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Students/Faculty News Kevin Storr November 21, 2016

Chiasera Williams DuggerJanelle Chiasera, CDS Chair; Lamario Williams; Kari Dugger, BMD Program DirectorLamario Williams, an undergraduate student in the UAB School of Health ProfessionsBiomedical Sciences program (BMD), was chosen as a recipient of a 2016 ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence.

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) awards the Scholarship of Excellence annually to 12 students across the nation who not only excel in their academic programs, but who also have significant potential to take on future leadership roles in health professions.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to have won this award with such a distinguished group of students," said Williams. "It gives me the confidence to know I can be a leader in the healthcare field as a physician scientist someday.”

He is a recent UAB School of Health Professions’ Student Spotlight. The profile looks at his December 2015 trip to Kathmandu, Nepal, where he volunteered at Stupa Community Hospital.

Williams (a double major in BMD and Biophysics) recently won a PhysCon MSI/HBCU Travel Award to present his poster "Statistical Analysis of the Differences Between Fibroblasts and Mesenchymal Stem Cells" at a conference in San Francisco. And in 2015, he won a Research Award from the UAB Department of Physics.

The ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence is a $1,000 cash award that is in partnership with CastleBranch.

The Biomedical Sciences program is in the UAB Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.

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