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    Buford, Thomas, Associate Director 2017 -

    Dr. Buford joined the UAB School of Medicine’s Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care as an associate professor and as associate director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM), and also as Coinvestigator in Mobile Technology Laboratory and in Admin-C. Dr. Buford’s research focus is in preserving the health and independence of older adults through interdisciplinary research broadly related to the prevention of age-related physical disability. He serves as Principle Investi...

  • Faculty Center Appointments

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    Affuso, Olivia, Associate Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Alexander, Matthew, Associate Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Alexander earned his PhD in Genetics and Developmental Biology in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Garry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His graduate training focused on the characterization of forkhead transcription factors in skeletal muscle and cardiac progenitor cells. He moved to Boston in 2008 to join the laboratory of Dr. Louis Kunkel as a postdoctoral fellow where he focused on characterizing the role of non-coding RNAs in skeletal muscle diseases. He wa...

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    Allendorfer, Jane, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Amara, Amy, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Amara graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with MD and PhD, with distinction. She then completed neurology residency as well as fellowship training in Movement Disorders and Sleep Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is currently as Associate Professor at UAB.

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    Asif, Irfan, Senior Scientist (C) 2019 -

    Dr. Irfan M. Asif is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is certified in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Asif hopes to bring infectious enthusiasm for everything family medicine and sports medicine, including the ability to provide excellence in patient care, to be outstanding educators, to always strive for quality improvement, and to provide service in a number of venues. The department is a recognized lead...

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    Austad, Steven, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

    I am originally from Southern California, but my family moved a lot, so I lived in every part of the United States before heading to college. After gaining an English Literature degree, I had a variety of jobs — newspaper reporter, taxi driver, wild animal trainer.... Training lions for the movie business awakened my interest in biology, so I went back to school, eventually getting my Ph.D. in biology.

    My early research was field-based. I have done field research in several parts of the...

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    Ball, Karlene, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Dr. Karlene Ball, University Professor and experimental psychologist, is the Director of the UAB Edward R. Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, funded by the National Institute on Aging, Associate Director of the university-wide Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging (formerly the Center for Aging), Associate Director of the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, a Senior Scientist in the Vision Research Center, a ...

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    Ballinger Ph.D., Scott, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Bamman, Marcas, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Baskin Ph.D., Monica, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Bhatt, Surya, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

    Dr. Bhatt completed his medical degree at Mysore Medical College in India, followed by an Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India. He then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Temple University/St Luke’s University Hospital, followed by fellowship training in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. He has been a UAB faculty member since 2012...

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    Bittner, Vera, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Vera A. Bittner, Professor of Medicine and Section Head of General Cardiology, Prevention, and Imaging, has been on faculty at UAB since 1987. She currently serves as Quality Officer for UAB Hospital, is a member of the Provider Integration Network, and serves as Medical Director of the Coronary Care Unit and the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program. She has been listed in Best Doctors of America since 2009.

    Dr. Bittner’s research has focused on secondary prevention of cardiovascular ...

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    Bridges Jr, S. Louis, Senior Scientist (C) 2013 -

    S. Louis Bridges, Jr., MD, PhD is Anna Lois Waters Endowed Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has served as Director of the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology since 2009. He is also the Director of the UAB Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center. and Vice President of the Rheumatology Research Foundation. His research has been continuously funded by NIH and is focused largely on rheumatoid arthritis susceptibi...

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    Brown, Cynthia, Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Buford, Thomas, Scientist (C) 2017 -

    Dr. Buford joined the UAB School of Medicine’s Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care as an associate professor and as associate director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM), and also as Coinvestigator in Mobile Technology Laboratory and in Admin-C. Dr. Buford’s research focus is in preserving the health and independence of older adults through interdisciplinary research broadly related to the prevention of age-related physical disability. He serves as Principle Investi...

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    Casazza Ph.D., Krista, Associate Scientist (C) 2013 -

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    Colvin, Edward, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Dell'Italia, Louis, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Demark-Wahnefried Ph.D., Wendy, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD is Professor and Webb Endowed Chair of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Demark-Wahnefried received her baccalaureate degree in Nutritional Science and Biochemistry from the University of Michigan and then completed a coordinated master’s degree – dietetic internship through the VA Texas Medical Center, Texas Women’s University and Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her doctoral degree in Nutritional Science from Syr...

