Former Nephrology Director Honored
The Hilda B. Anderson Endowed Chair in Nephrology
Charles and Hilda Anderson with David Warnock
Members of the Charles C. Anderson Sr. family have made a significant gift to establish the Hilda B. Anderson Endowed Chair in Nephrology in the School of Medicine. The endowment honors Hilda Anderson—wife of Charles C. Anderson Sr. and mother of their four sons, Charles, Terry, Clyde, and Harold—and the outstanding care provided to her by David G. Warnock, M.D., a senior faculty member and former director of the Division of Nephrology.
“It is my great personal pleasure and honor to serve as the first Hilda B. Anderson Endowed Chair in Nephrology,” Warnock says. “She is indeed a remarkable individual who has faced personal challenges with courage and determination, with the unstinting support of her husband and entire family. Fortunately, her medical condition has been stabilized. Her response has been delightful, with a full return to the activity level she previously enjoyed. Her personal charm, warmth, and verve have carried her and her family through these challenges. Her generosity, and that of her entire family, is indeed notable and hugely appreciated by me, as well as our program and the entire institution.”
Faithful friends of UAB, the Anderson family has supported various university programs and efforts through personal gifts; gifts from their companies, Books-A-Million and Anderson & Anderson; and through the multiple Anderson family foundations. With their gift for nephrology, the family wanted to recognize Warnock as an example of an excellent, compassionate, and highly skilled physician-scientist.
Anupam Agarwal, M.D., interim chair of the Department of Medicine, adds, “We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Anderson family in establishing the Hilda B. Anderson Endowed Chair in Nephrology to recognize Dr. Warnock for his outstanding leadership and visionary accomplishments in nephrology at both the national and international levels. Gifts such as this endowment allow us to invest in further building our academic and research programs and training the next generation of nephrologists not only in the near future but also for the long-term growth of the programs in nephrology.”
Maintaining the Momentum / Summer 2011