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W. Timothy Garvey, M.D., was chosen to receive the Master of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology award. Garvey founded the UAB Diabetes Research Center in 2008.

Vijayan’s research will study the biodegradation of devices within the human body.
Fouad Fouad, Ph.D., laid the groundwork to ensure future success for the department through engineering education, research and community engagement. As he reflects on the rest of his career, Fouad says he is excited for the future of his field.
As a Phi Kappa Phi fellow, 2021 UAB graduate Jason Zhang will pursue a Ph.D. in biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.
Asif represents the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, where he also holds a national leadership position.
John Maddox, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish, was recognized for his innovative uses of technology in the classroom to unite students overseas and dismantle xenophobia, in addition to his advocation for the equity of all people during his lessons.
Although both of her parents graduated from UAB’s School of Medicine, attending the university was not part of Katie Fagan’s long-term plan — at least not at first.
UAB’s cybersecurity master’s program is preparing a new workforce for a booming field with ever-increasing demand and a shortage of skills. The program has a unique focus on both cyber defense and cyber investigations.
UAB School of Optometry professor Janene Sims has been named the 2021 recipient of UAB’s Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award.
Tiffani Maycock, D.O., has been selected to serve a five-year term on the American Board of Family Medicine Board of Directors.
Brothers Jeffrey, Stephen, Eric and Jonathan share how computer science inspired their crossed paths and careers. 
School of Nursing doctoral student Paula Levi will study the impact of high stress levels — caused in the workplace — by monitoring the heart rate variability in ICU nurses.
UAB graduate student Shekwonya Samuel participated in a research project to address a lack of representation of minority populations in biomedical research.

The largest coalition of biological and biomedical research associations in the United States, known as FASEB, advocates for the basic biomedical research community.

Viral Patel is now on a new path as a business and health care associate after a successful collegiate experience at UAB.
Kerry Madden-Lunsford, Stacey Holloway and Melissa Yes each were awarded a $5,000 fellowship to further their work and research: finishing a novel, studying animal behavior and ethology, and producing two new art exhibits.
Colleen Fisher, Ph.D., will examine microfinance to alleviate poverty among vulnerable women in low-resource countries, and Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., will study and map temples from the Bhosle dynasty of Nagpur, India.
As the new president of the Association of Cameroonian Nurse Anesthetists in America, Edwin Aroke, Ph.D., will spread Western medical knowledge to help bridge the gap in health care provider practices in Cameroon.

Kumar and Locke will be positioned to help guide the national discussion on transplantation policies.

Edwin Aroke, Ph.D., CRNA, is being honored for his research on pain disparities and the roles of CRNAs in pain management.

Only 22 early-career researchers were selected as Pew Scholars this year, and Thyme is one of five whose research focus is the brain.

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.
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