More than 1,100 employees to be honored with annual service awards

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honor seal STREAMJeanne Hutchison, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, and  Ferdinand Urthaler, M.D., professor in the Department of Medicine, are being honored for 50 years of service to UAB with annual Service Awards. Two others, Robert Kim, M.D., professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Joseph Lovetto, systems analyst for Health Information and Business Systems, will be honored for 45 years of service. Those with 40 years of service include Mary Catherine Duncan, clinical care coordinator in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery; Joan Grant Keltner, Ph.D., DNS, professor in the Department of Acute, Chronic and Continuing Care; Ian Knowles, Ph.D., and Lex Oversteegen, Ph.D., professors in the Department of Mathematics; Joseph Phillips III, M.D., professor in the Division of Neonatology; and Katherine Sexton, associate director and manager of the Tissue Procurement Shared Facility.

In addition, 288 employees with 20 or more years of service and 904 employees being with five, 10 and 15 years of service will be honored by the university. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, no banquet will be held this year.

Honored 35-year recipients

Vince C. Burgett (Facilities Quality Assurance and Compliance); Bertina Coley (Student Accounting); Caroll B. Hartline (Pediatric Infectious Diseases); Benjamin L. Hayley II (Office of the Chief Financial Officer); Laura Winn Jones (Breast and Endocrine Surgery); Debra H. Martin (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); Thomas L. Powers, Ph.D. (Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics); Paul W. Sanders (Nephrology); Anthony Leonard Smith (Campus Services and Grounds); Daniel J. Spencer (Environmental Health and Safety); Peter D. Waite, M.D., DDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

Honored 30-year recipients

Pamela R. Alford (Campus Maintenance); Michael Allon, M.D. (Nephrology); William W. Andrews, M.D. (Obstetrics and Gynecology); Doug W. Bate (Enterprise Applications); Craig W. Beard (UAB Libraries); Ilene K. Brill (Epidemiology); Donna Bucher Yester (Infectious Diseases); Donald J. Buchsbaum, M.D. (Radiation Oncology); Gary Chapman (Art and Art History); Marian D. Collins (Health Services Administration); Denise J. Coston (Medical Student Services); Christine Angela Curcio, Ph.D. (Ophthalmology); Catherine F. Danielou, Ph.D. (College of Arts and Science); Manabendra Dasgupta, Ph.D. (Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics); Valisia M. Davis (Child/Adolescent Psychiatry); Regina L. Farmer (Dermatology); R. Jobe Fix, M.D. (Plastic Surgery); Robin D. Foley, Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering); Leonard Kyle Grimes, Ph.D. (English); Gregg M. Janowski, Ph.D. (School of Engineering); Catrena Patrice Johnson (Infectious Diseases); Jennifer J. Jones (Payroll Services); Jerry W. Lawrence (Information Technology); Shirley A. Levins (Radiology); Patrick J. Louis, M.D., DDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery); Mattie Lowery-Poole (Pediatric Dentistry); Tonja A. Meadows (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care); Dale M. Moore (Facilities Financial Management); Pamela S. Murray, Ph.D. (History); Michele H. Nichols, M.D. (Pediatric Emergency Medicine); James E. Rockstaller (Compliance and Risk Assurance); Angela Law Rembert (Clinical Affairs); Francisco Robert, M.D. (Hematology and Oncology); Chenise Ryan (Enrollment Operations); Celia E. Schardon Keenon (Anesthesiology); Gene P. Siegal, M.D., Ph.D. (Anatomic Pathology); Robin A. Steele (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Edlue M. Tabengwa, M.D. (Hematology and Oncology); Stacey Lynn Torman (Athletics); Rudi Weikard, Ph.D. (Mathematics); Janet L. Yother, Ph.D. (Microbiology)

