Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bourge have helped establish three endowed research funds.
The event is sponsored by the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine and Division of CME.
The professorship was made possible by a gift from the United Therapeutics Corporation.
Bourge was the inaugural holder of the former professorship.
She was presented the award during the 62nd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in San Francisco, Calif., in March.