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Grace Albright, Austin Svancara and Gabriela Sherrod, graduate research assistants in the UAB Translational Research for Injury Prevention Lab, have been awarded a 2020-2021 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Research fellowship.
Morgan Rankin-Taylor pursues her dreams and leads the way for other students who receive the Birmingham Promise scholarship.
UAB’s Tonya Perry, Ph.D., was honored by the National Council of Teachers of English with the Advancement of People of Color Leadership award.
Senior Zahrah Abdulrauf in the College of Arts and Sciences is recognized for outstanding academic achievement and community involvement.
Shawn Galin, Ph.D., trains health care providers using standardized patients — trained to portray patients exhibiting signs of disease and injury — through UAB’s Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation.
Alice Kim and Ryleigh Fleming each created projects to improve student mask safety, hygiene, and access to health care facts and necessities that were selected by the Clinton Global Initiative University COVID-19 Student Action Fund.
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award is the AAWR’s highest honor and recognizes outstanding accomplishments in leadership, teaching, research and scholarship by women in radiology professions.
Tuscher is one of what the foundation calls “150 of the world’s most promising young scientists” doing groundbreaking neurobiological research.
Gavin will oversee program management of the established undergraduate programs in neuroscience, genetics and genomic sciences, bioinformatics and more.
A UAB urogynecologist has been selected to lead the national nonprofit organization, which represents professionals dedicated to treating female pelvic floor disorders.
A UAB postdoctoral fellow was awarded a seed grant to help further research in rapid, greener and efficient methods of synthesizing nanoparticles using dusty plasma.
A College of Arts and Sciences professor received a five-year grant to fund the collaborative research for microbes associated with marine invertebrates using computational approaches.
UAB’s Institute for Human Rights will host a lecture to discuss the global impact of COVID-19 and the neglect of refugees.
School of Education Associate Professor Gordon Fisher will assess the benefits of home-based, telehealth, high-intensity interval exercise for improving cardiometabolic health in people with longstanding spinal cord injuries.
Warner K. Huh, M.D., will assume the role of OBGYN chair in the UAB School of Medicine on Nov. 1.
Benjamin Larimer, Ph.D., has received a $1.5 million award to conduct research on a PET-based diagnostic tool that could identify patients who will respond to immunotherapy.
A UAB student was recognized as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Hall’s research focuses on improving access to high-quality health care among vulnerable populations including low income individuals and people living with a disability or chronic health condition.
A College of Arts and Sciences graduate student has been selected for a 2020-2021 fellowship with the Society for Public Health Education.  
In her role at the HIIE, Nugent collaborates daily with top leaders across UAB and Birmingham and has unprecedented insight into navigating research and entrepreneurship opportunities.
UAB will participate in the #SharetheMicNow campaign, to magnify Black women in communities across the country and the important work they are doing.
Kimberly Hendershot, M.D., assistant professor in the UAB Division of Acute Care Surgery, has been named an associate member in the new American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™.
UAB School of Education professor Susan Spezzini, Ph.D., will travel to Paraguay next year to teach and conduct research.
UAB alumna Abigail Franks has been recognized for being awarded a prestigious fellowship to continue academic achievement.
UAB and Children’s of Alabama welcome a new director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
Matt Alexander, who studies muscular dystrophy, is this year’s recipient of the Chesapeake Civitan McNulty Award.
New recommendations for sexual behavior counseling suggest that shorter, more frequent sessions in a clinical setting can be valuable. 
The A.S.P.E.C.T program’s goal is to empower individuals to be engaged in their eye health in every way. 
Sally Anne Perz follows her daughter’s footsteps as a UAB Blazer alumni.
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