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.
Engler named interim dean of The Graduate School at UABAssociate 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.Donna Dunn named president of Alabama ACNMDonna 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 presidentAli to coordinate undergraduate research officeTomader Ali, Ph.D., has joined the UAB Office of Undergraduate Research as its program coordinator.Three appointed to endowed positionsThree 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.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.Laken appointed to state respiratory boardDebra 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.First director hired to lead AEIVALisa 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.Scholar-activist to promote peace, justice and human rights
New anthropology chair Douglas Fry, Ph.D., hopes to widen our view beyond our own culture and current day events.Trustees appoint endowed chair, professorsProfessors S. Louis Bridges Jr., Mohammad Athar and David M. Pollock selected for endowed positions.Vaidya is new chair for materials scienceDistinguished Professor Uday Vaidya, Ph.D., is the new chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.