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Faculty Detail    
Associate Professor
Campus Address 176F 252B
Phone  205-975-5023
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pediatrics   Ped - Neonatology Associate Professor
Secondary  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology Associate Professor
Secondary  Neurobiology  Neurobiology Associate Professor
Center  Civitan International Research Center  Civitan International Research Center Associate Professor
Center  Ctr for Glial Bio in Med  Ctr for Glial Bio in Med Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Minority Health & Research Center Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Year Degree Institution
1992 - 2000 MD University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Medicine

1995-1999 PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham
1991 BS University of Alabama at Birmingham

Year Degree Institution
2001-2002 MD/PhD Washington University
Clinical Research Fellow School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

2000-2003 Pediatric Resident Washington University
School of Medicine
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

2003- 2006 Neonatology Fellow University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
2013 UAB Graduate School Dean’s Award for Mentoring

2010 UAB President’s Award for Diversity

2005 National Institute of Child Health and Development
17th Annual Aspen Conference

2005-2007 National Institute of Health Pediatric Loan Repayment

2005-2009 Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Scholar
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2004-2006 Dixon Fellowship

2003-2004 American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Young Investigator’s Award

2001 Billie Wright Adams Scholar
National Medical Association- Pediatric Section

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Academy of Pediatrics     
Society for Neuroscience     

Research/Clinical Interest
Molecular strategies of neuroprotection in the neonatal brain
I am interested in understanding the cellular mechanisms involved in premature brain injury. Ideally, by understanding these processes, strategies can be developed to protect the neonatal brain from injury

Neuroprotection, neonate, brain, system xc