Students in UAB's Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
(funded by US Dept of Ed), encouraging students to pursue doctoral study. Back row, from left: Moriel Purnell (Talladega College), Monique Bibbs (UAB), Jessica Williams (UAB), Juanita Titrud (UAB), Vikki Hull (UAB), Brandon Smith (UAB), Jamie Bonfiglio (UAB), Duriel Garner (UAB), Akilah Dulin (UAB), Seanvonne Lewis (UAB), Bridgett Hill (UAB), Linda Oniah (UAB), Aronica Cotton (Smith). Front row, from left: Miriam Abayomi-Cole (Talladega College), Victoria "Katie" Gibbs (UAB), Jennique Robinson (UAB), Oni Hasan-McDade (UAB), Donyetta Edwards (UAB), Doella Miller (UAB), Reginald Bryant (UAB), Deidre Allen (gray suit, UAB), Samantha Sterling (red blouse, UAB), Shantise McCall (UAB). Not pictured are Glenda Hosmer (UAB), Danielle McShan (Talladega College), Rickey Powell (UAB), and Tymaine Whitaker (Talladega College).
Students from UAB's program to build Bridges to the Baccalaureate
(funded by NIH) with Lawson State Community College and Jefferson State Community College. From left: Stephanie Daniels (Lawson), Tanneka Hill (Lawson), Gwendolyn Simpson (JSCC), Cielita King (Lawson), Jansa Lassiter (JSCC). Not pictured is Masheika James (JSCC).
Winners in the category of Business, Engineering, and Behavioral & Physical Sciences: From left,
Akilah Dulin (3rd place)
, Sociology, "The Increasing Health Disparities of African American Women in Alabama"; Juanita Titrud (2nd)
, Biomedical Engineering, The Biocompatibility of Polycaprolactone Triol 900/Polyethylene Glycol Diacrylate Cross-linked Polymer: in vitro Studies; Bridgett Hill (1st)
, Psychology, "School Connectedness as a Protective Factor in 5th-grade Adolescents: Evidence from the Birmingham Youth Violence Project."
Winners from the competition in Life Sciences and Health Related Professions: from left, Jamie Bonfiglio (1st place)
, Microbiology, "The Role of DOM34 in Nonstop mRNA Decay"; Aronica Cotton (2nd)
, Anesthesiology, "Glucocorticosteroid-induced Na+ Current in Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells: Interference by Isoproterenol"; Victoria "Katie" Gibbs (3rd)
, Biology, "The Effect of Temperature on Ovarian Development in the Regular Sea Urchin Lytechinus variegatus