Distinguished faculty 

Bertha Hidalgo

Our faculty create a culture of innovation and collaboration that embraces social responsibility and entrepreneurial principles.

UAB faculty are teachers, scholars, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who earn the highest honors in their fields, lead professional societies and provide exceptional mentoring and training.

NameYearAchievement
Raegan Durant, M.D. 2019 Named principal investigator of Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research
Gattadahalli M. Anantharamaiah, Ph.D. 2019 Elected as a 2019 National Academy of Inventors fellow
George J. Netto, M.D. 2019 Named editor in chief of Modern Pathology, the scientific journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D. 2019 Received the fifth annual Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research
Erik Hess, M.D. 2019 Named to the Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee, a new federal government committee tasked with identifying areas for improved coordination related to substance use disorder research and prevention, which is part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, housed in the United States Department of Health and Human Services
Anupam Agarwal, M.D. 2019 Selected as the next president of the American Society of Nephrology for a one-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2020
Mike Wyss, Ph.D. 2019 One of 12 mentors nationwide selected to receive a 2019 Presidential Excellence Award in Science, Mathematics and Engineering for Mentoring
Alana Nichols, M.D., Ashley Turner, Ph.D., and Denise Stanford 2019 Awarded a Selected Professions Fellowship, American Fellowship and Career Development Grant, respectively from the American Association of University Women
Curt Carver Jr., Ph.D., James Cimino, M.D. 2019 Named to the Alabama Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Associated Technologies, which is charged with advising state leaders on the artificial intelligence industry and recommending policy on efforts to promote AI technology in Alabama
Verna Keith, Ph.D. 2019 Awarded the James R. Greenley Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Mental Health by the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Society and Mental Health Division
Gene P. Siegal, M.D., Ph.D. 2019 Elected president of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the world’s largest professional member organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals
Christine Curcio, Ph.D. 2019 Received the 2019 David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Age-related Macular Degeneration Research from Research to Prevent Blindness
Frank Messina, DBA 2019 Awarded the Silver Bowl — a lifetime achievement award — from the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
Natalie Todak, Ph.D. 2019 One of four junior policing researchers selected to be the inaugural class of the National Institute of Justice Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science Program
Martha Dawson, DNP 2019 Elected to serve as the president of the National Black Nurses Association
Karolina Mukhtar, Ph.D. 2019 Received the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers through the National Science Foundation
Louis Justement, Ph.D. 2019 Named president-elect of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the largest coalition of biological and biomedical research associations in the United States
Selwyn Vickers, M.D. 2019 Named as the 2019 Dr. James T. Black Award recipient by the 100 Black Men of America, Inc
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D. 2019 Selected to receive the 2018 Mary P. Huddleson Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Maria Shirey, Ph.D. 2019 Received the American Organization of Nurse Executives Foundation Nurse Researcher Award
Vinay Narasimha Krishna, M.D. 2019 Received one of 15 KidneyX Redesign Dialysis prizes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology
Martina Bebin, M.D., Michele Kong, M.D. 2019 Named as recipients of Women of Impact Awards from Yellowhammer Multimedia along with UAB Health System Chief Financial Officer Dawn Bulgarella
Kellie Flood, M.D. 2019 Chosen as Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society
Jianyi Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. 2019 Inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows
Bertha Hidalgo, Ph.D., MPH 2019 Received Early Career Achievement Award at the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections symposium
Holly E. Richter, Ph.D., M.D. 2019 Received the 2019 Distinguished Surgeon Award from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
Stephen Mennemeyer, Ph.D. 2019 Honored with the Mental Health Policy and Economics Research Award from the International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Warner K. Huh, M.D. 2019 Named 51st president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Kenneth H. Kim, M.D., MHPE 2019 Named scientific program chair for the Society of Gynecologic Oncology's 2020 Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer
Aaron Fobian, Ph.D. 2019 Given the prestigious designation of Rising Star by the Association of Psychological Science
Autumn Tooms Cyprès, Ed.D. 2019 Received 2019 Living Legend award from the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership
David Schwebel, Ph.D. 2019 Awarded the 2019 Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research honor from the American Psychological Association
Karen Cropsey, Psy.D. 2019 Appointed to the Committee on the Review of Specific Programs in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
James B. McClintock, Ph.D. 2019 Received the Finn Ronne Memorial Award from the Explorers Club
Edward Taub, Ph.D. 2019 Named an honorary fellow by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D. 2019 Received the Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research
Michael Saag, M.D. 2019 Appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council of HIV/AIDS
Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D. 2019 Named as a council member of the International Society for Neurochemistrye
Monica L. Baskin, Ph.D. 2019 Named president-elect of the Society of Behavioral Medicinee
Andrew D. Pucker, O.D., Ph.D. 2019 Named a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society
Robin Ennis, Ph.D. 2019 Named the inaugural Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Interventionist
Steven Austad, Ph.D. 2019 Selected for the George C. Williams prize from the International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health along with UAB postdoctoral fellow in longevity research Jessica Hoffman, Ph.D.
