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

honor seal STREAMVithal K. Ghanta, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biology, Jerry G. Spenney, M.D., professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Joseph G. Van Matre, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods; and Richard J. Whitley, M.D., Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, are being honored for 50 years of service to UAB.

Four others — George M. Munchus III, professor in the Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods; Gregory E. Pence, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Philosophy; Donna J. Slovensky, Ph.D., senior associate dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the School of Health Professions; and Michael V. Yester, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Radiology — will be honored for 45 years of service.

Those with 40 years of service include Franklin R. Amthor, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Radiology; Sandra G. Calloway, education coordinator in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Howard L. Irving, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Music; George L. Johnson Jr., materials procurement specialist in Facilities Financial Management; Pam Varner, M.D., professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine; and Kim A. Wellborn, executive assistant in the Office of the President.

In addition, 302 employees with more than 20 years of service will be honored by the university during a reception 2 p.m. April 11 at the Hilton Birmingham at UAB.

Employees with five, 10 and 15 years of service total 920.

Honored 35-year recipients

Peter G. Anderson, DVM, Ph.D. (Molecular and Cellular Pathology); William H. Benjamin Jr., Ph.D. (Laboratory Medicine); James Edwin Blalock, M.D. (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine); Jan. E. Comer (Urology); Edwin W. Cook III, Ph.D. (Psychology); Regina M. Craig (Clinical Genetics); Dale S. Feldman, Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering); David B. Joseph, M.D. (Urology); Gilbert J. Perry, M.D. (Cardiovascular Disease); Connie Preston (General Dentistry); Mark Swanson, O.D. (Optometry and Vision Science); Edward Taub, Ph.D. (Psychology); Eta Berner Weiss, Ed.D. (Health Services Administration Chair Office); Sharon C. Wise (Post Office) 

Honored 30-year recipients

Asim Kumar Bej, Ph.D. (Biology); Teresa J. Bryan, M.D. (General Internal Medicine); Sherry M. Bush (Huntsville Clinic – General); Ubol M. Butler (Cardiovascular Disease); Waldemar A. Carlo, M.D. (Neonatology); Naymond Clark (Security Police Services); Anita N. Clemon (Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion); Carl H. Coghill, M.D. (Neonatology); Sonja Hampton Deloach (Health System Service Line Management); Samuel L. Eaton (Elevator Maintenance); Alan W. Eberhardt, Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering); Kimberly P. Estell (Pulmonology, Allergy and Critical Care); Winfield S. Fisher III, M.D. (Neurosurgery); Mona N. Fouad, M.D. (Preventive Medicine); James F. George, M.D. (Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery); Truman B. Grayson (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism); Mark N. Hadley, M.D. (Neurosurgery); Tracy P. Hamilton, Ph.D. (Chemistry); Walter H. Johnson Jr., M.D. (Cardiology); Elliot J. Lefkowitz, Ph.D. (Microbiology); Cora Elizabeth Lewis, M.D. (Epidemiology); Francine M. Montgomery (Department of Medicine); Kathryn D. Morgan, Ph.D. (Criminal Justice); Cheryl A. Pledger (IT Business Data Services); Robyn L. Rouleau (Engineering and Innovative Technology Development); Kamellia Safavy (Infectious Diseases); Kimberly A. Schnormeier (Theatre); Derek J. Tarr (Men’s Tennis); Cynthia Terry (University Registrar); Willis Anne Burton, Ph.D. (Neurobiology); Sheila Denise Turner (Pediatric Dentistry); Mark Walter, Ph.D. (Microbiology); Miles T. Ward III (Campus Maintenance); Diane Williams (Preventive Medicine)

