Craig Powell, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Neurobiology at the UAB School of Medicine as well as director of the Civitan International Research Center.
The award honors his distinguished contributions to neuroscience, particularly for discovery of gliotransmission.
These results, seen in animal models, represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the treatment of seizure disorders.
The 11 postdocs selected to receive Outstanding Postdoctoral Awards represent nine departments, divisions and schools across UAB.
Pozzo-Miller works on brain penetrant drug research to improve brain performance in Rett syndrome mice. 
Five faculty projects were recently funded through an AMC21 initiative giving NIH-funded investigators incentive to submit a second R01.
Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., will serve as a corresponding member for the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. 
Twelve School of Medicine faculty were recently honored as winners of the UAB Graduate Dean's Excellence in Mentorship Award.
Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurobiology, was elected president of the American Society for Neurochemistry.
The expanded UAB Summer Program in Neuroscience, with renewed funding from the National Science Foundation, is looking for underserved undergrads for science mentoring.
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