People of UAB

Gary Peters, Ph.D., has been recognized for his professional achievements by the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

Owsley will be responsible for making recommendations regarding grant funding to the Research to Prevent Blindness Board of Trustees.
Tina Simpson, M.D., and Marisa B. Marques, M.D., have been recognized by the American Medical Women’s Association for going above and beyond to guide medical students, residents and fellows.
The department now has 20 full-time faculty members who brought in $4.3 million in funding in 2016.
Marisa Marques, M.D., receives awards for her commitment to apheresis at UAB.
UAB’s Department of Otolaryngology taps William R. Carroll, M.D., as chair.
Walker of the UAB School of Nursing was one of six health care professionals honored by the ACS with a prestigious national award.
UAB names new leadership for Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine.
UAB’s Jack Hasson has been named the 2017 Outstanding Clinician by the American Thoracic Society.
Three UAB investigators have received innovative research grants for lung diseases from the National Institutes of Health.
Lee Meadows, Ph.D., will serve as co-chair for the Alabama State Department of Education Strategic Planning Committee on Science.
Adjunct Professor Matthew Bryant will perform at the Root Signals Electronic Music Festival, and music technology senior Drew Romanowski’s piece “Eatit-n-Leave” was accepted and will be presented at the National Student Electronic Music Event.
UAB’s John Porterfield, a leader in surgical education, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Institute for Surgical Excellence.
The grants will provide support for two projects that will provide training and professional development to current and future educators.
UAB’s Mark Dransfield has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, an honor society for physician-scientists who have made significant contributions to better understanding of human disease.
GlobalXplorer is a citizen science archaeology platform that's "Indiana Jones meets Google Earth." The platform was created in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and DigitalGlobe.
Three UAB students will be awarded thousands in scholarship funds at the 27th annual Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Step Show taking place Feb. 11 at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
A UAB study confirming the efficacy of surgical removal of the thymus for patients with myasthenia gravis was cited as one of the top neurology stories of the year by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Bhambhvani, a psychiatry and School of Medicine student, will receive funding to pursue a biological science graduate degree at the University of Cambridge if selected.
UAB kidney transplant surgeon will travel abroad as an ambassador representing the United States and share knowledge with peers in the surgical community.
Karen Meneses, Ph.D., has been named the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center.
David Kimberlin, M.D., vice chair of Pediatrics and co-director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is a physician at Children’s of Alabama. He is the editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Red Book, which establishes which vaccines should be given, when and to whom.
Commissioned by the BMA, the to-scale replica of its newly remodeled galleries is a tool to help curators plan exhibitions and more. It was used for the upcoming Jan. 28 exhibition “Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art.”
UAB is among the nation’s best in several online programs, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs available at usnews.com.
Common errors in research are detailed in a peer-reviewed paper that is among the best comment pieces of the year.
UAB Medicine introduces MedCast, a new, free series of podcasts presented by leading UAB physicians and eligible for continuing medical education credit.
The UAB physics professor will head the Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States, which promotes vibrant science and technology in underserved states.
Donald Buchsbaum is the sixth UAB faculty member enrolled in the National Academy of Inventors.

Following a national search led by a committee of 17 members representing UAB students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as community leaders and supporters, Thomas Brannan has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs after serving as interim in the role for more than a year.

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