Jessica Martindale

Jessica Martindale

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Anupam Agarwal, M.D., dean of the Heersink School of Medicine, welcomed faculty members and their families to the Endowed Chairs and Professorships Reception on April 25.
Three faculty from across the UAB Heersink School of Medicine were elected to join the Association of American Physicians (AAP), an honorary medical society that advocates for the advancement of scientific and practical medicine by promoting professional and social interaction among physician-scientists, disseminating research, and recognizing outstanding physician-scientists.
J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, Ph.D., has been named the chair of the UAB Department of Microbiology.
Thomas W. Buford, Ph.D., has been appointed associate dean for Research in the Heersink School of Medicine, effective April 1, 2023.

Teresa Wilborn, Pharm.D., Ph.D., will serve as interim chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, effective Jan. 1.

Scott Ballinger, Ph.D., has been named the new associate dean for Faculty Affairs.

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.

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