Max D. Cooper, MDMax D. Cooper, MD. Photo courtesy of UAB Archives.The Department of Medicine established the Max Cooper Award for Career Excellence in Research in honor of Max D. Cooper, MD, to recognize outstanding research achievements by Department of Medicine faculty. Dr. Cooper is an extraordinary example of a distinguished academic researcher. He was professor of medicine, pediatrics, microbiology, and pathology, as well as Director of the Division of Developmental and Clinical Immunology at UAB. During his tenure here, Dr. Cooper became UAB's—and Alabama's—first Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. He was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in 1989, making him the first scientist in Alabama to receive this honor. 

The Max Cooper Award is given annually to faculty with a primary appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Medicine. This award recognizes researchers that have gained national recognition for important research discoveries over their scientific career.

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The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Monday April 1, 2019.

For additional information, contact:

Brittani Edwards DeLoach, MISE
Program Manager II
Department of Medicine Chair’s Office
Phone: (205) 975-5695
Email: brittaniedwards@uabmc.edu