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  • UAB nurse turned student again: Ashouri’s commitment to health care brings her back to UAB for third degree
    With a passion for health care, Sarah Ashouri learned that two degrees were not enough to provide the patient care she genuinely deserved to give.
  • UAB CORD cancer research program molds future leaders through experience and fostering of community
    The UAB Center for Community Outreach Development RACE21 program has equipped seniors James Walts and Sarah Elimam with years of lab and youth outreach experience to become well-rounded researchers of the future.
  • Celebrating CAS Authors: 20 faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences published books in 2023
    Twenty faculty members across multiple departments in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences wrote or edited 23 books last year.
  • Drink water, not mold. Five steps for a cleaner water bottle
    Name-brand water bottles have become the newest trend, but what happens when they are not properly cleaned? One UAB expert explains how bottles are a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
  • Celebrate Darwin Day 2024 with UAB’s Department of Biology
    Hosted by the UAB Department of Biology, Darwin Day 2024 will be an opportunity to learn about current UAB research and listen to keynote speaker Athena Aktipis, Ph.D., host of the podcast “Zombified.” 
  • International PhD student’s educational journey culminates at UAB
    Green will graduate with his doctoral degree in biology from UAB on Dec. 8.
  • UAB professor honored by the National Association of Biology Teachers for innovation in classroom curriculum and strategy
    Recognized for her innovation in the classroom, Samiksha Raut, Ph.D., was awarded the 2023 Four-Year College and University Section Biology Teaching Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers.
  • UAB expands research courses thanks to new $76 million science building
    The unveiling of the new Science and Engineering Complex is helping “Forge the Future” of research at UAB.
  • Mukhtar channels passion for community service into ‘transferring knowledge to the next generation’
    Shahid Mukhtar, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biology, received the 2023 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for his commitment to education, diversity and STEM outreach.
  • UAB faculty receive national recognition for policy leadership
    The Alabama Scholars Strategy Network, co-led by associate professors Peggy Biga, Ph.D., and Peter Jones, Ph.D., received the inaugural Outstanding Chapter Award from the national Scholars Strategy Network.
  • Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship names winners of 2023 Innovation Awards
    Vivek Lal, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UAB Heersink School of Medicine and the founder of both ResBiotic Nutrition and Alveolus Bio, was given the 2023 Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.
  • UAB biology Ph.D. student selected as 2024 John Knauss Marine Policy Fellow
    A UAB doctoral student was recently selected as a 2024 John Knauss Marine Policy Fellow.
  • Haddin Arts and Sciences Forums set for fall 2023
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences is set to host its fall 2023 Haddin Forums.
  • Undergraduate research courses expanding in new science building
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research offers one-year fellowship programs to faculty that aim to “develop exemplary curricular approaches to education.” The programs include Faculty Fellows in Service Learning and Faculty Fellows in Undergraduate Research.
  • CORD Progression: Longtime UAB program helps young students learn–and enjoy–the possibilities of STEM
    Longtime UAB program helps young students learn–and enjoy–the possibilities of STEM.
  • Dragonflies in the dark: An award-winning mentor shares her steps to success
    What’s the secret to mentoring undergraduates in STEM? Biology Associate Professor Sami Raut, Ph.D., who has mentored nearly 40 students and recently earned a national award from the Council on Undergraduate Research, offers six tips.
  • Couples who dream together, stay together: Bangladeshi couple graduates with their Ph.D.s
    This UAB couple traveled seven seas to live their dream of getting quality higher education in the United States and are graduating together with their doctoral degrees this summer. 
  • Biology advisor to receive competitive national award
    Victoria Jones Howard, academic advisor for biology majors up to 74 hours, has been selected as the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding New Advisor – Primary Role.
  • Cutting-edge cancer research lab opens operations at Pepper Place
    IN8bio has opened a new Birmingham facility, a 10,000-square-foot advanced research and development laboratory in the Martin Biscuit Building at Pepper Place.
  • Department of Biology excited about life in a new location
    For more than a year, University of Alabama at Birmingham Ph.D. student Marcelo Barreto Filho headed home from the Department of Biology in Campbell Hall, catching a glimpse that made him smile. His path allowed him to watch the construction progress of the UAB Science and Engineering Complex, which will be the department’s new home beginning this fall.

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