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“Remembrance II” for alto saxophone and piano will be performed in Athens on Dec. 20, while “Sonata: Folie à Deux” will be performed at the International Saxophone Symposium on Jan. 6.
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., has been named to the list for her innovations in the area of satellite archaeology.
UAB neurobiology professor Vladimir Parpura becomes the second UAB faculty with membership in the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.
The Donate Life Parade Float honors donors, recipients and others who have been touched by organ, eye and tissue donation.
UAB’s new emergency medicine fellowship facilitated a large-scale critical care and trauma training exercise in Kenya for surgical residents and general medicine interns.
A key Leukemia & Lymphoma Society grant will provide an opportunity for a UAB researcher to develop a new immunotherapy treatment approach for the leukemia most prevalent in Western countries.
UAB has named breast cancer surgeon Helen Krontiras as the director of the Division of Surgical Oncology.

UAB Biology professor will be the first of Bham Now’s BOLD Series featured speakers. 

Kasman will join ASO members for “Quintessential Quintets” to perform two great piano quintets, one from the 19th century by Robert Schumann and one from the 20th century by Dmitry Shostakovich.
Following a national search, Charles W. “Chuck” Holmes, a veteran journalist and newsroom leader at NPR in Washington, D.C., has been named the general manager of WBHM 90.3 FM, the listener-supported service of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

UAB taps Boni E. Elewski, M.D., to lead the Department of Dermatology.  

Jerzy Szaflarski, M.D., Ph.D., has been selected to be a fellow of the American Epilepsy Society.

Retta Evans, Ph.D., and student club UAB FLAME received recognition for their dedication to physical, wellness and nutritional education in schools.
Following hip fracture increases after a reduction in reimbursement rates for DXA scans led to fewer scans, a UAB physician joined other advocates and successfully lobbied to increase DXA scan reimbursements to better identify and reduce hip fractures.
Three UAB researchers are among 391 nationwide to be recognized for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Shahid Mukhtar was awarded a grant for his latest research with plant systems biology to better understand how pathogens cause plant disease.
Cooper will join Joseph Tector as co-director of UAB’s Xenotransplantation Program with their research geared toward using genetically modified pigs to facilitate kidney transplants in humans.
John D. Mountz, M.D., Ph.D., and Jasvinder A. Singh, M.D., have been awarded prestigious rheumatology awards for advances in basic and clinical research.
For the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Human Rights Award celebration, Henry Panion III designed a showcase of Alabama artists and the legacy of the civil rights movement. Central to the production are selections and performing artists from guitarist Eric Essix’s new recording “This Train: The Gospel Sessions.”
David Kimberlin, M.D., has received a prestigious award and $100,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities for accomplishments in pediatric medicine and infectious disease control.
The American Ingenuity Award is the highest honor given by Smithsonian Magazine to recognize innovation in American culture.

George Mitchell Jr., has served as an adjunct professor at UAB since 2011. 

Two UAB School of Nursing faculty are among 164 distinguished nurse leaders inducted at the American Academy of Nursing annual conference in Washington, D.C.
U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB No. 162 in its 2017 Best Global Universities ranking, up from its rank of No. 200 in 2016 and 269 spots higher than the next-highest-ranked university in Alabama.
James Bibb, a highly regarded scientist in neurology and cancer, will become the vice chair for Basic Research in UAB’s Department of Surgery.
Ashley Cannon, Ph.D., is the first individual in the UAB neurofibromatosis program to have received this significant honor.
A UAB researcher will examine the underlying environmental impact on genes of Mexican Americans in relation to cardiometabolic syndrome, a disorder caused by several interrelated risk factors that can lead to heart disease or Type 2 diabetes.
The National Eye Institute has awarded UAB’s Jason Nichols and colleagues a $1.9 million grant for dry eye research that could lead to a targeted therapy.
In classrooms and courtrooms, African-American educators helped to seed the success of Birmingham’s civil rights movement. Author and UAB education professor Tondra Loder-Jackson spotlights their little-known struggles and victories — from fights for equal pay to integration challenges — and shares their lessons for today’s teachers in UAB Magazine.
Two UAB professors, Amber Genau, Ph.D., and Nicole Riddle, Ph.D., will receive funding from an elite program honoring young researchers.
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