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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.

New Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

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

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Autumn Tooms Cypres was appointed dean of the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Sonya Hardin was named dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Louisville, and Tara Bubble was appointed dean of admission at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Four Women Professors Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Four Women Professors Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak of the University of Hawaii, Esther Sans Takeuchi of Stony Brook University in New York, Heather McPherson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Emily Tanner-Smith of the University of Oregon.

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.

New Positions for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Positions for Six Women Faculty Members 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.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Chair Academic Departments at Schools of Public Health

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Chair Academic Departments at Schools of Public Health

Cora E. Lewis was named chair of the department of epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Leslie Kantor was named the inaugural chair of the department of urban-global public health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Rutgers University in Newark New Jersey.

The New Chair of the American Art Therapy Association Is Christianne Strang

The New Chair of the American Art Therapy Association Is Christianne Strang

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the American Art Therapy Association has about 5,000 members including professional art therapists, students, educational institutions, and related mental health professionals. Dr. Strang is a research instructor in psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Eight Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women in new administrative positions are Breona M. Hayes, Kay Wolf, Sondra Schreiber, Leanne M. Shank, Allyson Zazulia, Leandra Celaya, Tanya L. Jachimiak, and Eileen G. McLoughlin.

Four Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Marianne Kulow of Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Robin E. Dock of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Donna Slovensky of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Toni Graham of Oklahoma State University.

The New President of the American Society of Transplantation

The New President of the American Society of Transplantation

Roslyn Bernstein Mannon is a professor of medicine and surgery and the director of research for the Comprehensive Transplant Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Holly Richter to Lead the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Holly Richter to Lead the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Dr. Richter holds the J. Marion Sims Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.