Honored 25-year recipients

Linda B. Berryhill (Payroll Services); Mark S. Bolding, M.D. (Radiology); Michelle Brunner-Scott (Cardiovascular Disease); Jacqueline Bryant (School of Dentistry); Gina L. Campbell (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Mark Alan Buckmaster, M.D. (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine); Karen W. Caton (School of Medicine); Cassandra B. Cummings (Anatomic Pathology); Meredith K. Currie (Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology); Victor M. Darley-Usmar, Ph.D. (Pathology); Jack Dale Davis (Surgery); Edwin Dixon (Facilities Information Technology); Catherine M. Fuller, Ph.D. (Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology); Nicolaas Geurs, DDS (Periodontology); Randi D. Gilinson (Preventive Medicine); Angela Grant (School of Health Professions); Linda F. Gunter (University Relations); Akhlaque Haque, Ph.D. (Political Science and Public Administration); Emma A. Harden (Pediatric Infectious Diseases); Gustavo Raul Heudebert, M.D. (Internal Medicine); Shannon H.S. Houser, Ph.D. (Health Services Administration); Valerie Jackson (UAB Police); Ioulia Karpechina, Ph.D. (Mathematics); Clifford Kennon (Family and Community Medicine); Kent T. Keyser, Ph.D. (Office of the Vice President for Research); Jennifer L. Kilgo, Ph.D. (Curriculum Instruction); Robin A.J. Lester, Ph.D. (Neurobiology); Cindy H. Louderback (Anesthesiology); James Macdowell Market, M.D. (Neurosurgery); Catherine E. Martin (Enterprise Applications); Roy C. Martin, M.D. (Neurology); Philip J. McArdle, M.D. (Anesthesiology); Angela Marsh McCombs (Ophthalmology); Lisa Craft McCormick, Ph.D. (School of Public Health); Sharon McFall (Gastroenterology); Daphne L. McMurrey (School of Public Health); Kathy Wingo Monroe, M.D. (Pediatric Emergency Medicine); Thomas A. Moore II, Ph.D. (Anesthesiology); Lisle M. Nabell, M.D. (Hematology and Oncology); Letitia Christie Oden (Preventive Medicine); Rachel F. Oser, M.D. (Radiology); David P. Ray (Engineering and Innovative Technology Development); Charles A. Rivers, M.D. (Infectious Diseases); Donna E. Salzman, M.D. (Hematology and Oncology); Kelly Schiff (UAB Libraries); Robert C. Shepard (University Relations); Candace C. Sparks (Pediatrics); Gary R. Spradley (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics); Debra Ann Stevenson (Neurology); Cathy D. Stewart (Family, Community and Health Systems); Elizabeth S. Sztul, Ph.D. (Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology); Steven Micahel Theiss, M.D. (Orthopaedic Surgery); Judy D. Thomas (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology); Adrian Hal Thurstin, Ph.D. (Geriatric Psychology); Laura K. Vogtle, Ph.D. (Occupational Therapy); Jennifer Walker (Informatics Institute); Shu-Zhen Wang, Ph.D. (Ophthalmology); Rhonda J. Washington (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Hui Wen (Cystic Fibrosis Research Center); Alan Whitehead (Biology); Dewitt Woodson (Cardiovascular Diseases); Karan Yekel (Transplantation); Weizhong Ying, M.D. (Nephrology)

