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The UAB School of Public Health’s new Magic City LGBTQ Health Studies Endowed Professorship aims to champion research and education and address health disparities among the LGBTQ community in Alabama and the Deep South. 

Kirklin received this award for his dedication to advancing the science and treatment of children through the journey of heart transplantation.

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

Jeffrey Kerby, M.D., Ph.D., was confirmed by the American College of Surgeons as the next chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma.
Penni Watts will advance clinical simulation by supporting other simulationists as an SSH fellow.
Eric Wallace, M.D., was recently selected as the 2021 Community Star of Alabama for his vast efforts in telehealth and innovation across the state of Alabama.
The award to a UAB computer science professor from Galois Inc. will help repair, update and formally verify legacy software.
The garden beds will be completed on Nov. 16 — Ward’s birthday.
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.  
A UAB doctoral candidate received a $600,000 grant to further her work in promoting the preservation of LGBTQ history.  
Richard J. Whitley, M.D., receives highest honor from the American Pediatric Society.
Michael Straughn will advance women’s patient care practices as the new vice chair of UAB’s Section of Quality and Patient Safety.
Martha Dawson and Blake Smith will address racism and lack of diversity in the nursing profession through the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing.
A Vision Science Graduate Program student in the UAB School of Optometry has received an F30 NIH grant, marking the first of its kind to be awarded in the program history.

Dina Avery, DHSc, will serve a two-year term on the board of the Association of Graduate Regulatory Educators.

The latest grant for Andrea Cherrington, M.D., is $21.7 million over five years from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to improve chronic disease outcomes for Black Americans in the Deep South.

Chen sets an example for his surgical mentees and invites them into the field of surgery through his publications and research.

UAB’s Standaert elected vice president of a leading neurological professional organization.

Internationally renowned researcher named UAB’s newest endowed chair in healthy aging through partnership with Protective Life.

Join UAB’s Dr. Mona Fouad to hear a discussion on implicit and explicit bias in the field of science and medicine. 

Kristine Hopkins, professor in the UAB School of Optometry, has received the 2021 Educator of the Year award from the Alabama Optometric Association.

UABTeach will serve as the pedagogical core of the Alabama Rural Learning Accelerator by providing faculty and interns as virtual educators and tutors to students in Bullock County.
Kasman is one of 44 piano music educators who were selected, and her name is now displayed on the commemorative wall at the Steinway & Sons factory.
Regions Institute for Financial Education Endowed Professor Stephanie Yates, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance in the UAB Collat School of Business.
Janna Mann, Anna Wilkes and Avery Williams are the UAB Marching Blazers’ first three person, all-women drum major team.
Montgomery-based Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants has named Frank Messina, DBA, its 2021 Outstanding Accounting Educator for his excellence in the classroom and on campus.

Yabing Chen, Ph.D., is the first researcher at the Birmingham VA to receive this highest honor for a non-physician scientist.

John K. Moore Jr., Ph.D., has been awarded the 2021 Prize for Research on the Road to Santiago and Pilgrimages for his 2020 book, which is both a critical study and scholarly translation of the case.
In teaching the Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals course at UAB, María Antonia Anderson de la Torre, Ph.D., wanted to work with a text that in addition to language skills also portrayed racial and cultural diversity.

Vu Nguyen, M.D., MBA, will be the new chair for UAB’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

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