People of UAB
A bilingual speaker of Japanese, Leanna Miku Crafford volunteered with a nonprofit health care clinic, did research in microbiology and led the Japanese Culture Club. She will graduate May 1 with honors magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
UAB’s Bioethics Bowl team came in second place in the National Bioethics Bowl.
Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, is director of the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute and Division of Transplantation. In all, Locke’s three R01 grants have totaled more than $10.5 million.
This grant renewal will focus on characterizing how cone photoreceptors in the eye function in cone-dominated animals like primates.
Jason Zhang has been accepted into five elite graduate programs with offers of full financial support to continue his studies in the biomedical engineering industry.
Alan Tita is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology with a background in leading clinical trials for women’s health issues and global health problems.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Dr. Michelle Gray has been elected to be a member on the Scientific Board of the Hereditary Disease Foundation.
The Gwen Claussen, M.D., ALS Research Fund was created to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students in the neurosciences.
Tyler Huang graduates from UAB with a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience and a Master of Science degree in multidisciplinary biomedical sciences with a concentration in neuroscience. He is part of one of the first cohorts finishing an Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s.
Eight UAB students have been selected as fellows in Stanford’s Hoover Institution and will participate in projects aimed at advancing specific state initiatives.
With the funding, Da Yan, Ph.D., will study how newly emerging services are changing the way Alabamians travel every day, and Paul Baker, Ph.D., will work toward the development of an artificial vascular graft.
Scarinci’s Cervical Cancer Elimination project aims to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem in Sri Lanka.
Junior Chamber International recognized leaders under 40 for academic accomplishments.
Rose Albert and Karthik Reddy, both members of UAB’s Honors College and studying in the College of Arts and Sciences, were selected for the competitive award in math and science.
A College of Arts and Sciences student selected for the prestigious Posters on the Hill event will have her research showcased to lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
Courtney Severino, Jasmin Revanna and Retta El Sayed will receive up to three years of support for graduate education, including a $34,000 annual stipend plus $12,000 per year toward the cost of graduate work.
Anorectal melanoma is often misdiagnosed and most often as hemorrhoids, adenocarcinoma polyps and rectal cancer.
Irfan Asif takes on a new role as associate dean for Primary Care and Rural Health in the UAB School of Medicine.
The role is a new position in the Department of Family Medicine, and the chief will work with several other departments, including the Sports Medicine Clinic.
Professor emeritus Bob Centor has been honored for excellence in teaching in the field of medical education.
UAB researchers examined the lack of representation of women and racial/ethnic minorities in higher levels of academic medicine and created several initiatives to ensure that, moving forward, UAB is part of the solution.
UAB undergraduate student earns an internship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute for its 2021 summer intern program.
The foundation welcomed Henry Panion III, Ph.D., “prolific producer, composer, arranger, conductor, orchestrator, and lauded professor of music technology and music theory” to its board in an announcement March 15.
A UAB nurse was the only resource for sharing what life was like inside the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at UAB Hospital.
Research from UAB and China’s Nantong University found that children who were more fearful made safer pedestrian decisions, but too much fear could cause them to make more mistakes.
James Markert, M.D., MPH, the James Garber Galbraith Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the president-elect of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery for 2020-2021.
Established in 2006, the awards recognize employees, students and organizations that have helped create a more culturally diverse, inclusive university community through their achievements.
Michael Lopez, M.D., Ph.D., received the Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Poet and memoirist Saeed Jones will speak in a virtual event presented by the Department of English through UAB’s Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities Endowment.
The Department of Psychology has named Christopher Henrich, Ph.D., as the new department chair. He will begin his role in August.
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