Noa Turel, Ph.D. 2018 Named a spring 2019 member of the Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world’s leading centers for curiosity-driven basic research
Robert Kimberly, M.D. 2018 Elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the seventh UAB faculty member named to the NAI
John F. Kearney, Ph.D. 2018 Named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Kenneth Saag, M.D., MSc 2018 Named secretary of the American College of Rheumatology
Cheri Canon, M.D. 2018 Named to the board of governors of the American Board of Radiology
Desiree Morgan, M.D. 2018 Named to the board of trustees of the American Board of Radiology
Lanning Kline, M.D. 2018 Received Life Achievement Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Greg Pavela, Ph.D. 2018 Named chair-elect of the Ethics Section of the American Public Health Association
Mark Hadley, M.D. 2018 Selected as recipient of the 2018 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Distinguished Service Award
Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D. 2018 Named to the board of directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Richard Whitley, M.D. 2018 Named the 2018 recipient of the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Alexander Fleming Award for lifetime achievement
Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH 2018 Received the 2018 Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute
Bertha Hidalgo, Ph.D. 2018 Elected to the American College of Epidemiology board of directors
Jayme Locke, M.D. 2018 Honored with the Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation into Public Benefit and Policy from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science
Lisa Willett, M.D. 2018 Named president-elect of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
Cynthia Brown, M.D. 2018 Elected to the board of the Gerontological Society of America
Mark Swanson, O.D., MSPH 2018 Named Educator of the Year by the American Optometric Association
Pankaj Arora, M.D. 2018 Named section editor for Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine
J. Michael Wyss, Ph.D. 2018 Elected to the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
Aimee Holland, DNP 2018 Appointed chair of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health Board of Directors
Kelly Nichols, O.D., MPH, Ph.D., and Jason Nichols, O.D., MPH, Ph.D. 2018 Both recognized for multiple publications in the Top 100 Most Cited Papers in Dry Eye
David K.C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D. 2018 Recipient of the national John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award by the Harris County Medical Society and Houston Academy of Medicine
Elizabeth (Cason) Benton, M.D. 2018 Received the 2018 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Award from the American Board of Pediatrics
Daniel Givan, DMD, Ph.D., FACP 2018 Named secretary to the Board of Directors of the American College of Prosthodontists
John K. Moore Jr., Ph.D. 2017 Awarded a highly competitive National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for his research on a previously unpublished legal case from 17th-century Spain
Ellen Eaton, M.D. 2017 Selected for National Academy of Medicine Fellows
Linda Moneyham, Ph.D. 2017 Inducted into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., and Gregory Mumford, Ph.D. 2017 Awarded the 2017 Antiquity Prize by the journal Antiquity
Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D. 2017 Appointed chair of NIH Pathophysiological Basis of Mental Disorders and Addictions Study Section
Seth Landefeld, M.D. 2017 Named to the American Board of Internal Medicine board of directors
Paul Gamlin, M.D. 2017 Appointed chair of the Mechanisms of Sensory, Perceptual and Cognitive Processes Study Section at the NIH Center for Scientific Review
Terje Dokland, Ph.D. 2017 Named American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2019
Martha Dawson, DNP 2017 Named 2017 Prism Diversity Award winner by American Organization of Nurse Executives
Pankaj Arora, M.D., Garima Arora, M.D. 2017 Named two of Cardiology Today's Next Gen Innovators
Elizabeth Steele, O.D. 2017 Named Optometric Educator of the Year by the American Optometric Association
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D. 2017 Named one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders
Robert Centor, M.D. 2017 Winner of the Robert J. Glaser Award from the Society for General Internal Medicine
Robin Parks Ennis, Ph.D. 2016 Awarded the 2016 Division for Research Distinguished Early Career Publication Award by the Council for Exceptional Children
Gary Peters, Ph.D. 2017 Awarded the 2017 McGraw-Hill Distinguished Scholars Award by the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D. 2017 Selected to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel of Research to Prevent Blindness
Marisa Marques, M.D. 2017 Received the American Society for Apheresis 2017 Presidential Award
Lee Meadows, Ph.D. 2017 Appointed co-chair for the Alabama State Department of Education Strategic Planning Committee on Science
Christopher Lawson, Ph.D. 2017 Elected board chair of the Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D. 2016 Named to 100 Global Thinkers list by Foreign Policy Magazine
Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D. 2016 Invited to join the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
John D. Mountz, M.D., Ph.D. 2016 Named 2016 American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Basic Investigator
Jasvinder A. Singh, M.D. 2016 Named 2016 American College of Rheumatology Henry Kunkel Young Investigator
Kenneth G. Saag, M.D. 2016 Elected president of the Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Foundation
Ragib Hasan, Ph.D. 2016 Named a senior member by the Association of Computing Machinery
Nathaniel Lawson, D.M.D. 2016 Received the 2015 John W. Stanford New Investigator Award from the American Dental Association
Suzanne Oparil, M.D. 2016 Received the Clinical Excellence Award at the National Physician of the Year Awards
Aimee Holland, DNP 2016 Named chair-elect of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Daniel Gorelick, Ph.D. 2016 Awarded Outstanding New Environmental Scientist grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Melanie Gibbons Hallman, DNP 2016 Named president of the Alabama State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association
John K. Moore, Ph.D. 2016 Awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies
John Kearney, Ph.D. 2016 Presented AAI-BioLegend Herzenberg Award from the American Association of Immunologists