Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)

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

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    Affuso, Olivia, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Agarwal M.D., Anupam, 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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    Alarcon, Graciela, 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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    Aller Ph.D., Stephen, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Ambalavanan M.D., Namasivayam, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Andrews, William, 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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    Arguello, Carlos, 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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    Ashraf, Ambika, Scholar (C) 2010 -

    Dr. Ambika Ashraf is the division director of Pediatric Endocrinology at UAB, Ralph Frohsin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology. She is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She earned her medical degree from the Calicut University, Kerala, India. Subsequently, she completed pediatric residency and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology and also in Clinical L...

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    Askenazi, David, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Atkinson, Thomas, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Azuero PhD, MBA, Andres, 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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    Ballinger Ph.D., Scott, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Bansal, Anju, 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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    Barnes Ph.D., Stephen, 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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    Barstow, Elizabeth, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Bashir, Khurram, 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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    Beasley, Mark, 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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    Bellis Ph.D., Susan, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Berner, Eta S., 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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    Beukelman, Timothy, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Bittner, Vera, 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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    Bjornsti Ph.D., Mary-Ann, 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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    Bland M.D., Kirby, 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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    Boyce, James, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Bredel M.D., Ph.D., Markus, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Bridges Jr, S. Louis, 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 susceptibi...

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

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

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    Brown, Todd, 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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    Budhwani, Henna, Scientist (C) 2019 -

    I am a social scientist (medical sociologist) who conducts studies designed to improve health equity and inform thoughtful policy in resource-constrained settings, both in the United States and abroad. My research focuses on understanding behaviors of underserved - often stigmatized - populations that are at high-risk for experiencing discrimination, including but not limited to sexual and gender minorities, religious minorities, racial minorities, and immigrants. My research has been funded by ...

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    Calhoun, David, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Carlo, Waldemar, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Cartner, Samuel, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Casazza Ph.D., Krista, Scholar (C) 2009 -

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    Chandler-Laney, Paula, Scholar (C) 2011 -

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    Chatham D.Phil., John, 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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    Chen, Yu-Ying, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Clay, Olivio, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Cook III, Edwin, 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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    Council, Leona, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Curcio, Christine, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Darley-Usmar Ph.D., Victor, 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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    Darnell, Betty, Scholar (C) 2009 -

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    De Andrade, Joao, 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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    De Los Santos, Jennifer, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Dell'Italia, Louis, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Demark-Wahnefried Ph.D., Wendy, 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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    Deshazo M.D., Mollie, 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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    Deutsch, Georg, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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

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    Doppalapudi, Harish, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Drentea, Patricia, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Durant, Nefertiti, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Durant, Raegan, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Dybvig Ph.D., Kevin, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Edberg Ph.D., Jeffrey, 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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    Elson III M.D., Charles, 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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    Fathallah-Shaykh M.D., Ph.D., Hassan, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Fathallah-Shaykh, Sahar, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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

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

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    Fouad M.D., M.P.H., Mona, 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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    Frank M.D., Stuart, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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

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

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    Froelich, Michael, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Gamble, Karen, 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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    Gamlin, Paul, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Garvey, W. Timothy, 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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    Geisinger, Maria, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Geisler, William, 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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    Geurs, Nicolaas, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Gilbert, Gregg, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Gilbert, Shawn, Scholar (C) 2012 -

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    Girkin, Christopher, 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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    Goepfert M.D., Paul, 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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    Goepfert, Alice, 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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    Gower Ph.D., Barbara, 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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    Grizzle M.D., Ph.D., William, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Haines, Hilary, Scholar (C) 2011 -

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    Han, Xiaosi, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Harris, William, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    CF researcher

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

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    Heath, Sonya, 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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    Heaton PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAAOHN, Karen, 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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    Hites PhD, MEd, MS, Lisle, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Hood, Anthony, 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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    Howard, George, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Hughes, Laura, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Jack, Eric, 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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    Jacob M.D., Rojymon, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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

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    Kana, Rajesh, 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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    Keene M.D., Kimberly, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Kempf PhD, MPH, Mirjam-Colette, 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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    Keyser Ph.D., Kent, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Kim Ph.D., Harrison, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Kim, Jeonga, 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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    Kimberly M.D., Robert, 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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    Korf M.D., Ph.D., Bruce, 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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    Krontiras M.D., Helen, 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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    Kumar, Vineeta, 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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    Lahti, Adrienne, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Lefkowitz Ph.D., Elliot, 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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    Levitan, Emily, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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

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    Limdi, Nita, 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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    Liu, Gang, 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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    Lowman Jr., John, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Luckhardt, Tracy, 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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    Mannon M.D., Peter, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Mannon, Roslyn, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

    Dr. Roslyn Bernstein Mannon is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Director of Research for the Comprehensive Transplant Institute. She is the first Endowed Professor of Transplant Clinical Research at UAB and interim chief of transplant nephrology. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and American Society of Transplantation. Dr. Mannon received her MD from Duke Unive...

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    Mark, Victor, 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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    Markert M.D., M.P.H., James, 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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    Markland, Alayne, 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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    Mobley Ph.D., James, 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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    Moneyham PhD, RN, FAAN, Linda, 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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    Moore II, Thomas, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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

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    Moss PhD, RN, FAAN, Jacqueline, Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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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    Mrug, Michal, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

    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 co-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, Unive...

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    Mugavero MD, MHSc, Michael, 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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    Munchus III, George, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Nabell M.D., Lisle, 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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    Nabors M.D., Louis, 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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    Nagy Ph.D., Timothy, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Ovalle, Fernando, 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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    Owsley, Cynthia, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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

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    Porter, Donna, 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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    Pritchard, Patrick, 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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    Raper, James, 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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    Rice PhD, RN, FAAN, Marti, 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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    Robbin M.D., Michelle, 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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    Roberson, Erik, 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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    Rowe, Steven, 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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    Saad Ph.D., Jamil, 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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    Saag M.D., Michael, 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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    Saag, Kenneth, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Schroeder Jr, Harry, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Schwebel, David, 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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    Schwiebert Ph.D., Lisa, 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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    Shrestha Ph.D., Sadeep, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Siegal M.D., Ph.D., Gene, 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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    Snyder, Scott, 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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    Standaert, David, 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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    Szalai, Alexander, 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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    Theos, Amy, 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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    Tita, Alan, 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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    Tiwari Ph.D., Hemant, Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Triebel Psy.D., Kristen, 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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    Tucker Ph.D., Diane, 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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    Tyson, Lawrence, 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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    Vance PhD, MGS, MS, David, 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 (+210 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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    Varner Jr, Robert, Scholar (C) 2010 -

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    Vaughan, Tom, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Velu Ph.D., Sadanandan, 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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    Ver Hoef, Lawrence, 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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    Vogtle, Laura, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Walker, Harrison, 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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    Wallace, Stephenie, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Whitley M.D., Richard, 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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    Wick Ph.D., Timothy, 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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    Willey M.D., Ph.D., Christopher, Associate Scientist (C) 2009 -

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    Willig, James, 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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    Wilson, Tracey, 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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    Witherspoon, Clark, Senior Scientist (C) 2009 -

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

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