The funds are provided by the Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research, part of UAB’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center.
Agarwal’s appointment follows the Feb. 8, 2013, selection of former Dean and Senior Vice President Ray L. Watts, M.D., as the seventh president of UAB.
Halanych succeeds W.J. Many, M.D., who recently was named dean of the new Montgomery branch campus of the UAB School of Medicine.
UAB Montgomery campus will enroll 10 third-year medical students starting May 2014.
Five-year agreement focuses on improving delivery of health care to Northeast Alabama.