People of UAB
The award recognizes UAB’s commitment to the AUPHA vision to develop leaders who possess the values and competencies necessary to drive improvement throughout the health system.
In this role, Bertha Hidalgo, Ph.D., will help provide input on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s strategic research priorities and scientific opportunities.
Rosianna Gray, Ph.D., visits with STEM students and professionals in the Czech Republic to discuss and encourage diversity within the field.
Kindergarten teacher Heather Simpson has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
An assistant professor in UAB’s Department of Urology receives K08 grant.
UAB Physics researcher continues to identify inexpensive ways to laser print with small functional devices.
Cayla Hamilton has been recognized for outstanding achievement by the National Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi.
Stacey Holloway, assistant professor of sculpture, partnered with colleagues to publish a collection of letters to a fictional young iron-caster written by 21 iron-casting innovators.
Gaston served many roles in more than 30 years at UAB.
Turan’s top priority as the director of the Sparkman Center is to provide more opportunities for students, faculty and health professionals to work together to solve global health problems.
Paul Muntner, Ph.D., will be responsible for setting up an effective office of research and facilitating research and funding applications for the School of Public Health.
Heather McPherson, Ph.D., was awarded the 2018 Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
The new chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine comes to UAB from the Greenville Health System and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
A recent UAB School of Optometry graduate has received the highest student honor by the American Optometric Student Association.
Mariam Massoud will spend three weeks studying technology and art abroad.
The Schweitzer Fellowship year expands a student’s educational experience and provides opportunities to gain firsthand knowledge and skills rarely found in traditional professional health training.
Reducing violence and health disparities in Alabama is the top priority for Hernando Carter, M.D., as he joins the state’s Medical Association Board.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center names gynecologic oncology surgeon as senior medical officer of the Cancer Service Line.
The Association for Clinical and Translational Science awarded its Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation into Public Benefit and Policy to kidney transplant surgeon, researcher.
Summerlin will serve on a six-member national committee responsible for selecting the assembly’s Notable Children’s Books of 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Paul Campbell Erwin, M.D., DrPH, who received his medical degree from the UAB School of Medicine, returns to Birmingham to lead the School of Public Health.
Six students will travel abroad to study, teach or conduct research for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The award will support Higgins’ research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he will use neutron beams to probe the internal structure of polymer films.
The awards are for Samantha Richardson’s work for the Fountain Heights community, which she completed as a student.
Disability Support Services helps students achieve success and challenges them to higher education goals.
Three students will spend the summer studying in China, South Korea and India.
Lisa Willett, M.D., was elected as president-elect of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.
Jenkins’ clinical occupational therapy career included working in the National Health Service (U.K.) within orthopedics, elderly rehabilitation, neurology and the management of severe physical disability.
Brown was elected by the society’s members and will begin her term in November.
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