Nominations will be accepted for 2020 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer on August 10, 2020 and must be submitted by September 11, 2020.


To be eligible for this prestigious annual award, an individual must be a full-time, part-time, or emeritus member with a primary or secondary appointment of the faculty of the Academic Health Center, or a University Professor who has:

  • Advanced the frontiers of science or otherwise made a significant contribution to the health of people, or
  • Made an outstanding contribution to the Academic Health Center through education, research, or public service.

Nominations for faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, and Public Health, including Department of the Joint Health Sciences, are welcome.

Nominations packets should include (1) a brief letter of nomination from the person submitting the nomination, and (2) a current curriculum vitae of the nominee. It is requested that nomination packets be in an electronic format and submitted via email to Kay Kirk, Office of the Provost at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for receipt of nominations is September 11, 2020.

The recipient will receive a $5,000 award and will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award reception to be held in their honor.

Information related to the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award can be obtained by calling Kay Kirk at extension 975-7724 or by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

UAB encourages those making awards, and those naming selection committees for awards to keep in mind the diversity, equity, and inclusion values and goals of both the UAB strategic plan Forging the Future and of the Strategic Diversity Plan.  We strive to make sure everybody counts, every day, and that we actively seek varied perspectives in our decision-making, including when recognizing our faculty with awards.

Past Recipients