Persistent and hardworking, Rosalie M. Uht has made great strides in the field of medicine. Her efforts led her to become the first female to receive both an MD and a PhD from Stony Brook University, and the proud recipient of the 2012 President’s Award for Excellence in Research from the UNT Health Science Center. Also among her achievements is the 2003 Lieber Investigator Award from the Brain Research Foundation and positions as a contributor of molecular endocrinology to Oxford University Press, a contributor to BMC Genomics and an editor of Endocrinology.
Initially, Dr. Uht started her career as a clinical neuropathology professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Medicine, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of California San Francisco. She was promoted to assistant research biochemist in diabetes and metabolism at the school in 1997, and transferred to the University of Virginia in the roles of assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and assistant research biochemist in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in 2000. Today, she continues to serve her industry as an associate professor at the UNT Health Science Center, an associate neuropathology professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and as an associate professor at the Center for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Oklahoma.
To keep up with her peers and any professional developments, Dr. Uht joined prominent organizations like the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Neuropathologists, Sigma Xi, Sigma Theta Tau International and the Society for Neuroscience. She was with the New York Academy of Sciences from 1981 to 1985 and is certified in anatomic pathology and neuropathology from the American Board of Pathology. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the School of Nursing at Columbia University in 1980.
When Dr. Uht has spare time, she enjoys music, even earning a Bachelor of Arts in music history from the University of Southern California before she elected to pursue health care.