surface Institute, a translational research institute focused on bench-to-bedside research on ocular surface conditions.

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Faculty Appointments

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    posted a while back 723 views
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  • Cowart named assistant dean for Business
    Assistant Professor Lary Cowart, Ph.D., is the new assistant dean for accreditation in the Collat School of Business. He assumes those duties from Professor Jack Howard, Ph.D., who had served as associate dean for faculty development and research since 2013.
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  • Three honored as emeritus faculty
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    posted a while back 1167 views
  • Business selects sales, marketing expert as new chair
    C. Michael Wittmann, Ph.D., will be the new chair of Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics in the Collat School of Business, effective July 1. Wittmann comes to UAB from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he chairs its Department of Marketing and Merchandising.
    posted a while back 800 views
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    Professor Ravi Bhatia, M.D., is the next holder of the Martha Ann and David L. May Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, and Professor Edward W. Hook III, M.D., was chosen to be the inaugural holder of the Cobbs Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases.
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  • Barnes selected to lead Enrollment Management
    Bradley Barnes, Ph.D., has been named vice provost for Enrollment Management, and his first day at UAB will be July 15. Barnes, who will report to Provost Linda Lucas, will lead a comprehensive enrollment-management unit to develop strategies for student recruitment, admissions, retention and persistence to graduation.
    posted a while back 1061 views