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    Dransfield, Mark, Scientist (C) 2014 -

    Dr. Dransfield completed his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997, followed by residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he served as Chief Fellow. He has been on the faculty at UAB since 2003 and is currently Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. He serves as the Medical Director of the UAB Lung ...

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    Dreer, Laura, Associate Scientist (C) 2013 -

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    Durant, Nefertiti, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Dutton Ph.D., Gareth, Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Eberhardt, Alan, Senior Scientist (C) 2013 -

    Alan W. Eberhardt, PhD, is Associate Dean for the UAB School of Engineering, and a Professor within the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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    Enah PhD, RN, FAAN, Comfort, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

    Dr. Enah has focused her funded research on the development of theory-based, culturally-sensitive interventions directed at addressing sexual health disparities among rural minority adolescent populations. Dr. Enah’s current NIH/NINR funded project focuses on the development of a proof of concept prototype for an individually tailored electronic HIV prevention adventure game for young African American adolescents. Dr. Enah also plans to contribute to the development and use of serious games amon...

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    Evans, Retta, Scientist (C) 2012 -

    Scholarship

    My research interests include adolescent and college student behaviors related to physical activity, nutrition and weight concerns; initiatives that support K-12 school wellness policies and practices; and women's health issues.

    Service

    Service to the health education and health promotion profession is an important obligation to me. I have served as a board member of ASAHPERD and the Southern District of SHAPE America, which promotes the important work that...

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    Fisher, Gordon, Associate Scientist (C) 2012 -

    Scholarship

    My current research is directed towards developing nutritional and behavioral strategies that can reduce the prevalence of metabolic and cardiovascular complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes. I am specifically interested in the mechanistic role through which mitochondrial bioenergetics and redox signaling influence the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and associated comorbidities.

    Service

    I am an active member of the American College of Sport...

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    Fontaine Ph.D., Kevin, Senior Scientist (C) 2012 -

    I am a Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Behavior in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Antoine Lavoisier Endowed Professor of Energetics and Healthy Lifestyles. I also serve as the Associate Director of the Physical Activity and Exercise Core of UAB’s Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC) and as an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Clinical and Molecular Rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...

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    Frank M.D., Stuart, Senior Scientist (C) 2013 -

    Stuart J. Frank (b. 1958, Wilkes-Barre, PA), Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Physiology, received his B.A. summa cum laude in 1980 as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his M.D. in 1984 from Harvard Medical School. After residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Frank began fellowship training at the National Institutes of health from 1987 to 1991. His research there in Dr. Richard Klausner’s laboratory focused on T-c...

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    Gamble, Karen, Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Garvey, W. Timothy, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Dr. Garvey is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He obtained his MD degree, cum laude, from St. Louis University in 1978, and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, in 1981. He then was a clinical fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He subsequently held facul...

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    Geisinger, Maria, Associate Scientist (C) 2013 -

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    Gower Ph.D., Barbara, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Barbara Gower is Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, and serves as Director of the Metabolism Core for the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and the Human Physiology Core for the Diabetes Research Center. Her research focus is on the interplay between diet, endocrinology, and metabolism and their relation to chronic metabolic disease, with expertise in evaluation of body composition, body fat distri...

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    Habegger, Kirk, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Halade, Ganesh, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Hall, Sean, Associate Scientist (C) 2013 -

    Dr. Sean Hall is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Clinic Director for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling, specializing in Clinical Mental Health from Old Dominion University in 2012. Dr. Hall’s research interests are psychotherapy process and outcomes, measurement, and research methodology. Dr. Hall’s clinical areas include cognitive behavioral therapy, suicide assessment, interdisciplinary treatment teams, and evidence based interventions...

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    Hanaoka, Beatriz, Associate Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Hanaoka is conducting clinical studies to understand the reasons behind the decline in skeletal muscle function and physical activity in patients with rheumatic diseases, particularly in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Her research is primarily focused on understanding at a mechanistic level the metabolic and physiologic abnormalities of skeletal muscle in RA patients. More specifically, she is investigating if insulin resistance is an underlying cause of skeletal muscle dysfunction in RA patient...

