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Dr. Cristin Gavin Named Recipient of National Advising Award

  • October 07, 2016
Cristin Gavin, Ph.D., co-director of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program and assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has been selected as the recipient of a National Academic Advising Association award.
Cristin GavinCristin Gavin, Ph.D., co-director of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program and assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has been selected as the recipient of a National Academic Advising Association award.

NACADA named Gavin the 2016 winner of their Outstanding New Advisor Award in the Faculty Academic Advising category. Gavin was nominated for the award by colleagues in the Department of Neurobiology and the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program and neuroscience students.

“This award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for a period of three (3) or fewer years,” the NACADA said in a news release. “The Faculty Academic Advising category includes those individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students.”

Gavin, who is also co-director of the UAB Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), teaches for the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program, the Science and Technology Honors Program, and the Graduate School.