Global medical brigade travels world, serves communities

Global Medical Brigade (GMB) is a nonprofit organization that works with multiple universities in the United States that takes volunteers to Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana where they have the opportunity to shadow licensed doctors, take vitals and patient history in triage and assist in a pharmacy under the guidance of licensed pharmacists. 

UA catalyst company earns $540,000 investment

CEO Dr. Franchessa Sayler and Dr. Martin Bakker, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, co-founded ThruPore in 2011 at The University of Alabama. Sayler, then a graduate student at the University, was approached by an industrial chemist to discover a way to increase productivity of a reaction process by conducting catalysis research. Through this project, Bakker and Sayler saw the potential to market their catalyst.