Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)

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    Jennifer Croker, Director 2019 -

  • Center Members - Faculty

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    Aaron Carter, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    A. Brent Carter received his medical degree at the University of Missouri. His post-graduate training as a resident in internal medicine and as a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine was completed at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Carter became a faculty member in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. He is now a professor in medicine and Scientific Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at UAB.

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    Adam Beck, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Beck earned his medical degree from the UAB School of Medicine, and then completed his general surgery residency training and a surgical oncology research fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. He trained in vascular surgery at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in advanced endovascular techniques, including branched and fenestrated endografts for aortic aneurysmal disease, at the University Medical Center of Groningen in The Ne...

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    Adam Goodman, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Adam Wende, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    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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    Adrienne Lahti, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Ahmed Asfari, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Akila Subramaniam, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Akila Subramaniam is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She completed her bachelor degree in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Shen then went on to complete her medical degree and a master’s in public health at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her residency as well as a dual fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Medical Genetics. Given dual certification in MFM and g...

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    Alan Percy, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Alan Tita, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Dr. Tita is UAB John C. Hauth, MD Endowed Professor of Ob/Gyn, Vice-Chair for Research, Director of the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health and PI of the NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) network center. His background is in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Epidemiology. Dr. Tita has led and continues to lead the design and conduct of collaborative multi-site and single-site clinical trials and observational studies that influence practice and policy globally such as the optimal...

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    Alayne Markland, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Dr. Markland is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in Birmingham, Alabama. She is also a clinician researcher at the Birmingham VA Medical Center and the Associate Director of Clinical Programs in the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinic Center (GRECC). Her overarching goal is to enhance evidenced-based knowledge regarding the treatment of genito-urinary disord...

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    Alexander Mackinnon, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Alexander “Craig” Mackinnon Jr., M.D., Ph.D., is the inaugural director of the Division of Genomics Diagnostics and Bioinformatics in the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mackinnon will lead ongoing efforts to establish the Precision Diagnostic Laboratory at UAB.

    A board-certified anatomical and molecular genetic pathologist, Mackinnon joins UAB after serving as associate professor in the Department of Pathology at the Medical Colle...

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    Alexander Rosenberg, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Alexander Szalai, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Alexander J. Szalai, PhD (Alex) has a long history of excellence in research and a strong record of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, and various private foundations.. He is internationally recognized for his work on the biology of C-reactive protein and its contribution to the maintenance of health, the propagation of disease, and the tissue response to injury. In addition to his research activities, Alex has excelled at teaching and has made signific...

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    Alian Al-Balas, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Alice Goepfert, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Alice Goepfert is professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) and currently serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education in the UAB School of Medicine and ACGME Designated Institutional Official for UAB Hospital. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and joined the UAB School of Medicine as an OBGYN Resident in 1991. She completed MFM Fellowship training at UAB and joined the faculty in 1997 as Assistant Professor and ...

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    Ambika Ashraf, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Dr. Ambika Ashraf is the Division Director of Pediatric Endocrinology at UAB, Ralph Frohsin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology. Also, she is Director of the Pediatric Lipid Clinic at the Children’s of Alabama, Co-Director of the multi-disciplinary Pediatric Metabolic Bone clinic, and an Associate Director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center. She is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She earned her medical degree from the Calicut University, Kerala, India. Subsequently, she c...

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    Amit Momaya, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Amit Momaya is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon who serves as an assistant professor in the Dept of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has had extensive training in the care of patients with shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee injuries. Furthermore, he has taken care of athletes at all levels—from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. Dr. Momaya currently serves a team physician for UAB Athletics and can be found on the sidelines of UAB football and b...

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    Amitkumar Mehta M.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    I am currently assistant professor and associate scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center (UABCCC). I am board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. My focus of interest is LYMPHOMA (Hodgkin lymphoma, Non Hodgkin lymphoma-T cell and B cell lymphomas). I specialize in treatments all types of lymphoma in my clinic. I am also involved in lymphoma related research, which includes genomic and proteomic (gene and protein related) studies in va...

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    Amy Amara, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    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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    Amy Theos, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    I am a board-certified Pediatric Dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at UAB and Children's of Alabama. I completed my residency training in Dermatology at UAB and fellowship training in Pediatric Dermatology at Northwestern / Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. I have been practicing in an academic setting since 2001. I consider caring for my patients and families as both a privilege and a blessing. I see patients from birth thru 18 years of age. My special interests in...

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    Amy Wang, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Amy Warriner, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Anath Shalev, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Andrea Cherrington, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Andres Azuero PhD, MBA, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Azuero's focus is on the design, management, and analysis of clinical trials and health interventions, and the use of statistical and machine learning techniques for modeling personalized treatment response and observational data. He specializes in a broad spectrum of classical statistical and machine learning techniques. He collaborates in several research projects within and outside UAB.

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    Andrew Gunn, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Interventional radiologist focused on providing high-quality, personalized care to patients through minimally-invasive procedures.

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    Andrew McDonald, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Andrew Smith M.D., Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Andries Steyn, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Anju Bansal, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Dr. Bansal's research interest focuses on adaptive T-cell responses in HIV-1 transmission and pathogenesis. She's especially interested in understanding the role of HIV-1 specific CD8 and CD4 T-cells and their interplay with the host genetics in influencing the course of HIV-1 disease. This basic information is imperative for HIV-1 vaccine design as the correlates of immune protection are yet unknown. She is also interested in studying the role of T cell in HIV associated cancers.

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    Anna Sorace, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Anna Thalacker-Mercer, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Anthony Hood, Scholar (C) 2011 -

    Anthony C. Hood is the inaugural Director of Civic Innovation in the Office of the President at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also an entrepreneur-in-residence in the Velocity Accelerator at the Innovation Depot and an associate professor of entrepreneurship and strategy in the Collat School of Business at UAB. His research interests include conflict, transactive memory and psychological safety in teams. He translates his research into digital products (e.g. podcasts, workshops ...

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    Anthony Morlandt D.D.S., M.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Anthony Morlandt, M.D., D.D.S., FACS
    Dr. Morlandt was born and raised in Floresville, Texas and graduated from Baylor University. He completed his DDS magna cum laude at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas, and received his MD and internship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Morlandt then went on to complete a fellowship in head and neck oncology and microsurgery at the University of Flori...

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    Anthony Nicholas, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Nicholas is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude in 1982 with a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Scranton. He then received his Ph.D. in Anatomy from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Galveston in 1987, and his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1990. After medical school, Dr. Nicholas spent two years completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuroscience with Dr. Tomas Hökfelt at the Karolinska Institute in S...

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    Antonio Di Stasi M.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    I received my M.D. degree from the University of Modena in Italy, and received internal medicine and medical oncology training at the university of Milan, in Italy, where I focused on the management of hematologic malignancies and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Following my fellowship, I joined the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX) for post-doctoral studies, where I completed the pre-clinical validation of an immunotherapy protocol for the treat...

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    Anupam Agarwal M.D., Scholar (C) 2011 -

    Dr. Anupam Agarwal is currently Director, Division of Nephrology, and Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He also serves as the Program Director of the NIH/NIDDK funded O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research. He has graduate faculty status in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Pathology and Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at UAB.

    Dr. Agarwal has an active role in clinical medicine, teaching, ...

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    April Carson, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Arnab Basu, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Arnab Basu is an academic genitourinary oncologist focusing in the care of patients with Kidney Cancer & Bladder Cancer. Dr. Basu is experienced in the use of immunotherapy and targeted therapies in these diseases and has performed research in resistance mechanisms to immunotherapy. Dr. Basu is developing translational research programs in the genitourinary malignancies at UAB. In addition to kidney and bladder cancer , he also specializes in testicular, adrenal and prostate cancers.
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    Arun Paul, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Babak Orandi, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Orandi comes to UAB from the University of California in San Fransisco, where he also recently completed an abdominal transplant fellowship. Orandi’s research has largely focused on incompatible kidney transplantation and antibody-mediated rejection.

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    Barbara Gower Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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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    Benjamin Pearce, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Pearce graduated from Duke University with a degree in biology and attended medical school at the University of Texas. He was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was recognized during his clinical medicine rotation as the most outstanding student in his class. He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals where he was awarded the Gold Foundation in Humanism award twice and was a Robert Baker Golden Apple Teaching Award winner. Dr. Pearce ...

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    Benjamin Wei, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Benjamin Wei is currently an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University before continuing onto Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons where he received his medical degree in 2005. Following medical school, he completed an internship and residency in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia from 2005-2010 and a cardiothoracic fellowship at Duke University from 2010-2013. He came to th...

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    Betty Darnell, Scholar (C) 2009 -

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    Boni Elewski, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Boni Elewski, M.D., an international leader in fungal and psoriasis research and dermatological clinical trials, was named the new chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Dermatology in 2016.

