Milby Recognized by Department of Psychology
Karlene Ball and Jesse Milby
Jesse B. Milby, Ph.D., came to Birmingham in 1968 and devoted his career to working with minority and underserved populations and developing evidence-based care. Milby will retire from UAB as director of clinical training for the medical clinical psychology doctoral program this spring, and his family is honoring him by creating an endowment in his name in the UAB Department of Psychology.
The Dr. Jesse B. Milby Endowment will be used for the support of graduate students in medical clinical psychology and will address the need for student support as a result of decreased funding for graduate students. If sufficient funds are established, the scholarship will continue in perpetuity.
Upon his arrival, Milby recognized immediately UAB’s potential for excellence. Students, patients, and faculty were able to learn and thrive due to his teaching, research, and caring spirit. He has been a genuine asset to intellectual life at UAB.
“Jesse Milby has had a tremendous impact on the psychology department and made many contributions through his scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and leadership,” says Karlene Ball, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Psychology. “As a result, UAB has one of the premier doctoral programs in medical clinical psychology with nearly 200 outstanding applicants to the program in 2012. The contribution of Jesse and his family to an endowment for the support of future students is a testament to the value that he places on the training of future psychologists.”
Elizabeth Sheridan and Jesse Milby