Former Gov. Albert P. Brewer presented the inaugural Brewer-Heslin Award for Professionalism in Medicine on Aug. 16  to Martin J. Heslin, M.D., the physician who inspired Brewer to establish the endowment.
Third-year medical student Ryan B. Khodadadi is the first recipient of a new scholarship honoring a genetics pioneer that supports students who demonstrate exceptional academic and leadership abilities.

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“I hope these funds will provide continuity of resources in clinical care, research, and teaching. With all three areas, funding can wax and wane; I believe these endowments can provide stability.”

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“Patient care is demanding, and providing faculty with an outlet for continued learning and career development helps to increase their fulfillment and overall job satisfaction—helping us to retain the best and brightest at UAB.”

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“As I reflected on all that I had learned about Tinsley Harrison, I thought we should try to ensure that future generations understand the multiple layers of influence that Dr. Harrison left.”

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“Dr. Adams invested in our mission of providing the highest quality of pathology education, and the benefits of his investment are evident in the quality of our residents and our program.”

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I decided to donate once I became a patient and realized that my doctor and the fellows weren’t just treating me; they were doing research to find a quicker diagnosis for me, a better way to treat me.

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“The scholarship demonstrates Dr. Burleson’s investment in UAB’s next generation of medical leaders, which is such an encouragement to medical students and residents.”

The legacy of Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D., extends far beyond the bust of his likeness displayed in front of the building bearing his name on University Boulevard.
The JCMS directed its gifts toward the principal of its endowed scholarship as well as a sponsored scholarship, enabling five students to receive support for the 2013-14 year while making an investment in generations of future students.
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