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    Banos, James, Assistant Dean 2015 -

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    Bashir, Khurram, Director 2015 -

    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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    Brooks, William, Director 2013 -

    Will Brooks, PhD joined the UAB faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015. He received a PhD in Cell Biology from UAB in 2007 where he studied the role of novel ubiquitination enzymes in cell cycle regulation. Brooks has over 10 years of experience teaching anatomy and related topics to a wide range of learners ranging from undergraduates to medical students and residents. He conducts research in the area of medical education and is an ...

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    Bullard, Daniel, Assistant Dean 2017 -

    Dr. Bullard received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in genetics from Case Western Reserve University. During his postdoctoral studies in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, he initiated research investigating the role of leukocyte/endothelial cell adhesion molecules in inflammatory processes. He joined the Department of Genetics at UAB in 1996.

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    Elopre, Latesha, Director 2018 -

    Dr. Elopre completed her medical degree at University of Florida’s College of Medicine. She then underwent Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases’ Fellowship training at University of Alabama at Birmingham. During this time, she also received her MSPH in Applied Epidemiology. Under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Mugavero, her research interests have focused on social determinants of health for STDs, including HIV. She is now an Instructor of Medicine and Director of Diversity and Inc...

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    Fraser, Laura, Director 2013 -

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    Galin, Shawn F., Director 2015 -

    Dr. Shawn Galin completed his undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham earning a BS in 1988. He then entered the MS graduate program in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed his MS degree in 1990. He continued his graduate studies in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and was awarded his PhD in 1994. He remained to continue his Post-Doctoral training and became a fa...

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    Grabowski, Christina, Associate Dean 2017 -

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    Leon, Kevin, Associate Dean 2015 -

    Dr. Leon is a Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. He is also the UAB School of Medicine Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Dr. Leon began his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine, where he earned his MD. Following this training, Dr. Leon completed his internship, residency, and pulmonary & critical care fellowship at UAB, where he was chief fellow. Dr. Leon soon became a division faculty member, beginning work as...

  • Faculty Position

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    Alexander, Chelley, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Allen, Abby, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Allen, Bibb, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Anderson, Brittney, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Argo, Joshua, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Arnold, Scott, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Atkins, Patrick, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Beason, Hilary, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Bentley, Brett, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Blackwell, Kristina, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Kristina serves in the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) within the UAB School of Medicine Department of Medical Education (DoME). In her primary role, Kristina collaborates with other faculty and staff at the medical school and with the DoME team in continuous quality improvement in the areas of faculty and curriculum development.

    Kristina has 20 years’ experience in medical education within the UAB School of Medicine medical school, specifically in curriculum developm...

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    Boothe, Julia, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Boxmeyer, Caroline, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Bryant, Richard, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Bulloch, Marilyn, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Burkhardt, John, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Carroll, Douglas, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Carter, Daniel, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Carter, Lanita, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Caruso, Pascal, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Cecil, Shawn, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Cho, Il Gyu, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Clem, Jennifer, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Cockrum, Elizabeth, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Collins, Cecily, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Crew, John, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Crowther, Martha, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Culmer, Nathan, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    deShazo, Richard, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Dickinson Ph.D., Dale, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Dinesh Chandra, Kyathanahally, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Dipiazza, Deann, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Dubay, John, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Eads, Tyler, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Eastman, Katherine, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Feldman, Marc, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Ferniany, I., Instructor (P) 2014 -

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    Foster, Pamela, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Friend, Mary, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Fulgham, Scott, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Grabowski, Christina, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Graettinger, Kristine, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Gregg, Abbey, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Gresham, Cathy, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Groves, Allen, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Guin, Susan, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Guttikonda, Haritha, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Harrell, Andrew, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Haynes, Brooke, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Henderson-Mitchell, Randi, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Higginbotham, John, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Ikard, Catherine, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Ikard, Stephen, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Jackson, James, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2015 -

