Displaying items by tag: office of the provost for student and faculty success

During his 14 years at UAB, Stephen Yoder has made significant contributions that advanced strategic initiatives, and his leadership has been valuable within UAB and on its behalf.

Earlier this year, UAB was recognized as one of just 13 institutions ranked as national leaders in racial and gender diversity in leadership. We asked 12 women senior leaders to answer one question: What advice would you give a young woman who aspires to a career like the one you've achieved? Read their answers.

Alumna Shreya Malhotra was named among the fifth cohort of Stanford University’s Knight-Hennessy Scholars, the largest fully endowed graduate fellowship in the world; Malhotra graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s in neuroscience and a master's in public health as part of the Science and Technology Honors Program.

Plant-based diets, biased language in the courts and the trouble with night lights: Recipients of 2022 Faculty Development Grant Program awards explain how they will use their funds.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to Khurram Bashir, Aurelio Galli, Eugenia Kharlampieva, Bruce R. Korf and Jan Novak and the rank of University Professor to W. Timothy Garvey, Linda D. Moneyham and Jeffery T. Walker during its April 8 meeting.

A civil rights field experience, safer MRI scans, investigating college stress and implementing a massive genetic test for cancer: Recipients of 2022 Faculty Development Grant Program awards explain how they will use their funds.

Maria Rodriguez Shirey will transition to her new role, effective June 1, succeeding Doreen Harper, who is retiring.

The UAB Faculty Development Grant Program supports junior faculty with funding to pursue research, creative works and scholarly activity.

Writing a book isn’t easy, but faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences produced more than a dozen in 2021. Thirteen faculty from eight departments wrote books on rhetoric and the Dead Sea Scrolls, pandemic bioethics, medical epigenetics, world politics and more.

One of the largest simulation groups in the country will become two separate teams as of July 2022 to meet current and future growth: UAB Clinical Simulation for the Health System and the Office of Interprofessional Simulation for the academic campus.

Shadi S. Martin, Ph.D., brings extensive experience in international and graduate education and a strong record of interdisciplinary scholarship to this new combined role.

Faculty who took part in the 12-week summer course, made possible by UAB’s National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity membership, explain why the program is so successful at boosting productivity and healthy balance.

Teaira McMurtry, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Education, is using funding from the UAB Faculty Development Grants Program to provide Alabama teachers with tools, strategies and lesson plans to understand the power of Black language.
Projects selected for the UAB Faculty Development Grants Program offer an intriguing look into the creativity and range of research and scholarship on campus.

Four candidates for the new role of vice provost for graduate and international education will make Zoom presentations to campus starting Oct. 5.

Neurobiology Professor Robin Lester, Ph.D., winner of the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award/UAB NAS Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching, has distinguished himself at the bench and in the classroom.

Doreen C. Harper, Ph.D., dean of the UAB School of Nursing, will transition from her day-to-day duties effective Jan. 1, 2022, and focus on strategic goals until her full retirement in spring 2022. Linda Moneyham, Ph.D., senior associate dean for Academic Affairs, will assume those executive responsibilities until Harper retires and then will become interim dean until a new dean has been named.

Collat’s Jamey Worrell handcrafted a new stand for the UAB Mace, using skills taught by his woodworker father and locally sourced wood that represents some of the university’s best qualities: strength, resiliency, knowledge and passion.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to Jerry Oakes and Trygve Tollefsbol and University Professor to Molly Wasko.

Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2021 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and the Graduate School.

Janene Sims, associate professor of optometry, is the winner of the 2020 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work to influence change in the greater Birmingham community.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus to Craig Beard, Etty “Tika” Benveniste, Louis Dell’Italia, Robert F. Pass, John Hablitz and Clark Douglas Witherspoon and the rank of Endowed Professor to Jeff Holmes during its June 3-4 meeting.

Employee engagement is an ongoing priority, and UAB leadership will continue to explore new ways to seek input and feedback as campus life and operations return to pre-COVID levels.

Kristine Ria Hearld, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and past chair of the Faculty Senate, exemplifies core values that propel institutional excellence.  

Orientation is a time for new students to build connections, get familiar with campus and meet faculty and advisors, and UAB worked to keep it that way even as the pandemic unfolded.

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