Kristi CroweA famous quote by Hippocrates fueled Kristi Crowe’s passion to understand the role of bioactive food compounds in maintaining health and mitigating chronic disease. 

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ― Hippocrates. 

“With my research focus, I am always in pursuit of a better understanding of the truth within this ancient quote,” said Crowe, Ph.D., RD, LD.

Crowe earned her Dietetic Internship in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at UAB in 2010. She has an interesting dual research background in food chemistry and nutrition.

Diane ColemanDiane Coleman had her 15 minutes of fame. The occupational therapist from UAB Highlands Hand Therapy Clinic was on NBC’s Today Show last October. Her patient, Cary Ramey, became a media sensation after a groundbreaking, twelve hour toe-thumb transplant at UAB.  He lost his thumb and half his index finger after a car crash two years prior.

“Meeting someone who refused to give into his disabilities and wanting to move forward to face his challenges to attain independence in all areas of self-care, work and leisure was an inspiration,” said Coleman, a UAB Occupational Therapy alumnus.

Michel Statler headshotIn her field, Michel Statler has done it all. She spent 14 years as a surgical physician assistant working in cardiovascular surgery, ENT and neurosurgery. Then she worked in academia as a faculty member with Physician Assistant (PA) programs at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. She’s now the director of professional affairs and education for the Physician Assistant Education Association.

“I am the first PA and PA educator that they have on staff with the association,” said Statler.