The purpose of this article is to provide you with information on what to expect during Orientation, reminding you of some last minute business to take care of, and hopefully ease any qualms you may have about embarking on this new season of life.

Farah Lubin, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the NINDS Neuroscience Roadmap Scholar Program, has been selected to serve as a member of the Clinical Neuroplasticity and Neurotransmitters Study Section for the Center for Scientific Review.

UAB School of Medicine’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) was selected to lead a deep-dive workshop at the AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion conference, entitled “Diversity and Inclusion Programming in Academic Medicine: An Interactive Development Model.”
Majd Zayzafoon, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, professor in Pathology and Medical Education, has been named the assistant dean for International Medical Education and the assistant provost for International Education in the Office of the Senior Vice Provost effective May 1, 2018.
Linda Overstreet-Wadiche, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB Department of Neurobiology, has been named chairperson of the Neurogenesis and Cell Fate Study Section for the Center for Scientific Review
The UAB School of Medicine and Southern Research will host the Scientific Symposium on Precision Medicine, Neurosciences and Infectious Diseases Friday, July 27. The symposium will be held at the UAB Alumni House from 8 a.m.-5p.m.
Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH, has been named co-chair of the Science Committee for the All of Us Research Program. 
In lieu of this year’s engagement survey, we will be transitioning to an opportunity to introduce the use of a Well-Being Index (WBI). The WBI is a validated instrument that was developed at the Mayo Clinic and is now in use in a number of academic medical centers.
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