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Martha Dawson and Blake Smith will address racism and lack of diversity in the nursing profession through the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing.
A Vision Science Graduate Program student in the UAB School of Optometry has received an F30 NIH grant, marking the first of its kind to be awarded in the program history.

Dina Avery, DHSc, will serve a two-year term on the board of the Association of Graduate Regulatory Educators.

The latest grant for Andrea Cherrington, M.D., is $21.7 million over five years from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to improve chronic disease outcomes for Black Americans in the Deep South.

Chen sets an example for his surgical mentees and invites them into the field of surgery through his publications and research.

UAB’s Standaert elected vice president of a leading neurological professional organization.

Internationally renowned researcher named UAB’s newest endowed chair in healthy aging through partnership with Protective Life.

Join UAB’s Dr. Mona Fouad to hear a discussion on implicit and explicit bias in the field of science and medicine. 

Kristine Hopkins, professor in the UAB School of Optometry, has received the 2021 Educator of the Year award from the Alabama Optometric Association.

UABTeach will serve as the pedagogical core of the Alabama Rural Learning Accelerator by providing faculty and interns as virtual educators and tutors to students in Bullock County.
Kasman is one of 44 piano music educators who were selected, and her name is now displayed on the commemorative wall at the Steinway & Sons factory.
Regions Institute for Financial Education Endowed Professor Stephanie Yates, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance in the UAB Collat School of Business.
Janna Mann, Anna Wilkes and Avery Williams are the UAB Marching Blazers’ first three person, all-women drum major team.
Montgomery-based Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants has named Frank Messina, DBA, its 2021 Outstanding Accounting Educator for his excellence in the classroom and on campus.

Yabing Chen, Ph.D., is the first researcher at the Birmingham VA to receive this highest honor for a non-physician scientist.

John K. Moore Jr., Ph.D., has been awarded the 2021 Prize for Research on the Road to Santiago and Pilgrimages for his 2020 book, which is both a critical study and scholarly translation of the case.
In teaching the Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals course at UAB, María Antonia Anderson de la Torre, Ph.D., wanted to work with a text that in addition to language skills also portrayed racial and cultural diversity.

Vu Nguyen, M.D., MBA, will be the new chair for UAB’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

The John B. Barnwell Award for outstanding achievement in clinical science research is the highest honor of the VA’s Clinical Science Research and Development Service.
Roy Lightner, MFA, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre, has received the Dorothy Schwartz Outstanding Educator Award.
Six students from the UAB College of Arts and Sciences will have their films shown at the 23rd annual Sidewalk Film Festival from Aug. 23-29.
UAB’s Sarah O’Kelley, Ph.D., has successfully renewed a $3.6 million grant from the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilites.

Research by Sylvie Mrug, Ph.D., will study how early life stress contributes to health disparities within different age groups.  

Akhlaque Haque, Ph.D., will educate professionals in India on the ethical use of technology and its implications in the developing world.

Sixto Leal, M.D., Ph.D., was featured in the “Front(line) and Center” category in the Pathologist's 2021 Power List recognizing some of the most inspirational pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals in the U.S. in 2021.

After pursuing a degree piecemeal for 33 years, Jonathan Perz followed the footsteps of both his wife and his daughter to obtain a bachelor’s degree from UAB, becoming the family’s third UAB alumnus.
Two-time UAB alumna Angel Perez hopes to use the knowledge and skills she has learned to teach the next generation of vision scientists.
Public relations student Tehreem Khan is the first member of the PRSSA chapter at UAB to receive this sought-after scholarship from the national society, for her academic achievements. The award is given to just two students each year.
Arshnoor Grewal and Banks Stamp will attend the Young Leaders Initiative in Washington, D.C., to connect with ambassadors and learn from other foreign policy experts.
Jorge de la Torre, M.D., professor and director of the UAB Division of Plastic Surgery, will serve a one-year term as president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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