People of UAB
UAB’s Institute for Human Rights will host a lecture to discuss the global impact of COVID-19 and the neglect of refugees.
School of Education Associate Professor Gordon Fisher will assess the benefits of home-based, telehealth, high-intensity interval exercise for improving cardiometabolic health in people with longstanding spinal cord injuries.
Warner K. Huh, M.D., will assume the role of OBGYN chair in the UAB School of Medicine on Nov. 1.
Benjamin Larimer, Ph.D., has received a $1.5 million award to conduct research on a PET-based diagnostic tool that could identify patients who will respond to immunotherapy.
A UAB student was recognized as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Hall’s research focuses on improving access to high-quality health care among vulnerable populations including low income individuals and people living with a disability or chronic health condition.
A College of Arts and Sciences graduate student has been selected for a 2020-2021 fellowship with the Society for Public Health Education.  
In her role at the HIIE, Nugent collaborates daily with top leaders across UAB and Birmingham and has unprecedented insight into navigating research and entrepreneurship opportunities.
UAB will participate in the #SharetheMicNow campaign, to magnify Black women in communities across the country and the important work they are doing.
Kimberly Hendershot, M.D., assistant professor in the UAB Division of Acute Care Surgery, has been named an associate member in the new American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™.
UAB School of Education professor Susan Spezzini, Ph.D., will travel to Paraguay next year to teach and conduct research.
UAB alumna Abigail Franks has been recognized for being awarded a prestigious fellowship to continue academic achievement.
UAB and Children’s of Alabama welcome a new director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
Matt Alexander, who studies muscular dystrophy, is this year’s recipient of the Chesapeake Civitan McNulty Award.
New recommendations for sexual behavior counseling suggest that shorter, more frequent sessions in a clinical setting can be valuable. 
The A.S.P.E.C.T program’s goal is to empower individuals to be engaged in their eye health in every way. 
Sally Anne Perz follows her daughter’s footsteps as a UAB Blazer alumni.
New UAB School of Optometry graduate Jessica Jasien will start her research career at NASA Johnson Space Center.
Tamara Traber is the first graduate of UAB’s online Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program, the only one like it in Alabama.
A long time UAB rheumatologist has been named director of division in the UAB School of Medicine.   
The grant awarded to Kent Willis, M.D., will further his research in bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a chronic lung disease that is a common complication of premature birth.
The award is given to someone who is committed to the GEAR UP movement and exudes the passion and perseverance to assist low-income students in their quest to attain a postsecondary education.
Abby Garver of Hoover graduates from UAB with degrees in French and Spanish and made the Presidential Honor roll after learning a foreign language became a “haven” from mental illness.
Ayda Nambayan stays active in the health care community in the Philippines.
Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurobiology has been selected as a fellow of the American Physiological Society.
Thomas Buford to head the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine as the new director starting Aug. 1, 2020.
Science, medical sociology, health communication, foreign language, and the social and behavioral sciences are crucial at this time of a pandemic and protests, says new College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kecia Thomas, Ph.D., who begins her tenure at UAB on Aug. 1.
Graduate student Rylie Hightower is the fifth UAB student to receive an F99/K00 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Reid Jones, a longtime UAB Health System leader, has been named CEO of UAB Medicine.
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