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.Bivens motivated to help students succeed
Phillip Bivens, financial officer in the Office of the Vice Provost for Administration and Quality Improvement, is Employee of the Month for October.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.Ali to coordinate undergraduate research officeTomader Ali, Ph.D., has joined the UAB Office of Undergraduate Research as its program coordinator.Slovensky honored for literacy legacyDonna Slovensky, Ph.D., has been honored by the American Health Information Management Association for her contributions to the field.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.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.Horton keeps residency tours entertainingTrustees 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.Dentistry’s Mathews named 2013-14 Employee of the Year
The annual award is given to one of the 12 Employee of the Month award winners for the past fiscal year.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.Kennedy keeps things running smoothly
Teri Kennedy, a program coordinator in the Division of Infectious Disease, is Employee of the Month for August.Lemons honored for lifetime of collaborative workJack Lemons, Ph.D., professor in the School of Dentistry Division of Biomaterials, received the 2014 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award.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.Nursing's Shirey named NLN fellowMaria R. Shirey, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean for clinical affairs and partnerships in the School of Nursing, has been selected for induction as a Fellow into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education.