Matt Windsor

Matt Windsor

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Ritika Samant, a first-year student in the Heersink School of Medicine who served as president of the Undergraduate Student Government Association at UAB in 2022-2023, received the 2023 President’s Award for Excellence in Support of UAB and Shared Governance.
UAB’s annual open enrollment for benefits will be held Oct. 20-Nov. 6. Eligible employees can choose among dental, vision and health insurance plans plus voluntary plan options and tax-deferred spending accounts for health and dependent care for 2024.
Social media loves The Bones, aka “the ribs trophy,” the 100-pound behemoth celebrating the football rivalry between UAB and the University of Memphis and the barbecue feud between their host cities. The rivalry resumes 11 a.m. Saturday at Protective Stadium.

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 2023 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, and the Graduate School.

The creative methods that Professor Tino Unlap, Ph.D., uses to keep students learning have earned him selection for the 2023 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching.
UAB employees also will have the option to select insurance to cover accidents and identity theft and/or participate in a pet-care discount program during the annual open enrollment for benefits Oct. 20-Nov. 6.

Nationwide, the cost of everything is rising, and UAB is working to balance the impact of these costs on its employees and the organization. Here are some things you can do to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.

Employees in the first cohort of the Developing Emerging Administrative Leaders program share what they learned, and the program’s creators explain their goals as DEAL recruits for its second cohort. Ready to apply? Deadline is Nov. 1.
Rebecca Rampe, Psy.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, explains her approach to treating developmental trauma and traumatic grief in adults.
There have been no significant plan design changes to copays and deductibles for UAB’s medical plans since 2015. For UAB to remain competitive in the market, stay in line with national benchmarks and keep costs down as much as possible for all employees, there will be medical plan design changes for 2024.
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