Honored 25-year recipients

Adriana S. Addison (Psychology); Margaret Amsler (Biology); Tina Anderson (Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology); Gregory B. Bailey (School of Optometry); Rose M. Baker (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism); Steven Todd Baldwin, M.D. (Emergency Medicine); Daniel F. Balkovetz, M.D. (Nephrology); Karlene K. Ball, Ph.D. (Psychology); Steffane M. Battle, M.D. (Huntsville Medicine Pediatrics); Clay Boyce (Facilities Information Technology); Susan L. Branscum (Pediatric Infectious Diseases); Brenda K. Brown (Cardiovascular Disease); Meredith Murdock Burns (School of Medicine Development); Cornelius Burroughs Jr. (Chilled Water); Daisy Fay Carroll (Hematology and Oncology); William Ralph Carroll, M.D. (Otolaryngology); Tammie D. Collins (Employee Relations); Stefanie T. Crumpton (UAB Libraries); Felecia A. Cummings-Rodgers (General Dentistry); Andrea R. Davis-Hill (University Relations); Carolyn E. Dill (Office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Experience); Allan C. Dobbins, Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering); John Scott Doyle, M.D. (Orthopaedic Surgery); Zoe E.B. Dwyer, Ph.D. (School of Engineering); Tina M. Ealy (Financial Accounting); Jeffrey C. Edberg, Ph.D. (Immunology and Rheumatology); Wanda R. Fisher (Psychology); Michael S. Fitts (UAB Libraries); F. Shawn Galin, Ph.D. (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine); Timothy J. Gawne, Ph.D. (Optometry and Vision Science); Peter W. Glaeser, M.D. (Pediatric Emergency Medicine); James R. Grimes (College of Arts and Sciences Advising); Wanda Harris (Animal Resources); Leslie C. Hendon (Biology); Sheila D. Herring (Facilities Dispatch); Lee Michelle Hilliard, M.D. (Pediatric Hematology and Oncology); Vicki C. Hixon (Civitan International Research Center); Brian P. Holt (Chilled Water); Ruth Lynn Holt (Genetic Counseling); Chook-Yin Lam Ingram (WBHM); Lisa Irby (Biostatistics); Deidra H. Isbell (Animal Resources); Kevin L. Junck, Ph.D. (Radiology); Louis B. Justement, Ph.D. (Microbiology); Theresa D. Kidd (WBHM); David Winston Kimberlin, M.D. (Pediatric Infectious Diseases); Robert P. Kimberly, M.D. (Immunology/Rheumatology); Lisa Kimbrough (Anesthesiology); Elizabeth M. Kitchin, Ph.D. (Nutrition Sciences); Stephen C. Lafoy (Office of the Chief Financial Officer); Delavallade Cobb Lee (Preventive Medicine); Claire V. Lenker (Pulmonary); Li Li, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurosurgery); Elena S. Lobashevsky, M.D. (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Hayes A. Lowe Jr. (Sponsored Programs); Stefanie M. Lowe (Optometry Clinical Services); Patricia Martin (Enrollment Operations); Kelly H. Mayer (Employee Relations); Sylvia McAphee (UAB Libraries); Brendan Martin McGuire, M.D. (Gastroenterology); Gerald McGwin, Ph.D. (Epidemiology); Jacqueline McLeroy (Animal Resources); William S. McMahon, M.D. (Cardiology); Phyllis Mason Millhouse (Preventive Medicine); Lee G. Moradi, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering); Timothy R. Nagy, Ph.D. (Nutrition Sciences); Anthony P. Nicholas, M.D. (Neurology); Eugene M. Oliver (Sponsored Programs); Cheryl A. Perry, M.D. (Pediatrics); Delois Pickett (Facilities); Tracey S. Pohlman (Pediatric Neurosurgery); Tracy E. Powell (UAB Libraries); Chander Raman, M.D. (Dermatology); Andrea M. Reiber (UAB Visual Content); Holly E. Richter, M.D. (Women’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery); Pamela Y. Robinson (Psychology); Jack M. Rogers, Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering); Willa Sanders (Preventive Medicine); Damian Schwartz (General Surgery – Gastrointestinal Section); Julius C. Seidenfaden (Prosthodontics); William Kevin Speed (Civitan International Research Center); Sandra Spidell (Animal Resources); Brian J. Sullivan (Hospital Maintenance); Vicki Thomas-Forte (Psychology); Lynn F. Tolliver (Animal Care and Use Committee); Terry C. Wall, M.D. (General Pediatrics); Katherine Kay Weise, O.D. (Optometry and Vision Science); Celeste W. Whitaker (Call Center); Kelly L. Winnett (Energy Management)

