More than 1,200 employees to be honored with annual service awards

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honor seal STREAMRichard O. Davis, M.D., a professor and OB/GYN in Maternal & Fetal Medicine, will be honored for 50 years of service to UAB during the 2024 UAB Service Awards.

Three others — Donna Andrews, program manager for the University Honors Program; James V. Jordan, instrument and control tech in Building Automation & Controls; and Johnny W. Scott, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Radiology Chair Office — will be honored for 45 years of service.

In total, 320 employees with 20 or more years of service will be honored by the university during a come-and-go reception 2 p.m. April 10 in the Hill Student Center.

The UAB Service Awards honorees employees at each five-year milestone who have completed five or more years of service to UAB. Employees with five, 10 and 15 years of service in 2023 total 889.

Honored 40-year recipients

Isabell Boyd (Management, Information Systems, Quantitative Methods); Dr. Peter M. Ginter (Health Policy & Organization); Dr. Adam Gordon (Optometry & Vision Science); Dr. David M. Morris (Physical Therapy); Bruce W. Seals (UAB Libraries); Mary E. Shepherd (Orthopaedic Surgery); Wanda F. Stevenson (UAB Libraries)

Honored 35-year recipients

Dr. Jonathan H. Amsbary (Communication Studies); Dr. David M. Bedwell (Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics); Elizabeth G. Bolton (Periodontology); Vicki L. Farris (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation); Thomas Hancock (Huntsville Campus Facilities); Gregory J. Harber (Pediatric Dentistry); Amy Burks Jones (University Police); Clisby S. Jones (Orthopaedic Surgery); Beverly Ann Lee Harris (UAB Libraries); Bridget Lewis (Family & Community Medicine Chair Office); Judith M. Miller (Comprehensive Cancer Center); Vicki L. Noles (Med - Infectious Diseases); Mary F. Norwood (Educ-Student Svcs); Dr. Scott W. Snyder (Human Studies); Catherine M. Sreenan (Epidemiology); David L. Wolford (Network Svcs)

Honored 30-year recipients

Dr. David A. Basilico (English); Dr. Suresh B. Boppana (Ped - Infectious Disease); Sarah L. Brooks (SPH Finance & Administration); Dr. Louise T. Chow (Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics); Karen M. Coles (Nursing Family, Comm & Health Systems); Dr. Michael Joseph Conklin (Orthopaedic Surgery); Karla D. Corbitt (Orthopaedic Surgery); Dr. Sarah E. Culver (Marketing, Industrial Distribution, & Economics); Dr. Gregory George Davis (Forensic Pathology); Lennard Wayne Duck (Med - Gastroenterology); Janette Finkley (Facil Financial Mgmt); Mary G. Foster (SHP Dean's Office); Shirley D. Gibbs (Neurology Chair Office); Wendy C. Griffin (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery); Claudia M. Hardy (Med - Hematology & Oncology); Robert J. Heath Jr. (Environmental Health & Safety); Thyrza Johnson (Med - Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care); Dr. Timothy W. Kraft (Optometry & Vision Science); Sabrina M. Latham (Office of AVP Advancement Services); Dr. Christopher M. Lawson (Physics); Phillip J. Lindley (Network Svcs); Deborah W. Littleton (CAS Advising); Dr. Xiaofen Liu (Med - Nephrology); Wonica L. Lowe-Williams (University Police); Mark W. MacEwen (Ped - Neonatology); Marina Mazur (Cystic Fibrosis Research Center); Judith McBride (Environmental Health & Safety); Bernard E. McLean (Facilities Information Technology); Dr. Frank M. Messina (Accounting and Finance); Michael L. Minor (Trauma Communications); Dr. Sergey B. Mirov (Physics); Brandon E. Moon (Enterprise Applications); Sandi S. Mumfrey-Thomas (Neurology Chair Office); Dr. Frank Bennett Pearce (Ped - Cardiology); Timothy L. Pennycuff (UAB Libraries); Dr. Mark C. Phillips (Anesthesiology Chair Office); Dr. Michelle L. Robbin (Radiology Chair Office); Dr. Susan M. Lobo Ruppert (Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology); Dr. James M. Shikany (Med - Preventive Medicine); Claude Smith (Chilled Water); Priscilla G. Smith (Med - Infectious Diseases); Dr. Om P. Srivastava (Optometry & Vision Science); Jacqueline J. Stinson (Montgomery Internal Medicine); Patricia A. Taylor (Med - Immunology/Rheumatology); Lewis B. Thomas (Telecommunications Services); Rosie M. Turner (Pediatric Dentistry); Maria A. Tyson (Surgery - Gen Surg Trauma Section); Qing Wei (Microbiology); Dr. Thane Wibbels (Biology); Gwendolyn G. Wilkins (Med-Gerontology/Geriatrics/Palliative Care); Dr. Thomas S. Winokur (Anatomic Pathology); Antonio B. Wooden (Environmental Health & Safety); Connie S. Wright (Optometry - Student Affairs); Bonnie H. Zarzaur (Center for AIDS Research); Tonya C. Zwiebel (Real Estate)

