Martha Bidez, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2000
For outstanding contributions in the area of dental implant biomechanics and for service in the field of bioengineering.

Martha Warren Bidez Named Director of eLearning and Professional Studies; UAB Online Launches

Via University of Alabama at Birmingham | January 2, 2012

The Office of eLearning and Professional Studies will give traditional students and non-traditional, niche populations access to diverse opportunities via technology in the digital age.

UAB has named Martha Warren Bidez, Ph.D., director of the new Office of eLearning and Professional Studies, which launched in May.

Bidez, an internationally renowned biomedical engineer who has served as professor and director of the Advanced Safety Engineering and Management graduate track in the UAB School of Engineering, had served as interim director of the Office of eLearning and Professional Studies since the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees established the office in February, 2013.

“Dr. Bidez’s proven success and expertise has built a strong foundation for this office, and she is absolutely the right leader to maximize the long-term potential of this important initiative,” said UAB Provost Linda Lucas.

Pioneering Engineering Track of Study to Help Prevent Large-scale Disasters Like Gulf Oil Spill

Via University of Alabama at Birmingham | June 1, 2010

A newly created and first-of-its-kind graduate-level track of study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering will educate engineers and safety, health and environmental professionals across industries in the best practices to prevent expansive disasters like the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia.

The UAB Master of Engineering degree track in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM) will be offered totally online with a curriculum based in experiential learning and peer-to-peer interaction, says the program’s director, Martha Bidez, Ph.D., a professor at the School of Engineering. An undergraduate degree in engineering is not required for acceptance into the program.

Bidez says ASEM will help revolutionize safety practices across sectors with a curriculum focused on the No. 1 way to prevent serious workplace injury and disaster: prevention through design.