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Alexander, Matthew

Alexander, Matthew

Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Fundamental mechanisms of neuromuscular disorders such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and others in search of novel therapeutic approaches

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Allendorfer, Jane

Allendorfer, Jane

Associate Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Cutting edge neuroimaging (Civitan Neuroimaging Laboratory) techniques to understand and to treat epilepsy and TBI consequences

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Ananth, Amitha

Ananth, Amitha

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Rett Syndrome and other childhood degenerative and genetic disorders

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Andrabi, Shaida

Andrabi, Shaida

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Mitochondria and their role in neuronal death in stroke and Parkinson’s Disease

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Andrews, William

Andrews, William

Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Effects of hypertension and prematurity on neurodevelopment

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Arthur, Edmund

Arthur, Edmund

Assistant Professor of Optometry
Department of Optometry & Vision Science, School of Optometry

Research Interests
Diabetic Retionopathy

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Ball, Karlene

Ball, Karlene

University Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Aging-related visual, cognitive, and motor abilities, particularly driving skills

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Beas, Sofia

Beas, Sofia

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Motivation and decision-making with relevance to substance use disorders, major depression, and OCD

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Bebin, Martina

Bebin, Martina

Professor of Neurology, Director of UAB Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Tuberous Sclerosis patients and families, TSC Center of Excellence (TS Alliance)

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Benveniste, Tika

Benveniste, Tika

Professor of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology
Department of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Immune system/brain interactions of relevance to multiple sclerosis, brain cancer, among other neuroimmune disorders

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Bevensee, Mark

Bevensee, Mark

Professor of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology
Department of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Acid-base transport and pH controls in brain, heart, and kidney

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Blalock, Edwin

Blalock, Edwin

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Cystic fibrosis and related pulmonary conditions

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Bhat, Krishna

Bhat, Krishna

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering

Research Interests
Molecular genetics of neurodegeneration

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Bolding, Mark

Bolding, Mark

Associate Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
MRI for targeted drug delivery to the brain (for brain cancer, among other issues)

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Bordelon, Curry

Bordelon, Curry

Associate Professor of Nursing, Director of Neonatal Intensive Care Units at UAB
Department of Nursing Family, Community & Health Systems, College of Nursing

Research Interests
Nursing practice in the NICU setting

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Bowers, Deborah

Bowers, Deborah

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Department of Nursing Family, Community & Health Systems, College of Nursing

Research Interests
Healthcare access disparities

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Bryant, Pamela

Bryant, Pamela

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Department of Nursing Family, Community & Health Systems, College of Nursing

Research Interests
Newborns and pediatric epilepsy surgery

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Carlo, Waldemar

Carlo, Waldemar

Professor of Pediatrics, Director Division of Neonatology, Director of NICU, PI of the NICHD Cooperative Neonatal Research Network Grant
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Neurodevelopmental effects of premature birth and complications thereof

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Chang, Chenbei

Chang, Chenbei

Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology
Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Early embryonic development in vertebrate model systems

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Cohen, Mitch

Cohen, Mitch

Professor & Chair of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Pediatric gastroenterology, vaccines for diarrheal illnesses

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Cook, Edwin

Cook, Edwin

Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Emotion and emotional memories in humans of relevance for PTSD and other anxiety disorders

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Corcoran, Stephanie

Corcoran, Stephanie

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education

Research Interests
Early learning/education and reading

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Crowder, Camerron

Crowder, Camerron

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Rare genetic causes of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, pre-clinical treatments studies on genetic ASD/ID

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Crowe, Michael

Crowe, Michael

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Cognitive aging and dementia

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Cruikshank, Scott

Cruikshank, Scott

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Cortex to thalamus crosstalk and their relevance to pediatric epilepsy, stroke, and other neurodevelopmental disorders

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Cummings, Kirstie

Cummings, Kirstie

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Neuronal substrates of emotional learning of relevance to PTSD and related learned anxiety disorders

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Day, Jeremy

Day, Jeremy

Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Mechanisms of substance use disorders and how genes can control and possibly treat this enigmatic group of disorders

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Dure, Leon

Dure, Leon

Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Childhood movement disorders

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Ennis, Robin

Ennis, Robin

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education

Research Interests
Education in childhood behavioral disorders and issues

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Evancho, Alexandra

Evancho, Alexandra

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions

Research Interests
Improving physical therapy interventions

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Fifolt, Matthew

Fifolt, Matthew

Associate Professor of Health Policy & Organization
Department of Health Policy & Organization, School of Public Health

Research Interests
Healthcare system delivery to pediatric populations

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Galli, Aurelio

Galli, Aurelio

Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Substance use disorders especially stimulant use disorders

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Gamble, Karen

Gamble, Karen

Professor & Vice Chair of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
How nutrition, disease states, and exercise affect our daily 24-hour rhythms of activity and sleep

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Gamlin, Paul

Gamlin, Paul

Professor of Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Mechanism of visual loss in the retina and gene therapy research to prevent blindness

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Gavin, Cristin

Gavin, Cristin

Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Director of Undergraduate Neuroscience Major Program, Associate Dean for Biomedical Programs
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Pedagogy research

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Gawne, Timothy

Gawne, Timothy

Professor of Optometry
Department of Department of Optometry & Vision Science, School of Optometry

Research Interests
“Epidemic” of nearsightedness or “myopia” among children and adults

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Goldberg, Matthew

Goldberg, Matthew

Associate Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Genetic causes of Parkinson’s Disease and identifying potential therapeutics

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Goyal, Monisha

Goyal, Monisha

Professor of Pediatric Neurology
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Pediatric epilepsy, Tuberous Sclerosis, among other pediatric neurology disorders

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Grant, Merida

Grant, Merida

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Depression in children, mechanisms and treatment

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Gross, Alecia

Gross, Alecia

Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Human and animal retina disorders including gene regulation therapy to combat eye disease

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Guest, Kristi

Guest, Kristi

Associate Professor of Psychology, Disability Services Coordinator for UAB Early Head Start Program, Research Coordinator for UAB Civitan-Sparks Clincs, Executive Board for Central Alabama Early Intervention Council
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Developmental assessments on at-risk children

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Hardaway, James

Hardaway, James

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Obesity, eating disorders, and motivated behavioral mechanisms and treatments

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Hearld, Kristine Ria

Hearld, Kristine Ria

Professor of Health Services Administration
Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions

Research Interests
Systems of healthcare delivery

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Heinrich, Christopher

Heinrich, Christopher

Professor & Chair of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Childhood exposure to violence/trauma and effects on learning and neurodevelopment

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Herskowitz, Jeremy

Herskowitz, Jeremy

Associate Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Human Alzheimer’s Disease postmortem brain tissue and model systems

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Hjelmeland, Anita

Hjelmeland, Anita

Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology
Department of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology, Joint Health Sciences<

Research Interests
Mechanisms and therapeutic targets for glioblastma and related brain tumor pathology

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Hogewood, Connie

Hogewood, Connie

Instructor of Nursing Family, Community, & Health Systems
Department of Nursing Family, Community & Health Systems, College of Nursing

Research Interests
Decreasing/preventing cesarean delivery

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Hopkins, Maria

Hopkins, Maria

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Social development in children with Autism Specturm Disorders, particularly issues of emotional recognition and social cognition, social robot research to facilitate social skills training in ASD

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Iverson Hitchcock, Laurel

Iverson Hitchcock, Laurel

Associate Professor of Social Work
Department of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Children with special health care needs

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Jackson, Janice

Jackson, Janice

Professor & Chair of Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry

Research Interests
Treating teeth of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities

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Johnson, Karmie

Johnson, Karmie

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Department of Nursing Family, Community & Health Systems, College of Nursing

Research Interests
Mental health nursing with an emphasis in the child/adolescent population

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Jordan, Jeremy

Jordan, Jeremy

Assistant Professor of Nursing Family, Community, & Health Systems
Department of Nursing Family, Community, & Health Systems, School of Nursing

Research Interests
Pediatric acute/critical care and pediatric neurologic injuries

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Kadisha, Inga

Kadisha, Inga

Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology
Department of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive issues with aging

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Khatri, Snehal

Khatri, Snehal

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
General Pediatrics clinic for autism and neurodevelopmental disorders patients and their families

