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.

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
Keith Gurley, Ed.D. 2016 Presented the 2016 McGraw-Hill Distinguished Scholars Award by the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Gordon Fisher, Ph.D. 2015 Named a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
Susanne Fogger, DNP 2015 Received the International Nurses Society on Addictions Education Award
Henry Panion III, Ph.D 2015 Member, State Council on the Arts
Linda Moneyham, Ph.D. 2015 Governor-at-large, National League for Nursing Board of Governors
David Allison, Ph.D. 2015  Elected fellow of the American Heart Association
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D. 2015  Winner of the 2016 TED Prize
Virginia Howard, Ph.D. 2015  Received the National Forum Commitment Award from the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
José Fernández, Ph.D. 2015 Inaugural winner of the Shiriki Kumanyida Diversity Leadership Award from the Obesity Society
Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D. 2015 Received the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association
Ragib Hasan, Ph.D. 2015 2015 mBillionth Award for excellence in mobile learning and mobile education in South Asia
Shin J. Oh, M.D. 2015 Received a lifetime achievement award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Candace Floyd, Ph.D. 2015 Chosen president-elect of the National Neurotrauma Society
Karan Singh, Ph.D. 2015 Named a fellow of the American Statistical Association
Marti Rice, Ph.D. 2015 Received the Leadership in Research Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society
William E. Grizzle, M.D. 2015 Received the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories Award for outstanding achievement in biobanking
George Howard, DrPH 2015 Received the Ernest Everett Just award in Medical and Public Health Research on African American Health and Quality of Life
Suresh Boppana, M.D. 2015 Received the inaugural Congenital Cytomegalovirus Award from the fifth annual International Congenital CMV Conference
Tammy Than, O.D. 2015 Named American Optometric Association Educator of the Year
Janelle M. Chiasera, Ph.D. 2015 Selected for the American Council on Education Fellows Program
Robert W. Peters, Ph.D. 2015 Received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Linda Roussel, Ph.D. 2015 Inaugural winner of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Commission on Nurse Certification Clinical Nurse Leader Educator Vanguard Award
Daniel L. Smith Jr., Ph.D. 2015 Received a American Society of Nutrition young investigator award
Barbara A. Gower, Ph.D. 2015 Received the American Society of Nutrition Dannon Institute Mentorship Award
Natalie Baker, DNP 2015 Appointed to the Alabama Board of Nursing
Catherine Danielou, Ph.D. 2015 Named president-elect of the American Association of Teachers of French
Gene P. Siegal, M.D., Ph.D. 2015 Recipient of the Robbins Distinguished Educator Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology
Natalie Baker, DNP 2015 Named chair of the education committee of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Jean-Francois Pittet, M.D. 2015 Named editor-in-chief of the flagship journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society, Anesthesia & Analgesia