Robert Mowry Honored in School of Medicine
With more than 50 years of service with the Department of Pathology, the late Robert W. Mowry, M.D., had incredible influence on its success and development. In his honor, an endowed professorship has been established to benefit the department, which has grown to national prominence due to its superior training programs and distinguished faculty.
During his notable career, Mowry was a senior scientist at The University of Alabama Institute of Dental Research, director of autopsy at UAB, a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and a visiting scholar in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge in England.
The inaugural holder of the Robert W. Mowry, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Pathology at UAB, Gene P. Siegal, M.D., Ph.D., is currently executive vice chair of the department and director of the Division of Anatomic Pathology. He has used this professorship to help partially fund his clinical and experimental research projects and those of his colleagues and students.
“We are extremely grateful to the many contributors to the Mowry professorship who, by their generosity, have allowed this legacy to come into existence,” says C. Bruce Alexander, M.D., vice chair of the department. “I’m confident that Dr. Mowry would be delighted to see how these monies have been used to advance research and provide a training ground for future generations. The professorship is a fitting tribute to him.”
Maintaining the Momentum / Summer 2010