People of UAB

Sarah Nealy and Georgia Haggard have been named 2020 Goldwater Scholars for continuing paths in the field of STEM.

Kecia M. Thomas will join UAB as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jeffrey W. Holmes will join UAB as the seventh dean of the School of Engineering.
Worried about how you will manage life changes brought on by coronavirus? Hear from a UAB doctor — and parent — how she is planning to do it.

A champion of quality physical education, Sims has received the highest honor from SHAPE America Southern District.

Civic engagement and innovation continue to be at the forefront of Hood’s mission to educate the next generation.
Two psychology students have been invited to a unique fellowship highlighting addiction recovery and cultivating leaders on college campuses across the United States.
Demetria P. Scott was awarded for her continuous efforts in the area of diversity and inclusion at the Minority in Business Awards 2020.
UAB graduate receives the opportunity to discuss fundamental challenges that a society faces.
This history of Dina Avery’s family and Tarrant’s Rushing Spring community is a lifetime of stories and experiences that influence Avery’s work with minority and disadvantaged populations today.
UAB’s Department of Sociology continues to blaze the path forward as leading experts in the field.
Kong is the co-founder of KultureCity — a nonprofit focused on inclusion and accessibility for individuals with invisible challenges, such as children with autism or veterans with PTSD.
Two UAB students will have an opportunity to interview for the 2020 Class of Truman Scholars.
Fourteen UAB students have been selected as semifinalists for the Fulbright Scholarship Program.
The UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center welcomes new leadership in Adrienne Lahti and Lucas Pozzo-Miller.
Two UAB neuroscientists have been included in a listing of 100 of the most inspiring black scientists in the nation.

Chaplin has been chosen as a distinguished fellow by the American Association of Immunologists for his contributions to the field of immunology.

Bridges will serve a two-year term as president of a specialty research foundation.

A harrowing diagnosis shook Luis Hurtado to his core, but the Blazer hoops player and Collat School of Business student beat the disease with the help of his UAB family.

The NIH grant will enable Kraguljac to study factors of disease progression in psychosis spectrum disorders.
A champion of science-based behavioral change, Stavrinos is honored for her work in educating the public on risky driving behaviors.

Adam Gerstenecker has been honored by two organizations with early career awards in neuropsychology.

Marine biologist Charles D. Amsler experiences spectacular views and a lifetime achievement with his 1,000th dive as an Antarctic researcher.
Chen is the chair of the UAB Department of Surgery.
Martin is the second UAB surgeon in the last three years to be selected for this fellowship.
The UAB MSHI program is designed specifically for working professionals to earn a degree without giving up their job.

Williams’ research focuses on measuring and understanding cancer-related financial hardship.

Pate has received a milestone teaching award from the Alabama state optometric association.
Ava Michl was awarded first place in the Social and Behavioral Sciences category at the National Collegiate Honors Council Awards ceremony.
College of Arts and Sciences senior is the first UAB student to be selected for this nationwide advertising event.
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