Decker’s ‘been there, done that’ experience benefits microbiology
Julie Decker, program manager in the School of Medicine Department of Microbiology is Employee of the Month for February.Mathematics’ Vaughan leads honorees for Service Awards recognition
Loy O. Vaughan, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, is among the more than 250 employees who will be honored during this year’s Service Awards Program luncheon, which recognizes employees with 20 or more years of service. A list of recipients is online.UA System Board of Trustees member Finis St. John IV speaks to WBHMFor WBHM, Greg Bass speaks with Board of Trustees member Finis St. John of Cullman about the UAB Football controversy and the role of the Board of Trustees in the life of UAB.Champion bodybuilder is anesthesiologist by day
Assistant Professor Susan Smith’s hard work paid off when she won a national body-building title in November and earned the right to compete as a professional.Doctor wastes no time in publishing 2 books
Kirk Withrow, M.D., assistant professor and otolaryngology surgeon, keeps his creative juices flowing by writing books and making cigar-box guitars.Baylor’s take-charge attitude makes her ‘a natural leader’
Anitra Baylor, financial officer in the Division of Preventive Medicine, is Employee of the Month for January.9 grants awarded to promote teaching innovation
More than $39,000 has been awarded through nine grants to 15 faculty for proposals that support teaching innovation and development at UAB. All but one are tied directly to the Quality Enhancement Plan, which will launch in fall.Feature captures the international makeup of UAB’s faculty
UAB’s ability to recruit employees worldwide adds promotes diversity in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Meet these five families featured in the paper’s Jan. 15 issue of the “Over the Mountain Journal.”Engler named interim dean of The Graduate School at UABAssociate Dean Jeffrey Engler, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean of The Graduate School at UAB. Provost Linda Lucas is meeting with stakeholders across campus to discuss the future of graduate education and better determine the expectations and necessary qualifications for the next dean.Donna Dunn named president of Alabama ACNMDonna Dunn, Ph.D., CNM, FNP-BC, instructor in the UAB School of Nursing, has been named president-elect of the Alabama Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Dunn, who was elected president in October, previously served the affiliate as vice presidentMoore delivers rapid turnaround for tests to help littlest patients
John Moore, research associate in the Department of Genetics, is Employee of the Month for December.Public Health’s Jolly honored for lifetime achievement in teaching
Pauline Jolly, Ph.D., is a dedicated teacher, researcher and mentor who equips people with the knowledge and competencies to make the world a better place for all.Seven faculty awarded emeritus status
Seven longtime faculty were awarded emeritus status: Mary Flowers Braswell, Joseph Burns, Richard Gargiulo, John Gould, Raymond Mohl, Michael Morrisey and Sergio Stagno.Alarcón receives ACR Distinguished Clinical Investigator AwardGraciela S. Alarcón, M.D., became the first professor from UAB to receive the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award during the group's annual meeting in November. The award honors a clinical scientist who is making outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology. Alarcón is professor emerita of medicine in the UAB School of Medicine.Jones 'epitomizes the true UAB spirit'
Last year, Joy Jones, assistant director of the Career Center in Career and Professional Development services, helped increase the number of nurse-shadowing programs for pre-nursing students. For her work to increase collaboration across campus, Jones has been named Employee of the Month for November.Ridge on Mars named for UAB scientist who helped explore the Red Planet
Wdowiak Ridge, a rock-strewn hill about 500 feet long and 40 feet high, was named for the late Thomas Wdowiak, Ph.D., an astrophysicist who helped uncover firm evidence that water once existed on Mars.Bland named Distinguished Faculty LecturerKirby Bland, M.D., Fay Fletcher Kerner Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of the UAB Health System Hospitals and Clinics, was named the 2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center.Sisiopiku named a fellow among transportation engineers
Associate Professor Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D., who has more than 20 years experience in traffic operations and safety, simulation modeling and Intelligent Transportation Systems, is the first woman in Alabama to hold this professional distinction.Bivens motivated to help students succeed
Phillip Bivens, financial officer in the Office of the Vice Provost for Administration and Quality Improvement, is Employee of the Month for October.Kahn promoted to senior vice presidentShirley Salloway Kahn, Ph.D., has been promoted to senior vice president for Development, Alumni and External Relations. The title change reflects the importance of this role in the university’s operations and future growth, and it acknowledges Kahn’s contributions to UAB’s successes.