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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.
New UAB School of Optometry graduate Jessica Jasien will start her research career at NASA Johnson Space Center.
Tamara Traber is the first graduate of UAB’s online Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program, the only one like it in Alabama.
A long time UAB rheumatologist has been named director of division in the UAB School of Medicine.   
The grant awarded to Kent Willis, M.D., will further his research in bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a chronic lung disease that is a common complication of premature birth.
The award is given to someone who is committed to the GEAR UP movement and exudes the passion and perseverance to assist low-income students in their quest to attain a postsecondary education.
Abby Garver of Hoover graduates from UAB with degrees in French and Spanish and made the Presidential Honor roll after learning a foreign language became a “haven” from mental illness.
Ayda Nambayan stays active in the health care community in the Philippines.
Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurobiology has been selected as a fellow of the American Physiological Society.
Thomas Buford to head the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine as the new director starting Aug. 1, 2020.
Science, medical sociology, health communication, foreign language, and the social and behavioral sciences are crucial at this time of a pandemic and protests, says new College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kecia Thomas, Ph.D., who begins her tenure at UAB on Aug. 1.
Graduate student Rylie Hightower is the fifth UAB student to receive an F99/K00 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Reid Jones, a longtime UAB Health System leader, has been named CEO of UAB Medicine.
Up to 70 percent of adults with sickle cell anemia will develop chronic kidney disease; Lebensburger’s research will address monitoring renal disease progression.
The group will provide input and guidance on how to allocate $300 million for costs related to improving technology and infrastructure in remote areas across the state.
FASEB is the largest coalition of biological and biomedical research associations in the United States.
Canon will serve as president for two years.
Girkin is the Eyesight Foundation of Alabama chair of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
UAB School of Education professor hopes to grow a national mentor program for literacy and language scholars of color.
UAB’s Gretchen Winter, M.D., shares the highs and lows of treating coronavirus patients in New York City.
Tyler Peterson has been elected to a three-year term to lead the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling.
UAB students are granted the opportunity to continue academic goals through NASA research programs.
Rodney Tucker, M.D., honored for work and care given to patients nearing the end of their lives.
Jablonski is among 55 nurse leaders and innovators who were recognized by the journal Geriatric Nursing.
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