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Nine University of Alabama at Birmingham students have been awarded NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium scholarships and fellowships.
Two University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate students were recently awarded Alabama EPSCoR Graduate Research Scholars Program awards.
Birmingham Regional Council of the Alabama Hospital Association elects Dawn Bulgarella as President.
Outi Keinänen was selected to be a part of Chemical and Engineering News’ 2024 class of the Talented Twelve.
A research engineering manager with the Engineering and Innovative Technology Development group was recently awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal by NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Verhine is looking forward to advancing his skills as a dentist while being able to serve his fellow veterans through oral health care after graduation. 
Thanks to a bit of creative philanthropy, the Van Matre family will be providing help to promising UAB students and their families for years to come.
This spring, Samantha Richardson won her second Mosaic Award, the American Advertising Federation’s highest honor, for her work with a new Birmingham, Alabama, nonprofit, In Solidarity: The Beth El Civil Rights Experience.
Edmonds will present innovative strategies to address eco-anxiety and promote trauma-informed teaching at two summer camps for Hungarian and Ukrainian teachers.
The annual challenge gives students an opportunity to engage with the company in a unique way and apply their coding skills.
This program is a way for Jain to contribute positively to societal issues while furthering his understanding of public health and social dynamics.
Assistant Professor of English Joseph Wood is selected for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Georgia, while Associate Professor of Spanish John T. Maddox IV, Ph.D., is selected for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Brazil.

UAB professor receives recognition for his years of commitment at the 2024 Bioethics Bowl.

A UAB School of Engineering professor was awarded the 2024 Excellence in Transportation Engineering Education Award for her commitment to the improvement of the transportation field and the cultivation of the engineers of tomorrow.

Einas Ali, a public health student, has reconnected to her Sudani roots and has gained essential intercultural skills during her study abroad trip to Dubai.

Autumn Beavers, M.D., has been awarded the Fulbright scholarship that will allow her to study in Tanzania.
The National Science Foundation has awarded UAB assistant professors Abdollah Mirbozorgi, Ph.D., and Hui-Ting Lee, Ph.D., its Faculty Early Career Development Program’s CAREER awards.
Through the UAB School of Optometry’s program, the students earned a Doctor of Optometry degree in 29 months. UAB is one of three schools in the United States and the first school in the Southeast to offer a program like this.
Kallie McDonald says following her heart and passion put her in a position to help women suffering from the same illness as her mom.
The AAHEB is an alliance of two-year and four-year colleges and universities that promotes the professional interchange of ideas among administrators and faculty of business subjects to improve the quality of business education.
Zhai says the award is more than an accolade; it aligns with his long-term aspiration to advance counseling research and bridge mental health care gaps to drive better health outcomes among diverse populations.
Moolchandani is also a DJ, which is not a mere hobby but a commitment that complements her academic pursuits in computer science as she blends her passion for both technology and music through this role.
Muhammad Ali Abdullah is graduating with two degrees, profound research and clinical experience, and memories to cherish for a lifetime; he will be returning to UAB this July as a medical student.
Hendrix reflects on her time in the forensic science program, she calls attention to the close-knit community that exists between the students and the faculty.
Sumedha Bobba has been a picture-perfect student since beginning her collegiate career during the COVID-19 pandemic. How did adjusting to a new way of life impact her approach toward her views of community and success?
Academics and dance have a lot in common: Kendall Baker brought her interests and passions together to earn two degrees while performing with the Alabama Ballet.
UAB elementary education major Matthew Norris says, after arriving in America, he had little knowledge of the new culture his life would be impacted by, let alone the educational system.
Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 390,000 professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
CLS Spark is designed to leverage best practices in online language learning and was developed by the CLS program during the pandemic to provide American students the opportunity to accessibly study critical languages through virtual classes.
Chadra Pittman was invited to serve two years as a student representative on the General Anthropology Division Board.
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