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    Jordan, Messalina, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Krishnamurthy, Narayan, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Lavender, Paul, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Leeper, Connie, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Leeper, James, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Lewis, James, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Lisenby, Katelin, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Lovely, Timothy, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    May, Olivia, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    McCain, Jennifer, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    McDonald, John, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    McKinney, Robert, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    McKnight, Jerry, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    McWhorter, Stephen, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Melton, Randi, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Miller, John, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Montgomery-Barefield, Laura, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Morales-Aleman, Mercedes, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Nakano, Mariko, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Osburne, Robert, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Paddock, Cayce, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Pandey, Anand, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Parks, Jacquelynn, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Peelor, Melanie, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Peterson, Dawn Taylor, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dawn Taylor Peterson is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and in the School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration. She holds a PhD in Instructional Design, as well as an Educational Specialist degree and a Master of Arts in Education. She completed her initial simulation training and the Advanced Comprehensive Instructor Course at the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Peterson is also a Te...

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    Phillips, Sara, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Pike-Hough, Michelle, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Pointon, Jean, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Proctor, James, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Ray, Kimberly, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Robinson, Cecil, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Robinson, James, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Rogers, Cleon, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Rosenstiel, David, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Rubin, Nancy, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Scarbrough, Catherine, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Skanes, Heather, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Skelding, Kimberly, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Skinner, Catherine, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Steiner, Ashley, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Stewart, Earl, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Stewart, Joseph, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Streiffer, Richard, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

    Richard H. Streiffer, MD, was recently named the seventh dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at The University of Alabama. He joins the College full time in May 2012. Dr. Streiffer, a native of New Orleans, earned a baccalaureate degree in Math from Tulane University, his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and completed his Family Medicine Residency here at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. After several ye...

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    Taylor, Heather, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Thomas, Tiffani, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Tucker, John, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Wallace, Joseph, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Warren, John, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Western, Elizabeth, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Wheat, John, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Whitley, Heather, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Wilks, Gavin, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Williams, Nelle, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Wright, Andrea, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Yalamanchili, Vinita, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Yerby, Lea, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Zhong, Rocksheng, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Zinski, Anne, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Zinski earned her doctorate in Health Education and Health Promotion in 2008, with a concentration on Health Behavior. Dr. Zinski's research experience includes behavioral interviewing and qualitative analyses, patient screening and recruitment, human subjects and regulatory administration, project coordination and management for NIH and CDC-sponsored protocols

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Barger, J Bradley, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Berner, Eta S., Professor (S) 2013 -

    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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    Brooks, William, Associate Professor (S) 2017 -

    Will Brooks, PhD joined the UAB faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015. He received a PhD in Cell Biology from UAB in 2007 where he studied the role of novel ubiquitination enzymes in cell cycle regulation. Brooks has over 10 years of experience teaching anatomy and related topics to a wide range of learners ranging from undergraduates to medical students and residents. He conducts research in the area of medical education and is an ...

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    Bullard, Daniel, Professor (S) 2017 -

    Dr. Bullard received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in genetics from Case Western Reserve University. During his postdoctoral studies in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, he initiated research investigating the role of leukocyte/endothelial cell adhesion molecules in inflammatory processes. He joined the Department of Genetics at UAB in 1996.

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    Case, Stephanie, Associate Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Dye, Candice, Assistant Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Edwards, Danielle, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Feldman, Sue S, Associate Professor (S) 2016 -

    Sue Feldman is the Director of Graduate Programs in Health Informatics and teaches in the Clinical Informatics program, the Master of Science in Health Informatics program, and in the PhD program in the School of Health Professions. She has a dual appointment in the School of Medicine and is a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Community Health at UAB.

    Dr. Feldman is a Commissioner on the Health Informatics Accreditation Council for CAHIIM (Commission for Accreditation for Health In...

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    Fraser, Laura, Associate Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Fuller, Catherine, Associate Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Galin, Shawn F., Associate Professor (S) 2015 -

    Dr. Shawn Galin completed his undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham earning a BS in 1988. He then entered the MS graduate program in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed his MS degree in 1990. He continued his graduate studies in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and was awarded his PhD in 1994. He remained to continue his Post-Doctoral training and became a fa...

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    Harada, Caroline, Associate Professor - Adjunct (S) 2015 -

    Caroline Harada joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2008. She completed her undergraduate work in biology at Brown University in 1996, and, after a year of living in Bolivia teaching an after-school program in an orphanage, began her medical education at the Yale School of Medicine, graduating in 2001. She completed an internal medicine residency and two-year geriatrics fellowship at the University of Chicago. She currently works as a geriatrician at UAB, providing care to older adults with...