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    Harris, William, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

    CF researcher

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    Hites PhD, MEd, MS, Lisle, Associate Scientist (C) 2013 -

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    Howard, Virginia, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Hurt, Christopher, Associate Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Ithurburn, Matthew, Associate Scientist (C) 2018 -

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    Jackson, Elizabeth, Senior Scientist (C) 2019 -

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    Javed Ph.D., Amjad, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Johnson Jr, Walter, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Keyser Ph.D., Kent, Senior Scientist (C) 2013 -

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    Kezar, Laura, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Dr. Kezar completed a transitional internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA in 1986 and served in the US Navy for four years and the Navy reserves until 1994. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UAB in 1994 and served as Chief Resident. She joined the faculty in 1995 and has participated in many different aspects of department educational and leadership efforts. As residency program director from 1996 to 2007, she was recognized for her dedicat...

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    Kilgore, James, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Kimberly M.D., Robert, Senior Scientist (C) 2012 -

    Robert P. Kimberly, MD, a native of New Haven, Conn., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School after receiving a baccalaureate degree magna cum laude from Princeton University and a baccalaureate / master's degree from the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Dr. Kimberly's achievements and honors include election to Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, a "First" class degree from Oxford, and election to both the America...

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    King M.D., Peter, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Lau, Yung, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Li, Li, Associate Scientist (C) 2013 -

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    Lowman Jr., John, Associate Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    McDonald, Merry-Lynn, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

    Dr. McDonald is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. She completed her PhD training in genetic epidemiology with Dr. Suzanne Leal at Baylor College of Medicine. Following her graduate training, Dr. McDonald completed postdoctoral training with Dr. Ed Silverman in Channing Division of Network Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine/Brigham and Women's Medicine.

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    McGwin, Gerald, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    McLain, Amie, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Born in Coral Gables Florida. Attended University of Alabama for undergraduate degree in Microbiology, Attended University of Alabama (at Birmingham) for Medical School and residency. Completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a special interest in Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders

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    McMahon Wakefield, Lori, Senior Scientist (C) 2012 -

    Dr. Lori McMahon received her B.A., summa cum laude in Biology and Chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. McMahon obtained postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center in the Department of Neurobiology and, in 1998, joined the faculty of UAB as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. She is currently the Jarman F. Lowder Professor of Neurosci...

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    Menear, Kristi, Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Kristi S. Menear’s professional disciplinary background is in special education and adapted physical education. As chair of the Department of Human Studies in the School of Education at UAB, she supports the work of 30 faculty and over 850 students in the following program areas: counselor education, educational foundations, educational leadership, educational psychology and research, community health and human services, physical education, and fitness leadership/exercise science. She is a forme...

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    Messina Ph.D., Joseph, Senior Scientist (C) 2012 -

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    Moellering, Douglas, Scientist (C) 2012 -

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    Moradi, Lee, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Morris, Cody, Associate Scientist (C) 2019 -

    My academic background is in health and kinesiology, more specifically exercise physiology as a primary focus. As a graduate student, my secondary focus was in biomechanics and since then have conducted several research projects related to this topic as well. I believe this additional exposure allows me to explore research questions that integrate connections between different disciplines and contribute to a wide range of research collaborations. My main line of research and expertise includes t...

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    Mountz M.D., Ph.D., John, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Dr. Mountz is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the UAB Recombinant Inbred Strain Facility. Dr. Mountz is the Co-Director of the UAB Bone Center, the UAB Center for Aging, Basic Biology Component, and is a Physician at the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Mountz is the recipient of the J. W. & Virginia Goodwin-Warren D. Blackburn, Jr. Research Chair in Rheumatology (2002) and recipient of the Max Cooper Award for Excellence in Research (2003). Dr. Mountz was designate...