Honored 20-year recipients

Samone M. Alexander (School of Medicine); Jeffrey Charles Allison (Cystic Fibrosis Research Center) Helen Krontiras Anderson, M.D. (Breast and Endocrine Surgery); ReGena L. Ayler (Department of Medicine); Shannon M. Bailey, Ph.D. (Pathology); Nilam Sanjib Banerjee, Ph.D. (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics); Anju Basal, M.D. (Infectious Diseases); Timothy Mark Beasley, Ph.D. (Biostatistics); Jennifer L. Beck (UAB Libraries); Richard Bladon (Animal Resources); James E. Bowman (Chilled Water); Shawanna R. Boykins (Security Police Services); Kristina M. Boyle (Collat School of Business); Cynthia Bright (Enrollment Management); Julie E. Brown (Department of Health Behavior); Janice Marie Bryant (MIST); Robert Allen Burch (Hospital Maintenance); Julie E. Burge (Department of Medicine); Daniel L. Butcher (English); Chenbei Chang, Ph.D. (Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology); Candace Cleveland (Budget Administration); Martin S. Cogen, M.D. (Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences); Maria Collins (Call Center); Victoria Leslie Cooper (Institutional Review Board for Human Use); John Heith Copes, Ph.D. (Criminal Justice); Trina A. Corbitt (Cardiovascular Disease); Randel W. Crittenden (Desktop Support Services); Sandra Joyce Crump (Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine); James T. Cullinan, DO (Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology); Angela Phillips DeVaux (Sparks Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders); Reed Allen Dimmitt, M.D. (Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition); Koriyama R. Evans (School of Public Health); Reinhard E. Fambrough, DMA (Music); Michelle L. Feese (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Jose R. Fernandez, Ph.D. (Nutrition Sciences); Henryetta Fomby (Employment); John L. Franklin (Pathology); Chuanhua Fu, Ph.D. ( Clinical Genetics); William J. Gallagher (Enterprise Applications); Tatyana A. Gavrikova (Infectious Diseases); John Bradley Gwin (Energy Management); Randa Smith Hall (Health Services Administration); Sonya L. Hardy (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine); Robin D. Hatton, Ph.D. (Pathology); Richard B. Hawkins (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering); Kimberly H. Hazelwood (College of Arts and Sciences); LaNeitria D. Head (Financial Affairs Training); Hu Hepeng (Hospital Maintenance); Michael Roland Hill (Campus Maintenance); Benjamin Holtkamp (Radiology); Kazuhito Honjo, DVM, Ph.D. (Hematology and Oncology); Antonio Horn (Animal Resources); Jeannie E. Horton (Office of the Vice President for Advancement); Natalia S. Hudson (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); Eric P. Jack, Ph.D. (Collat School of Business); Glenda R. James (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); Victoria Chapman Jauk (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Cynthia Y. Johnson (Preventive Medicine); Jacquelyn Renee Johnson (Building Services); John Ray Jones (Enterprise Applications); Shanita L. Jones (MIST); Waltina C. Josephat (Cardiovascular Disease); Lucia D. Juarez (Preventive Medicine); Pongkiat Kankirawatana, M.D. (Pediatric Neurology); Kathy A. Keith (Pediatric Infectious Diseases); JoeAnn C. Kennedy (Nursing Academic Affairs); Karen N. Kennedy, Ph.D. (Collat School of Business); Jerry P. King Jr. (School of Health Professions); Johnathan Earl King (Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology); Bryan F. Koch (Athletics); Olaf Kutsch, M.D. (Infectious Diseases); Peter Sherwood Lane, DO (Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology); Ping Lao (Clinical