May 26, 2020

Sixteen faculty members named winners of 2020 Dean’s Excellence Awards

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DeansExSixteen outstanding faculty members have been named recipients of the 2020 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in teaching, research, service, mentorship, and diversity.

"I'm delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Dean's Excellence Awards," said Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine. "The Dean's Excellence awards recognize and honor exceptional work done by our faculty across these important areas. Every individual who was selected has had an immense impact on the UAB campus and our greater community. While I am disappointed we will not be able to honor them at an in-person event this year, I want them to know that we are all extremely proud of their hard work and dedication.”

Learn more about each of this year's winners by clicking their names below:

Silvio Litovsky, M.D. | Senior Faculty
Nancy Tofil, M.D., M.Ed. | Senior Faculty
Erin Contratto, M.D. | Junior Faculty
Starr Steinhilber, M.D., MPH | Junior Faculty

Namasivayam Ambalavanan, M.D. | Senior Faculty
Frances Lund, Ph.D. | Senior Faculty
Matthew Alexander, Ph.D. | Junior Faculty

Winn W. Chatham, M.D. | Senior Faculty
Isam-Eldin Eltoum, M.D. | Senior Faculty
Kellie Flood, M.D. | Senior Faculty
Brenessa Lindeman, M.D., MHEP | Junior Faculty
Chrystal Rutledge, M.D. | Junior Faculty

Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH | Senior Faculty
Stefanie Krick, M.D., Ph.D. | Junior Faculty

Farah Lubin, Ph.D. | Senior Faculty
Karla Williams, M.D. | Junior Faculty