Mary Ashley Canevaro

Mary Ashley Canevaro

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Eighteen outstanding faculty members have been named winners of the 2021 Dean’s Excellence Awards in the areas of teaching, research, service, mentorship, and diversity.

Michele Kong, M.D., professor in the Department of Pediatrics, shares her experiences as an AAPI woman, discusses how to be a better ally, and explains what it means to create safe spaces at an institution for Part 3 of the School of Medicine’s AAPI Heritage series.

Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Ph.D., senior vice dean for Research in the School of Medicine, has been named chair-elect of AAMC’s Group on Research Advancement and Development (GRAND)—an AAMC Affinity Group that provides opportunities for leadership development, networking, and collaboration opportunities.

On Wednesday, May 12, Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, dean of the School of Medicine, hosted the quarterly School of Medicine Grand Rounds for all faculty, students, staff, and trainees. Special guest Lauren Whitt, Ph.D., head of Global Resilience at Google, presented “Cultivating Resilience.”

For Part 2 of our AAPI Heritage series, Hubert Tse, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, shares his story of lineage, how he celebrates his heritage, and why diversity is important in his department.

Kelly Chen, MS3, has been awarded the prestigious Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Scholar Award, and is one of only 100 scholars within the U.S. and Canada to receive it.

Ankit Bansal, rising MS3, helped accomplish two major changes at Equal Access Birmingham during the pandemic.

The School of Medicine communications staff sat down with Dr. Welner to gain insights about his research, UAB, and the science community.

Jonathan Dismukes, rising MS3 and MBA candidate, is a former co-director of the Senior Companionship Program (SCP) in the Office of Service Learning. He helped ramp-up the program over the past year, and pivoted to meet the needs of those the program serves.

Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, dean of the School of Medicine and senior vice president for Medicine, has been named president of the American Surgical Association.

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