UAB professor named a community Game Changer

Professor Anthony Hood will receive special recognition for his work creating the NHabit Bush Hills project during the 2015 Vulcans Community Awards.
Written by: Katherine Shonesy
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anthony hoodA University of Alabama at Birmingham professor is being honored at the 2015 Vulcans Community Awards for his work to promote civic pride, leadership and progress within Birmingham’s metro area.

Anthony Hood, Ph.D., a management professor in the Collat School of Business, is the recipient of the Game Changer Spear award, for which he will be recognized at a dinner held Thursday, Oct. 8, at The Club.

Hood will be honored alongside UAB head football coach Bill Clark, the recipient of the Game Changer Vulcan award.

Hood, a Birmingham native who graduated from Ramsay High School, was awarded a Community Health Innovation Award with his wife from UAB’s Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences in 2013. The Hoods used the award to fund their project NHabit Bush Hills, an effort to create a community-based information system of empty and abandoned properties and their conditions in Birmingham’s Bush Hills neighborhood.

The Vulcans Community Awards symbolize pride in our region and the significant impact community members have had on the quality of life here. Recipients were chosen by an independent panel of diverse citizens.