Sergio Stagno, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics, received the President’s Medal during UAB’s fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
Watts, former dean of the School of Medicine, has demonstrated visionary leadership in education, research and clinical care throughout his career.
Gustavo Heudebert, M.D., has been elected to mastership by the American College of Physicians, one of the highest honors available to primary care physicians.
Microbiology Professor John Kearney's research in monoclonal antibodies led to treatments for breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and more during his 40 years at UAB and earned him selection as the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.
Vickers, an Alabama native and former UAB faculty member, will begin his new post at UAB Oct. 15, 2013.
The Clinical Skills Scholars will dedicate half a day each week to mentoring five to seven students about the intangibles.
Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cell, Integrative and Developmental Biology, has been elected president of the American Society of Neurochemistry, with term running through 2015.
David Chaplin, M.D., Ph.D., to the new position in the School of Medicine aimed at increasing development opportunities for faculty.
Robin Lorenz, M.D., Ph.D., assistant dean for Physician-Scientist Education at the UAB School of Medicine, was recently named president of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists.
He has been an active member of the American Parkinson Disease Association Scientific Advisory Board since May 2001 and is the board’s fourth chairman since the organization’s founding in 1961.