Honored 25-year recipients

Nancy Abney (Surgery Chair Office); Kimberlyn D. Allen (Shipping and Receiving); Kelly Dean Allison (Theatre); Dr. Venkatram R. Atigadda (Dermatology); Jason B. Avery (Epidemiology); Larry L Bailey (University Police); Dr. Susan L. Bellis (Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology); Dr. Elizabeth Cason Benton (Ped - General Pediatrics); Dr. James A. Bonner (Radiation Oncology Chair Office); Suzanne Massey Brazell (UAB Libraries); Teresa Kathleen Bruce Waite (Molecular & Cellular Pathology); Dr. Robert C. Brunner (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation); Stacie Michelle Jenkins Bryant (Surgery - Transplantation); Dr. Cheri L. Canon (Radiology Chair Office); Monica A. Cantwell (English Language Programs); Jennifer Lynn Childress (Huntsville Clinic-General); James R. Clark Jr. (Systems & Server Support); Karen Cole - Plourde (Genomics); Dr. Kay M. Dantzler (Psych - Adult); Dr. Jorge I. De La Torre (Surgery - Plastic); Dr. Champion C.S. Deivanayagam (Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics); Dr. Andrew S. Duxbury (Med-Gerontology/Geriatrics/Palliative Care); Dr. Cassandra M. Ellis (English); Dr. Isam-Eldin Eltoum (Anatomic Pathology); Mary B. Evans (UAB Ctr for Study of Community Health); Dr. John Fiveash (Radiation Oncology Chair Office); Dr. Daniel A. Givan (Prosthodontics); Melanie Gibbons Hallman (Nursing Family, Comm & Health Systems); Kelly M. Hardy (Med - Preventive Medicine); Thomas J. Harris (Criminal Justice); Shellie Henderson (Telecommunications Svcs); Dr. Donald L. Hill (Anatomic Pathology); Dr. Jeff Hill (General Dentistry); Tonia A. Holman (Accounts Payable); Kimberly A. Hood (Family & Community Medicine Chair Office); Dr. Conway C. Huang (Dermatology); Christopher S. Hubbard (CAS Advising); Melonie West Hupp (Comprehensive Cancer Center); Dr. Susan C. Hutto (Ped - Infectious Disease); Dr. DeeAnne S. Jackson (Ped - General Pediatrics); Cheryl Y. Jemison (General Dentistry); Cheryl L. Johnson (Public Health Student & Academic Affairs); Roderick B. Johnson (Chilled Water); Rosemary E. Jones (Building Services); Dr. Ann Elizabeth Klasner (Ped - Emergency Medicine); Phillip Klebine (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation); Dr. Peter N. Kolettis (Urology Chair Office); Carol R. Lafoy (Office of VP Information Technology); Kenneth L. Lane (Chilled Water); Dr. Tracy Lyons (Retention Initiatives); Dr. Upender Manne (Anatomic Pathology); Nancy B. Masucci (Department of Medicine Chair Office); Tracy R. Maxwell (International Student & Scholar Services); Dr. Michael S. McCracken (Behavioral & Population Sciences); Janet E. McDaniel (Anesthesiology Chair Office); Cheryl L. Merkerson (Building Services); Howard Morgan (Campus Maintenance); Nicole C. Nash (MIST); Cheryl L. Owens (Cystic Fibrosis Research Center); Rita R. Owens (Montgomery Internal Medicine); Mary L. Palmer (Montgomery Internal Medicine); Jean S. Perrine (Ped - Pulmonary); Martee Posey Dawson (Neurosurgery Chair Office); Wanda J. Powell (Building Services); Dr. Lucas D. Pozzo-Miller (Neurobiology); Monica R. Pritchett (UAB Libraries); Dr. Jeffrey Warren Reynolds (Music); Sandra G. Roberts (Genomics); Laura Ann Rosatti (Enterprise Applications); Felicia S. Rose (Periodontology); Aimee E. Rountree-Sullens (Comprehensive Cancer Center); Dr. Cynthia Ryan (English); Dr. Kenneth G. Saag (Med - Immunology/Rheumatology); Cynthia G. Savage (Med - Cardiovascular Disease); Chris M. Sedlacek (Health System Strategic Planning & Marketing Res); Dr. Terrence Michael Shaneyfelt (Med - General Internal Medicine); Dana Y. Sides (Nutrition Sciences Research); Patrice Y. Sims (Health Service Clinic); Dr. Peter R. Smith (Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology); Shannon W. Stephens (Surgery - Gen Surg Trauma Section); Susan Brooke Thompson (CAS Research); Susan F. Thompson (Asst VP Facilities Planning/Design); Theresa Michelle Thrasher (Otolaryngology Chair Office); Dr. Trygve Tollefsbol (Biology); Lisa S. Unangst (Animal Resources Care Staff); Freda Walker (UAB Libraries); Dartrel Washington (Environmental Health & Safety); Connie H. Weldon (Surgery - Shock Res Section); Cynthia Willingham (Ctr Com Outreach Dev (CORD)); Robert L. Witherspoon (School of Medicine Dean's Office); Dr. Hui Xu (Dermatology); Dr. Fen Zhou (Microbiology)

