Five faculty members from the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB have been named winners of the 2020 Dean’s Excellence Awards.

Senior scientists Namasivayam Ambalavanan, M.D., and Frances Lund, Ph.D., are this year’s senior faculty winners of the Dean’s Excellence Awards in Research. Ambalavanan is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the co-director of the Division of Neonatology, while Lund is the Charles H. McCauley Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology.

Isam A. Eltoum, M.D., MBA, and Brenessa Lindeman, M.D., MHEP, were awarded the senior faculty and junior faculty Dean’s Excellence Awards in Service, respectively. Eltoum is a a senior scientist in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as a professor and the vice chair of Quality and Patient Safety in the Department of Pathology. Lindeman is an associate scientist in the O’Neal Cancer Center and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, as well as UAB’s first-ever Associate Designated Institutional Official for the Clinical Learning Environment.

Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH, professor of Pediatrics and vice chair of Outcomes in the Department of Pediatrics, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Mentorship. Bhatia also serves as a senior scientist and the associate director for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Learn more about Ambalavanan, Lund, Eltoum, Lindeman and Bhatia and watch them describe what the Dean’s Excellence Awards mean to them.

 

Namasivayam Ambalavanan, M.D.

Namasivayam Ambalavanan, M.D.

Dean’s Excellence Award in Research


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Frances Lund, Ph.D.

Frances Lund, Ph.D.

Dean’s Excellence Award in Research


Senior Faculty

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Isam A. Eltoum, M.D., MBA

Isam A. Eltoum, M.D., MBA

Dean’s Excellence Award in Service


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Brenessa Lindeman, M.D., MHEP

Brenessa Lindeman, M.D., MHEP

Dean’s Excellence Award in Service


Junior Faculty

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Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH

Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH

Dean’s Excellence Award in Mentorship


Senior Faculty

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