Honored 20-year recipients

Kim S. Aaron (Applications and Consulting Services); Kelly M. Adamson (Hematology and Oncology); Namasivayam Ambalavanan, M.D. (Pediatric Neonatology); Roger C. Amrstrong (Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology); Mary L. Atmore (Security Police Services); Cheri A. Aycock (Infectious Diseases); Josephine Jackson Banks (Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer); Khurram Bashir, M.D. (Neurology); Katherine L. Belue (Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics); Mary Ellen Bergeron (Center for AIDS Research); Mark Oliver Bevensee, Ph.D. (Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology), Susan Black, M.D. (Anesthesiology); Kristina Theresa Blackwell, Ph.D. (Medical Education); Jeffrey P. Blount, M.D. (Pediatric Neurosurgery); Mary M. Boggiano, Ph.D. (Psychology); Angelyn D. Boston (Epidemiology); James Oliver Branch (Hospital Maintenance); Jennifer Rogers Breland, Ph.D. (Alumni Affairs); Brigitta C. Brott, M.D. (Cardiovascular Disease); Michelle R. Brown, Ph.D. (Health Services Administration); Jeremy S. Burchfield (UAB Police); Charles Lloyd Burt (Hospital Maintenance); Heather Lowry Burton (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center); Dale W. Callahan, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering); Renato P. Camata, Ph.D. (Physics); LaShell B. Cameron (Office of the Provost); Joanna M. Carson (Epidemiology); Kellie Rene’ Carter, Ph.D. (Graduate School); Mark J. Case (Physics); Kevin W. Cates (Building Automation and Controls); Shane Aaron Catledge, Ph.D. (Physics); Alison Chapman, Ph.D. (English); John C. Chatham, DPhil (Molecular and Cellular Pathology); Irshad H. Chaudry, M.D. (Surgery); Jianyi Cheng (School of Optometry); David H. Childers Jr. (Collat School of Business); Latonjuia Ann Coach (School of Nursing); Nickel W. Cofield (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Loretta Ann Cormier, Ph.D. (Anthropology); Laverne Croom (Department of Medicine); Steven B. Cureton (Hospital Maintenance); Albertina Daniels (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Stephen Bailey Davis (Psychiatry); Latanya L. Dawson (Psychology); Linda R. Deadwyler (UAB Libraries); Herbert P. Dean (Campus Maintenance); Douglas A. Dickerson (UAB Libraries); Anthony Tucker Dillard (University Relations); Rodrick E. Dilworth II (Office of the Vice President for Research); Lisa A. Dimperio (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Chad Duke (Engineering Innovation Technology Development); Lisa A. Duke (Orthopaedic Surgery); Boni E. Elewski, M.D. (Dermatology); Xu Feng, Ph.D. (Molecular and Cellular Pathology); Howard J. Fox III (UAB Libraries); Melissa Dawn Garner (Infectious Diseases); Gregg H. Gilbert, DDS (Behavioral and Population Sciences); Larry A. Gilmore (Security Police Services); Eloise E. Godden (Sponsored Programs); LeAndrae T. Graham (UAB Libraries); Julie D. Gray (Environmental Health and Safety); Alison Worth Green (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery); Christopher M. Hamlin, M.D. (Infectious Diseases); Davy G. Hancock (Campus Maintenance); Scott G. Hardin (Engineering Innovation Technology Development); Sharonda Hardy (Preventive Medicine); Julie Mummert Harris (Undergraduate Admissions); Rebecca Harrison (School of Health Professions); Jason R. Hartig, M.D. (Internal Medicine); Deaonne Kashell Hatcher (Purchasing); Kyle C. Hicks (Medical Education); Charlotte O. Hogue (Infectious Diseases); Janice Fay Holmes (UAB Police); Tina R. Horton (Security Police Services); Josephine Howard (Obstetrics and Gynecology); Lolita N. Howard (Preventive Medicine); Hui-Chen Hsu, M.D. (Immunology and Rheumatology); Julie m. Huff (Immunology and Rheumatology); Janice G. Jackson, DMD (Pediatric Dentistry); James E. Johnson, M.D. (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care); Staci R. Johnson (Office of the Provost); Bryan W. Jones (Alys Stephens