Brianna Hoge

Brianna Hoge

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Public Relations Specialist

bhoge@uab.edu • (205) 855-9983

Specific beats include: Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; School of Education; School of Engineering; Facilities; Honors College; College of Arts and Sciences; Department of African American Studies, Department of Computer Sciences, Department of Criminal Justice, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology, Department of Social Work, CORD; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology

Sylvie Mrug, Ph.D., professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the 2021 Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
Gryshyna will use the prize money she received to advance her research on pain management techniques for HIV patients.
UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences was awarded two grants that will help fund its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.
Ashley Penrod put her education on hold and served as the main caretaker for her father after he received two different cancer diagnoses. After seven years, she will graduate with honors at the UAB graduate commencement ceremony.
In February 2021, UAB was named America’s Best Large Employer 2021 by Forbes. In celebration, UAB hosted an employee appreciation event for the faculty and staff.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Yu-ying Chen, M.D., Ph.D., is being recognized for her research in spinal cord injuries. 

In honor of National Healthy Skin Month, Lauren Kole, M.D., assistant professor and residency program director in the Department of Dermatology, shares her top three tips for maintaining healthy skin all year long.

During the eighth annual Gift of Sight, uninsured and low-income Birmingham residents can receive a free eye exam and glasses. 

Could superheroes make children participate in more dangerous play time? A UAB graduate research assistant is conducting a study to see whether superheroes could be related to adolescent injuries.
After 21 years of service, Natalie Vines was medically retired from the military due to severe vision issues caused by two traumatic brain injuries. With treatment from UAB Eye Care, Vines has seen improvement in her vision.  
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