Welcome AMC21 2020 Scholars

We welcome our class of 2020 AMC21 scholars:

  • Tanya Pierre (CMDB)
  • Derian Pugh¬†(Neuroscience)
  • Eddie Williams Owiredu (PPP)

The incoming scholars were selected from the entering Graduate Biomedical Sciences class of 2020-2021 for their academic excellence and prior research accomplishments.

The AMC21 Scholars Program began in 2017 and provides scholarships to attract top candidates in the biomedical science disciplines.

UAB Immunology Labs to Test COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

photo of pipetting into test vial

Several UAB labs will collaborate with biopharmaceutical company Altimmune, Inc. to explore the immune response of an intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate. This data, gathered from six UAB labs in the Department of Microbiology, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, and the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, proceeds progression of the candidate into a Phase I clinical trial. Read the entire story here: https://www.uab.edu/news/research/item/11203-uab-will-test-a-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-created-by-altimmune-inc.

Reception Held Honoring New Scholars

A reception honoring the new AMC21 scholars was held February 26, 2020. The incoming scholars were selected from the entering Graduate Biomedical Sciences class of 2019-2020 for their academic excellence and prior research accomplishments.

The 2019-2020 scholars are:

  • Gretchen Bollar (MIC)
  • Gabrielle Childers (IMM)
  • Jennifer Fisher (GGB)
  • Chanelle Hunter (CANB)
  • Julia Ziebro (IMM)

Also present at the reception were current scholars, Rachel Andrews, Sam Mabry, Gunars Osis and Robert Phillips as well as Dean of the School of Medicine Selwyn Vickers, Chair of Microbiology Fran Lund, and program co-directors Andre Ballesteros-Tato and Beatriz Leon-Ruiz.

The AMC21 Scholars Program began in 2017 and provides scholarships to attract top candidates in the biomedical science disciplines.