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Poet and memoirist Saeed Jones will speak in a virtual event presented by the Department of English through UAB’s Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities Endowment.
The Department of Psychology has named Christopher Henrich, Ph.D., as the new department chair. He will begin his role in August.
Jones has attended the Sundance Film Festival for more than 20 years and uses his experiences to spark students’ analytical skills in film studies classes at UAB.
UAB business honors student Dipal Patel has been accepted to present her research about the demographics of Fortune 500 companies.
Mieke Beth Thomeer, Ph.D., has received a nearly $1.3 million grant to study midlife health disparities related to motherhood.
A UAB researcher has received a grant to develop novel, single-cell tools for studying microbial population genetics.
UAB Libraries acquires new primary-source collections related to African American history and culture.
A new monthly series from UAB will highlight leaders who are people of color, women, differently abled or part of LGBTQ+ communities.
Poet Lauren Goodwin Slaughter has been awarded a $25,000 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The fellowship provides exceptional undergraduate women and other gender minorities with space and aviation internships, senior mentorship, and a secure professional network.
Nine UAB students and four alumni are among the exceptional students vying for the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research abroad.
The UAB School of Nursing’s Ada Markaki, Ph.D., is chair-elect of the Pan American Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centers.
The School of Medicine’s Huntsville campus will expand the availability of clinical trials for residents of northern Alabama.
Ashley Hodges, Ph.D., CRNP, has received the 2020 Inspiration in Women’s Health Award from the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, for her work providing health care to women.
Elie is triple board-certified in emergency medicine and critical care, as well as hospice and palliative care medicine.
Bisakha Sen, Ph.D., will work with leading health scientists to review the results of a study on how service dogs and emotional support dogs help veterans with PTSD.
Erika Hille Rinker was honored with the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Teacher Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers of German in the United States who were not born and raised in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. 
Cannon has performed more robotic colorectal resections than any other female surgeon in the country, and the second most amongst all academic surgeons.
A UAB professor continues breast cancer prevention research with additional funding through the National Institutes of Health.
Leath, a UAB gynecologic oncologist, professor of medicine and senior scientist, has been named new chair of the Division.
UAB School of Education assistant professor Claire Mowling teaches prospective physical education teachers and also runs an after-school program for children, called “Move It.”
A UAB School of Medicine professor has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry.   
Keyanna Stokes in the UAB Pre-Nursing program was selected from among more than 1,500 applicants for the scholarship, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Anindya Dutta, Ph.D., MBBS, will begin his role as chair at UAB on March 15, 2021.
Matt Graben was already an entrepreneur in Birmingham but needed to understand how business worked. The new entrepreneurship program at Collat taught him how to be a better thinker, he says.
The study is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Chelsea Walker-Griner, a 2011 Gates Millennium scholarship recipient, will graduate with an educational specialist degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages from the School of Education on Dec. 11.
Zahrah Abdulrauf, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of only 154 Schwarzman Scholars chosen for 2022, selected from a field of more than 3,600 applicants.
Students at UAB are helping with contact tracing by letting people in Alabama know if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
“Is Mommy a Doctor or Superhero?” written by emergency medicine physician Amy Faith Ho, M.D., uses colorful illustrations and whimsical characters to show children they can find superheroes within themselves.
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