The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees established an endowed professorship in cardiovascular medicine in the UAB School of Medicine and appointed Robert C. Bourge, M.D., as the first holder during its meeting Sept. 16, 2011.
The professorship is being funded by a gift from E.A. and Abbie Drummond. Bourge earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University and completed his residency at UAB. He joined the UAB faculty in 1984.