    Elewski had been a professor of Dermatology at UAB for the past 17 years. She holds the James E. Elder M.D. Endowed Professorship for Graduate Education.

    Elewski is an international leader in fungal and psoriasis research and dermatological clinical trials. She’s be...

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    Bradford Woodworth, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Brandi Pernell DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Brandon Rocque M.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Rocque has a primary focus in pediatric neurosurgery, including care for hydrocephalus, spina bifida, pediatric brain tumors, spasticity, peripheral nerve injuries, and Chiari malformation. In addition, Dr. Rocque practices general adult neurosurgery at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, with a focus on care for spinal disorders.
    Dr. Rocque was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He attended the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the NCAA top-ten men’s swim team and graduated su...

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    Brant Wagener, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Brendan McGuire, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Brent Ponce, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Brian Casey, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Brian Casey is originally from Pennsylvania, and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Temple University in Philadelphia. He then did his OB/GYN residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey and subsequently completed his Maternal-Fetal Medicine training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

    Dr. Casey spent 23 years on faculty at Parkland Hospital/UT Southwestern before coming to University of Alabama at Birmingham as Division Director of Matern...

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    Brigitta Brott, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Brott came to UAB in November, 2000 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then completed her medical degree at Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL in 1988 and completed an Internal Medicine residency (1991) at Beth Israel Medical Center – Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Brott completed both...

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    Brittany Lasseigne, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Bruce Korf M.D., Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Korf is Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Chair in Medical Genetics, Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics, Director of the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences at UAB, and Co-Director of the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine. He is a medical geneticist, pediatrician, and child neurologist, certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, clinical molecular genetics), American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Psychiatr...

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    Bryan Smelser, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Burel Goodin, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Goodin is a clinical health psychologist with specialization in pain-related behavioral medicine. He examines the interactions of psychosocial and biobehavioral characteristics in relation to the experience of pain through the key pathways of stress-related hormones (neuroendocrine function) and immune function. His previous and ongoing projects are conducted in collaboration with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the University of Florida, as well as UAB.

    Over the...

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    Carlos Arguello, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Carlos Arguello, MD, FACE, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He is the Medical Director of the Endocrinology Clinic at the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital where he has a very active clinical practice. He is also involved in medical education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine where he is a Clinical Scholar. Dr. Arguell...

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    Carmel McNicholas-Bevensee, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Carolina Salvador M.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Salvador earned her MD and completed her internship, residency and a research fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She completed a fellowship in Oncology/Hematology at the University of Louisville where she is currently Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology/Hematology. Her primary clinical activities are in the medical oncology program for breast cancer. Her primary research interests are in preventive oncology and minority health rela...

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    Caroline Presley, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Carrie Lenneman, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Ceren Yarar, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Chad Petit Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Chandrika Piyathilake Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Piyathilake is a tenured Professor of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Senior Scientist in the UAB’s NIH-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Center (CNRC), Comprehensive Cancer Center (UABCCC) and the Minority Health Research Center (MHRC). She trained as a Dental Surgeon in Sri-Lanka and then completed her Master’s degree in international health and a PhD degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in th...

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    Charles Elson III M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Elson received his M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, trained in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital/Cornell, then did his Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago.  After doing full-time research in immunology at N.I.H., he joined the Faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology at the Medical College of Virginia.  He moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to become Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,  and subsequently served a...

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    Charles Leath M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Charles Wilcox, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Christine Curcio, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Christopher Girkin, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Christopher A. Girkin, MD, MSPH, FACS is the chairman of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Ophthalmology and Chief Medical Officer for the Callahan Eye Hospital. After residency at UAB he completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and was a Heed Glaucoma Fellow at the Hamilton Glaucoma Center at the University of California, San Diego. He joined the UAB faculty and founded the Department’s Glaucoma Service in 1999. Dr. Girkin has authored ...

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    Christopher Hurt, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Christopher Willey M.D., Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Claretha Lyas, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Clark Witherspoon, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Claudette Poole, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Clifton Lewis Sr., Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Cora Lewis M.D., M.S.P.H., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Courtney Peterson, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Peterson obtained her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 2011, working on the physics of the Big Bang. Thereafter, she changed disciplines and took up an NIH T32 obesity postdoctoral fellowship in nutrition and metabolism at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. At Pennington, she trained under Dr. Eric Ravussin, a world expert in energy metabolism and in diabetes and obesity clinical trials. During this time, she worked on several controlled lifestyle intervention trials, ranging ...

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    Craig Elmets M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Elmets major research interests focus on environmental influences on the skin and on the immune system. His research has investigated how ultraviolet light and other environmental agents interact with immunological function of the skin. Initial studies in mice showed that in vivo exposure of murine skin produced a local deficiency in the antigen presenting function of skin, thereby resulting in the preferential generation of antigen specific regulatory T-cells. Studies examining the mechanis...

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    Crystal Chapman Lambert PhD, CRNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, ACRN, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Chapman Lambert is a promising early career investigator. Her research activities focus on improving health outcomes for minority population, more specifically women living with HIV (WLWH). For her dissertation she recruited and administered a survey to 300 WLWH to assess their attitudes, beliefs and knowledge regarding HPV and cervical cancer screening. Continuing her passion to improve health outcomes for WLWH, Dr. Chapman Lambert is evaluating multilevel factors that impact medication and...

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    Cynthia Brown, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Cynthia Joiner, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Cynthia Owsley, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Dana Rizk, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Daniel Chu M.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Daniel Chu joined the UAB Department of Surgery in July 2014 as an assistant professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery. Born in Michigan and raised in North Carolina, Dr. Chu completed his undergraduate studies at Yale in 2002 and obtained his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2006. He completed his general surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center in 2013, which included a two-year research fellowship. Dr. Chu then completed a fellowship in ...

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    Daniel Feig, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Daniel Smith Jr., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Daniel L. Smith Jr., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at UAB. His research focuses on the interaction of nutrition and metabolism in relationship to aging and disease. Topics include: obesity, calorie restriction, calorie restriction mimetics, brown adipose tissue, ulcerative dermatitis in C57BL/6 mice, and systems biology of aging using budding yeast chronological lifespan.

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    David Askenazi, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    David Chaplin M.D., Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Chaplin completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University in 1973, then undertook graduate training in the MD/PhD program at Washington University, graduating in 1980. He completed two years of Internal Medicine Residency at U of Texas/Southwestern Medical School, Parkland Memorial Hospital. His post-doctoral research training was with Dr. J.G. Seidman in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, studying the genetics of the murine major histocompatibility complex. In 1...

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    David Crossman, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    David Geldmacher, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Geldmacher graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester (New York) with his B.A. in Biology and Psychology. He obtained his M.D (with Certificate in Academic Research) from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He undertook his training in Neurology at Case Western Reserve University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the University of Florida.

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    David Joseph, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    David Redden, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    David Schwebel, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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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    David Standaert, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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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    David Vance PhD, MGS, MS, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. David Vance is a psychologist who actively researches neurocognitive aging and HIV. His funded studies focus on transcranial direct current stimulation, olfactory dysfunction, cognitive prescriptions, and others. He chairs the Neurocognitive Group of the Women’s Initiative HIV Study, a national longitudinal cohort study. His scholarship has led to numerous publications (+235 peer-reviewed articles) and presentations (+450) as well as being an invited member to a White House forum and an N...

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    Dean Assimos, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dean G. Assimos, M.D., was named the inaugural chair of the Department of Urology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Previously a division within the Department of Surgery, the Department of Urology was created by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System in April 2012.

    Assimos is an internationally known researcher and clinician, who comes to UAB from Wake Forest University where he was vice chair of urology. He received his undergraduate deg...

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    Derek Russell, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Russell received his initial medical training (MD) at the University of Texas Medical Branch with his internal medicine internship and residency completed at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Russell began a clinical and research fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UAB in 2014. Following his fellowship, he joined the UAB faculty in July 2017. His research and clinical interests relate to the role of neutrophils and extracellular vesicles in pulmonary diseases characterized by neut...

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    Desiree Morgan M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Diane Tucker Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Diane Tucker earned her PhD from University of Iowa in Clinical and Developmental Psychology and did her clinical internship year at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. A postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Neurobiology completed her training. She joined the UAB Psychology Department in January, 1985 as an Assistant Professor. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1988 and to Professor in 1993.

    Dr. Tucker is a member of the Cancer Center, the Center for Health Promotion a...

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    Do Yeon Cho, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Donna Murdaugh, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Murdaugh is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist who is focused on research involving understanding and improving neurocognitive outcomes in pediatric and young adult cancer survivors. Dr. Murdaugh’s interests include: understanding long-term neurocognitive outcomes in cancer survivors utilizing neuropsychological assessment and multimodal neuroimaging, developing a risk prediction model to identify cancer patients at greatest risk for neurocognitive deficits, and developing targeted...

