Weaver named Fellow of the American Academy of MicrobiologyCasey Weaver, M.D., was selected for his scientific achievements and contributions to advancing the field.Brown named to ASCP's inaugural list of "40 Under Forty"Assistant professor recognized for her achievements and contributions to the medical laboratory professional field.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.Allison honored for his work in gerontologyDistinguished Professor David Allison, Ph.D., has been named a fellow of the The Gerontological Society of America — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — in recognition of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology.Advising helped Chapman see the struggles others face
Associate Professor Alison Chapman, Ph.D., said helping students fix problems has been the most gratifying part of her job.26 Edge of Chaos scholars to tackle wicked problemsCollectively, these fine minds will pursue innovative solutions to thorny issues that confront us as a society.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.Gohlke wins new investigator award for research into birth defectsJulia Gohlke, Ph.D., was named the 2014 recipient of the F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award from The Teratology Society, which promotes cutting-edge research on birth defects and other developmental disorders.Trustees appoint endowed chair, professorsProfessors S. Louis Bridges Jr., Mohammad Athar and David M. Pollock selected for endowed positions.Trustees award four emeritus statusUAB recognizes the contributions of longtime faculty.Wormley-Dooley proves a smile and patience can get the job done
LaShundra Wormley-Dooley is known in the Department of Human Studies for her ability to resolve problems quickly and her attention to detail. For her dedication, she has been named Employee of the Month.Louis Dale receives lifetime achievement award
The American Association for Affirmative Action has recognized Louis Dale, Ph.D., vice president for equity and diversity, for his work advocating for affirmative action, equal employment opportunities and diversity.Vaidya is new chair for materials scienceDistinguished Professor Uday Vaidya, Ph.D., is the new chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.Ford-Caesar shares the treasures of the Caribbean
Pauline Ford-Caesar receives much-deserved praise for her work to raise the profile of Caribbean culture and people within the city.Blanton named first dean of UAB Honors CollegeThe Honors College is home to students from all seven undergraduate colleges and schools and includes challenging courses and academic enrichment, such as research, international study, internships and service learning.Neyland is interim VP for Information TechnologyJeff Neyland has been named interim vice president for UAB Information Technology. Neyland is a proven business leader and information technologist with experience in Fortune 300 companies, private equity firms and venture capital-backed start-ups.Oparil, UAB earn high marks for treatment of hypertensionUAB and Professor Suzanne Oparil, M.D., director of UAB's Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, are listed among Expertscape's top 10 institutions and individual experts for their pre-eminent contributions to the understanding and treatment of hypertension. The selections are based on its quantitative analysis of peer-reviewed articles in medical journals. See all the highly ranked specialists in this area at UAB.Kraft invited to join national study sectionTimothy Kraft, Ph.D., associate professor in Vision Sciences, was selected for membership in the Biology of the Visual System Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for a four-year term beginning July 1.Optometry’s Joey Jones combines deep expertise with a can-do attitude
Joey Jones is known in the School of Optometry for his expertise in computer and data resources. For his help converting the school from paper to electronic health records, Jones has been named Employee of the Month.