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More than 1,160 employees to be honored during annual service awards

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  • February 11, 2019

honor seal STREAMRichard Davis, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Sally Whitley, occupational therapist in the Department of Pediatrics, will be honored March 1 for 45 years of service to UAB. Six others will be honored for 40 years of service: Donna Andrews, program manager in the University Honors program; Harriet Amos Doss, Ph.D., associate professor of history; James Jordan, instrument and control tech in Building Automation and Controls; Michael Loop, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Optometry and Vision Science; Anthony Schimizzi, associate professor and cataloguing librarian in UAB Libraries’ Library Technology and Technical Services department; and Johnny Scott, M.D., professor of radiology.

They will join 299 employees with 20 or more years of service during the annual Service Awards Program luncheon noon March 1 in the Hill Student Center Ballroom.

Employees being recognized with five, 10 and 15 years of service this year total 861.

Honored 35-year recipients

Isabell Boyd (Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods); Edward V. Colvin, M.D. (Pediatric Cardiology); Vivian Katzenstein Friedman, Ph.D. (Psychiatry); Peter Ginter, Ph.D. (Health Care Organization and Policy); Adam Gordon, O.D. (Optometry and Vision Science); Gary M. Gray, Ph.D. (Chemistry); Ann F. Johnson (Controller’s Office); David Morris, Ph.D. (Physical Therapy); Midge N. Ray, Ph.D. (Health Services Administration); Bruce W. Seals (UAB Libraries); Mary E. Shepherd (Orthopaedic Surgery); Wanda F. Stevenson (Libraries)

Honored 30-year recipients

Jonathan H. Amsbary, Ph.D. (Communication Studies); David M. Bedwell, Ph.D. (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics); Elizabeth G. Bolton (Periodontology); Amy D. Burks-Jones (Police and Public Safety); J. Allen D. Cooper Jr., M.D. (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care); Louis J. Dell’Italia, M.D. (Cardiovascular Disease); Georg Deutsch, Ph.D. (Radiology); Vicki L. Farris (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation); Tongia Franklin Feagins (Obstetrics and Gynecology); Douglas K. Gann (Chilled Water); Thomas Hancock (Huntsville Campus Facilities); Gregory J. Harber (Microbiology); William L. Holman, M.D. (Cardiothoracic Surgery); Beverly L. Jackson (Libraries); Clisby S. Jones (Orthopaedic Surgery); Demosthenes Y. Lalisan Jr. (Occupational Medicine and Research Safety); Alfreda Lewis (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); Bridget Lewis (Family and Community Medicine); Terrie J. Lippeatt (Payroll Services); Jane K. Lucas (Office of the President); Amie Brown McLain, M.D. (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation); Timothy Ray McMinn (Office of the UAB Chief Financial Officer); Judith M. Miller (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); Joanne Murphy-Ullrich, Ph.D. (Molecular and Cellular Pathology); Fay Newman (Huntsville Medical Programs); Vicki L. Noles (Infectious Diseases); Mary F. Norwood (School of Education); Peter G. Pappas, M.D. (Infectious Diseases); Ransom D. Pewitt (Emergency Management); Julio C. Rivera, Ph.D. (Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods); Nalini Sathiakumar, M.D., DrPH (Epidemiology); Harry W. Schroeder Jr. (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology); Scott W. Snyder, Ph.D. (Human Studies); Marion L. Spell (Center for AIDS Research); Catherine M. Sreenan (Epidemiology); Carrie McGlone Vaughan (Office of the Chief Financial Officer); Wanda Washington (Building Services); R. Douglas Watson, Ph.D. (Biology); James F. Williams (Building Services); David L. Wolford (Network Services)

