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UAB's dynamic living and learning environment inspires and nurtures achievement, social responsibility and enterprise.

UAB's highly motivated students examine, master and expand traditional knowledge in the classroom, lab, field and communities they serve. They include Rhodes, Marshall, Clinton, Fulbright Goldwater, Gilman and Truman scholars, national champions for Mock Trial, Ethics Bowl, Bioethics Bowl and winners of three consecutive national titles at the largest collegiate financial portfolio competition.

American Advertising Foundation 2020 Hannah Bae was selected to the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Student Program
U.S. Department of Transportation 2019 Austin Svancara, Grace Albright and Maria Lechtreck were named 2019-2020 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Research fellows by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
National Institutes of Health 2019 Macy Stockdill received an 18-month, $75,000 F31 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research for her Ph.D. studies, the first UAB Nursing student to receive the F31 grant from the NIH
Rhodes Trust 2019 Abigail Franks was selected as a finalist for the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2020
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine 2019 Emma Goodman was awarded the best student presentation at the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine in Madrid, Spain
Forbes 2019 Zahrah Abdulrauf was among a group of young leaders, founders and creators worldwide selected as one of the Forbes Under 30 Scholars for 2019, which allowed her to attend the Under 30 Summit
American Association of University Women 2019 Molly Buckley was chosen to receive a Selected Professions Fellowship to help fund her research into new drug targets for cancer therapy
NCAA 2019 Deanna Kuzmanic was named a Top 30 finalist for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award
National Science Foundation 2019 Maggie Collier was selected for two national STEM fellowships: she is a National Science Foundation fellow and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellow
Bioethics National Championship 2019 UAB's undergraduate Bioethics Bowl team — Kaitlin Burge, Hana Habchi, Amy Jasani, Sunya Reddy and Tanvee Sinha — claimed the 2019 National Championship title at the Bioethics National Championship
Fulbright Student Program, German Academic Exchange Service Graduate Research Fellowship 2019 Gunnar Eastep received a Fulbright United States Student Program award and a German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, Graduate Research Fellowship to Germany
Alabama Music Teachers Association 2019 Freshman Dina Kasman won the lower college division and junior Jacob Skiles won the upper college division at the Alabama State Music Teachers National Association state collegiate audition
University Innovation Fellows 2019 Jason Zhang, Marrielle Santiago, Annisha Borah and Zahrah Abdulrauf, all students in the UAB Honors College, were among 358 students from 16 countries selected as University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design
American Student Dental Society 2019 Kai Huang, a third-year dental student, was elected vice president of the American Student Dental Association’s House of Delegates
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship 2019 Sandra Cutts, a doctoral candidate in the School of Engineering, has been selected as one of 60 students to be a 2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellow
American Academy of Family Physicians 2018 Medical student Chandler Stisher was selected to serve as the student representative on the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Alabama State Music Teachers National Association 2018 Dina Kasman, Mira Walker and Jacob Skiles won division honors at the Alabama State Music Teachers National Association audition
American Academy of Optometry 2018 Doctoral student Jessica Jasien was invited to present her research at the American Academy of Optometry annual meeting as author of one of the group's "10 most newsworthy abstracts of 2018"
NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium 2018 Undergraduates Retta El Sayed, Clinton Campbell, Daniel Lowe and Joanna Schmidt were awarded scholarships and doctoral students Sumner Harris and Mark King were awarded fellowships by the NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium
Robbins Case Competition in Healthcare Management 2018 Graduate students Lauren Naumcheff, Matthew Barnes and Tommy Burt, all members of the UAB Master of Science in Health Administration program, took first place in Baylor University's national case competition
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2018 Graduate student Kathryn Ham was selected to the 20th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering at Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Fulbright Summer Institute 2018 Sophomore Mariam Massoud was selected for the prestigious Fulbright US-UK Summer Institute Scholarship; she attended the Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute on Technology, Innovation and Creativity in Glasgow
Fulbright Student Program 2018 A UAB-record six students and alumni — Charlotte Boles, Lillian Chien, Sarah Faulkner, Harrison Mansour, Remy Meir and Rachael Thompson Panik – were awarded Fulbright United States Student Program grants for the 2018-2019 academic year
