A new book co-authored by Communications Studies Professor Larry Powell, Ph.D., examines the life and work of Oscar-winning American director John G. Avildsen, responsible for blockbusters such as Rocky and the Karate Kid series. Available from Amazon.com.
New research, insights included in latest edition of 'Mucosal Immunology'Microbiology Professor Jiri Mestecky, M.D., Ph.D., has completed the fourth edition of the only comprehensive reference covering the basic science and clinical manifestations of mucosal immunology.Champion bodybuilder is anesthesiologist by day
Assistant Professor Susan Smith’s hard work paid off when she won a national body-building title in November and earned the right to compete as a professional.Doctor wastes no time in publishing 2 books
Kirk Withrow, M.D., assistant professor and otolaryngology surgeon, keeps his creative juices flowing by writing books and making cigar-box guitars.Seven faculty awarded emeritus status
Seven longtime faculty were awarded emeritus status: Mary Flowers Braswell, Joseph Burns, Richard Gargiulo, John Gould, Raymond Mohl, Michael Morrisey and Sergio Stagno.Ridge on Mars named for UAB scientist who helped explore the Red Planet
Wdowiak Ridge, a rock-strewn hill about 500 feet long and 40 feet high, was named for the late Thomas Wdowiak, Ph.D., an astrophysicist who helped uncover firm evidence that water once existed on Mars.Bland named Distinguished Faculty LecturerKirby Bland, M.D., Fay Fletcher Kerner Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of the UAB Health System Hospitals and Clinics, was named the 2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center.Sisiopiku named a fellow among transportation engineers
Associate Professor Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D., who has more than 20 years experience in traffic operations and safety, simulation modeling and Intelligent Transportation Systems, is the first woman in Alabama to hold this professional distinction.Kahn promoted to senior vice presidentShirley Salloway Kahn, Ph.D., has been promoted to senior vice president for Development, Alumni and External Relations. The title change reflects the importance of this role in the university’s operations and future growth, and it acknowledges Kahn’s contributions to UAB’s successes.UAB mitochondria expert invited to NIH strategic workshopKeshav Singh, a UAB expert in mitochondria and cancer, is one of 12 extramural researchers invited to a Mitochondrial Information Transfer workshop at NIH.Trustees grant emeritus status to fourFour longtime faculty were elevated to emeritus status during The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 19. They are J. Barry Andrews, Melissa Mauser Galvin, Charles L. Turnbough Jr. and Jerry W. Stephens.