Honored 25-year recipients

Lee I. Ascherman, M.D. (Psychiatry); Wanda G. Ashford (Enrollment Operations); Patricia C. Baker (Libraries); David A. Basilico, Ph.D. (English); William Scott Bence (Huntsville Medical Programs); Suresh B. Boppana, M.D. (Pediatric Infectious Diseases); Thomas S. Bowman (Neurobiology); Sarah L. Brooks (School of Public Health); Bradford Brown II (Campus Maintenance); Stanley M. Buchanan (Campus Maintenance); David A. Calhoun, M.D. (Cardiovascular Disease); Marcia J. Chesebro, M.D. (Huntsville Family Medicine); Louise T. Chow, Ph.D. (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics); Delowest Clark (Building Services); Ted Clark (Department of Medicine); Karen M. Coles, DNP (Family, Community and Health Systems); James F. Collawn, Ph.D. (Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology); Michael Joseph Conklin, M.D. (Orthopaedic Surgery); Karla D. Corbitt (Orthopaedic Surgery); Lydia M. Cowser (Curriculum Instruction); Sarah E. Culver, Ph.D. (Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics); Gregory George Davis, M.D. (Forensic Pathology); Peter J. Detloff, Ph.D. (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics); Jeannette C. Dickerson (Accounts Payable); Lennard Wayne Duck (Gastroenterology); Amy W. Evans (College of Arts and Sciences); Janette Finkley (Facilities Financial Management); John W. Fluellen (Campus Maintenance); Mary G. Foster (School of Health Professions); Shirley D. Gibbs (Neurology); Audretta W. Green (Orthodontics); John A. Griffin (Materials Science and Engineering); Wendy C. Griffin (Ophthalmology); Wendy Gunther-Canada, Ph.D. (Political Science and Public Administration); Claudia M. Hardy (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); Robert J. Heath Jr. (Occupational Medicine and Research Safety); Thyrza Johnson (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care); Melissa C. Justice (Office of the Senior Vice President for Financial Affairs and Administration); Virginia A. Karle, M.D. (Pediatric Neonatology); Timothy W. Kraft, Ph.D. (Optometry and Vision Science); Byron W. Lambert (Infectious Diseases); Sabrina M. Latham (Office of the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni); Christopher M. Lawson, Ph.D. (Physics); Mark J. Leo (Physical Security); Phillip J. Lindley (Network Services); Deborah W. Littleton (CAS Advising); Xiaofen Liu, M.D. (Nephrology); Wonica L. Lowe-Williams (Police and Public Safety); Mark W. MacEwen (Pediatric Pulmonary); Ivory Martin (Building Services); Marina Mazur (Cystic Fibrosis Research Center); Judith McBride (Occupational Medicine and Research Safety); Bernard E. McLean (Facilities Information Technology); Lee Meadows, Ph.D. (Curriculum Instruction); Frank M. Messina, Ph.D. (Accounting and Finance); Michael L. Minor (Trauma Communications); Sergey B. Mirov, Ph.D. (Physics); Brandon E. Moon (Enterprise Applications); Scott A. Moran (Facilities Support Services); Rhonda K. Morrow (School of Medicine); Sandi S. Mumfrey-Thomas (Neurology); Eduardo De Castro Neiva Jr., Ph.D. (Communication Studies); Judie Truitt Neville (Physical Therapy); Carlos L. Orihuela, Ph.D., (Foreign Languages and Literatures); Frank Bennett Pearce, M.D. (Pediatric Cardiology); Timothy L. Pennycuff (Libraries); Mark C. Phillips, M.D. (Anesthesiology); Michelle L. Robbin, M.D. (Radiology); Kecia M. Roper (Building Services); Susan M. Lobo Ruppert, Ph.D. (Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology); James M. Shikany, DrPH (Preventive Medicine); Claude Smith (Chilled Water); John Alexander Smith, Ph.D., M.D. (Laboratory Medicine); Priscilla G. Smith (Infectious Diseases); Om P. Srivastava, Ph.D. (Optometry and Vision Science); Cathy Stallings (Preventive Medicine); Jaqueline J. Stinson (Montgomery Internal Medicine); Alexander J. Szalai (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology); Patricia A Taylor (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology); Lewis B. Thomas (Telecommunications Services); Denyse Thornley-Brown, M.D. (Nephrology); Hoa Quang Trummell (Radiation Oncology); Rosie M. Turner (Pediatric Dentistry); Maria A. Tyson (General Surgery); Belinda F. Vines (School of Engineering); Shelton D. Walker (Campus Maintenance); Qing Wei (Microbiology); Mary B. Whall, Ph.D. (Philosophy); C. Roger White, M.D. (Cardiovascular Disease); Maria E. Whitmire (Information Engineering Management); Thane Wibbels, Ph.D. (Biology); Gwendolyn G. Wilkins (Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care); Lisa D. Williams (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); Thomas S. Winokur, M.D. (Anatomic Pathology); Antonio B. Wooden (Office of the Assistant Vice President for Occupational Health and Safety); Gwendolyn A. Woods (Pediatric Dentistry); Evelyn Faye Wormley (Healthfinder); Connie S. Wright (Optometry); Bonnie H. Zarzaur (Center for AIDS Research); Tonya C. Zwiebel (Office of the UAB Chief Financial Officer)

