A researcher who came to UAB in 1984, Gary Hunter has been an international leader in exercise adaptation, energy metabolism and body composition research.
The grant will enhance programs in biomechanics and biotransport of fluids across the back of the eye involved with the progression of diseases.
The Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award was established by the American Geriatrics Society to recognize outstanding achievement in clinical research addressing health care problems of older adults by an investigator who is actively involved in direct patient care.
The 2013 list recognizes 325 UAB physicians in 65 specialties who are among the top 5 percent of clinicians in the United States, as voted by their peers. Nearly three-dozen additional top doctors were added to UAB’s total count compared to last year’s list.
Owsley is the director of the Clinical Research Unit in the Department of Ophthalmology and also serves as co-director of the Center for Research on Applied Gerontology at UAB.
Kline has been a faculty member with the UAB Department of Ophthalmology since 1979, and has been professor of ophthalmology and associate professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery since 1990.
Roth, a renowned researcher on the molecular regulation of neuronal cell death, joined the UAB faculty in 2002 and was the founding director of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center.
Centor will assume the position of chair at the conclusion of the annual business meeting at Internal Medicine 2014 in Orlando, Fla.
The award is presented annually to an academic psychiatrist who has, in a significant traditional or innovative manner, fostered the pursuit of trainee research within his or her university department.