The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the James K. Kirklin, M.D., Endowed Lectureship and other faculty appointments during its Nov. 8 meeting.
As a member of the senior leadership team, Toni Leeth will take direction from the dean and work with departments to ensure growth goals outlined in AMC21 are being met.
Gustavo Heudebert, M.D., has been elected to mastership by the American College of Physicians, one of the highest honors available to primary care physicians.
Microbiology Professor John Kearney's research in monoclonal antibodies led to treatments for breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and more during his 40 years at UAB and earned him selection as the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.
The School of Medicine will mark National Primary Care Week with student-driven events focusing on the growing need for primary care physicians.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved other appointments and the reclassification of four sections in Surgery at its Sept. 13, 2013, meeting.
S. Louis Bridges Jr., M.D., Ph.D., will succeed Robert P. Kimberly, M.D., as director of the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal & Autoimmunity Center.
Stagno, who came to UAB as a fellow in 1971, will stay on until his successor is in place.
David Pollock, Ph.D., and Jennifer Pollock, Ph.D., will direct the new Translational Cardio-Renal Research section in Nephrology starting in early 2014.