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The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus to Craig Beard, Etty “Tika” Benveniste, Louis Dell’Italia, Robert F. Pass, John Hablitz and Clark Douglas Witherspoon and the rank of Endowed Professor to Jeff Holmes during its June 3-4 meeting.

Seven individuals and two registered student organizations were named Mental Health Champions by Student Counseling Services for their efforts during this past year.

Ten graduate faculty were honored with the UAB Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award for exceptional work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

This year, the university recognizes 50 years of service by Jeanne Hutchison, Ph.D., and Ferdinand Urthaler, M.D., and 45 years of service by Robert Kim M.D., and Joseph Lovetto. In addition, 294 employees with 20 or more years and 904 with five, 10 and 15 years will honored for their longevity.

This year, the new President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values honors Blazers who demonstrated one or more of UAB’s shared values in the course of their work during the extraordinary times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UAB optometrists and ophthalmologists worked with lead medical personnel from UAB Athletics to modify AHSAA restrictions that prohibited tinted visors or other apparatuses in competition to get accommodations for high school athletes who had light sensitivity and similar health conditions.     

Yuhua Zhang, an assistant professor of ophthalmology, has developed an adaptive-optics, 3-D imaging instrument that provides an unprecedented view of the human eye that ophthalmologists can use to identify and treat human-eye diseases.