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.
Professor of Microbiology David Briles, Ph.D., and Professor of Optometry Lawrence DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., will be inducted into the NIA, professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.

Richard W. Waguespack, M.D., clinical professor of surgery in the Division of Otolaryngology, is the new president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and its foundation.

Tate Hinkle was elected the student board member of the American Academy of Family Physicians for 2013-2014.
Diana Florence, administrative support specialist in Rheumatology and Osteoporosis, will be honored later this fall for winning the highest non-academic employee award.
Pathology‘s Angela Kidd is UAB's Employee of the Month for September.
Singh will develop a medical decision making guide for African-American and Hispanic lupus patients with kidney disease.
As part of the award, Peter Anderson, D.V.M., Ph.D., director of Pathology Undergraduate Education, will lead faculty development programs and hands-on workshops at the Tzu-Chi University College of Medicine in Taiwan for two weeks.
Klaus Mönkemüller, M.D., Ph.D., FASGE, has been elected co-chair of the International Committee of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Jane Schwebke, M.D., has been honored for high achievement in research and prevention by the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association.