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    Donna Porter, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    I am currently an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases. I assumed the role of Administrative Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) in 2007. Before joining the CFAR, I trained as a virologist, publishing over 26 manuscripts and book chapters during my research career. In current role, I am focused on advancing the impact of the center and the related HIV program projects, now in its 30th year of continuous NIH funding. During my tenure, the CFA...

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    Doreen Harper PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Harper is Dean and Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing in the UAB School of Nursing. She also serves as Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on International Nursing at UAB, one of ten centers in the United States that focus on nursing education to improve the care for children and families through global outreach. Dr. Harper's scholarly work breaks new ground in joint academic/service partnerships for nursing workfo...

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    Dorothy Pekmezi Ph.D., Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Douglas Hurst Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Drexell Boggs, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Edlue Tabengwa, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Edward Acosta Pharm.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Edwin Cook III, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    The general focus and goal of Dr. Cook's research is the application of psychophysiological methods to improve understanding of psychological and biological factors related to emotion, personality, and mental disorders. Current research uses in the startle response as a tool for exploring changes in emotional and sensory information processing that occur with changes in anxiety and mood. Startle is readily measured from humans in the laboratory, typically as contractions of the muscles surroundi...

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    Ejvis Lamani, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Ekaterina Bakradze, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Elie Ghanem, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Elizabeth Barstow, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Elizabeth Brown Ph.D., MPH, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Elizabeth Jackson, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Elizabeth Worthey, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Elliot Lefkowitz Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Since 1992, I have played a significant role in the development and provision of bioinformatics support and resources at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). I am currently Director of Informatics for the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS), an NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award site; Director of the UAB AIDS Center (CFAR) Bioinformatics Facility; and Director of the Bioinformatics Core for the UAB Microbiome Facility. As Director of these Informat...

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    Emily Levitan, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Emily Spangler, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Spangler joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2016. Her undergraduate education was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh for medical school and there obtained a MS in clinical research with a focus on Outcomes and Effectiveness Research. She went on to train in vascular surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in the integrated vascular surgery residency.

    Dr. Spangler serves as a peer reviewer for Annals of Surg...

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    Emma Perez-Costas, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Perez-Costas has extensive experience as an academic and administrator. She was recruited to UAB as an Assistant Professor in 2007 with primary appointment at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, and secondary appointments in Neurobiology, Psychology and Cell Biology. She left UAB in 2014 and did a brief stint as science writer and editor before returning to UAB as a research administrator in 2015.

    In 2020 Dr. Perez-Costas rejoined the UAB Faculty as an Assista...

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    Emmy Bell, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Eric Jack, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Eric P. Jack is the Wells Fargo Endowed Chair in Business Administration, Professor of Management, and Dean of the Collat School of Business at UAB. He has a BS in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech, an MBA from Wright State University and a PhD in operations management from the University of Cincinnati. Before beginning his academic career, Jack served for 21 years as a US Air Force officer where his responsibilities involved facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance....

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    Eric Wallace, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Wallace is a native of Alabama. He received his BS in Spanish from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He graduated AOA from medical school at UAB. He completed his residency training at UAB as well after which he served as Chief Medical Resident. He then pursued a nephrology fellowship at Vanderbilt University and served as Chief Nephrology fellow. After his fellowship, Dr. Wallace joined the faculty at UAB. Currently, he is the UAB Medical Director of Telehealth, Director of ...

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    Erica Stringer-Reasor M.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    I am dual-trained in both Medical Hematology/Oncology and Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics at the University of Chicago. My specialty training allowed me to develop expertise in clinical trial design, pharmacokinetics (PK)/pharmacodynamics (PD) analysis, drug development, and patient care. In September 2015, I joined the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. My focus remains in highly aggressive women’s malignancies (i.e. triple-neg...

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    Erik Roberson, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Roberson is a neurologist and neuroscientist whose research is focused on age-related neurodegenerative disorders. He received his A.B. with highest honors from Princeton University, then earned his Ph.D in neuroscience and M.D. with high honors at Baylor College of Medicine where he studied molecular mechanisms of learning and memory. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of California San Francisco, where he also served as Chief Resident in Neurology. After residency, he ...

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    Erin Currie MSN, RN, PhD, RN, CPLC, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Eroboghene Ubogu, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Eta S. Berner, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Eta S. Berner, Ed.D. teaches in the Master of Science in Health Informatics Program and is Director of the UAB Center for Health Informatics for Patient Safety/Quality. Dr. Berner is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics , the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. She has published articles in leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Academic Medicine and the Journal of the Ame...

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    Fadi Hage, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Faith Fletcher, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health in the Department of Health Behavior. The overall goal of Dr. Fletcher’s research program is to develop and implement community- and clinic-based social and behavioral research to reduce HIV-related disparities among African American women. Her research is grounded in methodological and theoretical approaches from public health, bioethics, and behavioral science. Additional tra...

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    Fernando Ovalle, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Ovalle is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism 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.

    He is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE), and an active member of the Ameri...

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    Frances Lund Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Frances (Fran) Lund completed her undergraduate studies in Microbiology at the University of Notre Dame (B.S., cum laude, 1987). She performed her graduate work with Dr. Ronald B. Corley in the Department of Microbiology at Duke University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Immunology in 1992 and went on to a post-doctoral immunology fellowship in Dr. Maureen Howard’s group at DNAX Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA. In 1997 she moved to the Trudeau Institute, a basic biomedical infectious disease rese...

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    Francisco Robert M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Frederick Goldman M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Gabriela Oates, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Gang Liu, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Liu graduated from China Medical University with a D.M.D. degree in 1994 and from Wuhan University with a Ph.D. degree in 1999. He received postdoctoral training in the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Alabama at Birmingham through 2003. Dr. Liu worked as a Research Associate from 2003-2006 in the Department of Cell Biology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Departm...

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    Gaurav Goyal, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Gene Siegal M.D., Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Siegal was born in New York where he attended college. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. He was a Resident and Research Fellow at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and completed both a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, NIH and a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to UAB in 1990, he was a tenured faculty member at the University of North Carolina ...

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    Georg Deutsch, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    George Gillespie, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    George Howard, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    George Munchus III, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    George Solomon, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Solomon's clinical interest centers on the care of CF and non-CF bronchiectasis patients and the pursuit of continued inpatient medicine care of these patients in the acute care setting.

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    Gerald McGwin, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Graciela Alarcon, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    I joined the Faculty at UAB in 1981 after being a Research Fellow for about 18 months. I am currently Emeritus Professor and although not in Birmingham, I am still involved in mentoring fellows and collaborating with the LFA, LCTC, GLADEL as the need arises. During my stay at UAB and prior to that at my alma mater (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Perú), I have been involved in the training of clinical and research fellows. In fact, after my US training (1968-1972), I started the fi...

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    Graham Towns, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Gregg Gilbert, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Gregory Friedman M.D., Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Gregory Kennedy M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Kennedy is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Kennedy’s main interest is in laparoscopic approaches to complex colorectal disease. He has experience with all advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive approaches including single-incision laparoscopy and robotic surgery. His clinical areas of expertis...

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    Gregory Walcott, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Harish Doppalapudi, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Harrison Kim Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Harrison Walker, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is more effective than medications and other conventional therapies for motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and essential tremor. Emerging DBS technologies such as directional and closed loop stimulation have substantial potential to improve a variety of patient outcomes. However these devices are increasingly adaptable and complex, and we lack robust tools to fully realize their therapeutic potential. Dr. Walker's lab investigates how deep brain stimula...

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    Harry Schroeder Jr, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh M.D., Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Helen Krontiras M.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Krontiras, a breast surgical oncologist, is the Medical Director of the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, a clinic in which medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists work together to see approximately 450 new breast cancer cases each year. She is the Co-Director of the Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Program for Women's Cancers at UAB and the Co-Director of the Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic. In her role as Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Qual...

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    Hemant Tiwari Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Henna Budhwani, Scientist (C) 2019 -

    I am a social scientist who conducts studies to better understand (and address) the causes and consequences of health disparities among underserved - often stigmatized - populations that are at high-risk for experiencing adverse health outcomes in resource-constrained global and domestic settings. My research is intersectional, informed by sociological constructs, guided by human rights frameworks, and adopting a multidimensional view of how to address public health and clinical care gaps. I hav...

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    Hilary Haines, Scholar (C) 2011 -

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    Holly Richter, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Huifeng Yun Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    I am an associate professor in the department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). After working as a statistician/epidemiologist, I have accumulated more than 10 years of experience in the study design, analysis, and methodological development using a variety of data system, including electronic medical records, Medicare, Medicaid, SEER, commercial administrative data, and patient surveys. At the same time, I have established strong collaboration with experts on a v...

