A New Look at Neuroimaging
Bevills Support Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
|David Standaert, Patty Warren, Susan Livingston, and Ray Watts|
Neuroimaging was the focus of the Bevill Neuroscience Symposium on October 6, 2009. The family of Congressman Tom Bevill generously contributed to the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center to support the event.
Among the speakers were Karen Berman, M.D., chief of the Section on Integrative Neuroimaging, National Institutes of Health; Arthur Toga, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurology and director of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of California, Los Angeles; Paul Gamlin, Ph.D., professor and chair of the UAB Department of Vision Sciences; and Burt Nabors, M.D., professor in the UAB Department of Neurology.
Tom Bevill was often referred to as “Alabama’s third senator’’ because he was an effective representative not only for his district but also for the entire state. His contributions to UAB enabled the establishment of the Center for Nuclear Imaging Research, and the Bevill Biomedical Research Building was named after him in 1992. His daughters, Patty Warren and Susan Livingston, attended the symposium.
“I am truly grateful to the Bevill family for supporting this symposium, which provides an excellent forum for leading researchers from UAB and across the nation to present the latest advances in their scientific studies,” says Ray L. Watts, M.D., chairman of the Department of Neurology. “This event highlights the tremendous research taking place in the neurosciences here at UAB and around the country, and it provides a stage on which to share this research with other scientists. Congressman Bevill was a visionary leader who served the state of Alabama and UAB through his commitment to helping Alabama become a leader in education and the sciences. I believe this annual symposium will keep his vision alive.”
Maintaining the Momentum / Winter/Spring 2010