Recent years have been transformative at UAB in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization. Because this success spans the university, an Innovation Council composed of UAB faculty was formed in early 2017. The Council expands the university’s efforts to cultivate a campus-wide innovative and entrepreneurial spirit among students, faculty and staff that builds upon past successes and creates new opportunities.

The Council is charged with:

  • Ensuring strategic alignment among its components and the overall mission of UAB
  • Serving as a vehicle for communication across all disciplines with a focus on innovation
  • Promoting, enhancing and facilitating the growth of innovative and entrepreneurial activities across campus
  • Identifying and implementing new opportunities in innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Overseeing the vetting of UAB products and technologies for funding
  • Ensuring university policies and procedures are properly communicated, followed and processed through the HIIE

Current Members

  • Alan Eberhardt, Ph.D.
    School of Engineering
  • Anthony C. Hood, Ph.D.
    Office of the President, Collat School of Business
  • Bob Kimberly, M.D.
    UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, CCTS
  • Brian Pillay, Ph.D.
    School of Engineering
  • Briana Bryant
    Bill L. Harbert Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Chris Brown, Ph.D.
    UAB Research
  • Curt Carver, Ph.D.
    Information Technology
  • Dorothy Ogdon, MSIS, AHIP
    UAB Libraries
  • Emily Wykle
    Office of the President
  • Holly Meadows, J.D., RTTP
    Bill L. Harbert Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Jacqueline Moss, Ph.D.
    School of Nursing
  • Jason Nichols, O.D., Ph.D.
    Industry Research
  • Jay Zhang, M.D.
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Jim Bakken, APR
    UAB Public Relations
  • Joel Dobbs, Pharm.D., MPH
    Collat School of Business
  • Kathy Nugent, Ph.D.
    Bill L. Harbert Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Lydia Dick
    Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Maria Shirey, Ph.D.
    School of Nursing
  • Molly Wasko, Ph.D.
    Collat School of Business
  • Patrick J. Murphy, Ph.D.
    Collat School of Business
  • Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D.
    Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Rubin Pillay, Ph.D.
    School of Medicine
  • Saksham Narang
    Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Steve Rowe, M.D.
    School of Medicine
  • Suzanne Austin, Ph.D.
    Senior Vice Provost
  • Tom Brannan
    Development
  • Tyler Peterson
    Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships
  • Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D.
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Yulian Zheng, Ph.D.
    College of Arts and Sciences