UAB Outstanding Women


Eight local women were honored as the UAB Outstanding Women for 2015 during a ceremony March 17.
The UAB Commission on the Status of Women presents the awards annually during Women’s History Month to honor women in the UAB and Birmingham communities who have mentored or served other women, taken a courageous stance or overcome adversity to achieve a goal.

Candidates for the award are nominated by UAB faculty, staff and students, Birmingham residents, mentors and others from around the country and are selected by a committee of university and community women.

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Locher and Ms. Melodi Stone on being honored as UAB Outstanding women of 2016!


Dr. Locher was awarded the Becky Trigg Outstanding Woman UAB Faculty Member award.

Locher has greatly aided the scientific careers of many women from diverse disciplines in her 24-year career at UAB. Her generosity is evident in her willingness to mentor trainees whose primary affiliations are not within her own department, and she is an influential bridge-builder across campus — promoting interdisciplinary collaborations and science without any thought toward earning points for herself, her colleagues say.

Congratulations Dr. Locher!


Ms. Stone was awarded the Outstanding Woman Undergraduate Student award.

Those who know Stone say the senior has a passion for women's rights, reproductive rights and gender/sexuality equity that is apparent the first time you meet. She has worked tirelessly for gender and sexuality equity — both in her public health studies and as a volunteer.

Stone is on the national public policy committee for the American Association of University Women and spearheaded several statewide and national coalitions for its policy priorities.

Congratulations Ms. Stone!


The event was held as the UAB Alumni House on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.

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