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    Hussein Basma, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Indranee Rajapreyar, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Isabel Virella-Lowell, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Isuzu Meyer, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    J. Patrick Selph, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Selph joins UAB Urology after completing training at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duke University. He underwent advanced training in treating urethral stricture disease, ureteral stricture disease, erectile dysfunction, male urinary incontinence, and complications of pelvic radiation therapy. He is currently the only urologist in Alabama who is fellowship-trained in genitourinary cancer survivorship, a field that focuses on the urologic complications of cancer treatment.<...

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    Jacqueline Moss PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Jacqueline Moss has a wide range of experience in adult critical care practice, nursing education, and research. She has a particular interest in health care informatics and earned a doctorate in nursing informatics. Dr. Moss has been involved in multiple projects designed to implement new information and communication technologies for use in health care practice and education.

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    Jake Chen Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Chen conducts research in “translational bioinformatics”—the science of collecting, representing, storing, retrieving and processing data and knowledge for the improvement of human health. His research interest focus on systems biology, data mining, advanced visual analytics for therapeutic discovery and clinical decision-making applications. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and edited two bioinformatics books, “Biological Database Modeling” and “Biological Data...

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    James Bonner M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    James A. Bonner, M.D., is Senior Advisor to the Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Merle M. Salter Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology. A member of the UAB faculty since 1998, Dr. Bonner served as co-leader of the Cancer Center’s Experimental Therapeutics Program from 1998 to 2010.

    Dr. Bonner received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his M.D. from Wayne State University. His research interest focuses on methods of enhancing radiosensitization such a...

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    James Boyce, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    James Callaway, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Callaway is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UAB and practices at both the Birmingham VA Medical Center and The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency at UAB, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He remained at UAB to complete his gastroenterology fellowship and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He serves as the Associate Director of the Gastroenterology Fellows...

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    James Cimino MD, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    James Davies Jr, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Davies is the director of Cardiothoracic Surgery Division at UAB. He has an active clinical practice with specific interest in cardiac valvular disease. Along with UAB cardiologists, he started the transcatheter aortic valve program. As part of the program, approximately 400 transcatheter aortic valve replacements have been performed in three years at UAB, and Dr. Davies performs more than 100 open aortic valve replacements annually. Through this volume of procedures, Dr. Davies has a very g...

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    James Hill, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Welcome to the Department of Nutrition Sciences.

    Hippocrates recognized the importance of nutrition and healthy living when he said

    “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have the safest way to health.”

    Faculty in the Department of Nutrition Sciences (DNS) conduct basic, clinical, and translational research to identify the optimum personalized lifestyle (nutrition, exercise, behavior mo...

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    James Markert M.D., M.P.H., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Markert received an A.B. degree cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, where he also pursued graduate studies in Applied Mathematics. He then obtained his M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 with a simultaneous award of a Masters in Public Health, also from Columbia University. He performed his general surgery internship, as well as his neurological surgery residency, at the University of Michigan Medical Center under Dr. Julian...

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    James Mobley Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Mobley is considered an expert in proteomics by his peers, and as director of the Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics Shared Facility, continues to focus on clinical and translational proteomics applications, which include statistical analysis of high density 'omics driven data sets, and the use of systems biology applications to uncover biologically relevant pathways. He has nearly 30 years experience in academia and industry, and mass spectrometry has been a intricate part of his work experience ...

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    James Raper, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Professor of Medicine and Nursing in the Division of Infectious & Senior Scientist (UAB Center for AIDS Research), Senior Scholar (UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care) and Scholar (UAB Lister Hill Center for Health Policy)

    I am the Director of the UAB 1917 HIV Outpatient, Dental and Research Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. As a national Nurse Practitioner leader, I have devoted my career to improving access to care for HIV populations. An attorney and NP, I have impacted HIV ca...

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    James Wells, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Wells’ research and clinical interest focuses on COPD, including COPD-associated pulmonary vascular disease. He is currently exploring the mechanism by which a tri-peptide extracellular matrix collagen fragment causes pulmonary hypertension in COPD through a translational research project that incorporates his interest in proteomics and imaging. Dr. Wells received his Internal Medicine and Pulmonary / Critical Care post-graduate training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He a...

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    James Willig, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    James H. Willig, MD, MSPH, is the Associate Dean of Clinical Education in the School of Medicine. He attended Medical School at the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and completed his residency at the University of Virginia Roanoke-Salem. At UAB, Willig has earned an M.S. in Public Health and completed an Infectious Diseases Fellowship. His research interests in quality improvement and medical informatics have found expression in both research into quality issues in HIV primary care...

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    Jamie Cannon M.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Jamie Cannon, M.D., FACS is an associate professor of surgery and directs the robotic surgical education program for the residency program. Dr. Cannon is double board certified in general and colorectal surgery. Dr. Cannon is a leader in minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease, with an emphasis on robotics, colorectal cancer and sphincter-sparing operations. She is one of the highest volume academic colorectal surgeons in the country. Originally from Arizona, she is a graduate of the...

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    Jamil Saad Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Obtained his B.S degree in Chemistry at Birzeit University in Palestine (1996), M.S degree in Bioinorganic Chemistry at Bergen University in Norway (1998; advisor: Dr. Einar Sletten), and a Ph.D degree in Bioinorganic Chemistry at Emory University in Atlanta (2002; advisor: Dr. Luigi Marzilli). His M.S. and Ph.D studies focused on studying the interactions of cisplatin, a leading anticancer drug, with DNA by using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and other biophysical methods. Dr. Saad's postdoc...

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    Jan Novak M.Sc., Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Jane Allendorfer, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Janeen Arbuckle, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Arbuckle completed the dual MD/PhD program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she also completed a fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Dr. Arbuckle provides a full scope of Obstetrical and Gynecologic care to girls and women of all ages.

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    Janis O'Malley M.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Jarred Younger, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Jarred Younger completed postdoctoral fellowships at Arizona State University and the Stanford University School of Medicine before taking an Assistant Professor position at Stanford.

    He has recently joined the UAB faculty in Psychology, with secondary appointments in Anesthesiology and Rheumatology. He is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense to study new techniques for diagnosing and treating neuroinflammation.

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    Jason Nichols, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Jason Nichols has more than 20 years of experience working at the cross-roads of translational research and development, entrepreneurial initiatives, and research administration in academic medical settings. He has led various collaborative, diverse, results-oriented teams in these environments in both regional and international markets. Dr. Nichols is currently the Associate Vice President for Research Engagement and Partnerships in the UAB's Office of the Vice President of Research. Over t...

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    Jayleen Grams, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Jayleen Grams joined the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2009. A native of Minnesota, Grams received her undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University and matriculated into the Medical Scientist Training Program at the UAB. Here, she completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology and her M.D. in 2003. She returned to Minnesota to complete a general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive ...

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    Jayme Locke, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Locke completed her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Duke University and her medical degree at East Carolina University prior to matriculating to Johns Hopkins Hospital where she received training in general surgery and multi-visceral abdominal transplantation. Dr. Locke completed her Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in biostatistics and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined the surgical faculty at UAB upon completion ...

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    Jayne Ness, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jean-Francois Pittet, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jeffrey Edberg Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Wegener's granulomatosis, an anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-positive systemic small vessel vasculitide, is characterized by inflammatory lesions with granuloma formation in the upper and lower airways, pauci-immune glomerulonephritis, and anti-proteinase 3 autoantibodies. Although Wegener's granulomatosis is considered idiopathic, there has been substantial interest in environmental factors as either etiologic or accelerating risk factors, with Staphylococcus aureus having attracted...

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    Jeffrey Nix M.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jennifer Croker, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jennifer De Los Santos, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Jennifer Dewolfe, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jennifer Pollock, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jeonga Kim, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    I graduated from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea with B.S and M.S degrees in Nutrition and Biochemistry, respectively. I have broad training and extensive experience in area spanning regulation of gene transcription, signal transduction, cell biology, metabolic and vascular animal physiology, and translational studies with an eye towards therapeutic discovery for human diseases. While in graduate school at Iowa State University and during post-doctoral training at Penn State University, I focuse...

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    Jereme Wilroy, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jeremy Day, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    My major research interest is the neurobiological regulation of reward-related memory systems in the brain and the role of these systems in drug addiction. My laboratory approaches this broad topic at diverse levels of analysis that integrate molecular, genetic, and epigenetic tools with techniques that probe the function of single neurons and entire neuronal circuits. My ultimate goal is to understand epigenetic regulation in normal and disease states, and to use tools that manipulate the epige...

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    Jerzy Szaflarski, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jessica Bentley, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jessica Zarzour, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Jessica G. Zarzour, M.D. completed her undergraduate training at Auburn University, followed by medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at UAB and served as chief resident during her senior year. Following an abdominal imaging fellowship at UAB, she joined faculty in the abdominal imaging section at UAB.

