50 Ways We’ve Changed Birmingham, Alabama, and the World

50 Ways We’ve Changed Birmingham, Alabama, and the World

50 ways UAB has changed Birmingham, Alabama, and the world
Story by Charles Buchanan, Brett Bralley, and Jay Taylor • Editorial contributors: Matt Windsor and UAB Public Relations • Images from UAB Archives, Rachel Hendrix, Andrea Mabry, Sarah Parcak, Steve Wood, and Getty Images • Web design by Tyler Bryant

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Palcanis gift takes Periodontology to greater heights

Palcanis gift takes Periodontology to greater heights

Dr. Kent Palcanis and his wife, Phoebe, have pledged $500,000 over the next five years to endow a professorship in the Department of Periodontology. Palcanis is a School of Dentistry Professor Emeritus and serves on the UASOD Alumni Association Executive Council as an Alumnus By Choice (ABC) representative.

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15th Scholars Symposium announced

15th Scholars Symposium announced

Scholars Symposium is an annual celebration of the school’s research accomplishments, highlighting the achievements of students, residents, and faculty as they impact oral health locally and globally. This year’s theme is Craniofacial Development and Dental Genetics.

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Rashid receives research awards

Rashid receives research awards

Harunur Rashid, Ph.D., a Dental Academic Research Trainee (DART) postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Javed Amjad’s lab, received first place for his poster presentation entitled “Title: Runx2 Activity in Hypertrophic Chondrocytes Regulate Cartilage and Bone Homeostasis” at the Sixth Annual CAMBAC Research Day at UAB.

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21st annual White Coat Ceremony

21st annual White Coat Ceremony

Date and Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Students must report by 4:15 p.m. for a class picture and to be lined up.

Location: Alys Stephens Center (doors open at 5:15 p.m.)

Parking: There is no reserved parking for this event.

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12 honored for excellence in teaching

12 honored for excellence in teaching

Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2019 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and The Graduate School.

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More than 10,000 hours committed to community service in 6 months

More than 10,000 hours committed to community service in 6 months

In fewer than six months, 1,343 faculty, staff and students logged more than 10,000 combined hours of community service in BlazerPulse, a platform launched in January to promote, organize and measure UAB’s impact in the community. If you're hoping to top the leader board, Michelle Henry is the one to catch.

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