Thomas Giffin has been named senior director of development at the UAB School of Health Professions. He comes to the University of Alabama at Birmingham from the foundation at the University of Cincinnati where he raised private dollars for the law school.

In just 365 days, the UAB Master of Science in Biotechnology trains students to see the solution and be the solution. 

Ritu Aneja

Ritu Aneja, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for Research and Innovation at the University of Alabama at BirminghamSchool of Health Professions.

Each year Tosi Gilford, MD, PA-C, director of the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program, shares a special message with her students in honor of National Physician Assistant Week, “Being a PA is more than a profession…it is a calling; it is a lifestyle.” 

Several students in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences’ PA program took that message to heart and commemorated the week by volunteering at Bessemer City Schools. Led by Gilford, the educational efforts of the PA students expose future healthcare providers to the diversity and importance of physician assistants and the compassion and care that are part and parcel of the health profession.