    Clinically, Dr. Zarzour practices a full spectrum abdominal imaging including fluoroscopy, CT, MR and US. Re...

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    Jessy Deshane Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Jessy Deshane received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from University of Alabama at Birmingham under the mentorship of Dr. Anupam Agarwal. After completing her post-doctoral training in Immunology with Dr. David Chaplin, in Department of Microbiology, she joined the faculty of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine in 2011 as an Assistant Professor.

    Dr. Deshane is committed to an academic career combining basic and tr...

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    Jianmei Leavenworth Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Joao De Andrade, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Dr. de Andrade completed his medical degree in 1990 at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre (UFRGS) where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He came to the United States in 1994 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and subsequently a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Un...

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    John Chatham D.Phil., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    John Chatham received his D.Phil. in 1987 from John Chatham received his D.Phil. in 1987 from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford in the UK. He completed his post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1989. He is currently Professor of Pathology in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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    John Fiveash M.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    John Hartman IV M.D., Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    John Knight, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    John Lowman Jr., Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    John Osborne, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    John Rinker II, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    John Shacka, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    John Stahl, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jon Sharer, Scholar (C) 2016 -

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    Jonathan McConathy M.D., Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Jose Fernandez Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. José R. Fernández is a Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. Dr. Fernández obtained his Ph.D. in Biobehavioral Health from Pennsylvania State University, training in genetics of complex traits under the advisory of Dr. Gerald McClearn and working with the three most commonly used models for genetic research: fruit flies, mice, and humans. He continued his academic training at the New York Obesity Research Center at Columbia University as a post-docto...

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    Jose Tallaj, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Joseph Barney, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Joseph Barney is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. With the exception of his time at Mercer University School of Medicine, Dr. Barney's entire medical career has been centered around UAB, from his internship in 2000 to his current practice. Dr. Barney has served as critical care transport physician, a volunteer staff physicians in local clinics, and has contributed greatly to the study and treatment of sarcoidosis.

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    Joseph Chewning III M.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Josh Stern, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Julie Kanter, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Julie Kanter, MD is the director of the UAB Adult Sickle Cell Clinic and associate professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Her clinical and research interests in sickle cell disease include improving access to care for affected individuals, and identifying and developing novel therapies for sickle cell disease, as well as enhancing horizontal care for patients with sickle cell disease. Kanter comes to UAB from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she was director of sick...

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    Kai Jiao M.D., Ph.D., Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Karen Cropsey Psy.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Cropsey attended undergraduate and her masters degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana for her doctoral training and completed internship in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in forensics and substance abuse at University of Mississippi Medical Center and Virginia Commonwealth University. She stayed on as faculty in the Department of Psychia...

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    Karen Gamble, Scholar (C) 2011 -

    The overall goal of my research program is to investigate environmental modulation of circadian clock function in mammalian systems and the contribution of clock disruption to pathological disease. One of the most exciting discoveries that has emerged in recent years is that the circadian molecular clock regulates excitability in neurons that are spontaneously active in the absence of synaptic input. Although the intrinsic 24-h rhythm in membrane properties of neurons of the suprachiasmatic nucl...

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    Karen Heaton PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAAOHN, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Karen Heaton’s program of research is primarily focused on the effects of sleep deprivation and obstructive sleep apnea on cognition and injury risk in workers. For example, she has been involved in projects that explored the impact of distraction and health issues on driving and driving performance issues among aging truck drivers, and self-assessment of driving performance compared to real-time simulated driving performance among truck drivers.

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    Kathryn Zamora, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Kathryn Watts Zamora, MD received her MD and MPH (Masters in Public Health) from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Zamora completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. Following residency, Dr. Zamora pursued additional training with an accredited fellowship in Pediatric Imaging at Miami Children’s Hospital and a second fellowship in Women’s Imaging at Louisiana State University in Ne...

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    Keith Wille, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Medical Director, Advanced Lung Diseases
    Medical Director, Adult ECMO

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    Kelly Godby M.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    My major research interest is in multiple myeloma. I, along with my multiple myeloma colleagues, established an interdisciplinary myeloma clinic in March 2013, which is the first clinic of its kind in Alabama dedicated solely to plasma cell malignancies. I have also represented UAB on the NCCN Multiple Myeloma guidelines panel. My future and ongoing goals include opening and expanding clinical trials for the relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patient population and to continue to serve the gro...

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    Kenkichi Nozaki, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Kent Keyser Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Khurram Bashir, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Bashir graduated from the University of the Punjab with a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Physiology, and received his MD from the King Edward Medical College in Pakistan. He received his MPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. After completing his internship and post-graduate residency training in combined Internal Medicine and Neurology at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Bashir joined the Department of Neurology at the ...

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    Kirby Bland M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Kirby I Bland, M.D. is a Professor of Surgical Oncology and Chair Emeritus of UAB's Department of Surgery and provides leadership to the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Bland is internationally renowned for his contributions to surgical oncology and for his distinguished career as a general surgeon, researcher and editor.

    Dr. Bland's research influence is far reaching. He has been a Principal Investigator/Program Leader of the Cancer Center's National Institute of Health's SPORE (Speci...

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    Kristen Riley, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Riley grew up in Huntsville, AL, attended undergraduate at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and medical school at University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed Neurosurgery Residency at UAB and a fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, England.
    Dr. Riley joined the Neurosurgery faculty in 2004.
    Dr. Riley specializes in non-vascular, cranial neurosurgery including general cranial neurosurgery and:
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    Kristen Triebel Psy.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Triebel joined the faculty in 2008 after completing a two-year postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at UAB. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology. Her clinical work involves neuropsychological evaluation of adults and older adults with a wide variety of neurological disorders, with a specialty focus in cancer, dementia, and movement disorders (including DBS pre-surgical evaluations). Dr. Triebel is also involved in educating graduate students, interns, and postdoct...

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    Kyle Wood, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Wood joined UAB Urology in July 2016. He completed his undergraduate degree at Brown University, graduating with honors. He then attended medical school at University of Massachusetts, and completed his residency at Wake Forest University. Dr. Wood is fellowship trained in endourology with a primary focus on kidney stone disease.

    His surgical expertise is in complex kidney stone disease and surgeries. He is a trained open, endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgeon. Dr. Wood and n...

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    Lakshminarayanan Nandagopal, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Laura Hughes, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Hughes is a Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology with a research interest in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and imaging. Her early research and focused on genetics and pharmacogenetics in rheumatoid arthritis, especially in African-Americans. As her clinical activities changed, including in 2010 when she became the Fellowship Program Director and started the UAB Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) Service, her research focus c...

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    Lauren Graham, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Graham is interested in Medical Dermatology. She has a specific interest in autoimmune blistering diseases and rheumatological skin diseases like cutaneous lupus, morphea, psoriasis, and dermatomyositis.

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    Lawrence Tyson, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Scholarship

    I have recently published in ASCA's School Counselor and have submitted a proposal to the American Counseling Association for published a third edited book entitled, "Critical Incidents in School Counseling."

    Service

    I am involved in the CEP's Study Away program, "A Counselor's View of Italy," and am involved in international activities; I just rotated off the Chi Sigma Iota national board as its treasurer; I just completed my rotation (2010 - 13) as Edito...

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    Lawrence Ver Hoef, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Ver Hoef completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech and attended medical school at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed neurology residency and epilepsy fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he then became a faculty member at the UAB Epilepsy Center. He is board certified in Neurology (ABPN), Neuroimaging (UCNS), and Epilepsy (ABPN). He has a secondary appointment in Biomedical Engineering. He collaborates with ...

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    Linda Moneyham PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Moneyham is Professor and Senior Associated Dean for Academic Affairs in the UAB School of Nursing, with appointments as a Senior Scientist in the Center for AIDS Research, the Minority Health Research Center, the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. She has also served as an Associate Director for the Center for Nursing Research, Co-director of the Behavioral Core of the Center for AIDS Research, and Research Leader of the Mi...

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    Lisa Schwiebert Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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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    Lisle Hites PhD, MEd, MS, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Lisle Nabell M.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Graduate of Duke University undergraduate and Chapel Hill Medical School. Completed internship/residency at UAB followed by fellowship at UAB. Currently Professor of Medicine with a focused interest in education, clinical investigation in head and neck cancer and breast cancer, and quality metrics for patient care.

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    Louis Nabors M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Nabors, originally from Columbus, Mississippi, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1985. He then obtained his Medical Doctorate from the University of Tennessee in 1991. Dr. Nabors was active in the United States Navy as a Flight Surgeon from 1992-95. Afterwards, he completed a Neuro-oncology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2000 and is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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    Luciano Costa M.D., Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Strategies for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in chronic lymphoproliferative disorders. Toxicity of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Population outcomes of hematologic malignancies.