Center); Michael E. Jordan (Preventive Medicine); Cheryl Kennedy (Facilities Financial Management); Kimberly Kirlkin (Arts in Medicine); Deborah Knight (Genomics); Alison L. Kniseley (Organizational Learning and Development); Svetlana Komarova, M.D. (Neurosurgery); Andrzej Kulczycki, Ph.D. (Health Care Organization and Policy); Chris Kyle, Ph.D. (Anthropology); Melissa C. Larue (Laboratory Medicine); Cheryl A. Lee (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Donald H. Lein Jr., Ph.D. (Physical Therapy); Heather Dawn Lewis (Gynecology and Oncology); Yufeng Li, M.D. (Preventive Medicine); Yun Li (UAB Libraries); Mark E. Lockhart, M.D. (Radiology); Geneva Long (Security Police Services); Ailing Lu, M.D. (Pediatric Neonatology); Christy Manning (Collat School of Business); Karen L. Marshall (Biostatistics); Toshika R. McConico-Jones (Financial Affairs); Kenneth L. McCormick, M.D. (Pediatric Endocrinology); Tyler C. McCullough (Desktop Support Services); Dennis McLernon (Theatre); Amy McMahan (Psychiatry); Gloria Christine Meek (Ophthalmology); Cordelia Merk (School of Education); Gail J. Mick, M.D. (Pediatric Endocrinology); Deborah Miley (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center); Stephen C. Mitchell, DMD (Pediatric Dentistry); Stephen Brad Moran (ONE Card Operations); Deborah J. Morgette (Student Conduct and Outreach); Philip F. Musa, Ph.D. (Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods); Rosie O’Beirne (University Relations); Stephen J. O’Connor, Ph.D. (Health Services Administration); Peggy O’Neal (Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care); Donnette Parks (Engineering Innovation Technology Development); Devin M. Pawlik, Ph.D. (Biochemistry and Moleculer Genetics); Albert T. Pierce II, M.D. (Anesthesiology); Richard Popple, M.D. (Radiation); Elouisa P. Presnall (Biology); Russell W. Read, M.D., Ph.D. (Ophthalmology); Karina C. Ricart (Molecular and Cellular Pathology); Robin T. Roberts (Physical Security); Karen M. Robinson (Epidemiology); Alan Glenn Rusmisel (Campus Maintenance); David C. Schwebel, Ph.D. (Psychology); Randy Lee Seay (Physician Scientist Development Office); John J. Shacka, Ph.D. (Pharmacology and Toxicology); Lee Shackleford (Theatre); Sui Shen, M.D. (Radiation Oncology); Toby R. Siegel (Office of the Vice President for Advancement); Mary Rachel Smith (Student Housing and Residence Life); Milton A. Smith (UAB Police); Lisa High-Mitchell Smoot (Pathology Finance); Christine Jenkins Steele (Pediatric Infectious Diseases); Jennifer H. Stewart (School of Health Professions); Jason W. Taft (Sparks Center for Development and Learning Disorders); Angelic Terpo (Orthopaedic Surgery); Sheikilya Thomas, M.D. (Preventive Medicine); Shannon D. Thomason (Public Relations); Sherron A. Thornton (Hematology and Oncology); Faye M. Trotter (School of Medicine); Randal Trusler (Medical Education); John E. Van Sant, Ph.D. (History); Sadanandan Velu, Ph.D. (Chemistry); Lawrence W. Ver Hoef, M.D. (Neurology); Amber Vickers (Cardiovascular Disease); Cassandra M. Walker (Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics); Xudong Wang, M.D. (Pediatric Endocrinology); Benetta L. Ward (Animal Resources); Debra B. Wick (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center); Howard William Wiener, Ph.D. (Epidemiology); Keith M. Wille, M.D. (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care); Angelo T. Willis (Security Police Services); Landon Wilson (Pharmacology and Toxicology); Jason T. Womack (Informatics Institute); Lori Y. Wood (Collat School of Business); Julie Lynn Woodruff, Ph.D. (Sparks Center for Development and Learning Disorders); Kevin D. Worden (College of Arts and Sciences); Tanahya C. Wynn (Pediatrics); Matthew D. Young (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center); Marcus Zinnerman (Planning, Design and Construction); Anna Zmijewska (Nephrology); Luyun Zou, Ph.D. (Molecular and Cellular Pathology)