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Kilgo, Jennifer

Kilgo, Jennifer

University Professor of Curriculum Instruction
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education

Research Interests
Early intervention and early childhood special education to optimize the lives of children with neurodevelopmental disorders

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King, Peter

King, Peter

Professor & Vice Chair of Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Lou Gherig’s Disease or ALS to discover best practices for treatment and care

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Knight, David

Knight, David

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Human learning, memory, and emotion, as well as PTSD in children

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Kong, Michele

Kong, Michele

Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Optimizing pediatric intensive care, research on removing barriers to diagnosis and delivery of care to those children with sensory, social, and communication challenges

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Korf, Bruce

Korf, Bruce

Professor & Chief Genomics Officer
Department of Genetics, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Genetic diagnosis of rare pediatric disorders including neurofibromatosis. Dr. Korf is sequencing the genomes of well and ill patients to discover novel causes and contributions to pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Lahti, Adrienne

Lahti, Adrienne

Professor & Chair of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Human schizophrenia and psychosis to identify how this occurs and how to prevent and treat it

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Lanzi, Robin

Lanzi, Robin

Professor of Health Behavior and Psychology
Department of Health Behavior, School of Health Professions

Research Interests
Mental well being in children, especially those with neurodevelopmental disabilities and chronic health conditions

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Lefkowitz, Elliot

Lefkowitz, Elliot

Professor of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
How the gut microbiome (bacteria living in the intestines) plays a role in disease state and progression

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Lucas, Elizabeth

Lucas, Elizabeth

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Sex differences in PTSD and related brain circuitry for learning, memory, and emotions

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Lubin, Farah

Lubin, Farah

Professor of Neurobiology and Distinguished Professor
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Molecular and genetic basis of learning and memory, also epilepsy and Alzheimer’s related research

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Ludwine Messiaen

Ludwine Messiaen

Professor of Clinical Genetics
Department of Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions

Research Interests
Neurofibromatosis and related neurodevelopmental disorders such as PTEN and other ras-opathies

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Markert, James

Markert, James

Professor & Chair of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Advanced, viral gene therapy for pediatric and adult brain tumors

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Matthies, Heinrich

Matthies, Heinrich

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders and substance use disorders

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McGuinn, Laura

McGuinn, Laura

Professor and Division Head Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Directs the clinical operation at Civitan-Sparks Clinics for autism, intellectual, and developmental disabilities

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Might, Matt

Might, Matt

Professor of Medicine and Director Precision Medicine Institute
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Machine learning/artificial intelligence to work on FDA-approved cures to human rare genetic disorders

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Mitchell, Stephen

Mitchell, Stephen

Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of Civitan-Sparks Dental Clinic
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry

Research Interests
Treating teeth of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities

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Mohamed, Ismail

Mohamed, Ismail

Professor of Pediatric Neurology
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
MRI and Magnetic Electroencephalogram (MEG) to understand and treat pediatric epilepsy

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Mrug, Sylvie

Mrug, Sylvie

University Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Traumatic stress and violence in pediatric populations and the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders and adverse cognitive consequences

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Nabors, Burt

Nabors, Burt

Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
RNA binding proteins in brain tumor biology and treatment

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Ness, Jayne

Ness, Jayne

Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Director of the Center for Pediatric Onset Demyelinating Disease Clinic
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Pediatric multiple sclersosis and other demyelinating disorders of childhood as well as outcome following neonatal brain injury

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Newsom, Cassandra

Newsom, Cassandra

Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Associate Director of Civitan International Research Center
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Human neurodevelopment research, patient registry/database, clinical trials

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Nicholas, Anthony

Nicholas, Anthony

Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Parkinson’s Disease and related movement disorders

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Niwa, Minae

Niwa, Minae

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Neural mechanisms underlying social behaviors, autism, and schizophrenia along with substance use disorders

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Oechslin, Tamara

Oechslin, Tamara

Associate Professor of Optometry
Department of Department of Optometry & Vision Science, School of Optometry

Research Interests
Preterm infant development and visual development and care

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O’Kelley, Sarah

O’Kelley, Sarah

Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Diagnosing/treating patients with autism, PI of LEND and UCEDD Training Programs, ASD treatment outcome, family functioning in ASD and NDD

