Dean Search

On Feb. 8, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System named Ray L. Watts, M.D., then the senior vice president and dean of UAB's Medical School, president of UAB. Anupam Agarwal, M.D., was named interim vice president and dean, and Dr. Watts pledged a speedy national search to find the best candidate to be permanent senior vice president and dean.

In March, UAB selected Russell Reynolds Associates to conduct the search for the School of Medicine's next leader. Nominations and applications consisting of a current curriculum vita and a letter of interest may be sent to search committee co-chairs Sergio Stagno, M.D., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or David Sweatt, Ph.D., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or to Kate Harvey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

In April, meetings were conducted with the search committee to determine the position description. In May, the position was advertised in academic journals.

Between July 16 and 31, five candidates visited UAB to present their vision for the School of Medicine to faculty, residents, students and staff.

On August 15, 2013, Dr. Watts announced that Selwyn Vickers, M.D., was chosen as the new senior vice president and dean of the School of Medicine. He will join us on October, 15, 2013. 

Members of the Senior Vice President for Medicine and Dean search committee are:

Co-chair Sergio Stagno, M.D.
Katharine Reynolds Ireland Chair of Pediatrics, 
Department of Pediatrics

 

UAB School of Medicine

Co-chair David Sweatt, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Neurobiology; Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging; Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute

 

UAB School of Medicine
College of Arts & Sciences

Donna Arnett, Ph.D., MSHP
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology; President The American Heart Association 

 

UAB School of Public Health

Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology; Alma B. Maxwell - UAHSF Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research

 

UAB School of Medicine

Kirby Bland, M.D. 
Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery; Fay Fletcher Kerner Chair of Surgery

 

UAB School of Medicine

Jim Bonner, M.D.
Merle M. Salter Chair of Radiation Oncology, President of the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation

 

 UAB School of Medicine

Art Boudreaux, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology; Chief of Staff University Hospital

 

UAB School of Medicine

Dawn Bulgarella, MSHA
Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

 

UAB School of Medicine

Cheri Canon, M.D.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology; Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair

 

UAB School of Medicine

John C. Chatham, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Department of Pathology
 

UAB School of Medicine

William Curry, M.D.
Professor of General Internal Medicine, Associate Dean for Primary Care and Rural Health, UAB School of Medicine; Senior Vice President for Population Health, UAB Health System

 

UAB School of Medicine

Eric Jack, Ph.D.
Dean

 

UAB School of Business

Hughes Evans, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Education, Chair of the Department of Medical Education

 

UAB School of Medicine

Will Ferniany, Ph.D.
CEO

 

UAB Health System

Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH
Director of the Division of Preventive Medicine,
Director of the Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center

 

UAB School of Medicine

Doreen Harper, Ph.D., MSN
Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair for the Dean of the School of Nursing and Professor

 

UAB School of Nursing

Ms. Alesia Jones
Chief Human Resources Officer

 

UAB

Tony Jones, M.D.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology; Alfred Habeeb Chair in Anesthesiology

 

UAB School of Medicine

Shirley Salloway Kahn, Ph.D.
Vice President of Development, Alumni and External Relations

 

UAB

Robert Kimberly, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research; Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science; Howard L. Holley Research Chair in Rheumatology

 

UAB School of Medicine

Seth Landefeld, M.D.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine; Spencer Chair in Medical Science Leadership

 

UAB School of Medicine

Linda Lucas, Ph.D.
Provost
 

UAB

Norman McGowin, M.D.
General Surgeon, Greenville, Ala.; President

 

University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association

Lori McMahon, Ph.D.
Member of the UAB Faculty Council; Professor in the Department of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology; Director of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

 

UAB School of Medicine

 

Bryan Noe, Ph.D.
Dean

 

UAB Graduate School

Michael Reddy, DMD, DMSc
Dean

 

UAB School of Dentistry

Richard H. Streiffer, M.D.
Dean, College of Community Health Sciences
 

University of Alabama

Mr. Charles Perry

 

Birmingham Community Representative

Ms. Brittany Richardson
Third-year medical student

 

UAB School of Medicine