Honored 20-year recipients

Nancy Abney (Graduate School); Kimberlyn D. Allen (University Purchasing); Kelly Allison (Theatre); Venkatram R. Attigadda (Dermatology); Jason B. Avery (Epidemiology); Tina W. Ayer (Nephrology); Larry L. Bailey (Police and Public Safety); Susan L. Bellis, Ph.D. (Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology); Elizabeth Cason Benton, M.D. (General Pediatrics); Kerry D. Bester (Police and Public Safety); James A. Bonner, M.D. (Radiation Oncology); Susan Lynn Borders (Hematology and Oncology); Suzanne Massey Brazell (Libraries); Sharon A. Brennan (Benefits); Alice E. Brumbach (Pediatric Infectious Diseases); Robert C. Brunner, M.D. (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation); Stacie Michelle Jenkins Bryant (Transplantation); Lisa D. Bufford (Bell-Wallace Gym); Linda G. Burrow (Libraries); Cheri L. Canon, M.D. (Radiology); Monica A. Cantwell (English Language Programs); Benjamin Carr (Employment); Bernadine Cheatem (Enrollment Operations); Mary A. Chiaranda (Orthopaedic Surgery); Jennifer Lynn Childress (Huntsville Clinic); James R. Clark Jr. (Systems and Server Support); Gjuana E. Cleveland (Preventive Medicine); Karen Cole-Plourde (Genetics); Lawanda Cooper (School of Medicine – Montgomery); Julie B. Covarrubias, M.D. (Obstetrics and Gynecology); Kay M. Dantzler, M.D. (Psychiatry); Jorge I. De La Torre, M.D. (Plastic Surgery); Todd E. Devore, Ph.D. (Physics); Danetta R. Dew (Psychiatry); Andrew S. Duxbury, M.D. (Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care); Cassandra M. Ellis, Ph.D. (English); Isam-Eldin Eltoum, M.D. (Anatomic Pathology); Mary B. Evans (Center for the Study of Community Health); John Fiveash, M.D. (Radiation Oncology); Daniel A. Givan, DMD (Restorative Sciences); Dana Y. Golson (Nutrition Sciences Research); Rebecca J. Gordon (Advancement); Mary Pamela Gore (Psychology); Melanie Gibbons Hallman, DNP (Family, Community and Health Systems); Kelly M. Hardy (Preventive Medicine); Thomas J. Harris (Graduate School); Lester L. Hebert III (Campus Maintenance); Shellie Henderson (Telecommunications Services); Mitchell Clay Hester (Office of the UAB Chief Financial Officer); Donald L. Hill, Ph.D. (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); Jeff Hill, DMD (Dentistry); Tonia A. Holman (Accounts Payable); Kimberly A. Hood (Family and Community Medicine); Robert M. Howard (Chilled Water); Conway C. Huang, M.D. (Dermatology); Christopher S. Hubbard (College of Arts and Sciences); Melonie West Hupp (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); Susan C. Hutto, M.D. (Pediatric Infectious Diseases); Karen J. Icolano (Budget Administration); DeeAnne S. Jackson, M.D. (General Pediatrics); Michelle R. Jacobs (IT Administration); Cheryl Y. Jemison (Dentistry); Cheryl L. Johnson (School of Public Health); Roderick B. Johnson (Chilled Water); J. Dustin Johnston (Web Operations); Rosemary E. Jones (Building Services); Ann Elizabeth Klasner, M.D. (Pediatric Emergency Medicine); Phillip Klebine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation); Peter N. Kolettis, M.D. (Urology); Michael G. Krall (WBHM); Carol Renee Lafoy (Office of the Vice President for Information Technology); Kenneth L. Lane (Chilled Water); Gregory A. Leach (Campus Maintenance); Cheryl A. Lewis (Neurology); Tracy