• Poster Presentation Winners
  • Oral Presentation Winners

Summer Expo 2018 Program CoverFall Expo 2017 Program (PDF)

Arts and Humanities

First Place: Effect of Race and Poverty on College Admissions - Dawson Miles, Anna Horn, Hannah Kindervater, Hannah Goymer, Sujitha Peramsetty

Second Place: Black Minds Matter - Kameryn Thigpen

Biological and Life Sciences

First Place: Shrinkage of Functional Field of View in Glaucoma - Joanne Jacob and Bobby Ijeoma

Second Place: Methods of the Characterization of the DNA Damage Response in Prostate and Colon Cancer - Janica L. Harris


First Place: Competitive Aggression in Leadership: What is the impact on Students' Emotional and Mental Health? - Kristal Mayfield

Second Place: The IDB squad - Rachel White, Riley McCown, Lloyd Hicks, Adam Kidd, Eric Henderson


First Place: The Project Approach: A Case Study - Aldenero De' James Dixon


First Place: Senior Design Project - Elizabeth Adams, Randall Walden, Jerry Smith, Daulton Smithson, Waleed Ali Alshehri, Shijun Xia

Health Sciences

First Place: Behavioral Change Theories Prompt Uptake Response to Influenza Vaccinations - Morgan Epps, Mary Katherine Grondin, Juan Gordillo, Leah Holtham, Maddie Looney

Second Place (tie): Bridging the Gap Between Water Resource Education and BAMA Kids - Arianna Siler

Second Place (tie): Effects of Family Size on Safety Knowledge in Uganda - Miles E. Erbe

Physical and Applied Science

First Place: Manganese-52 Production Cross-Section Measurements via Irradiation of Natural Chromium Targets - Retta El Sayed, Adriana Massicano, Suzanne Lapi

Service Learning

First Place: GASP Citizen Science, AirKeeper Project - Jonathan Warner, Joe Carter, Jake Massingill, Tim Holder

Second Place (tie): Diabetes - Don't Sugar Coat It - Danay Clark, Courtney Schill

Second Place (tie): The Rural Cook and Southern Cooking Done Light - Ansbea Brock, Kodi Cooper, Madison Hollingsworth, Gretchen Schnader

Social and Behavioral Science

First Place: How to Stop a Nuclear war: Presidential Rhetoric and the Success of Deterrence - Lillian Chien, Steven Edge, Ben Haraway, Matthew Spearman

Second Place (tie): Impact of Gender on the Relationship between Early Life Stress and Proinflammatory Markers - Angela Chieh, Yang Liu

Second Place (tie): The Impact of Violence Exposure on the Neural Response of Psychosocial Stress - Elizabeth S. Davis, Adam M. Goodman, Tyler R. Orem, Muriah D. Wheelock, Nathaniel G. Harnett, Sylvie Mrug, David C. Knight

Works in Progress

First Place (tie): Tomosyn-2 Binding Protein Negatively Affects Insulin Secretion - Saikrishna Sriraman, Julia Homola, Paras Ahuja

First Place (tie): Will Sea Stars Tolerate the Rising Levels of Ocean Acidification Predicted in the Near Future? - Payton Lambertson, Abbi Long, and Tabitha Wallace

Second Place: IPX-750, a glycoconjugate of dopamine, attenuates symptoms of Parkinson's disease in primates - Chris Burton, Isabella Mazzei, Hayley Nichols, Gregory Williams, Jamie Shatz

Oral Presentations

First Place: Impact of Race and Childhood Maltreatment on Fat Distribution in Caucasians and African Americans - Angela Chieh, Yang Liu

Second Place: Synaptotagmin-9 Affects Early Phase Insulin Secretion - Trung Huynh, Dan Nguyen


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About the Fall Expo


The Fall Expo showcased the research and service learning work produced by UAB undergraduates and other students in UAB fall research programs, fall REU programs, and other fall opportunities.

The 2017 Fall Expo was held on November 30th in the Hill Student Center.

  • Presentations — 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Keynote Speaker — 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Awards — 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Anthony C. Hood, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Management in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his Ph.D. in Management (with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Strategy) from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa).

Dr. Hood’s research, teaching and consulting center on the social, cognitive and behavioral correlates of innovation and strategy in interdisciplinary teams. His research has been published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Production and Operations Management, and the Journal of Business and Psychology among others. Prior to academia, Dr. Hood enjoyed a 10-year career with BellSouth and AT&T in roles such as network engineer, systems designer and sales consultant.

Dr. Hood and his wife Robin, co-founded NHabitBham, a social venture aimed at reducing blight and stimulating investment in underserved and underresourced communities. Their work has received a number of recognitions including a UAB Community Health Innovation Award and a Game Changer Award from the Vulcans Community Awards.

""Recognized for his unwavering commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship that is inclusive, socially responsible, and community-engaged, Dr. Hood has been trusted to serve on the boards of a number of community and economic development organizations at the local, state, and national levels including:

  • Innovate Birmingham, Community Engagement Work Group
  • Alabama Special Care Facilities Financing Authority
  • Industrial Development Board, City of Birmingham
  • Alabama 200 Bicentennial Planning Committee, City of Birmingham
  • Historic Civil Rights District Task Force
  • Birmingham Change Fund
  • Community Investment Network
  • Birmingham Education Foundation
  • Woodlawn Foundation
  • Green Resource Center for Alabama
  • UAB One Great Community Council

Committed to life-long learning and continuous improvement, Dr. Hood continues to seek professional development beyond his doctorate as evidenced by being an alum of programs such as:

  • Leadership Birmingham
  • Stanford University’s Teaching and Learning Studio for Design Thinking
  • Community Health Leadership Program at the Morehouse School of Medicine
  • AACSB Aspiring Leaders Program
  • The Phd Project
  • UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Training Program
  • UAB Clinical and Translational Science Training Program

Previous Events

2016 Fall Expo