UAB Department of Pathology
Welcome to the UAB Department of Pathology website. The UAB Department of Pathology provides extensive clinical services and teaching while maintaining large and productive research programs. Currently, the Department has over $20 million per year in extramural research funding and our clinical services, including inpatient, outpatient and outreach, completes over 6 million procedures per year. Our training programs are among the finest in the country and our faculty have achieved national and international recognition in service, teaching and research.
Twenty-Fifth Annual Paulette Shirey Pritchett Endowed Lecture in Pathology
Stanley L., Hazen, M.D. ,Ph,D.
The Jan Bleeksma Chair in Vascular Cell Biology and Atherosclerosis
The Leonard Krieger Chair in Preventive Cardiology
Chair, The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Lerner Research Institute and The Cleveland Clinic
“Gut Microbes and Cardiovascular Health”
Thursday, April 28, 2016 AT 2:00 P.M.
Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium
Jefferson County medical examiner wins prestigious national award
|By Carol Robinson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtesy of AL.com
A Jefferson County physician has been awarded the nation's most prestigious award for medical examiners.
Dr. Gregory G. Davis, Jefferson County's chief coroner/medical examiner, received the 2016 Milton
Davis accepted the award at the AAFS's 68th Annual Scientific Meeting held in late February in Nevada. He is also the director of the Forensic Division of UAB's Department of Pathology.
"I was humbled, to see all of the previous recipients and to think I would be considered by my peers worthy of being on that list,'' Davis said. "I didn't grasp how big it was until I looked and saw what all it entailed. I've just been doing my work."
Davis has held multiple offices with the AAFS and served on many committees with the association. The husband, and father of two daughters, attended college and medical school at Vanderbilt University, and also completed his pathology residency there. He did his forensic pathology fellowship at the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office and obtained his Master of Science in Public Health from UAB. He joined the Jefferson County Coroner/ Medical Examiner's Office in 1993.
His most noted published articles include a comparison of heart mass in seizure patients dying of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy to sudden death due to some other cause, the relationship of drug abuse to unexplained sudden death, recommendations for the investigation, diagnosis, and certification deaths related to opioid drugs.
The Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner's Office investigates about 25% of the deaths occurring in Jefferson County. Notification is made when there is suspicion of criminal violence or criminal neglect, when death occurs in suspicious or unusual circumstances and when deaths are thought to result from trauma or violence.
Milton Helpern was the most famous chief medical examiner for the City of New York, called " Sherlock Holmes with a microscope." Born in East Harlem, Helpern joined the New York City Medical Examiner office in 1931 and became its chief in 1954. During his 20-year tenure, he performed over 20,000 autopsies, and was also a key witness in some infamous murder trials. He died in 1977 at the age of 75.