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    Heudebert, Gustavo, Professor (S) 2012 -

    Heudebert completed his medical training at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, in 1982 before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, followed by a general internal medicine fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He joined the faculty at UAB in 1995 after working at both the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Texas Southwestern.

    “It is an incredible privilege to do what we do as educators and a great honor to be recognize...

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    Hoesley, Craig, Professor (S) 2012 -

    Dr. Hoesley received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his internship, internal medicine residency, chief residency, and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He joined the UAB faculty in 1999 and served as the internal medicine clerkship director for 7 years prior to becoming the associate dean for undergraduate medical education in 2008. In July 2015, Dr. Hoesley became the senior associate dean for medical education and c...

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    Kadisha, Inga, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Klasner, Ann, Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Leon, Kevin, Associate Professor (S) 2015 -

    Dr. Leon is a Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. He is also the UAB School of Medicine Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Dr. Leon began his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine, where he earned his MD. Following this training, Dr. Leon completed his internship, residency, and pulmonary & critical care fellowship at UAB, where he was chief fellow. Dr. Leon soon became a division faculty member, beginning work as...

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    Lindeman M.D., Brenessa, Assistant Professor (S) 2018 -

    Dr. Brenessa Lindeman is a native of Kentucky, receiving her M.D. from Vanderbilt, and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. She did her residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins University and completed a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her clinical interests include thyroid cancer, benign thyroid disease, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal disease and surgical treatment of inherited endocrine syndromes.

    Dr. Lindeman has distinguished herself as a...

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    Nassetta, Lauren, Associate Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Nichols, Michele, Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Resuehr, David, Assistant Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Rogers, David, Professor (S) 2012 -

    Dr. David A. Rogers is a professor in the Departments of Surgery, Medical Education and Pediatrics and the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the School of Medicine at UAB. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his general surgery training at the Medical College of Georgia. He subsequently completed his pediatric general surgery training at the University of Tennessee and a pediatric surgery oncology fellowship at...

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    Rutledge, Chrystal, Assistant Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Savage, Grant, Professor (S) 2012 -

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    Simpson, Tina, Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Sims, Brian, Associate Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Smith, Peter, Associate Professor (S) 2012 -

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    Sorrentino, Annalise, Associate Professor (S) 2012 -

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    Stalvey, Michael, Associate Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Van Wagoner, Nicholas, Assistant Professor (S) 2015 -

    Nicholas Van Wagoner, M.D., Ph.D., has been promoted to associate dean for students.

    As associate dean for students, Van Wagoner will lead the Office of Medical Student Services, which offers UAB medical students individualized support. His team will provide programs and services in an environment that promotes intellectual and professional development, supports career goals, nurtures growth as leaders and inspires excellence. Van Wagoner and his staff will also provide support and serv...

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    White, Marjorie, Professor (S) 2018 -

    Dr. Marjorie Lee White is a Professor in the School of Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Education and in the School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and practices Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s of Alabama. She was awarded a bachelor's in history and American studies from Princeton University. She obtained her medical degree from the Univers...

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    Willig, James, Associate Professor (S) 2016 -

    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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    Young, Carlton, Associate Professor (S) 2015 -

    Since 1997, Dr. Young has been Director of pancreas transplantation at UAB. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Young received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. He then matriculated to medical school at Johns Hopkins, graduating in 1987. Dr. Young then returned to Philadelphia to complete his general surgical training at Thomas Jefferson University by 1993. He then spent two years at the University of Wisconsin as an abdominal transplant fellow. After graduation in 1995, he spent tw...

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    Zayzafoon M.D., Ph.D., Majd, Associate Professor (S) 2013 -

    Majd Zayzafoon, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. He serves as the Director of the UAB-Center for Metabolic Bone Disease (UAB-CMBD), is Co-Director of the NIH P30 UAB Core Center for Basic and Translational Skeletal Research, and is PI of the NIH T32 Comprehensive Training Program in Bone Biology and Disease. Majd Zayzafoon was born in Birmingham and grew up in Norwich, England. He went to medical school at Damascus University, Syria where he obtained his MD degr...

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