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Peralta-Carcelen, Myriam

Peralta-Carcelen, Myriam

Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature birth and its complications, MPI of the HEAL study of pregnant mothers and effects of substance use disorders on neurodevelopmental outcomes

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Percy, Alan

Percy, Alan

Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Rett Syndrome and related genetic disorders of early neurodevelopment

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Powell, Craig

Powell, Craig

Professor & Chair of Neurobiology, Director Civitan International Research Center, Director of Animal Behavioral Assessment Core, Director of MS2 10-week Neuroscience Course
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Genetic models of autism and intellectual disability

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Pruett, Brandon

Pruett, Brandon

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Human schizophrenia mechanisms and treatments

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Raman, Chander

Raman, Chander

Professor of Dermatology
Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus

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Rice, Marti

Rice, Marti

Professor of Nursing Family, Community, & Health Systems
Department of Nursing Family, Community, & Health Systems, School of Nursing

Research Interests
Stress and anger behaviors in children and effects on systemic diseases

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Richter, Caroline

Richter, Caroline

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
NDDs, Learning Disabilities, Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, STARS Laboratory

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Roberson, Erik

Roberson, Erik

Professor of Neurology, Director of UAB’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and UAB’s Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias such as fronto-temporal dementia (FTD) using mouse models and human subjects

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Roberts, Rosalinda

Roberts, Rosalinda

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Schizophrenia mechanisms and treatment

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Rocque, Brandon

Rocque, Brandon

Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Psychological and developmental consequences of pediatric neurosurgical diagnoses such as hydrocephalus, brain tumors, spina bifida among others

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Saxena, Ankur

Saxena, Ankur

Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, Academic Joint Departments

Research Interests
Resolving Spatiotemporally-Specific Multicellular Dynamics In Vivo During Olfactory Neurogenesis

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Ryan, Sarah

Ryan, Sarah

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Diagnosing/treating patients with autism

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Ryan, Thomas

Ryan, Thomas

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Genetic cures for sickle cell anemia using animal models and human subjects approaches

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Schwartz, Justin

Schwartz, Justin

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Diagnosing/treating patients with autism

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Schwebel, David

Schwebel, David

University Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Injury prevention and awareness to prevent injury-related neurodevelopmental disorders

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Sharer, J. Daniel

Sharer, J. Daniel

Professor of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences and Director of Biochemical Genetics Lab
Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions

Research Interests
Rare childhood metabolic disorders of carnitine and other metabolic disorders of childhood

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Sims, Brian

Sims, Brian

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Preterm neonatal brain injury prevention and treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit

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Sloane, Michael

Sloane, Michael

Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Human vision and cognitive function

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Smith, Tedra

Smith, Tedra

Associate Professor of Nursing Family, Community, & Health Systems
Department of Nursing Family, Community, & Health Systems, School of Nursing

Research Interests
Simulations to reduce stress and anxiety to decrease stress of caregivers to pediatric patients

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Sorge, Robert

Sorge, Robert

Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Innate immune system in pain and substance use disorders

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Stavros, Despina

Stavros, Despina

Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Adolescent and teen driving skills development and injury prevention therein

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Stoppelbein, Laura

Stoppelbein, Laura

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Childhood stress and health outcomes along with the role of stress in autism spectrum disorders

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Strang, Christianne

Strang, Christianne

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Human vision and retina function using electrophysiology in model systems

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Sun, HaoSheng

Sun, HaoSheng

Assistant Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology and Scientist in Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Mechanisms of brain and nervous system development

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Sztul, Elizabeth

Sztul, Elizabeth

Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology
Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Fundamental mechanisms of protein movement and localization within cells of relevance to cancer and host of other pediatric conditions

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Szaflarski, Jerzy

Szaflarski, Jerzy

Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Functional magnetic resonance imaging and MEG to diagnose source of seizure activity for surgical treatment

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Taub, Edward

Taub, Edward

University Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Constraint-induced movement therapy wherein children are forced to make use of an affected limb leading to improvements in outcomes among kids with cerebral palsy

