Renato Corbetta, Ph.D., associate professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the new director of the International Studies program. The program, which offers a major and a minor, promotes an appreciation of the different values and structures of the worldâs diverse societies.âInternational studies is one of our fastest growing majors at UAB,â said Corbetta, who noted that he is thrilled take the helm.
His goal is to increase the number of majors, raise visibility and encourage greater collaboration among the faculty. Corbetta, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, has specialties in international affairs and international security. He joined UAB in 2005.
Moody helps âredesign the resident experienceâJamie Moody still counts her time in the surgery residency program in months. But sheâs already a legend in the making and Novemberâs Employee of the Month.Howard honored for exceptional work to prevent stroke, heart diseaseUAB epidemiology Professor Virginia Howard, Ph.D., has been honored for her work to find novel, powerful ways to reduce the burden of stroke and heart disease by the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.Harper elected to state nursing hall of fameDoreen Harper, Ph.D., dean of the School of Nursing, has been selected as a 2015 inductee into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame, which recognizes nurses and others who, through their work and accomplishments, have brought honor and fame to the profession of nursing and the state.Grill âbrings the atmosphereâ to GovernmentAdministrative Associate Dawn Grill is productive, creative, efficient and UABâs Employee of the Month for October.Dilworth to lead diversity initiativesPaulette Patterson Dilworth, Ph.D., will bring 38 years experience with her to build upon UAB's longstanding reputation as one of the nation's most diverse college campuses. She will begin here Jan. 15, 2016.Revising Proust: Notes on an epic scholarly journeyThere are more than a million words in Marcel Proustâs novel âIn Search of Lost Time.â UAB Professor Emeritus William Carter, Ph.D., is reviewing each one as part of a major revision and annotation of the most famous English translation of the work. As Carterâs second volume debuts this month, he shares details of this labor of love.Julie Decker is 2014-15 Employee of the YearJulie Decker, program manager in the Department of Microbiology, and Employee of the Month for February, will receive the highest non-academic employee award.New executive director selected for Alys Stephens CenterAnna M. Thompson earns high praise for her extensive arts-management experience, national involvement and ability to build strong collaborations. Thompson, who comes from the University of Notre Dame, will begin work Dec. 1 and report to the Office of the President.Walker âgoes the extra mileâ to recruit studentsJazmund Walker, who works closely with students to ensure they are aware of each and every opportunity available here, is UABâs Employee of the Month.Solomon to lead ADA complianceAllison Solomon, who is director of Disability Support Services, is the new ADA Compliance Officer for UAB. Her appointment was effective Sept. 5.New class enters UABâs leadership academy
Nearly two dozen employees will begin their works as the incoming class of UAB's Blaze Leadership Academy Sept. 9.Phillips is new associate director for CTLScott Phillipsâ interests in the use of technology in teaching and curriculum development âopens new possibilitiesâ for faculty.New service-learning fellows selectedA yearlong program will provide special training and resources to 11 faculty to enrich and strengthen service-learning opportunities at UAB.Holmes is heart of busy transplant officeIn the middle of a whirlwind of activity, colleagues say Shantay Holmes is a calming presence, and her work ethic, team spirit, compassion and more are the reason she is UABâs Employee of the Month.McMahon to be next dean of Graduate SchoolLori McMahon, Ph.D., will enrich excellence and innovation in graduate education through professional and career-development initiatives and lead collaborative efforts for recruitment and outreach with various academic units to attract highly qualified students.Johnson moves through the âintersection of everythingâCheryl Johnsonâs work ethic, integrity and positive attitude make her an outstanding leader and a team player in the School of Public Health and UABâs Employee of the Month.Self listed among 'most influential women in optical'Michele Self, optician supervisor in UAB's School of Optometry, was featured among the those singled out as role models by VisionMonday.Pollocks make list of top nephrology, dialysis professorsJennifer Pollock, Ph.D., and David Pollock, Ph.D., are among 15 professors identified as todayâs leaders in advancing and teaching nephrology and dialysis technology by medicaltechnologyschools.com, which helps students identify the best professors in technology fields.Cowart named assistant dean for BusinessAssistant Professor Lary Cowart, Ph.D., is the new assistant dean for accreditation in the Collat School of Business. He assumes those duties from Professor Jack Howard, Ph.D., who had served as associate dean for faculty development and research since 2013.