Money raised will go to Optometry Cares, a foundation of the American Optometric Association that works to expand eye health and vision care access to everyone in the United States.
Awards and scholarships were established in the schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bourge have helped establish three endowed research funds.
Theiss joined the UAB faculty in 1995 and was named director of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013.
Chow was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences as a foreign associate in 2012.
The chair was established through gifts from the ROAR initiative of the Southeast Cancer Foundation, matched by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation.
Luke joined UAB in 1979 as director of the division and of the Nephrology Research and Training Center.