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Theibert, Anne

Theibert, Anne

Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Teaching multiple courses on neuroscience and neurodevelopment to undergraduate neuroscience majors and others at UAB

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Thirumalai, Mohanraj

Thirumalai, Mohanraj

Associate Professor of Health Services Administration
Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions

Research Interests
Interventions and apps online to promote physical activity intervention for children and others with disabilities

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Thornton, John

Thornton, John

Emeritus Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry

Research Interests
Caring for the teeth and general well being of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities

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Townes, Tim

Townes, Tim

Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Genetic cures for sickle cell anemia using animal models and human subjects approaches

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Turan, Bulent

Turan, Bulent

Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
HIV prevention and healthcare access

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Turan, Janet

Turan, Janet

Professor of Health Policy and Organization
Department of Health Policy and Organization, School of Public Health

Research Interests
HIV services, testing, prevention, transmission from mother-to-child

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Tyler, Jamie

Tyler, Jamie

Professor of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering

Research Interests
Novel products and approaches to enhance brain health and cognition through technologies such as focused ultrasound, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and other advanced approaches

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Uswatte, Gitendra

Uswatte, Gitendra

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Behavioral factors in development and treatment of physical disability following nervous system injury in pediatric populations among others

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Vance, David

Vance, David

Professor of Nursing Acute, Chronic & Continuing Care
Department of Nursing Acute, Chronic & Continuing Care, School of Nursing

Research Interests
HIV treatment and prevention of transmission

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Ver Hoef, Lawrence

Ver Hoef, Lawrence

Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Advanced imaging including the Civitan Neuroimaging Laboratory to examine how epilepsy starts and how it can be prevented/treated

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Visscher, Kristina

Visscher, Kristina

Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Visual cortex plasticity as a means to overcome retinal degeneration as well as research on imaging in super-agers and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Volpicelli-Daley, Laura

Volpicelli-Daley, Laura

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia

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Wadiche, Jacques

Wadiche, Jacques

Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
How synapses work to connect and communicate from one neuron to the other, focusing on cerebellar synapses

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Wadiche, Linda

Wadiche, Linda

Professor & Vice Chair of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
How newly born neurons integrate into brain circuits in the hippocampal formation

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Walker, Harrison

Walker, Harrison

Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Parkinson’s Disease and optimization of deep brain stimulation for therapy

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Wesselmann, Ursula

Wesselmann, Ursula

Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Pain mechanisms and treatments

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Whitley, Richard

Whitley, Richard

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Childhood infectious disorders and director of Southern Research’s drug discovery alliance program

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Wickliffe, Jeffrey

Wickliffe, Jeffrey

Professor & Chair of Environmental Sciences
Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health

Research Interests
Environmental influences on neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental disorders

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Wilson, Scott

Wilson, Scott

Associate Professor & Vice Chair of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Development and function of the nervous system

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Wingate, Martha

Wingate, Martha

Professor and Chair of Health Policy and Organization
Department of Health Policy and Organization, School of Public Health

Research Interests
Maternal-child health and perinatal issues that affect neurodevelopment, keeping mothers alive and offspring healthy

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Wyss, Michael

Wyss, Michael

Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology
Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Educates Birmingham inner city children in science research education to foster interest in the next generation of neuroscientists and care providers

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Yacoubian, Talene

Yacoubian, Talene

Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Parkinson’s Disease models in search of potential therapeutic targets

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Yoder, Brad

Yoder, Brad

Professor & Chair of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology
Department of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology, Joint Health Sciences

Research Interests
Cliopathies (sensory antennae on all cells) and their role in Polycystic Kidney Disease and neurodevelopmental and retinal disorders

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Young, Hui-Ju (Zoe)

Young, Hui-Ju (Zoe)

Scientist of UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative

Research Interests
Rehabilitation of pediatric populations

Younger, Jarred

Younger, Jarred

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Mechanisms and treatments for pain caused by neuroinflammation

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Zhang, Jianhua

Zhang, Jianhua

Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine

Research Interests
Redox mechanisms and autophagy across the spectrum of diseases such as stroke, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and more

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Zierold, Kristina

Zierold, Kristina

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health

Research Interests
Environmental influences on neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental disorders

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