People of UAB
Sergey Mirov, Ph.D., lead researcher in developing and investigating tunable lasers, will be the general chair for the Optical Society’s Advanced Solid State Laser Congress.
Alquist will direct the operations of WBHM and the Gulf States Newsroom as she develops and executes a strategic plan for the station’s news, programming, fundraising and community engagement missions.
COVID-19-related innovations in technology land Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D., among top leaders in Alabama.  

As a registered nurse for over 30 years, Feldman brings a unique clinical and informatics blend to everything she does, grounding policy and theory with practice.

Pursuing a double major requires focus, effort and passion. Add a global pandemic to the situation, and the experience becomes even more complex.
UAB has set a new institutional record for Gilman Scholarship recipients and has the most students accepted into the program in the state in this application cycle.
Students Arshnoor Grewal and Dallas Blackwell will receive Freeman Awards for Study in Asia.
Scott Batey received his second NIH R01 award in the past six months — a five-year, $2.98 million award that will help examine the social support networks of young Black men living with HIV.
Emma Herr and Chris Bertolini examined Birmingham Public Library newspaper archives from the Nazi period of 1933-1945, focusing on key Holocaust events. Their work will be used by the BHEC and United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants to study, teach and conduct research in more than 160 countries. Award selections are made on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as service and leadership potential.
The UAB undergraduate student affiliates group of the American Chemical Society has been awarded its highest recognition for the 2019-2020 academic year, Outstanding Student Chapter Award.
The scholarships awarded by UAB’s Office of International Student and Scholar Services help offset tuition costs and enable students to further focus on their courses, opportunities for community engagement and overall experience in the United States.
The National Cancer Institute awarded Jason Warram, Ph.D., $2.7 million for his research project using disease-targeted fluorescent antibodies to better guide surgeons and pathologists during oncologic surgery.
The UAB Montgomery campus trains medical students and residents, and provides care to more than 8,000 patients in the River Region.
Live HealthSmart is a comprehensive plan to work with businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and nonprofits in order to make changes to policies, systems and built environments impacting the health of Alabamians.
Shervanne Poleon will receive recognition of this award in July at the Focus on Eye Health National Summit, where she is also invited to present her work as a speaker.
Mai Nguyen is the first UAB School of Optometry student to receive this research grant, totaling $189,180. She will study retinitis pigmentosa.
Alivia Moore, who studied deception in the UAB Department of Communication Studies and graduates May 1, urges incoming students to take every opportunity seriously and plan their long-term goals.
As president, Pollock leads a new slate of officers of the American Physiological Society for 2021.
Starting in August, Keneshia Kirksey, M.D., will serve two five-year terms as a member of the physician board of directors for the ABPMR.
With an acceptance rate of less than 10 percent, the Critical Language Scholarship is one of the most competitive scholarships in the United States and the most prestigious language program for U.S. students.
With international travel on pause, a global remote internship provides a cultural experience for students and supports the efforts of Clinica Verde in Nicaragua, all from the UAB campus.
Gabrielle Moore and Kennedy Riles were appointed to the first class of the Winter Garden International Future Leaders Program.
Vickers, who is a world-renowned surgeon, pancreatic cancer researcher and pioneer in health disparities research, will take the reins of the foremost surgical association in the United States for 2021.
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.
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