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News: Barnes elevated to Distinguished Professor

July 30, 2018
UAB Reporter

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to five faculty during its meeting June 8.

News: Aslibekyan honored for excellence in teaching

July 24, 2018
UAB Reporter

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. They will be recognized during the annual Faculty Convocation to be held 4 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Doubletree Hotel.

The 2018 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and the Joint Health Sciences departments.

News: Hidalgo appointed to National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Board of External Experts

July 16, 2018
UAB News, Written by Holly Gainer

Bertha Hidalgo, Ph.D., MPH, will join the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Board of External Experts. The Board of External Experts provides input on the NHLBI’s strategic research priorities and guidance on scientific opportunities.

News: Stephen Watts to chair organizing committee for NIH workshop

August 08, 2018


Stephen A Watts, Ph.D, a professor in the Department of Biology and Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), has been selected to chair the organizing committee for the ORIP/DPCPSI/OD-NIH workshop on “Defining Nutrition in Zebrafish and other Biomedical Research Diets: Needs and Challenges.”

News: Bariatric surgery is effective under the right circumstances

July 16, 2018
UAB News by Adam Pope

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Obesity is a medical problem that can have wide-ranging mental and physical effects on a person. Pamela Bass knows that firsthand, but thanks to University of Alabama at Birmingham surgeons, she has a new lifestyle and a new state of mind.

News: Shima Dowla Honored With P.E.O. Scholar Award

June 25 2018

Shima Dowla, a M.D./Ph.D. student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, is one of 100 doctoral students in the U. S. and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by the Alabama State Chapter.

News: Local radio host loses 100 pounds with help from UAB Weight Loss Medicine

May 17, 2018
Written by Savannah Koplon , UAB News

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David Sears — before and after his participation at the UAB Weight Loss Clinic.