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Nursing student Serenity Lane battled leukemia as a child. In August, she will graduate from UAB and begin her first job as an emergency medicine nurse at Children’s of Alabama almost 15 years after beating cancer.
John Chen will graduate with his master’s degree from the School of Education and thanks all the faculty and students at UAB for helping him succeed.
Simon was nominated for this award for his efforts to increase minority enrollment at UAB School of Optometry.

UAB’s CIO has been recognized as chief information officer of the year by a national CIO leadership network.
This endowment provides important support to the chair holder in their research, teaching and clinical efforts.
With this R35 award, a UAB chemistry professor will further research into protein-protein interaction and test structural findings in cells.
In these roles, Nguyen will continue working to improve function and quality of life for people with disabilities.
Catering staffer Ricardo “Rickey” Torregano is one of 22 college dining associates named a Foodservice Hero from 400 nominees nationwide.
Amanda Grace Waller, 22, was named a national finalist for the KCACTF’s Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design and was one of two students nationally given a special achievement award.
The Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, known as the BCVS, is one of the largest councils at the American Heart Association, and it is one of the largest organizations in cardiovascular sciences globally, with more than 4,700 members.
Thaddaeus Kwan, Ph.D., became one the first Innovate fellows in the Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship while a postdoc at UAB. He now works in HIIE as a project analyst — and heads the Fellows program.
Hanaway is honored to receive the professorship that was established in honor of Martha Tankersley and her transformative commitment as the transplant administrator for UAB Medicine.
Matthew McKenzie, UAB instructor and alumnus, will represent the Blazers and Team USA on the international stage during The World Games 2022.
For one UAB employee, having a nephew compete in The World Games makes Birmingham’s and UAB’s support of the games come full circle.
UAB School of Nursing will assess and address current curriculum to train students to meet the needs of all women’s health populations, including those in the LGBTQ+ community.
The award recognizes an individual who has been a true innovator and leader in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease.
With more than 25 years of experience, Chief Daryl Green will lead UAB Police and Public Safety.
Scott will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on July 2.
Accomplished, long-serving UAB leaders will serve in leadership roles as Vickers steps down.
FASEB is the largest coalition of biological and biomedical research associations in the United States.
An app developed by a Collat professor aims to connect online students and foster community among their peers. 
Two School of Engineering students have received a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship from the Department of Defense.
Dorris says incorporating creativity and education through therapeutic baking has helped her serve others and herself as a soon-to-be occupational therapist.
In honor of Pride Month, Sarah MacCarthy, Sc.D., the first Magic City LGBTQ Health Studies Endowed Professor, reflects on the ongoing need for health equity for LGBTQ communities, why addressing LGBTQ health is good for everyone and her goals for the future.
He watched his parents turn into caregivers after his grandparents were diagnosed with dementia. Now Frank Puga, Ph.D., will study the impact on mental health of adults living with dementia and as well as the mental health of their caregivers.
Alyson Haynes beat breast cancer through her determination and a strong support system at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.
UAB 2020 graduate Shreya Malhotra was selected as a fellow for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars, making history as the first recipient from UAB.
A UAB physician-turned-patient reflects on her journey to healing and recovery from breast cancer for National Cancer Survivors Day.
The Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation have announced Mona Fouad, M.D., as the recipient of the 2022 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare.
Kesha L. Thurston, DNP, and LaDana Williams-Davis, DNP, are alumnae of the UAB School of Nursing and have worked in the UAB Health System as CRNAs for more than 10 years. Their new scholarship will support students underrepresented in the nurse anesthesia field.
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