Bhagat inspired the term ‘Parth’d it’ as synonym for problem-solving

Parth Bhagat streamParth Bhagat, a programmer and analyst in the Office of the Vice President for Research, has quite the reputation, and not just within his own unit — although they are quick to call him everything from professional to courteous to “incredibly productive.”

Bhagat’s dedication to doing his job well has inspired those in other departments with which his unit overlaps, said Jonathan Miller, assistant vice president for Research Administration Operations and Systems.

“To illustrate how good Parth is at his job and how well-received he is among our units, a business unit we were supporting [recently] coined the phrase ‘Parth’d it’ as being synonymous with fixing an issue,” Miller said.

Though Bhagat has only been at UAB since 2014, first as an intern for several months before beginning his current role, his kind-hearted and helpful personality have made an impact on those with whom he interacts and earned him the Employee of the Month honor.

“Even at his most exasperated moments in our lengthy discussions and frantic whiteboard plotting, he maintains an admirable level of calm and care to which I could only aspire.”

“Though he exudes professionalism in every aspect of his work, it is his kindness towards his co-workers and colleagues that truly shines through,” said Amanda Watts, associate director of UAB’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. “Even at his most exasperated moments in our lengthy discussions and frantic whiteboard plotting, he maintains an admirable level of calm and care to which I could only aspire.”

Bhagat, who also is pursuing his master’s degree at UAB, said his biggest source of motivation to remain positive and exceed his goals comes from his guru, Mahant Swami Maharaj, who has taught Bhagat values of unity, positivity, and loyalty — all of which Bhagat tries to apply in his day-to-day work.

“He inspires me to listen and understand others, choose words that help and heal, be humble and sacrifice for others,” Bhagat said.

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t’s no secret that Bhagat’s co-workers thoroughly enjoy working with him. “I wish I could work with 1,000 Parths,” said Kristi Allison, associate director of data management in the Office of Sponsored Programs. Likewise, Bhagat said their support, along with his family’s, allow him to fulfill his full potential at UAB.

“It is only with the support and cooperation of my team members and uncle and aunt that I am able to balance my work, school and personal life,” he said. “They help me prioritize things and manage my time efficiently. Because of them, I have been able to pass through the toughest day with ease and stability.”