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University of Alabama at Birmingham's Pathology Department Creates New Women's Health Division

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Pathology Department Creates New Women’s Health Division

The primary goals for the division are to aid in recruiting talented individuals to UAB to focus on women’s health, to work with UAB Medicine to enhance diagnostic and molecular testing in areas impacting women’s health, and to build a research portfolio in these areas.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholar Honored for Her Work to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholar Honored for Her Work to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

Isabel Scarinci, vice chair of Global and Rural Health for the department of obstetrics and gynecology and senior adviser for globalization and cancer with the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the inaugural winner of the Trailblazer Award from TogetHER for Health.

Mona Fouad to Receive the 2022 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare

Mona Fouad to Receive the 2022 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare

Dr. Fouad is the senior associate dean and a professor of preventive medicine at the Heersink School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Also, she is the founding director of the university’s Minority Health & Health Disparity Research Center.

Christy Harris Lemak Honored by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Christy Harris Lemak Honored by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Christy Harris Lemak is a professor and chair of the department of health services administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was honored for her outstanding contributions to the field of healthcare management education.

Edie Hapner Honored by the American Laryngological Association

Edie Hapner Honored by the American Laryngological Association

Edie R. Hapner is the George W. Barber Jr. Foundation Endowed Professor of Otolaryngology, co-director of Voice Center, and director of the Division of Hearing and Speech at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is only the second speech-language pathologist to receive this award in its 35-year history.

Three Women Scholars Selected to Serve as Presidents of National Organizations

Three Women Scholars Selected to Serve as Presidents of National Organizations

Hyeyoung Lim, 0f the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been named president of the Korean Society of Criminology in America. Talitha Washington of Clark Atlanta University will lead the Association for Women in Mathematics and Kathy M. Sherman-Morris of Mississippi State University is the new president of the National Weather Association.

Krista Chambless Honored for Leadership in World Language Education

Krista Chambless Honored for Leadership in World Language Education

The Wilga Rivers Award for Leadership in World Language Education is given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages based on active participation in the activities of various world language organizations such as work on committees, significant publications, conference presentations, and other organizational activities.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Lead Their Academic Departments

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Lead Their Academic Departments

Taking on new duties as department chairs are Stephanie Yates at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Susan Polster at Utah State University, and Tracey A. Milligan at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.

Colleges and Universities Announced the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announced the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The scholars in new roles are Terrah Foster Akard at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Terrah Foster Akard at Trident University International, Rachel Bean at Cornell University, Kim Fagan at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ijeoma Opara at Yale University, and Kimberly Hall at Mississippi State University.

Cynthia Anthony Appointed President of Lawson State Community College in Alabama

Cynthia Anthony Appointed President of Lawson State Community College in Alabama

Dr. Anthony has been serving as interim president at the college since September 2020. Prior to her appointment as interim president, Dr. Anthony was interim vice chancellor for student success for the Alabama Community College System.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

The Next Leader of the Pan American Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centers

The Next Leader of the Pan American Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centers

Ada Markaki is an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. The centers support the roles of nurses and midwives in advancing universal health access and coverage, as well as promoting cooperation on a regional and global scale.

Eight Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Eight Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named to Lead Their Academic Departments

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Named to Lead Their Academic Departments

Adrienne C. Lahti has been named chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Emily Kinsky was appointed head of the department of communication at West Texas A&M University and Adele Turzillo is the new head of the department of animal science at Pennsylvania State University.

Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The six women faculty in new roles are Siqi Zheng at MIT, Cristin Gavin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kathryn Birkeland at the University of South Dakota, Charrise M. Barron at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Susan Crawford Sullivan at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Sharon A. Simmons at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Laurie Gutmann was appointed chair for the department of neurology at the Indiana School of Medicine. Kathy Nugent was named chair of the department of clinical and diagnostic sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Mari Chinn was named chair of the department of biosystems and agricultural engineering at Oklahoma State University.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

New Positions or Roles for Eight Women Scholars in Higher Education

New Positions or Roles for Eight Women Scholars in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Cheri Canon Is the New President of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments

Cheri Canon Is the New President of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments

Cheri L. Canon holds the Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She is the second woman to serve as president of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, a nonprofit that aims to advance the art and science of radiology.

Two Woman Scholars Appointed to High-Level Editorial Positions

Two Woman Scholars Appointed to High-Level Editorial Positions

Vera Bittner, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named editor-in-chief of ACCSAP, the American College of Cardiology’s self-assessment program and Caroline Glackin of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina has been named an associate editor of the International Journal of Instructional Cases.

Society of American Archivists Honors the Co-Founder of the Invisible Histories Project

Society of American Archivists Honors the Co-Founder of the Invisible Histories Project

Maigen Sullivan, an adjunct faculty member in women’s studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has received the 2020 Innovator award from the Society of American Archivists. She co-founded The Invisible Histories Project that works to locate, preserve and make accessible the LGBTQ history of the Deep South.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Academia

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Academia

The women scholars who are taking on new roles are Andrea Burrows at the University of Wyoming, Kristine Lang at Colorado College, Jodie Dionne-Odom at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Elizabeth Meyerand at the University of Wisconsin, and Julianne Vernon at Vanderbilt University.

Suzanne Austin Will Be the Next Provost at the College of Charleston in South Carolina

Suzanne Austin Will Be the Next Provost at the College of Charleston in South Carolina

Dr. Austin has spent the last nine years serving as the senior vice provost and senior international officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to joining UAB, Austin spent 20 years at the University of Delaware serving in a variety of academic positions.

Suzanne Morse Moomaw to Serve as Director of the University of Virginia Press

Suzanne Morse Moomaw to Serve as Director of the University of Virginia Press

Dr. Moomaw is an associate professor of urban and environmental planning in the university’s School of Architecture and director of the Community Design Research Center. She will begin her duties as director of the University of Virginia Press in January.

Christine Curio Honored for Her Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Christine Curio Honored for Her Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Christine Curcio, who holds the White-McKee Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will receive the 2019 RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are MiYoung Kwon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Leykia Nulan at the University of Massachusetts, Anny Berry Somers at UNC-Greensboro, Janelle M. Walter at Baylor University, Gilda A. Barabino at CCNY, Ethel Frese at Saint Louis University, and Sandra San Miguel at Purdue University.

Cynthia Owsley Honored for Her 30-Year Career in Vision Impairment Research

Cynthia Owsley Honored for Her 30-Year Career in Vision Impairment Research

Cynthia Owsley, who holds the Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology and is the director of the Clinical Research Unit of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is being recognized by the nonprofit organization Prevent Blindness.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Establishes Program for Pregnant Mothers Battling Addiction

University of Alabama at Birmingham Establishes Program for Pregnant Mothers Battling Addiction

The program provides women with a full complement of obstetric addiction therapy. Many of the women who participate in the program would not normally seek recovery-based services during pregnancy out of fear of criminal consequences. In the state of Alabama, it is a felony offense to use drugs during pregnancy.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Thu H. Le at the University of Rochester in New York, Laura McGuinn at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Olena Morozova Vaske at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Melyna J. Price at the University of Kentucky, and Hui Cao at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Academic Study Finds Social Media Breastfeeding Support Groups Can Have Many Positive Effects

Academic Study Finds Social Media Breastfeeding Support Groups Can Have Many Positive Effects

The results of the study by researchers at the the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University found that new mothers were more comfortable communicating their experiences, asking questions and seeking out support within social media groups made up of their peers. As a result, they were more confident in breastfeeding their child.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.