Meredith Kilgore

Meredith Kilgore was an uncommon man of wide-ranging interests and gifts—he was not someone to be effortlessly forgotten. From mentoring aspiring researchers to speaking Japanese, providing insights into health economics, and deftly playing jazz piano, Meredith could be counted on for sharing intriguing life experiences and perspectives. Foremost professionally, he was adept at creating cross-campus and external collaborations with the goal of helping others live healthy, productive lives.  The manner in which Meredith conducted his life is reflected in the words of Leonardo Da Vinci:

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."

For these reasons, it is only natural that Meredith’s colleagues and friends at UAB wish to create a lasting memorial representative of his academic accomplishments. UAB academic leaders Dr. Kenneth Saag and Dean Paul Erwin propose establishing the Meredith Kilgore Endowed Lecture in Outcomes Research. 

Meredith embodied the collaborative research spirit of UAB and worked across schools, programs, and disciplines. His students are forever changed because of his commitment to teaching and mentoring. Those who considered him both friend and colleague will infinitely miss his kind spirit.  For these many reasons, it is fitting to create a lasting memorial honoring Meredith Kilgore at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

This endowed lectureship will bring a distinguished scholar to the university each year to lecture on an outcomes research topic with a focus on methodological and measurement issues inherent to such research—Meredith’s passion and an essential component of rigorous scientific inquiry. Endowments by definition exist in perpetuity, and this offers a lasting tribute to Meredith for generations to come.

If you are interested in supporting the Meredith Kilgore Endowed Lectureship in Outcomes Research please make a gift online or contact Jeff Foster (205-996-6086) or Mona McCartney (205-934-7799)


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