Genetics); Mao Li, M.D. (Infectious Diseases); Di Liu, M.D. (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics); Jennifer Park Lollar (School of Nursing); Judy L. Longfellow (Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences); Wendy T. Madden (Family, Community and Health Systems); Jennifer D. Mahaffey (Neurology); Tanja Matthews (Chemistry); Regina H. McFadden (University Registrar); Calvin C. McGraw (Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology); Margaret A. McMahon (Compensation); Kristi S. Menear, Ph.D. (Human Studies); Jeffrey D. Messinger (Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences); Leticia Denise Miller (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Pamela H. Miller (Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration); Stephen J. Miller, Ph.D. (History); Jeffery Wendel Mims (Campus Maintenance); Sharon M. Montgomery (Infectious Diseases); Hardy W. Moore (Department of Medicine); Susie Waites Moorer (Student, Alumni and External Affairs); Jason L. Morris, M.D. (General Internal Medicine); Moon Nahm, M.D. (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine); Beverly Nelson (Building Services); Jayne Marie Ness, M.D., Ph.D. (Pediatric Neurology); Jacqueline Nikles, Ph.D. (Chemistry); Janis P. O’Malley, M.D. (Radiology); Douglas E. O’Neil Jr. (Applications and Consulting Services); Phillip James O’Reilly, M.D. (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine); David Mike Oakes (Facilities Information Technology); Traci D. Oden (Obstetrics and Gynecology); Robert A. Oster, M.D. (Preventive Medicine); Pamela E. Paustian, Ph.D. (eLearning and Professional Studies); Kay Oden Peterson (Biostatistics); Fatrina Y. Pierce (O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB); Maria Pisu, M.D. (Preventive Medicine); Andrea Miller Pound (Collat School of Business); Charles S. Powell, Ph.D. (Biostatistics); Deonna Rasberry-Elmore (Epidemiology); David T. Redden, Ph.D. (Biostatistics); Ted S. Rorrer (Environmental Health and Safety); Diane G. Rosato (Pediatric Surgery); Doug C. Royal (Department of Medicine); Steffanie Sabbaj, M.D. (Infectious Diseases); Maria Lourdes Santos Salazar-Gutierrez, M.D. (Huntsville Medicine Pediatrics); Sharon L. Samuel (Radiology); Lourdes M. Sanchez-Lopez, Ph.D. (Foreign Languages and Literatures); Michelle J. Seidenfaden, DDM (Dentistry); Annie N. Sellers (Veterans Services); Zhenqi Shi, Ph.D. (Molecular and Cellular Pathology); Ginger D. Shupe (Budget Administration); Satinder P. Singh, M.D. (Radiology); Jamie Elisha Slatsky (MIST); Ann S. Smith (Preventive Medicine); Stacey Deason Smith (Nursing Student Success); Darryl B. Stephens (Telecommunications Services); Jose A. Tallaj, M.D. (Cardiovascular Disease); Gale M. Temple, Ph.D. (English); Amy J. Theos, M.D. (Dermatology); Vickie Dewberry Tubbs (Prosthodontics); Nasim Uddin, Ph.D. (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering); Gitendra Uswatte (Psychology); Sergey Vyazovkin, Ph.D. (Chemistry); Theresa Ann Wallace, M.D. (Preventive Medicine); Wei Wang, Ph.D. (Cystic Fibrosis Research Center); Rebecca Warnix (Pharmacology and Toxicology); Barbara A. Wech (Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods); Ernest Williams Jr. (UAB Libraries); Samuel Travis Windham III, M.D. (Trauma and Acute Care Surgery); Torlice R. Wood (Maternal-Fetal Medicine); Libby B. Worthington (Biomedical Sciences); Erin Wright (Art and Art History); Fenglong Xie (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology); Xiuhua Yang (Neurology); Jigui Yu, M.D. (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine); Zhihong Yu (Anesthesiology); Junxuan Zhang, Ph.D. (Clinical Genetics)