January 17, 2013
Dr. Barbara A. Gower, professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences and director of Metabolism Core in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center has been selected as this year’s Becky Trigg Outstanding UAB Faculty Member award recipient. The reception will be held on March 14, 2013 in the HUC Great Hall. Seven women including, Dr. Dr. Gower, will be honored as the UAB Outstanding Women for 2013 during the ceremony.
The UAB Women Center and Women’s Studies Program present the awards annually during Women’s History Month to honor female members of the UAB and Birmingham communities who have mentored or served other women, taken a courageous stance or overcome adversity.
Candidates for the award are nominated by Birmingham residents and selected by a committee of university women.
Dr. Gower's research interests are related to obesity and energy metabolism with an emphasis on insulin secretion/action and the role of the endocrine system.