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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants to study, teach and conduct research in more than 160 countries. Award selections are made on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as service and leadership potential.
The UAB undergraduate student affiliates group of the American Chemical Society has been awarded its highest recognition for the 2019-2020 academic year, Outstanding Student Chapter Award.
The scholarships awarded by UAB’s Office of International Student and Scholar Services help offset tuition costs and enable students to further focus on their courses, opportunities for community engagement and overall experience in the United States.
The National Cancer Institute awarded Jason Warram, Ph.D., $2.7 million for his research project using disease-targeted fluorescent antibodies to better guide surgeons and pathologists during oncologic surgery.
The UAB Montgomery campus trains medical students and residents, and provides care to more than 8,000 patients in the River Region.
Live HealthSmart is a comprehensive plan to work with businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and nonprofits in order to make changes to policies, systems and built environments impacting the health of Alabamians.
Shervanne Poleon will receive recognition of this award in July at the Focus on Eye Health National Summit, where she is also invited to present her work as a speaker.
Mai Nguyen is the first UAB School of Optometry student to receive this research grant, totaling $189,180. She will study retinitis pigmentosa.
Alivia Moore, who studied deception in the UAB Department of Communication Studies and graduates May 1, urges incoming students to take every opportunity seriously and plan their long-term goals.
As president, Pollock leads a new slate of officers of the American Physiological Society for 2021.
Starting in August, Keneshia Kirksey, M.D., will serve two five-year terms as a member of the physician board of directors for the ABPMR.
With an acceptance rate of less than 10 percent, the Critical Language Scholarship is one of the most competitive scholarships in the United States and the most prestigious language program for U.S. students.
With international travel on pause, a global remote internship provides a cultural experience for students and supports the efforts of Clinica Verde in Nicaragua, all from the UAB campus.
Gabrielle Moore and Kennedy Riles were appointed to the first class of the Winter Garden International Future Leaders Program.
Vickers, who is a world-renowned surgeon, pancreatic cancer researcher and pioneer in health disparities research, will take the reins of the foremost surgical association in the United States for 2021.
A bilingual speaker of Japanese, Leanna Miku Crafford volunteered with a nonprofit health care clinic, did research in microbiology and led the Japanese Culture Club. She will graduate May 1 with honors magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
UAB’s Bioethics Bowl team came in second place in the National Bioethics Bowl.
Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, is director of the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute and Division of Transplantation. In all, Locke’s three R01 grants have totaled more than $10.5 million.
This grant renewal will focus on characterizing how cone photoreceptors in the eye function in cone-dominated animals like primates.
Jason Zhang has been accepted into five elite graduate programs with offers of full financial support to continue his studies in the biomedical engineering industry.
Alan Tita is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology with a background in leading clinical trials for women’s health issues and global health problems.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Dr. Michelle Gray has been elected to be a member on the Scientific Board of the Hereditary Disease Foundation.
The Gwen Claussen, M.D., ALS Research Fund was created to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students in the neurosciences.
Tyler Huang graduates from UAB with a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience and a Master of Science degree in multidisciplinary biomedical sciences with a concentration in neuroscience. He is part of one of the first cohorts finishing an Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s.
Eight UAB students have been selected as fellows in Stanford’s Hoover Institution and will participate in projects aimed at advancing specific state initiatives.
With the funding, Da Yan, Ph.D., will study how newly emerging services are changing the way Alabamians travel every day, and Paul Baker, Ph.D., will work toward the development of an artificial vascular graft.
Scarinci’s Cervical Cancer Elimination project aims to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem in Sri Lanka.
Junior Chamber International recognized leaders under 40 for academic accomplishments.
Rose Albert and Karthik Reddy, both members of UAB’s Honors College and studying in the College of Arts and Sciences, were selected for the competitive award in math and science.
A College of Arts and Sciences student selected for the prestigious Posters on the Hill event will have her research showcased to lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
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