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    Nagy Ph.D., Timothy, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Namakkal Soorappan, Rajasekaran, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Novack, Thomas, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Ovalle, Fernando, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

    Dr. Ovalle is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. In addition to maintaining a large and busy clinical practice, he serves as the Director of the Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic, and Director of Diabetes and Glycemic Control Programs at UAB Hospital. Also, he is the Director of the Diabetes & Endocrine Clinical Research Unit, and the Program Director for the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at UAB.
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    Patel Ph.D., Rakesh, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Pekmezi Ph.D., Dorothy, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Plaisance, Eric, Associate Scientist (C) 2013 -

    Dr. Plaisance is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Plaisance has over 20 years of experience in the fields of Obesity and Metabolism. He is currently Graduate Program Director of the Masters in Exercise Physiology and Undergraduate Honors Program Director.

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    Pogwizd, Steven, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Pollio, David, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Prabhu, Sumanth, Senior Scientist (C) 2013 -

    Dr. Prabhu received a BS degree in Science from Penn State University and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He did internal medicine residency and a basic research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He was a cardiology faculty there as well as at the University of Louisville, before his arrival to UAB as Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. At ...

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    Ramanadham Ph.D., Sasanka, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Riddle Ph.D., Nicole, Associate Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Riddle obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, carrying out research in a maize lab. During her graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis, she first learned about epigenetics, a research field that focuses on heritable changes in phenotypes that are not associated with changes in the DNA. At the time, epigenetics was poorly understood, and her fascination with this field has grown with the scientific community’s increasing appreciation for the...

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    Rimmer, James, Senior Scientist (C) 2012 -

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    Rogers M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.S.M., Laura, Senior Scientist (C) 2012 -

    Dr. Laura Rogers is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is also a Senior Scientist in the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), Center for Exercise Medicine, and the Cancer Control and Population Science Program of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. She completed her MD degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, internal medicine internship and residency at the Medical College of Georgia, and a Ma...

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    Rowe, Glenn, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Saag M.D., Michael, Senior Scientist (C) 2013 -

    I am Associate Dean for Global Health in the School of Medicine, Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. I am also the principal investigator of the CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS), an NIAID-funded National Network of EMR-collected clinical data at 8 CFAR centers that are merged for the purposes of clinical research. I am the founding director of the UAB 1917 HIV Clinic, which has pioneered treatment pro...

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    Saag, Kenneth, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Sandroff, Brian, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Sasse, Mark, Scientist (C) 2013 -

    I have vast experience in interventional cardiology and in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). I have performed hundreds of percutaneous interventions in the last year including extensive experience in intravascular ultrasound and fractional flow reserve measurement. Accurate non-angiographic assessment of coronary artery disease is essential for the success of this project. I am also one of four interventional cardiologists who participate in the TAVR. Over the past three years our ...

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    Schwebel, David, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

    David C. Schwebel has published over 235 peer-reviewed manuscripts, most focusing on understanding and preventing unintentional injury in children, adolescents, and young adults. Specific risk factors of interest include temperament and personality, overestimation of physical ability and cognitive development, and adult supervision of children.

    From a prevention perspective, Dr. Schwebel has developed and implemented injury prevention techniques for a range of situations, including ped...

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    Schwiebert Ph.D., Lisa, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Lisa M. Schwiebert received a BS degree in Chemistry from Bates College in 1986 and a PhD in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College in 1993. After completing her postdoctoral training in Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University, she was appointed as an instructor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Schwiebert joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at UAB in 1997 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure...

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    Shalev, Anath, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Shelton, Richard, Senior Scientist (C) 2013 -

    Dr. Shelton attended medical school at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He was then a resident and Chief Resident at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (now the Longwood Program), a teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA., followed by a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Mental Health Intramural Program in Washington, D.C. He joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University, where he became the James G. Blakemore Research Professor and Vice Chair for...

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    Shikany Dr.P.H., James, Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Singh, Jasvinder, Senior Scientist (C) 2013 -

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    Standaert, David, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Dr. Standaert was named the John N. Whitaker Professor & Chair of Neurology in 2012. Prior to that, he was appointed the John T. and Juanelle D. Strain Endowed Chair by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama system, which he held for five years. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in medicine and pharmacology in 1988. He completed a one-year internship in medicine at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis in 1989 and a three-year neurology residency i...

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    Swanson, Mark, Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Taub, Edward, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

    Edward Taub is a University Professor in the Department of Psychology and is the director of the CI Therapy Research Group and Taub Training Clinic. He received his PhD in psychology from New York University in 1970 under the supervision of Dr. Edgar E. Coons and later worked with Dr. Neil E. Miller.