Honored 20-year recipients

Dr. Anupam Agarwal (School of Medicine Dean's Office); Carl E. Allen (Campus Maintenance); Kimberly Armstead (Ped - Neonatology); Amy Newman Atkisson (Honors College Dean's Office); Dr. Sabria Baker (Nursing Acute, Chronic & Continuing Care); Wilda M. Baker (University Police); Dr. Jon A. Baldwin (Radiology Chair Office); Dr. Carol A. Ballinger (UAB Immunology Institute); Douglas P. Baulos (Art and Art History); Brooke A. Becker (UAB Libraries); Katrina L. Bell (Radiology Chair Office); Sonya Bell (Continuing Medical Education); David L. Benz IV (Anesthesiology Chair Office); Kimberly A. Boles (Nursing Clin Practice & Partnerships); Christopher L. Boyd (Animal Resources Care Staff); Ricky E. Brown (Planning, Design and Construction); DeeDee Barnes Bruns (New Student Programs); Robin S. Bryant (Enrollment Operations); Bryant F. Bullock (Steam Operations); Vern C. Bush (Anthropology); Tom Callens (Clinical Genetics); Morrez L. Calloway Sr. (University Police); Brad Ethan Carlee (Comprehensive Cancer Center); Michanna L. Carrington (Health Info & Business Systems); Dr. Lanita Carter (Huntsville Med-Student Affairs); Michael J. Carter (School of Medicine Dean's Office); Dr. Melissa Renee Chambers (Neurosurgery Chair Office); Kristin Johnston Chapleau (SHP Dean's Office); Christopher M. Chicarello (Pediatrics Chair Office); Mark E. Clark (Ophthalmology); Shameka S. Clark (Clinical Trials Office); Jennifer Coleman Clements (Neurosurgery-Clinical Research); Dr. Stacey S. Cofield (Biostatistics); Freddie B. Crews Jr. (Environmental Health & Safety); Dr. Richard C. Cross (Anesthesiology Chair Office); Gregory V. Curtis (Print Plant); Dr. Randall Scott Davis (Med - Hematology & Oncology); Donald M. Dempsey (Microbiology); Steven B. Doss (Hospital Maintenance); Dr. Mark T. Dransfield (Med - Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care); Darren Duvall (Animal Resources Program); Dr. Retta R. Evans (Human Studies); Dr. Vladimir Vadimovich Fedorov (Physics); Bryan N. Flores (Employment); Michele Forman (History); Dr. Marcela G. Frazier (Ophthalmology); Dr. W. Timothy Garvey (Nutrition Sciences Chair Office); Duncan L. Gibson (Psych - Public Sector); Dr. Shawn R. Gilbert (Orthopaedic Surgery); Laura K. Glover (Animal Resources Program); Larry J. Goodwin (Animal Resources Program); Dhinakaran Gurusamy (Enterprise Applications); Dr. Hector H. Gutierrez (Ped - Pulmonary); Dr. Jewell Husti Halanych (Montgomery Internal Medicine); Stephanie S. Hamberger (Nursing Student Success); April A. Hannah (Clinical Genetics); Roland Harris (HRM Consultants); Dr. Steven R. Harville (Chemistry); Dr. Heather Y. Hathorne (Cystic Fibrosis Research Center); Dr. Zdenek Hel (Molecular & Cellular Pathology); Dr. Karen E. Iles (Conflict of Interest Review Board); Trina M. Irby (Med - Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care); Lisa A. Jinright (Department of Medicine Chair Office); Yolanda T. Jones (Surgery - Transplantation); Prashanth Reddy Kankar (Enterprise Applications); Kim M. Keeling (Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics); Kevin J. Kent (Asset Management); Dr. Jeffrey D. Kerby (Surgery - Gen Surg Trauma Section); Angela Kidd (Biomedical Engineering); Brian J. King (Physical Therapy); Jacqueline A. Kirkland (Building Services); Alla V. Klyuyeva (Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics); Kevin B. Knight (University Police); Dr. Bruce