Department of Genetics Chairman's Office

The Chairman's Office is responsible for all administrative and financial operations at the department level. Specific functions of the office include:

  • Human resource management
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Space planning and equipment/facilities management
  • Business development for new services
  • Oversight of billings and collections for patient and laboratory services
  • Grants management for clinical research projects
  • Coordination of educational programs
  • Information technology and computer support


Chairman Bruce R. Korf, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chair Kevin Dybvig, Ph.D.
Administrative Director James C. Camel, M.P.H.
Financial Officer III Neelima Agarwal
Program Director II Shaila P Handattu, Ph.D.
Research Coordinator Ashley Cannon, Ph.D.
Administrative Supervisor Demetria Blakely-Stoudermire
Administrative Associate Lauren Hicks

Contact information

Kaul Human Genetics Building, Suite 230
720 20th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0024
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Phone: 205.934.9411
Fax: 205.934.9488

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our department.