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    Luz Padilla, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Luz A Padilla received her MD from the Universidad de Guadalajara and obtained an MSPH in Applied Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As faculty for the Department of Epidemiology she has served as course master for both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Dr. Padilla serves on the UAB Institutional Review Board (IRB) and other committees across campus. She has helped train students in research and conducted studies internationally in countries such as Swaziland,...

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    Marc Passman, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Marc A. Passman is a professor of surgery and currently serves as the vice chair for clinical research and the director of the UAB Vein Program and UAB Vein Center. Dr. Passman is a board-certified specialist in vascular surgery, practicing the full scope of vascular and endovascular surgery.

    A native of Hartford, Conn., Dr. Passman received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1987 and medical degree at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. in 19...

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    Marcas Bamman, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Marguerite Irvin, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Maria Acosta Lara, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Acosta Lara received her initial medical training at Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas with her internship and residency completed at University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Acosta Lara served as Chief Resident at the University of Texas Medical Branch after completing her residency training. Dr. Acosta Lara began a clinical and research fellowship at UAB in 2013. Following her fellowship, she joined the UAB faculty in July 2016 as Assistant Professor

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    Maria Geisinger, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Maria Pisu Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Marissa Natelson Love, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Mark Beasley, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    I have published over 40 articles in the area of statistical methodology. I have served as a standing member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Experimental Gerontology Laboratory of the National Institutes on Aging. As a statistician I have many collaborations with researchers in the fields of obesity, caloric restriction, aging, experimental gerontology, radiology, and many other fields in the biological sciences. I have co-authored over 50 applied research articles in a variety of di...

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    Mark Dransfield, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    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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    Marti Rice PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Marti Rice is very active in leadership positions in nursing research organizations at the national (Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science) and regional (Southern Nursing Research Society) level. She is known for her community-based research examining factors related to blood pressure in preschool and school-age children including stress and anger. Her biobehavioral research program with children spans over a quarter of a century and has been funded by the National Institute of Nurs...

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    Martin Heslin M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Martin J. Heslin, M.D. joined the faculty of UAB Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology in 1996, following completion of his Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Hospital. He is the James P. Hayes, Jr., Endowed Professor in Gastrointestinal Oncology.

    He has extensive training in hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and colorectal surgery. He has established a thriving gastrointestinal oncology practice which focuses primarily on neoplasms of the pancreas, stomach, co...

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    Mary-Ann Bjornsti Ph.D., Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Mary-Ann Bjornsti, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UAB, and holds the Newman H. Waters Chair of Clinical Pharmacology. She also serves as co-Leader of the Cancer Cell Biology Program and Associate Director for Translational Research in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Genetics, followed by a Fogarty Fellowship at the Biozentrum in Basel Switzerland, and post-doctoral training at Harvard University ...

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    Matthew Might, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Matthew Nelson, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    My lab takes advantage of opportunities to perform in-vivo intracranial recordings and causal experiments in human patient volunteers to study a key component of what makes us uniquely human- language. Before focusing on human intracranial work, my background is cognitive and systems neuroscience using single unit and local field potential recordings in awake behaving macaques. I have also made contributions to the neurophysiology the technique and theory of extracellular recordings.

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    Mayur Narkhede, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Melanie Morris M.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Melanie Morris joined the faculty as an associate professor of surgery in 2010. In 2016, she was named the chief of general surgery for the Birmingham VA hospital. A native of Tennessee, she completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University and her medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed her surgical residency in general surgery at Oregon Health and Science University and a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Hea...

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    Michael Allon, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Allon is Professor of Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Affairs and the Medical Director of Dialysis Operations in the Division of Nephrology. He has a longstanding clinical research interest in dialysis, and in particular in vascular access for hemodialysis. He was the P.I. for several clinical dialysis trials sponsored by NIH, including HEMO, DAC, and HFM. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts on various a...

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    Michael Dobelbower M.D., Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Michael Kurz, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Michael Kurz is an Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and holds joint appointments with the Department of Surgery and the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science. In addition, Dr. Kurz is the Director of the UAB Post-Cardiac Arrest Service providing comprehensive post-resuscitation care for cardiac arrest victims throughout Alabama.


    Dr. Kurz attended the University of Vir...

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    Michael Mugavero MD, MHSc, Senior Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Mugavero joined the ID faculty at UAB in 2006 and was named Project Director of the UAB 1917 Clinic Cohort a prospective, observational HIV cohort study. His research focuses on the effects of clinical, behavioral and epidemiological factors on health behaviors and outcomes in HIV patients. Dr. Mugavero serves as Associate Director for the Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education, Co-Director of the Center For AIDS Research, and Director of its Clinical Core facility.

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    Michael Saag M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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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    Michael Seifert, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Michal Mrug, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Mrug is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he trains the next generation of physicians and scientists. Dr. Mrug is recognized as one of “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. He co-founded and directs the UAB Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Clinic and oversees clinical PKD research activities at UAB (since 2009). This includes the CRISP study, an NIH-funded collaborative effort between Emory University, Universi...

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    Michele Kong, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    I am a translational physician scientist with a clinical practice in a tertiary 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. My basic science research is focused on understanding the role and impact of protease dysregulation in the pathogenesis of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) lung disease and acute lung injury in children. In 2012, I was selected to be a Pediatric Critical Care Scientist Development Program Scholar (sponsored by NICHD), and in 2014, I successfully secured my own funding from NHLBI...

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    Michelle Robbin M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Michelle L. Robbin, MD, MS, FACR, FAIUM, FSRU completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She attended medical school at the Mayo Clinic, followed by an adult internal medicine internship at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Robbin completed a radiology residency and ultrasound fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. Thereafter, she joined the faculty in the ...

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    Micky Edmonds Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    The overall goal of my research is to determine the genetic and epigenetic events that drive epithelial cancer progression and metastasis. Cancer is the second leading cause of mortality in the United States. The genes required for cancer progression and dissemination remain an area of active investigation. The main research focus of my lab is to understand how non-coding RNA regulate these processes and, specifically, the functional role of microRNA (miRNA). miRNAs are small, non-coding RNA mol...

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    Min Gao, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Mirjam-Colette Kempf PhD, MPH, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Mirjam-Colette Kempf has a broad background in infectious diseases, epidemiology and behavioral sciences. Her previous research has focused on HIV health services and outcomes research with particular emphasis on psychosocial barriers of access to care and health care disparities among HIV-infected women living in the rural South. She is the Co-PI for the NIH-funded UAB-MS Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) site, a member of the National WIHS cohort investigating the HIV epidemic in Women ...

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    Mollie Deshazo M.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. deShazo sees patients with a variety of solid tumors and is especially interested in lung and genitourinary malignancies. She has taught medical students Introduction to Clinical Medicine for more than 5 years and was recently selected as one of ten faculty designated as Core Clinical Faculty for the Department of Internal Medicine Residency training program.

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    Mona Fouad M.D., M.P.H., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Fouad is recognized nationally as a leader in health disparities research and is a member of the NIH National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She is PI on numerous federally funded projects that bring in over $51 million and Co-PI on additional grants worth approximately $20 million. Most of this funding has a common theme of improving health and preventing disease in minorities.

    Dr. Fouad is PI for the CDC-funded center entitled, Racial and Ethnic Approa...

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    Nina Kraguljac, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Nina Kraguljac is a board-certified psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received her medical degree from Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria in 2008 and completed her residency training in General Psychiatry at UAB in 2013.

    Her research interests focus on the utilization of multimodal neuroimaging techniques, pharmacological modelling, and computationally adv...

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    Nita Limdi, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Limdi is a clinical pharmacist and epidemiologist with significant expertise in pharmacogenomics and pharmacoepidemiology, from research and discovery to its application and implementation in clinical practice. Her research portfolio encompasses studies with both observational and a clinical trial designs and is focused on understanding the multiple factors that influence drug efficacy and safety, specifically anticoagulant and antiplatelet response. An established investigator in the field ...

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    Olivia Affuso, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Olivio Clay, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Olumide Gbolahan, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Omar Massoud, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Orlando Gutierrez, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Patrick Pritchard, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Patrick R. Pritchard earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and he is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Pritchard completed a general surgery internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland after which he served a tour in the United States Navy as a general medical officer with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, Japan and with the United States Marine Cor...

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    Paul Gamlin, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Paul Goepfert M.D., Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Our laboratory concentrates on understanding the immune correlates of protection against HIV disease progression with a focus on cell medicated immune responses (CD4 and CD8 T cells). We are utilizing a variety of techniques in our laboratory to evaluate the quality of HIV-specific T cell responses observed in patients who represent the entire spectra of HIV disease. These assays include an in vitro HIV killing and an in vitro HIV viral suppression assay. These assays measure the actual clearanc...

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    Paul MacLennan, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Paul MacLennan is an epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Director of Transplant Analytics, Informatics & Quality. His experience includes collaborations with researchers with diverse interests, including occupational exposures and mortality/cancer, health disparities, diabetes and vision, healthcare utilization, geriatric epidemiology, injury and trauma and solid organ transplantation. He currently serves as a...

