Support UAB Rheumatology

Through the generous financial support of foundations, patients and their families, and individuals, coupled with the strong support of UAB leaders, we are making excellent progress toward garnering the financial support needed to allow optimal growth of our basic, translational, and clinical research programs and our clinical endeavors.  This support comes in the form of endowments, funds for development of pilot projects and exploration of novel ideas, and to support our mission of educating the next generation of clinicians and investigators in rheumatic diseases.  In addition, this support will also accelerate our research efforts to better understand the pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases and develop more effective strategies to diagnose, treat, and ultimately cure or prevent these diseases. 

To reach this pinnacle of success, we have several development projects as shown in the image below. To make a gift, select one of the projects in the table below the image and click on Make gift. On the page that opens, scroll down, select select an amount and follow instructions.

Koopman2Gifts in Honor of William J. Koopman, MD

Goal: In recognition of Dr. Koopman’s outstanding leadership in the field of rheumatology, as signified by his being selected as the 2011 recipient of the ACR Presidential Gold Medal, the highest award that the American College of Rheumatology bestows in recognition of outstanding achievements in rheumatology over an entire career; and for being named the 2012 Laureate of the American College of Physicians (Alabama Chapter); and in appreciation for all he has done for the UAB Department of Medicine and the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, the Division seeks gifts in Dr. Koopman’s honor. Funds will support the Division’s efforts in clinical, basic, and translational research by building the Koopman Professorship Fund.

Make gift in honor of Dr Koopman to the Koopman Arthritis Research Endowment Fund

smallAlarconThe Graciela S. Alarcón, MD, MPH Endowment

Goal: To establish a fund in Dr. Alarcón's name, and to use it to help support lupus research and clinical care. Dr. Alarcón has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Evelyn V. Hess Award. This award is bestowed annually by the Lupus Foundation of America in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of lupus research, diagnosis, and treatment.

Make gift  to the Alarcón Fund in Rheumatology

Small_-Heck-2011The Louis W. Heck, MD Endowment

Goal: To establish an endowment in Dr. Heck’s name, and to use it to help recruit a successor to Dr. Heck who will help train the next generation of specialists in rheumatology and immunology.

Make gift  to Rheumatology: Heck Endowment Fund

Bennett-2011The J. Claude Bennett, Endowed  Professorship  in Rheumatology and Immunology

Goal: To provide important recognition, protected time, and research support to a deserving investigator at UAB who will continue Dr. Bennett's tradition of leadership in research in rheumatology and immunology. 

Make gift
  to the Bennett Endowment in Rheumatology

RAPatientThe UAB Arthritis Database and Registry

Goal: To establish a comprehensive database of information and a repository of DNA samples and other biological specimens to help identify means to prevent, cure, or better treat arthritis. 

Make gift  to RADAR - Rheumathoid Arthritis

For information about giving to other Department of Medicine divisions, centers or programs, please contact:

Megann Bates Cain
Director of Development
Boshell Diabetes Building, 463
1808 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0012
Office: 205.934.7408
Mobile: 205.613.1985

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