Endowed professorship in neuroscience established – The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Patsy W. and Charles A. Collat Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience in the UAB Department of Neurology and named David S. Geldmacher, M.D., its inaugural holder during its meeting April 4. The position will promote research and education in neuroscience with a focus in memory disorders. The Collats have given numerous gifts to UAB, and to UAB’s neuroscience program in particular, including making possible the Charles A. and Patsy W. Collat Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery. Geldmacher joined the UAB faculty in 2011 and directs the Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology.

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