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    Peng Li PhD, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Li's major research interest includes design, management, conduct, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials, epidemiologic studies and evaluation research, with particular expertise in cluster-randomized trials. He has broad collaborative experience with researchers from multidiscipline including clinicians and biologists, involving in study design, power and sample size calculation, data management and analysis.

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    Qiang Ding, Scholar (C) 2012 -

    Dr. Qiang Ding is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Ding received his PhD degree in molecular and cellular pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After completing his postdoctoral fellowship training in the UAB Department of Pathology, Dr. Ding joined the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care medicine at the rank of Assistant Professor. Dr. Ding is actively involved in education and service for...

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    Rachael Lancaster M.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Lancaster is an assistant professor of surgery within the Division of Surgical Oncology and specializes in breast surgery. She works at the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic. Here she partners with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to devise and tailor individual treatment plans for patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Dr. Lancaster is a fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist. Her clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of invasive breast ca...

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    Raegan Durant, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Rajeev Samant Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Rajesh Kana, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Kana has several years of experience in research in the field of autism spectrum disorders. After earning PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, he completed his postdoctoral training at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2001 he was awarded the William Fulbright pre-doctoral research fellow to do research at University of California Los Angeles. He joined UAB in 2007.

    Dr. Kana is the director of the Cognition, Brain and Autism Laboratory at UAB, and the co-directo...

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    Ravi Bhatia M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    My research goals are to develop an improved understanding of abnormal regulation of malignant stem and progenitor cells in hematologic malignancies and to develop effective approaches to eliminate these cells to enhance outcomes for these cancers. In addition to being a practicing clinical Hematologist-Oncologist and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant physician, I have extensive experience in studying normal and malignant hematopoietic stem cell regulation in the translational laboratory setting.

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    Rebecca Arend M.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Rebecca Arend, MD is Assistant Professor and an Associate Scientist at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Experimental Therapeutics Program. She completed her undergraduate degree and her residency at Columbia Presbyterian in New York, NY and completed her fellowship at UAB. Prior to fellowship, she did research in hormonal and molecular pathways associated with uterine carcinosarcoma. During her fellowship in Gyn Oncology at UAB, she received an AAOGF/ABOG Young Investigator Fellowship grant t...

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    Renata Jaskula-Sztul Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Renata Jaskula-Sztul has a Masters degree in Cell Biology from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland and a PhD in Biochemistry from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences. She completed a two-year postdoctoral training in the Department of Pharmacology followed by an additional three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Human Oncology at UW-Madison. Since joining the Department of Surgery at UAB she has been working on multiple projects investiga...

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    Richard Shelton, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    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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    Richard Whitley M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Richard Whitley, M.D., is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Microbiology, Medicine and Neurosurgery; Loeb Eminent Scholar Chair in Pediatrics; Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Senior Scientist, Department of Gene Therapy; Scientist, Cancer Research and Training Center; Faculty, Gene Therapy Center; Associate Director for Drug Discovery and Development and Senior Leader, Pediatric Oncology Program, O’Neal Comprehensi...

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    Robert A. Oster Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Robert Conry M.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    I am an Associate Scientist and Clinical Investigator at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Through this role, I have access to all clinical trials being conducted at UAB for all cancer types. As an active member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), I likewise have access to a broad array of national cooperative group clinical trials for most malignancies, including breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer among others.

    I have special research interests in the areas of ...

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    Robert Kimberly M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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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    S. Louis Bridges Jr, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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 susce...

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    Sadanandan Velu Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Velu did his postdoctoral research at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and at Clemson University. He joined the Medicinal Chemistry division of the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering at UAB in 1997 and worked as a Staff Scientist through 2004. He also held a joined appointment in the Chemistry department as a Research Faculty during the period, 2002-2004. He joined the Chemistry department as an Assistant Professor in August of 2004 and was tenured and promoted to Associa...

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    Samuel Galgano, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Samuel J. Galgano, M.D. completed his undergraduate training and medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He then completed his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, during which he acted as Chief Resident in his final year. He completed fellowships in both Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics as well as Abdominal Imaging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham prior to joining the faculty at UAB. During his Abdominal Imaging fellowship...

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    Sandipan Pati, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Scott Ballinger Ph.D., Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Scott Snyder, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Scholarship

    I typically serve as a methodologist or statistician on research projects. This allows me to study issues related to K-12 education, higher education, health, dementia, and training in various fields including defense and engineering. My other research interests relate to grading, systems theory, and autism.

    Service

    I provide service to professional groups at local, state, and national levels in areas that typically relate to my background in measurement, e...

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    Shajan Peter, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Sugandha is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology. He completed a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery at Madras University in India and then a fellowship in Internal Medicine specializing in Gastroenterology at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. Between 2000 and 2004 he was a Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology at Christian Medical College. In 2005 he became a Staff Gastroenterologist at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland, un...

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    Shannon Morrison PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Associate Professor at the UAB School of Nursing and teaches across all academic levels (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral). She is a family nurse practitioner and currently serves on the Executive Board Member (Treasurer) of the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama. Dr. Morrison's translational research is aimed to explore how diet, specifically added sugar, and obesity influence cardiometabolic disease onset/prevalence, inflammation, and cognitive impairment in aging adults.

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    Sharon Spencer M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Shauntice Allen, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Allen has over 10 years of experience with health education program design, implementation and evaluation with multi-disciplinary and complex partnerships. She has an extensive track record of working with minority, under served and vulnerable populations. Along with her experience in both traditional classroom and innovative study investigations, Dr. Allen has strong writing, research and analytical skills. As an Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, I teach and conduct rese...

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    Shawn Gilbert, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Shikha Mehta, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Sixto Leal, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Sonia Fargue, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Sonya Heath, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Heath is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She also received a Master’s Degree in Microbiology and Immunology. Her translational laboratory is focused on investigating T and B cell biology in HIV infection and vaccine development, with external funding through NIH and CDC.  Her research program has focused on understanding 1) HIV specific CD8 T cell responses and how exhaustion, ...

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    Soo Young Kwon, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Sooryanarayana Varambally Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

    My research focus is on understanding the molecular basis of cancer using integrative genomic, epigenetic and proteomic approach. Our groups translational cancer research involves transferring the basic research discoveries to develop disease detection markers of developing therapy for the identified targets. I have worked extensively in the area of solid tumor genomics, biomarker discovery, biology, and therapeutic targeting.
    Our group’s research helps better understand the...

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    Soroush Rais-Bahrami M.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Stefanie Krick, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Krick is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following her fellowship training and internships at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and Mount Sinai Medical Center, she worked as an assistant professor of medicine at the Miller School of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She has completed training in internal medicine, molecular biology, pulmonary medicine, critical care and vascular medicine.

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    Stefanie Woodard, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Stefanie A. Woodard, D.O. received her undergraduate degree from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia followed by medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, W. Virginia. She completed her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. followed by a breast imaging fellowship at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

    Dr. Woodard joined Tristan Radiology Specialists following her fellowship and remained on as faculty at Penn State before joining U...

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    Stephen Aller Ph.D., Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Stephen Barnes Ph.D., Scholar (C) 2012 -

    Dr. Barnes was trained in Chemistry and Biochemistry in the UK. He joined UAB in 1977 and pursued research on bile acids and latterly polyphenols, particularly soy isoflavones. He was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 1985 and Full Professor in 1994. He has received NIH support from several areas to pursue the conjugation of bile acids, the chemistry, biochemistry and physiology of polyphenols, the underlying chemistry of lens cataracts and the use of omics approaches in biomedica...

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    Stephen Yoder, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Stephenie Wallace, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Steven Duncan, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Duncan is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Washington (Seattle) and served as a Medical Intern and Resident there. His subsequent clinical and research training fellowships were at the University of Pittsburgh, Stanford University, and The Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Duncan has had prior faculty appointments at Stanford University and the University of Pittsburgh.

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    Steven Pogwizd, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Steven Rowe, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Steven M. Rowe was born in Baton Rouge, LA in May 1972. He received his BA degree from the University of Virginia in 1994, his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 1998, and an MSPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005. He completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics internship and residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also completed a combined Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonary fellowship at the University of Alaba...

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    Sunnie Thompson Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Surya Bhatt, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    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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    Susan Bellis Ph.D., Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Suzanne Judd, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Suzanne E Judd received her PhD from Emory University in 2008. Her dissertation included a clinical trial studying the effect of different forms of vitamin D on blood pressure. For this work, she was awarded a fellowship from The American Society of Nutrition. Dr. Judd also received an MPH in Epidemiology from Emory in 2005 and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1999. After several years in the pharmaceutical industry manufacturing FDA regulated products, she returned to scho...