    Dr. Taub is a behavioral neuroscientist who developed a family of techniques — Constraint-Induced Movement therapy (or CI therapy) — that have been shown to be effective in improving the re...

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    Theiss, Steven, Senior Scientist (C) 2013 -

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    Uswatte, Gitendra, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

    Dr. Uswatte’s research has been funded by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, National Institutes of Health, James S. McDonnell Foundation, American Heart Association, and Positive Psychology Network. He received the Mitchell Rosenthal Early Career Research Award from the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2008 and was elected President of that division in 2013. He was made an A...

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    Vogtle, Laura, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Vohra, Yogesh, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Walker, Harrison, Associate Scientist (C) 2011 -

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    Watts, Ray, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -

    Ray L. Watts, M.D., UAB's seventh president, has demonstrated visionary leadership in education, research and patient care throughout his career.

    A Birmingham native and graduate of West End High School, Dr. Watts earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering at UAB in 1976. The collaborations he had with biomedical engineering students as an undergraduate sparked an interest in medicine and, four years later, he graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis as valed...

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    Weise OD, MBA, FAAO, Katherine, Scientist (C) 2014 -

    Weise is the director of UAB Eye Care Pediatric Optometry Services, as well as a leader within UAB Blazer Vision, a partnership between UAB Athletics, School of Optometry and Department of Ophthalmology. Through her research and clinical experience, Weise is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions and other ocular related injuries.

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    Wende, Adam, Associate Scientist (C) 2013 -

    Since 2000, Dr. Wende has explored the regulation of metabolism and mitochondrial function with a specific focus on glucose utilization in heart and muscle. After completing his undergraduate biochemistry degree and an Honors Thesis with Dr. Mark R. Brodl at Knox College in Galesburg, IL he went on to undertake his Ph.D. training in the Cardiology Department as part of the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, MO studying transcriptional regulation wi...

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    Wesselmann M.D., Ursula, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

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    Wick Ph.D., Timothy, Senior Scientist (C) 2014 -

    Dr. Wick began his academic career in the School of Chemical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he developed internationally recognized research programs in cell adhesion and tissue engineering. He served as director of the Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program from 2004 to 2005. He was recruited to UAB as Chair of the BME Department and co-director of UAB’s BioMatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (BERM) Research Center in 2005. In 2015, he was appointe...

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    Wilkinson, Larrell, Associate Scientist (C) 2014 -

    Scholarship

    In research and information dissemination, my role is to address the areas of health promotion and health services. My research interests include: health disparities, health communication, and health and human services utilization. In this work, I examine pathways to building health equity in communities, the process to disseminating health information and behavior change within segments of the population, and work to mediate factors that influence access and quality of heal...

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    Windham III, Samuel, Scientist (C) 2013 -

    Samuel T. Windham, III, M.D., joined the faculty of the UAB Department of Surgery's Division of Acute Care Surgery in 2001. He currently serves as the Medical Director for the SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit).
    He is involved with teaching in the School of Medicine as well as being an ATLS Instructor. He was given the Argus Award for Teaching Excellence in 1998. His clinical and research interests include: Trauma systems development and integration, pre-hospital notification and injury pr...

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    Wingate, Martha, Scientist (C) 2014 -

    Dr. Martha S. Wingate (DrPH, MPH, UAB; BS, Birmingham-Southern College) is a Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy. She teaches courses in public health systems, maternal and child health, leadership, and perinatal health issues. Dr. Wingate serves as the Director of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Policy and Leadership Concentration. She also serves as the Director of the HRSA-funded Center of Excellence in MCH Education, Science, and Practice.

    She has ...

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    Wingo, Brooks, Associate Scientist (C) 2013 -

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    Young, Martin, Senior Scientist (C) 2019 -

    Martin Young received his Bachelors, Masters, PhD degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. Following postdoctoral training at Boston University and the University of Texas-Houston, Dr. Young held faculty appointments at the University of Texas-Houston and Baylor College of Medicine, before joining the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Young is currently a Professor of Medicine, Vice-Director for Research in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, and Section Chief for...

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    Yuen, Hon, Senior Scientist (C) 2011 -