Critical Language Scholarships 2018 Three UAB students — Lillian Chen, Ayla McCay and Kaitlin McLeod – were selected for the U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship program
Goldwater Scholarship 2018 Junior Gunnar Eastep was named a 2018 Goldwater Scholar and junior Sidhanth Chandra received an honorable mention from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Public Relations Student Society 2018 Senior Chelsey Jordan was selected to serve as an official delegate for the society's national assembly in Miami
American Advertising Awards 2018 Department of Art and Art History students Irasema Quezada Hammock and Tyra Robinson won Student Gold ADDYs and Jacob Richardson took home a Student Silver ADDY at the annual event presented by the American Advertising Federation of Birmingham
Gilman Scholarship 2018 Ali Beydoun, a junior majoring in chemistry, will spend a semester at the University of Oslo in Norway; Lola Diaz, a junior majoring in management, will study at the University of Hull in England
National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program 2018 Nursing Ph.D. student Jacqueline Vo, BSN, R.N., is one of the few nurses to receive this prestigious fellowship
Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation 2018 Ricardo Tapilatu, who completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Biology in 2014, was one of eight marine conservationists chosen worldwide
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship 2017 Five graduate students in the Department of Psychology chosen for these Federal Highway Administration awards that support transportation research
ASAHPERD Outstanding Future Professional of the Year 2017 Justin Wiley, a junior majoring in kinesiology in the School of Education, received the award from the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
National Geographic Early Career Grant 2017 Amy Bonka, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology, is studying the biology and ecology of two of the most endangered sea turtles in the world
National Federation of Music Clubs 2017 Piano student Mira Walker wins first place in the federation's Student/Collegiate Competition
Goldwater Scholarship 2017 Ben Boros, Maggie Collier and Remy Meir were among the 250 students nationwide selected for the awards, granted to outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math, science and engineering fields
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars 2017 Colleen Anusiewicz, R.N., and Jessica Corcoran, MSN, both Ph.D. students in the School of Nursing, will each receive $75,000 in funding over the next three years
Venice Biennale 2017 Art students Emily Stroud, Mary Kalusche and Amber Morgado were selected to participate in the 2017 Venice Biennale in Italy, where they installed and presented artworks with assistant professor Stacey Holloway, MFA
Clinton Global Initiative 2017 Twenty-seven students from seven UAB schools were selected to propose innovative solutions to global issues at the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in Boston
Fulbright Scholar Program 2017 Five students travel to Israel, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Estonia to study, teach or conduct research for the 2016-2017 academic year
National Institute of Justice 2017 Doctoral student Ajaya Neupane was awarded a highly competitive $50,000 fellowship to continue his research using neuroimaging devices to examine internet users' susceptibility to cyberattacks
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2017 Biology graduate student Jia Cui received a 2017 Graduate Travel Award to present her work on programmed cell death at the ASBMB annual meeting
American Association of University Women 2016 Kemi Ogunsina, a master's candidate in epidemiology, was selected for a 2016-2017 International Fellowship from the AAUW to advance her training in cancer prevention and early detection in low- and middle-income countries
American College of Sports Medicine 2016 Exercise physiology graduate student Samuel Cauffman selected for Steven M. Horvath Travel Award to present his research on the effects of exercise intensity on oxidative stress at the annual ACSM meeting
Public Health Scholar Bowl 2016 Five UAB undergraduates in public health took top honors against 13 teams in the national St. Louis University Public Health Scholar Bowl
Amgen Scholars 2016 Jarrod Hicks, a neuroscience student, and Akhil Kaushik, majoring in biology, were admitted to the Amgen Summer Research Scholarship program at Washington University in St. Louis
William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship 2016 Kevin Lee and Daniel Mendoza will spend the summer studying at the American University in Dubai
Critical Language Scholarship 2016 The U.S. Department of State program offers a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program; Anisha Das, a senior neuroscience major, and Lillian Chen, a sophomore double-majoring in neuroscience and international studies were selected
Alabama Schweitzer Fellows 2016 Eleven graduate students from four UAB schools were selected as part of the inaugural class; they will spend a year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival 2016 Russell Alexander II, a student in the Department of Theatre, won Outstanding Performance by an Actor for his performance in Theatre UAB's production of "SFB"