GBS Spotlight

GBS Spotlight highlights the achievements, awards, and research of our students, faculty, and alumni.  Share your spotlight story to potentially be featured on GBS and Graduate School websites and social media.

Spotlight Stories

Peabody Lever Earns Top Oral Presentation at AABIP

Peabody Lever Earns Top Oral Presentation at AABIP

Congratulations to MSTP/P3 student Jacelyn Peabody Lever, whose abstract for the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP) Annual Conference was selected for a podium presentation, and she was awarded Top Oral Presentation!
GBS 2019 Award Winners

GBS 2019 Award Winners

Congratulations to the following award winners, who were announced at the GBS Symposium on Friday, August 16th:

GBS Service Award
Recognizes a student or faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional service/commitment to GBS and its mission.
• Melissa Bentley
• Jennifer Pollock

GBS Student Mentorship/Teaching Award
Recognizes a GBS student who has demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in mentorship and/or teaching.
• Kavitha Abiraman
• Ashley Connelly

GBS Teaching Award
Recognizes a course director or lecturer who has demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching.
• Jamil Saad

GBS Travel Award
Provides up to $400 to GBS students for conference travel expenses.
• Laurence Black
• Maxwell Ducharme
• Sarah Dulson
• Justin Gibson
• Rylie Hightower
• Kellie Regal McDonald
• Eliana Toren
• Jennifer Valcin

Symposium First-Year Rotation Poster Presentation
• 1st Place: Dominik Herrmann
• 2nd Place: Nicholas Boyle
• 3rd Place (tie): Katherine Ankenbauer & Jason Floyd

Symposium Poster Presentation
• 1st Place: Rachel Underwood
• 2nd Place: James Kizziah
• 3rd Place: Ashleigh Riegler

Symposium Oral Presentation
• 1st Place: Grace Salzer
• 2nd Place: Melissa Bentley
• 3rd Place: Shelly Nason
Brinkley Awarded NIH/NCI F30 Fellowship

Brinkley Awarded NIH/NCI F30 Fellowship

Congratulations to MSTP/PBMM student Garrett Brinkley for being award an NIH/NCI F30 Fellowship for his grant, "Role of Oncometabolite L-2 Hydroxyglutarate in Reprogramming Renal Cell Carcinoma Metabolism.”
Schneider Honored with President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Schneider Honored with President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

GBS Associate Dean David Schneider has selected for the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors faculty who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. His commitment to student learning is a driving force behind his leadership for our program. Read more.
Chadha Earns Carmichael Scholarship

Chadha Earns Carmichael Scholarship

Neuroscience student Radhika Chadha was chosen as the 2019-20 recipient of the Carmichael Scholarship, which provides stipend support to GBS students who have been nominated by their theme directors for scholastic and research excellence. Congratulations Radhika!

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GBS Awards

Service Award

Recognizes a GBS student or faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional service/commitment to GBS and its mission.

GBS faculty, students, and staff may submit a nomination by July 1, 2019. The winner will be selected by GBS staff and announced at the GBS Symposium. Past recipients:

  • Melissa Bentley (2019, Student)
  • Jennifer Pollock (2019, Faculty)
  • Radhika Chadha (2018, Student)
  • Sara Cooper (2017, Faculty)
  • Gwen King (2017, Faculty)
  • Sarah Dulson (2017, Student)
  • Madeline Scott (2017, Student)

Teaching Award

Recognizes a GBS course director or lecturer who has demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching.

Any GBS student may submit a nomination by July 1, 2019. The winner will be selected by GBSO and announced at the GBS Symposium. Past recipients:

  • Jamil Saad (2019)
  • David Schneider (2018)

Student Mentorship/ Teaching Award

Recognizes a GBS student who has demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in mentorship and/or teaching.

Anyone may submit a nomination by July 1, 2019. The winner will be selected by GBS staff and announced at the GBS Symposium. Past recipients:

  • Kavitha Abiraman (2019)
  • Ashley Connelly (2019)
  • Saman Najmi (2018)
  • Sade Williams (2018)