Jessica Martindale

Jessica Martindale

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Soroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D., MBA, will serve as interim chair of the Department of Urology, effective Oct. 1, 2022.

Cristin Gavin, Ph.D., assistant dean for undergraduate biomedical programs and assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has been awarded the 2022 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring. 

Renee Heffron, Ph.D., MPH, joins CFAR as new the director effective July 1, 2022.

 Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH, has been named to the new role of associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion.

Carlos J. Orihuela, Ph.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Microbiology, effective Feb. 1.

Bradford A. Woodworth, M.D., will serve as interim chair of the Department of Otolaryngology, effective Dec. 1.

Brian Samuels, M.D., Ph.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Robin A.J. Lester, Ph.D., professor of Neurobiology, has been awarded the senior faculty 2021 Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching.

Alan Tita, M.D., Ph.D., has been named associate dean for Global and Women’s Health at the UAB School of Medicine.

Anand S. Iyer, M.D., MSPH, assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, was a witness and testified at a virtual hearing to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on March 18.  

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