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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.

Faculty at UAB developed Rigor, Reproducibility and Transparency to draw attention to common lab mistakes. The gamified online course has spread to 15 insitutions and counting.

Can understanding why we purchase certain foods affect our mental and physical health? Can we learn to participate in civil discussions about ethical quandaries? The newest cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows will explore this and more during their yearlong fellowship.

For the past six years, pathology Professor Upender Manne, Ph.D., has provided students a chance for a summer of “total immersion” in research as part of a major, multi-pronged effort to tackle the profound cancer disparities seen in African-American populations and build a cancer-fighting pipeline.

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

The process for filing and resolving disability-related grievances demonstrates UAB’s commitment to promoting integrity, respect, diversity and inclusiveness and accountability on campus.

After using BlazerPulse in service-learning courses during spring semester, faculty feedback is helping make the online community-engagement platform an even better tool for promoting, organizing and measuring UAB’s impact in the community.

UAB will help develop new and revised policies that promote gender equity among STEM faculty at UAB and partner institutions, UAH, Alabama A&M University, Miles College and Oakwood University.

UAB continues to implement its Campus Master Plan through strategic growth that includes six new facilities to enhance instruction, research, technology and student life.

A good anatomist is hard to find today — and research shows that’s posing a problem for America’s health-training pipeline. Here’s a look at how UAB is building a new workforce.

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. 

Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, DMA, associate professor of voice and director of opera in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be the first to hold this role.

The southern side of campus is more bike- and pedestrian-friendly following a year-long redesign of 10 city blocks along 10th Avenue South to include brightly painted bicycle lanes and crosswalks.

Students who coded significant contributions to program opening access to UAB’s supercomputer are “able to demonstrate that they’ve done some real work.”

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

Google’s top teams have one thing in common: employees trust each other enough to take risks. A UAB expert on team dynamics explains how feeling safe leads to better work — and shares advice any employee or leader can put into practice today.

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.

Tucker Dillard, executive writer in University Relations, is UAB’s Employee of the Month for June.

In fewer than six months, 1,343 faculty, staff and students logged more than 10,000 combined hours of community service in BlazerPulse, a platform launched in January to promote, organize and measure UAB’s impact in the community. If you're hoping to top the leader board, Michelle Henry is the one to catch.

Chris Seidenfaden, dental prosthetist in the Division of Prosthodontics, is Employee of the Month for May.

The winning proposal is a comprehensive approach to fixing Alabama’s complex health problems and includes 90 partners from government, business, education and more.

The results are encouraging and also offer insight on ways to continue to improve.


Ashton Kornbrust, a hematology/oncology nurse in The Kirklin Clinic, is UAB’s Employee of the Month for April.

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