December 7, 2018College faculty and staff were among those recently recognized by The University of Alabama for receiving their first externally funded research awards during the past academic year. Those recognized were: Dr. Nathan Culmer, director of Academic Technologies and Faculty Development; Glenn Davis, NRP, director of the EMS Division; Dr. Louanne Friend, assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health; Travis Parker, NRP, EMS Division program specialist; and Dr. Raheem Paxton, associate professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health. They were among a total of 80 faculty and staff recognized during the Celebrate Research First Awardee Luncheon last month at the Hotel Capstone on the UA campus. The event was initiated to promote, enhance and generate excitement for research activities and opportunities on campus. “Through their efforts to secure support for their research and scholarly activity, these researchers are helping the University stay on the forefront of innovation,” said Dr. John C. Higginbotham, UA’s interim vice president for research and the College’s associate dean for Research.