R. Korf (Genetics Chair Office); Faith Foster Lang (CV Dis Hypertension Program); Scott D. Laye (Campus Maintenance); Nicole M. Ledwon (Med - Immunology/Rheumatology); Valerie F. Lehman - Paige (Med - Nephrology); Molly M. Lerew (Microbiology); Dr. A. K. Lewis-Maddox (Political Science and Public Administration); Dr. Gang Liu (Med - Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care); Dr. Tondra L. Loder-Jackson (Human Studies); Dr. Paul MacLennan (Surgery - Transplantation); Dr. Olga A. Mamaeva (Epidemiology); Keith Marks (Psychiatry Chair Office); Marlon E. Mashburn (Campus Maintenance); Andre Lee McCain (Exec Dir Financial Affairs); Andrea L. McCullough (Nutrition Sciences Research); Jonathan A. McGill (Animal Resources Program); Helen M. McIntyre (Financial Aid); Dr. Andrew N. McKnight (Human Studies); Elise M. McLin (Med - Preventive Medicine); Dr. Carmel M. McNicholas-Bevensee (Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology); Lee Ann Merin (Ped - Neonatology); Donna J. Miller (Philosophy); Kendrick T. Mitchell (Grounds); Paula Blackwell Mitchell (Bulk Mail); Dr. John K. Moore Jr (World Languages & Literatures); Joseph John Morrison (Animal Resources Care Staff); J. Donovan Murphy (Animal Resources Care Staff); Yelena N. Nosulina (Med - Infectious Diseases); Nathan Oliver (Mgmt, Info Sys, Quant Method); Michelle Osoinak (DOM Research Unit); Joanna L. Passmore (DOM Research Unit); Dr. Mark Alan Patterson (Surgery - Gen Surg Vascular Section); Bradley R. Payne (Physical Security); Srianil K. Peddi (Anatomic Pathology); Dr. Ji-Bin Peng (Med - Nephrology); Tammy S. Pickens (Department of Medicine Chair Office); Michael Wesley Pierce (Controller's Office); Thirumanie Pillay (Neurology Chair Office); Dr. Kirill M. Popov (Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics); Brian A. Priest (Campus Maintenance); Dr. Patrick R. Pritchard (Neurosurgery Chair Office); Dr. Hongwei Qin (Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology); Terrisena D. Raglin (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery); Dr. Nathaniel Robin (Clinical Genetics); Coretta Thomas Robinson (Biostatistics); Karen Baldus Searcey (Ophthalmology); Richard D. Searles (Med - Preventive Medicine); Dr. Oleg F. Sharifov (Med - Cardiovascular Disease); Dr. Janene Sims (Dept of Optometry & Vision Science); Brian D. Slatton (Animal Resources Care Staff); Dr. Alvin B. Smith (Anesthesiology Chair Office); Dr. Annalise Sorrentino (Ped - Emergency Medicine); Joshua O. Spencer (Systems & Server Support); Victor S. Stark (Comprehensive Cancer Center); Dr. Andries J. Steyn (Microbiology); Dr. Natividad P. Stover (Neurology Chair Office); Dr. John M. Straughn (OB/GYN - Gyn Oncology); Andrew Sullivan (Civil, Construction & Environmental Egr); Zhihuan Sun (Molecular & Cellular Pathology); Dr. Jason C. Swanner (Ophthalmology); Dr. Ashutosh Tamhane (Med - Nephrology); James Michel Thomas (Neurosurgery Chair Office); Cheryl D. Thompson (Accounts Payable); Rebecca Wakefield (Nursing Family, Comm & Health Systems); Demetrius L. Walton (University Police); Dezhi Wang (Anatomic Pathology); Mary Nikki Ware (CV Dis Hypertension Program); Anita C. Warner (Neurology Chair Office); Dr. Ray L. Watts (Office of the President); Christy J. Willis (OB/GYN - Education); Marcie H. Willis (Learning Resource Center); Dr. Anupama D. Yedla (Huntsville Med-Psychiatry Program); Zhaojing Cindy Zeng (Nutrition Sciences Research)