New class enters UAB’s leadership academy
Nearly two dozen employees will begin their works as the incoming class of UAB's Blaze Leadership Academy Sept. 9.Self listed among 'most influential women in optical'Michele Self, optician supervisor in UAB's School of Optometry, was featured among the those singled out as role models by VisionMonday.Pollocks make list of top nephrology, dialysis professorsJennifer Pollock, Ph.D., and David Pollock, Ph.D., are among 15 professors identified as today’s leaders in advancing and teaching nephrology and dialysis technology by medicaltechnologyschools.com, which helps students identify the best professors in technology fields.Day wins NIH early-stage investigator awardJeremy Day, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology, is one of six recipients of inaugural awards given to early-stage investigators for highly innovative studies in epigenetics.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.