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    Suzanne Lapi Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Suzanne E. Lapi, Ph.D. completed her undergraduate studies and Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, Canada. She went on to complete a postdoctoral appointment at UCSF working with Henry VanBrocklin, PhD on the development of imaging agents for PSMA in prostate cancer before being recruited as a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis where she ultimately stayed on as a tenured Associate Professor until 2015.

    Dr. Lapi is currently an Associate Professor of Radio...

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    Suzanne Oparil, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Suzanne Oparil, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FAPS is Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, and Director of the Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

    Dr. Oparil is a cardiologist with a special interest in the fundamental mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and in applying this information to the development of novel treatme...

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    Tamela Turner, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Tanecia Mitchell, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    The overall theme of Dr. Mitchell’s research has been to study disorders that affect the kidney and to identify potential ways to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with kidney disease. She has a broad background as well as specific training and expertise in mitochondrial function and oxidative stress. Dr. Mitchell’s current research investigates the role of diet on immune cell mitochondria and oxidative stress in kidney stone disease using human dietary feeding studies, anima...

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    Tanja Dudenbostel, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Mechanisms of cardiovascular remodeling and repair in hypertension.

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    Tapan Mehta, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Mehta is an obesity researcher and a data scientist with several years of experience in biostatistics and data mining. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and his training included PhD in Biostatistics and Masters in Electrical Engineering. He directs the statistical analysis and design core of the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative, a collaboration between UAB School of Health Profession and Lake...

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    Tejaswini Kulkarni, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Kulkarni received her initial medical training and internship at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute with graduate studies completed at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Wayne State University. After completing her residency, Dr. Kulkarni began a clinical and research fellowship at UAB in 2013. Following this fellowship, she joined the UAB faculty in June 2016 as Instructor of Medicine.

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    Thomas Atkinson, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Thomas Huddle, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Thomas Moore II, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Tiago Colicchio, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Tiago Colicchio earned his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah. He earned his MBA at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and his MS in Information Systems at Grenoble Alpes University, France. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UAB Department of Medicine. Dr. Colicchio is a project management professional (PMP) certified by the project management institute (PMI) with extensive experience in health information technology (health IT) adoption. Prior to joining ...

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    Tiffany Carson Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Tiffany Mayo, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Timmy Lee, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Timothy Beukelman, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Timothy Nagy Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Nagy is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. He directs the Small Animal Phenotyping Laboratory that is a resource for the UAB Nutrition Obesity Center, the UAB Diabetes Research Center, and the UAB Center for Metabolic Bone Disease. Dr. Nagy’s research is focused on three areas: (1) the regulation of body weight, (2) the development and validation of methods for phenotyping small animals, and (3) the link among body fat, caloric restriction and cancer.

    Dr. Nagy’s st...

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    Timothy Wick Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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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    Toby Gropen, Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Gropen is the James H. Halsey Jr., MD Endowed Professor of Neurology, Director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Disease, and Director of the UAB Comprehensive Neurovascular and Stroke Center. He serves as Vice-Chair, Regional Advisory Council, Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System and Co-Chairman, Stroke Operations Committee of the Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System. Dr. Gropen led the New York State Department of Health’s Stroke Center Designation Projec...

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    Todd Brown, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease. He attended medical school at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA and completed his Internal Medicine training at the LSU Internal Medicine Residency in Baton Rouge, LA where he served as Chief Medical Resident. After finishing his training at LSU, he came to UAB to pursue his Cardiovascular Disease training. While at UAB, he completed a MSPH in health serv...

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    Todd Green, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    My lab aims to understand virus structure and the structure-function relationships involved in the processes of viral replication, including virus-host interactions, capsid structure and polynucleotide synthesis. Toward this goal, we have used structural techniques (cryo-electron microscopy, x-ray crystallography and small angle x-ray scattering) alongside biochemistry and classical virology techniques to study viral proteins from negative strand RNA viruses (NSV: influenza A, mumps, rabies viru...

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    Tom McElderry, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Tom Vaughan, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Tracey Wilson, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Dr. Wilson joined the faculty in 2008 and is currently an Associate Professor. She completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University and medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine. Her Urology training was conducted at the University of Connecticut and she received fellowship training in Female Urology, Neurourology and Urodynamics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

    Dr. Wilson has been Board Certified since 2005 and was the first urologist ...

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    Tracy Luckhardt, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Dr. Luckhardt completed her medical training in May 2000 from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her Internal Medicine training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2003. She was Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa from 2003-2004. She then completed her Pulmonary and Critical Care Training at the University of Michigan. She was appointed as faculty there from ...

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    Trisha Parekh, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Parekh's clinical research focuses on the health outcomes and healthcare utilization of the COPD population. Her interests include identifying specific social determinants of health that lead to adverse health outcomes, increased healthcare costs, and health related disparities. She is also interested in community based interventions, such as community health workers, that may help improve the burden of disease in COPD patients.

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    Veena Antony M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Antony is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Antony's medical training began at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. Following medical school, Dr. Antony progressed to an internship and residency at New York's Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Following her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training in the University of Colorado's School of Medicine, Dr. Antony worked in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Colorado Health S...

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    Veeranjaneyulu Prattipati, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Vee Prattipati, M.D., DABR started his medical training at Siddhartha Medical College in Vijayawada, India and completed his radiology residency at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in Manipal, India. He then completed fellowships in both Vascular and Interventional Radiology and in Neuroradiology at UAB. He is a board certified Radiologist and Certificate of Added Qualification in Interventional radiology.

    His clinical interests include Interventional Oncology particularly i...

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    Vera Bittner, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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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    Victor Darley-Usmar Ph.D., Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Victor Darley-Usmar received his Ph.D. at the University of Essex in England and then moved to the University of Oregon as a Post-Doctoral Fellow to pursue his interests in the structure and function of mitochondrial proteins in human disease. After a period as a lecturer in Japan and ten years as a Research Scientist in Burroughs Wellcome in London he joined UAB to establish his own research group in the Department of Pathology in 1995. He has received multiple awards for training and mentorin...

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    Victor Mark, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Undergraduate, AB degree, Cornell University, 1978, Biology.
    Medical school, MD degree, Albany Medical College, 1982.
    Residency, Neurology, New York University, 1986.
    Research fellowship, Behavioral Neurology, University of Florida, 1987.

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    Victor Sung, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Sung is originally from Houston, TX and completed his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. He completed medical school at UT-Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and completed neurology residency and movement disorders fellowship at UAB. He joined faculty in the UAB Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders and has the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure. He is the Director of the UAB Huntington's Disease Clinic, Co-Director of the UAB School...

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    Vineeta Kumar, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Oct 1, 2017 - present Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

    Jan 2012 - present Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

    October 15, 2007 - 2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

    July 2008 - present Core Clinical F...

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    W. Timothy Garvey, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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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    Waldemar Carlo, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Warner Huh M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Wayne Liang, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Wendy Demark-Wahnefried Ph.D., Scholar (C) 2010 -

    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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    William Andrews, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    William W. Andrews, PhD, MD, is from Dale County, Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University, 1974, and completed his PhD in Physiology, 1980, (Reproductive Neuroendocrinology) from The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Andrews received his MD degree, cum laude, from University of Alabama School of Medicine, 1984. He obtained his residency training at University Hospital, 1988, where he received Best Senior Resident Research Prese...

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    William Britt M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    William Carroll M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2020 -

    William R. Carroll, M.D., the George W. Barber Jr. Endowed Professor and widely-recognized leader in the field of head and neck oncology, has been named the chair of the Department of Otolaryngology in the UAB School of Medicine.

    Carroll has served the department as its interim chair since the Department was established by the UA System Board of Trustees in October 2015. He took the role in a permanent basis on February 15, 2017.

    The Department of Otolaryngology at UAB is a w...

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    William Geisler, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Geisler is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and completed his doctor of medicine degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He later earned a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Seattle. Following an internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Geisler served a fellowship at the Division of...

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    William Harris, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    CF researcher

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    William Maddox, Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Maddox is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist committed to delivering exceptional healthcare through dedication to patients and their families. He strives to provide compassionate care, through personalized education and open communication, wishing to inspire hope and well-being in all his patients.

    His specific clinical expertise includes catheter ablation of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization de...

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    William Meador, Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Wolfgang Muhlhofer, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Dr. Muhlhofer graduated from Heidelberg Medical School, Germany in 2009. After one year of postgraduate research on molecular mechanisms of neuronal apoptosis in status epilepticus at the Institute for Neurophysiology at Heidelberg University, he joined the Neurology Residency Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. He graduated in 2010 and went on to do a two year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy and epilepsy surgery at the University of Californi...

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    Xiaosi Han, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Yang Yang M.D., Ph.D., Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Yedeh Ying M.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Yu-Mei Schoenberger-Godwin, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Yu-Ying Chen, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Zechen Chong, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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    Zeenat Jaisani, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

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