The Division of Molecular & Cellular Pathology led by Director Ralph Sanderson, Ph.D., Professor, recently hosted a gathering to celebrate the end of the year, as well as the retirement of longtime Administrative Supervisor Cindy Brown. 

Cindy served as administrative supervisor for 11 years, taking over the position when John Chatham, Ph.D., was Division Director.

"She enhanced the staff, and improved morale, and over the years built an outstanding team of administrative staff," Sanderson says. "As Division Director I worked with her for only one year, but benefited from her leadership of the staff for 11 years."

MCP faculty and staff gathered in the lobby of the Wallace Tumor Institute in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center to celebrate another successful year and Brown's tenure as administrative supervisor. Brown was joined by her family and colleagues, who took turns commenting on her time in the Department, as an integral team member. Brown plans to spend more time with her grandchildren in her semi-retirement, and will continue to work part-time in the Department.

 IMG 0310Dr. Ralph Sanderson addresses the crowd  IMG 0308Members of the department's administrative staff (from left): Niki McNeil, Flo Bryan, Caroline Harris, Andrea Wilson, Jay Ashley, with Dr. Yabing Chen, Vice Chair  IMG 0313Cindy Brown speaks to the group, gathered to celebrate her 11-year tenure with UAB Pathology.IMG 0314From left to right: Dr. Ralph Sanderson, Cindy Brown, and Department Chair Dr. George Netto  IMG 0318Cindy Brown, center, and her family, who came to join in her retirement celebration. 

Sanderson used the occasion to introduce and recognize the department's administrative staff, the team "behind the scenes" who keep the department humming.