Maria Rodriguez Shirey will transition to her new role, effective June 1, succeeding Doreen Harper, who is retiring.

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Inspired by a family diagnosis and a viral video, Adeel Memon, M.D., Ph.D., is exploring the possibilities of brain-computer interfaces to treat Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions.
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Vithal K. Ghanta, Joseph G. Van Matre and Richard J. Whitley all have worked at UAB for five decades. Hear their short and sweet most favorite memories from their times as Blazers.

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Christy Manning, Adrienne Fowler Payne and Davis “Ed” Ramsey are the first-quarter 2022 honors for the UAB Shared Values in Action Program.

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More than 300 employees with 20 or more years of service will be honored during the annual Service Awards Program reception 2 p.m. April 11 in the Hilton Birmingham at UAB. Vithal K. Ghanta, Jerry G. Spenney, Joseph G. Van Matre and Richard J. Whitley will be honored for 50 years of service to UAB, and George M. Munchus III, Gregory E. Pence, Donna J. Slovenksy and Michael V. Yester will be honored for 45.

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Tom Brannan, vice president for Advancement, will take on additional responsibility to support the Office of the President and university priorities arising from the core missions of the institution.

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Malcolm Marler, D.Min., chaplain and senior director of UAB Pastoral Care, was honored in February with the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values.

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Four individuals and one student organization were honored with the 2022 President’s Diversity Champion Award during a ceremony at the Alumni House March 3.

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With a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and innovative genetic techniques, UAB algal expert Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, Ph.D., is uncovering clues to the success of a coastal ecosystem engineer.
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Sixto Leal, M.D., Ph.D., will enhance the scientific vision for UAB’s Southeastern Biosafety Laboratory Alabama Birmingham as it takes a leading role in COVID research and a new world of pandemic preparedness. Leal also will work to attract new investigators to the state-of-the-art facility.
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With a prestigious NSF CAREER grant, physicist Cheng-Chien Chen, Ph.D., is working on a problem that could lead to a new generation of electronics — and giving UAB students a front-row seat to the action.
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Angela Stowe, Adrianne Marbury and Shavon Sykes are the fourth-quarter 2021 honorees of the UAB Shared Values in Action Program.

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Anthony Purcell, associate vice president and chief of UAB Police and Public Safety, has announced he will retire, effective June 1, following a 15-year tenure with the vast safety and security enterprise he helped build.

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Smita Bhatia, M.D., has affected the lives of childhood cancer patients around the world, as well as many young researchers interested in following her path in survivorship and outcomes research, earning her selection for the academic medical center’s highest faculty honor.

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Learning and development specialist Amber Anderson was selected as one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” for 2021.
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Meet the students and staff helping Alabamians across the state stay safe and learn the truth about COVID vaccines, one call at a time.
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Jake Chen, Ph.D., associate director of the Informatics Institute, is the first ACM member in Alabama to be honored as a Distinguished Member in this category.

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Eight years into his tenure as president of UAB, Ray Watts is honored by the Birmingham Business Journal for his leadership during unprecedented times.

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Amy Allon, Corey Agricola and Jessica Gunnin are the three honorees of the UAB Shared Values in Action Program for this quarter.

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Shadi S. Martin, Ph.D., brings extensive experience in international and graduate education and a strong record of interdisciplinary scholarship to this new combined role.

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Discoveries about neurotransmission in neuroglia were “heresy” at the time, but the work of UAB neurobiologist Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., has inspired new approaches to treating brain disease — and an honorary issue of the journal Neurochemical Research.

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Four candidates for the new role of vice provost for graduate and international education will make Zoom presentations to campus starting Oct. 5.

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Lisa Schwiebert, Ph.D., senior associate dean for graduate and postdoctoral affairs, will assume the role during the remainder of the national search to replace retiring Dean Lori McMahon.

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UAB BTS logo FINALThe student-led group partnered with the Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Centers program to distribute Pfizer vaccine doses.

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Neurobiology Professor Robin Lester, Ph.D., winner of the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award/UAB NAS Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching, has distinguished himself at the bench and in the classroom.

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