February 04, 2020

2020 Pittman Scholars announced

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pittman scholarsSix faculty members in the UAB School of Medicine have been named the 2020 class of James A. Pittman Jr., M.D., Scholars, a program that recognizes the impacts of junior faculty and supports the recruitment and retention of highly competitive scientists and physician-scientists.

The Pittman Scholars, named for the late James A. Pittman, M.D., longtime dean of the School of Medicine from 1973 to 1992, are nominated by their department chairs based on their research achievements and their potential for continued discovery in the basic or clinical sciences. Pittman is considered a principal architect of the School for his ability to recruit top scientists and physicians to UAB.

Pittman Scholars are selected each academic year. The selected class of scholars receive $12,500 per year for five years to support the faculty member’s research-related activities or scholarly enrichment.

The 2020 Pittman Scholars are (from left to right, top to bottom in the photo):

Akila Subramaniam, M.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology

Ashley Harms, Ph.D. Department of Neurology

Sushant Bhatnagar, Ph.D. Department of Medicine

Craig Maynard, Ph.D. Department of Pathology

Summer Thyme, Ph.D. Department of Neurobiology

Ceren Yarar-Fisher, Ph.D. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation