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The New Innovator awards support investigators in the early stages of their careers.
Shi, an Honors College and pre-med student at UAB, has been recognized by the President of the United States as a 2022 Presidential Scholar.
As executive director and general manager, Dahlberg will direct the operations of WBHM and the Gulf States Newsroom, including the station’s news, programming, fundraising and community engagement missions.
Chambless and Spezzini’s efforts guided the course of action for Alabama’s Seal of Biliteracy, which recognizes students’ proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
Wong received the award for her research, titled “Interactions between the human host and M.tb during subclinical tuberculosis.”
“These Distances Between Us: 21st Century Songs of Longing” by Emily Jaworski Koriath, DMA, and her husband, Tad, focuses on 21st century compositions by living composers.
Nine students were awarded a Gilman International Scholarship — the largest cohort from UAB.
“Methuselah’s Zoo” explores how knowledge of animal species can benefit human lives in terms of fitness and longevity.
The parents of eight children, the Ballards remember the scholarships that allowed their children to attend college. Now, they say it is their turn to give back.
A nearly $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation has been awarded to a UAB Department of Computer Science assistant professor.
The grant will enhance research capabilities at UAB by facilitating acquisition of a Physical Properties Measurement System.
This institutional award recognizes contributions to the medical field and support for the high standards of medical care.
The three-year renewable scholarship is a component of the ACS Project SEED college scholarship program.
Hasan received second place and a cash prize for the publication of his research paper.
Eric Jack, Ph.D., dean of the UAB Collat School of Business, has announced his retirement as dean, pending selection of his successor.
This year, Theatre UAB alumna Skye Geerts Strauss earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern, won a USITT Merit Award and will begin teaching this fall at Baylor University.
Nursing student Serenity Lane battled leukemia as a child. In August, she will graduate from UAB and begin her first job as an emergency medicine nurse at Children’s of Alabama almost 15 years after beating cancer.
John Chen will graduate with his master’s degree from the School of Education and thanks all the faculty and students at UAB for helping him succeed.
Simon was nominated for this award for his efforts to increase minority enrollment at UAB School of Optometry.

UAB’s CIO has been recognized as chief information officer of the year by a national CIO leadership network.
This endowment provides important support to the chair holder in their research, teaching and clinical efforts.
With this R35 award, a UAB chemistry professor will further research into protein-protein interaction and test structural findings in cells.
In these roles, Nguyen will continue working to improve function and quality of life for people with disabilities.
Catering staffer Ricardo “Rickey” Torregano is one of 22 college dining associates named a Foodservice Hero from 400 nominees nationwide.
Amanda Grace Waller, 22, was named a national finalist for the KCACTF’s Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design and was one of two students nationally given a special achievement award.
The Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, known as the BCVS, is one of the largest councils at the American Heart Association, and it is one of the largest organizations in cardiovascular sciences globally, with more than 4,700 members.
Thaddaeus Kwan, Ph.D., became one the first Innovate fellows in the Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship while a postdoc at UAB. He now works in HIIE as a project analyst — and heads the Fellows program.
Hanaway is honored to receive the professorship that was established in honor of Martha Tankersley and her transformative commitment as the transplant administrator for UAB Medicine.
Matthew McKenzie, UAB instructor and alumnus, will represent the Blazers and Team USA on the international stage during The World Games 2022.
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