Student Achievement

Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine ...”.

These five words have been the foundation of one doctoral student’s research endeavors.

“Hippocrates didn’t just mean to eat, drink and be merry. He literally meant to let food be your medicine,” said 26-year-old Kendra Royston, a fifth-year Ph.D. student and graduate research assistant in biology. “Researchers are finding that what you eat and what is readily available in nature not only tastes good, but it also helps combat certain diseases. God says that what we need is in the land, so if we have a big laundry list of foods that are available to eat and we know they are beneficial, why aren’t we eating them?”

3 Minute Thesis logo.

UAB Graduate School hosted its 2017 3 Minute Thesis competition Oct. 5 at the Hill Student Center Alumni Theater. There were nine finalists in both the Master's and Doctoral competitions. After much deliberation, the judges selected the top three competitors for the Master's and the top two for the Doctoral. The third place, or People's Choice, was chosen by the audience.

3 Minute Thesis logo.

UAB Graduate School hosted its 2017 3 Minute Thesis preliminary competition September 26 in the Shelby Building. Student participants were divided into 7 sessions over the day, and winners were selected from a panel of judges from across campus. Below are the session winners. These winners will move forward to the semifinals which will take place Thursday October 5, 2017 in the Hill Student Center at 10 a.m.

Summer 2017 commencement ceremony.

The UAB Graduate School hosted its Summer 2017 Doctoral Hooding Saturday, August 12 at the Alys Stephens Center.

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Roman Johnson, a Ph.D. student studying medical sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Arabic this summer in Morocco.

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Tell us your story in six words: that’s what UAB undergraduate, graduate, professional (Medicine, Dentistry and Optometry) and nondegree students and postdoctoral fellows were challenged to do for UAB Graduate School’s inaugural Say It In 6 competition. Participants submitted an image and six words depicting any story they wanted to tell –about their life, their experiences, things they love or have learned. The possibilities were endless!

Honors Week 2017.

The Office of the Provost hosted its 2017 UAB Honors Convocation Thursday, March 30 at the Alys Stephens Center. Nearly 200 students received national or school level awards, including 97 graduate students. The Graduate School would like to congratulate all the 2017 award recipients! Master's and doctoral student honorees are listed below.

Kathryn Henly holding winning certificate.

Kathryn Henley, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the UAB School of Medicine, took home first place at the 3MT Regional Competition at the Conference for Southern Graduate Schools in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 5. Henley competed against students from 45 universities.

Congratulations CIRTL@UAB Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to the following recipients of CIRTL@UAB Teaching Practitioner Certificate scholarships. Funding was made possible by the Great Lakes Education Fund.

Joy Barros

Joy Barros, a Pensacola, Florida, native and graduate student pursing a doctorate in heath education/health promotion, has been named the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s inaugural Cramer Morgan Fellow.