More than 280 employees with 20 or more years of service will be honored during the annual Service Awards Program luncheon noon March 6 in the Hill Student Center third floor ballroom. John F. Kearney, Ph.D., will be honored for 45 years of service to UAB, while Loy O. Vaughan, Ph.D., will be honored for 50.

Farah Lubin, Ph.D., associate professor of neurobiology, and Michelle Gray, Ph.D., associate professor of neurology, were listed among those singled out by a leading publisher of cutting-edge biomedical and physical science research.

An innovative study led by Luciano Costa, M.D., Ph.D., generated national buzz for its success in beating back blood cancer — and enrolling African American patients.

Adam Gerstenecker, Ph.D., recognized for contributions to understanding causes, effects of loss of memory and thinking skills.

Kasia Gonnerman will begin her work at UAB April 1. Jeffrey Graveline, J.D., associate dean for Research and Instructional Services, will assume responsibility as interim dean from Feb. 10 until then.

Erika Austin, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics, was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

UAB BTS logo FINALUAB students, faculty and staff volunteered with students at Goshen High School in Pike County, Alabama, as part of the Black Belt Friday Bus Tour.

Gregg Gilbert, DDS, whose landmark oral health research connected practicing dentists with university investigators and earned the largest federal grant in UAB history, will receive the highest honor of the Academic Health Center.

Lisa Schwiebert, Ph.D., will receive the 2020 Distinguished Service Award from the National Postdoctoral Association during its annual conference in March.

Karolina Mukhtar, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biology, was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

UAB BTS logo FINALFor the fifth year, the UAB School of Optometry provided free comprehensive eye exams and glasses to nearly 200 Birmingham residents.

UAB neurobiologist Farah Lubin, Ph.D., went against type to go to college, change the paradigm on how memories are made and make science more welcoming for under-represented students.

Susanne Fogger, DNP, professor in the Department of Family, Community and Health Systems, was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The fourth annual UAB Innovation Breakfast highlighted student, faculty, staff and community innovators for their contributions to research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Assistant Professor Kannatassen Appavoo was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Professor Brenda Bertrand was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Barbara Gower, professor and vice chair for Research in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, is the winner of the 2019 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award for her interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts across campus.

Edward Hook, Virginia Wadley Bradley and Mark Prichard were honored as emeritus professors for exceptional service to the university and their profession.

Monica Baskin, professor of preventive medicine, is the winner of the 2019 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work to influence change in the field of health disparities action and research.

Gustavo “Tavo” Heudebert, M.D., interim dean of the UAB School of Medicine Montgomery Regional Medical Campus, is the recipient of the highest award for teaching presented by UAB. He will be recognized during the Faculty Convocation Sept. 10.

Philosophy Professor Greg Pence, Ph.D., who “could’ve been someone who never got a regular job,” is the 2019 winner of UAB’s Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.

Joe Talty, program manager in the Collat School of Business Graduate School of Management, is the Employee of the Month for August.

Sustainability intern Abigail Franks has a message: Renewable energy has a bright future in Alabama. Some big names are listening, from UAB to City Hall and across the country. 

Anna Threadcraft, director of Employee Wellness, is UAB’s Employee of the Month for July.

Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2019 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and The Graduate School.

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