djbDALE BENOS, PH.D., 
1950-2010
 
Noted scientist and chairman of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physiology and Biophysics, died suddenly Oct. 7, 2010. He was 60.
 
Continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1976 and past president of the American Physiological Society, Dr. Benos studied the movement of sodium ions across the membranes of epithelia and nerve cells. That process is relevant to the progression of certain diseases such as cystic fibrosis and hypertension. His laboratory also investigated the role of ion channels and transporters in human brain tumors. During his career, Dr. Benos trained more than 15 graduate students and 34 postdoctoral fellows.
 
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JAMES K. BUBIEN, PH.D., 1952-2011

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Dr. James K. Bubien, 58, of Pelham, Alabama and East Beach, Charlestown, RI died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at his home in Rhode Island.  Dr. Bubien retired in 2010 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Dr. Bubien's major contributions were to our understanding of the mechanisms that lead to the development of Cystic Fibrosis and Hypertension. He characterized a mutation that leads to hyperactivity of a protein that results in inappropriate retention of salt and water by the kidney and the development of high blood pressure.

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Earl "Bud" G. Hamel Jr., Ph.D., 1928-2009

 Earl G. Hamel Jr., Ph.D., better known as “Buddy,” was a dedicated educator who inspired countless students and positively impacted everyone he met. Born with a congenital heart defect, Dr. Hamel made it his life’s mission to advance our understanding of the human body. hamel

Dr. Hamel devoted his life to opening minds and furthering the field of human anatomy, and the creation of the Dr. Earl G. Hamel Jr. Support Fund to fund an Earl G. Hamel Jr. Scholar will continue his life’s work. It will benefit a student in the UAB School of Medicine’s Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology.
[Photograph-“courtesy of UAB Archives”]

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