Sugrue named top teaching assistant in nation

Teaching Assistant Megan Sugrue was one of three people nationwide named by CengageBrain as America’s Top TA. College students around the country were polled to name the three winners. Sugrue will be honored by CengageBrain with a $2,500 scholarship in her name be given to a lucky student.

“Megan is dedicated to ensuring that our students truly understand, and more importantly, truly enjoy learning about the anatomy of the human body,” said Dana Peterson, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at UAB. “We are grateful for her efforts and her enthusiasm. She is certainly deserving of this scholarship in her name.”  

CengageBrain's Top TA competition allowed college students to recognize the TAs who made the greatest impacts on their educations. CengageBrain is a destination for purchasing and renting textbooks, eBooks, eChapters, digital solutions and study tools.

Staff Appointments

  • Arribas is new chair for Foreign Languages

    Julian Arribas, Ph.D., comes to UAB from Creighton University. His international perspective and contacts are expected to advance the goals for globalization for the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Evans is new chair of Music

    Patrick Evans, D.M., comes to UAB from DePauw University, where he was director of admissions for its School of Music. Evans, a baritone who has performed nationwide and abroad, is a lecturer, practitioner and clinician in the fields of sacred music and congregational song.

    posted 10 days ago 206 views
  • Carver is VPIT/chief information officer
    Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D., comes to UAB from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, for which he served as vice chancellor and chief information officer. He will be the senior IT leader at UAB and also hold an academic appointment in computer sciences. His first day at UAB will be June 1.
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  • Engler named interim dean of The Graduate School at UAB
    Associate Dean Jeffrey Engler, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean of The Graduate School at UAB. Provost Linda Lucas is meeting with stakeholders across campus to discuss the future of graduate education and better determine the expectations and necessary qualifications for the next dean.
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  • Donna Dunn named president of Alabama ACNM
    Donna Dunn, Ph.D., CNM, FNP-BC, instructor in the UAB School of Nursing, has been named president-elect of the Alabama Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Dunn, who was elected president in October, previously served the affiliate as vice president
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  • Ali to coordinate undergraduate research office
    Tomader Ali, Ph.D., has joined the UAB Office of Undergraduate Research as its program coordinator.
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  • Three appointed to endowed positions
    Three faculty were appointed to endowed professorships in psychiatry, dentistry and ophthalmology during the Sept. 19 meeting of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees: Adrienne C. Lahti, Perng-Ru Liu and Russell W. Read.
    posted a while back 1887 views
  • Sloan, Bangalore to lead cyber research center

    The center collaborates with law-enforcement and industry partners to translate its research and development into real-world protection.

    posted a while back 1716 views
  • Laken appointed to state respiratory board
    Debra Eddins Laken, associate professor in the UAB School of Health Professions Respiratory Therapy Program, has been appointed to the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.
    posted a while back 1921 views
  • First director hired to lead AEIVA
    Lisa Tamiris Becker, who previously directed the art museums at the University of New Mexico and the University of Colorado, Boulder, begins work at UAB Sept. 1.
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