Deal served as senior vice president of Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine from October 1997 until October 2004.
The Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinical Program is competing in an online vote on that ends at 5 p.m. on March 28.
The public debate, “High vs. Low Carbohydrate Diets for Cancer Control and Overall Health,” will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 27 at the UAB Alumni House.
The first match will be announced at 11 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. with a short program beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The funds will support an endowment to help the student-run Equal Access Birmingham be sustainable.
The center continues its pursuit of excellence in patient care, commitment to research and dedication to the development of life-saving treatments.
Finley, a professor emeritus at UAB, was co-director of the Laboratory of Medical Genetics for 30 years.
The drive will be held at UAB Hospital North Pavilion February 18-23, 2013, and then at UAB Highlands Hospital on Feb. 26, Feb. 28 and March 1.
The Best Medicine Show—a mixture of live acts and recorded skits featuring medical students—will raise funds for Equal Access Birmingham.