Lyons, Ph.D. (Retention Initiatives); Lakisha Mack (School of Medicine); Upender Manne, Ph.D. (Anatomic Pathology); Teresa K. Martin (Molecular and Cellular Pathology); Nancy B. Masucci (Department of Medicine); Tracy R. Maxwell (International Student and Scholar Services); Bruce T. McComiskey, Ph.D. (English); Michael McCracken, DDS (Behavioral and Population Sciences); Janet E. McDaniel (Anesthesiology); Staci Bishop McKay (Psychology); Lori McMahon Wakefield, Ph.D. (Graduate School); Cheryl L. Merkerson (Building Services); Sonya T. Mitchell, DMD (Behavioral and Population Sciences); Howard Morgan (Campus Maintenance); Daniel L. Murphy (Acute, Chronic and Continuing Care); Harold K. Myers Sr. (Telecommunications Services); Li Nan (Pediatric Hematology and Oncology); Nicole C. Nash (MIST); Cheryl L. Owens (Cystic Fibrosis Research Center); Rita R. Owens (Montgomery Internal Medicine); Linda B. Parker (Payroll Services); Jean S. Perrine (Pediatric Pulmonary); Kip B. Phillips (Biostatistics); Martee Posey Dawson (Neurosurgery); James Larry Powell, Ph.D. (Communication Studies); Wanda J. Powell (Building Services); Lucas D. Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D. (Neurobiology); Richard E. Price (Campus Maintenance); Monica R. Pritchett (Libraries); Jennifer S. Ragland (Payroll Services); James L. Raper, DSN (Infectious Diseases); Vickie W. Ray (School of Nursing); Jeffrey Warren, Ph.D. (Music); Joseph L. Roberson (Compliance and Risk Assurance); Sandra G. Roberts (Genetics); John W. Rodgers (Genetics Research Division); Laura Ann Rosatti (Enterprise Applications): Felicia S. Rose (Periodontology); Aimee E. Roundtree-Sullens (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); William J. Rushton IV, M.D. (University Honors); Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D. (English); Kenneth G. Saag, M.D. (Immunology and Rheumatology); Janyce M. Sanford, M.D. (Emergency Medicine); Cynthia G. Savage (Cardiovascular Disease); Chris M. Sedlacek (Health System Strategic Planning and Marketing); Terrence Michael Shaneyfelt (Internal Medicine); Patrice Y. Sims (Health Service Clinic); Peter R. Smith, Ph.D. (Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology); Ceil J. Snow (Office of the Senior Vice President for Financial Affairs and Administration); Ellen D. Sowell (Behavioral and Population Sciences); Shannon W. Stephens (Emergency Medicine); Murat M. Tanik, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering); Janice F. Thompson (Building Services); Susan Brooke Thompson (College of Arts and Sciences); Susan F. Thompson (Office of the Assistant Vice President for Planning Design and Construction); Theresa Michelle Trasher (Otolaryngology); Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D. (Biology); Lisa S. Unangst (Animal Resources); Marsha L. Wakefield, M.D. (Anesthesiology); Freda Walker (Libraries); Jun Wang, M.D., Ph.D. (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics); Dartrel Washington (Office of the Assistant Vice President for Occupational Health and Safety); Connie H. Weldon (Surgery); Wandnetta Williams (Campus Maintenance); Cynthia Willingham (Center for Community Outreach Development); Tonja Y. Wimbley (Payroll Services); Robert L. Witherspoon (School of Medicine); Hui Xu, Ph.D. (Dermatology); Fen Zhou, M.D. (Microbiology)