May 10, 2017
Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Jayme E. Locke, M.D., MPHWritten by Megan McSwain Yeatts
Jayme E. Locke, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Surgery, is a junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Research. Locke has established herself as an expert in antibody medicated rejection models and in HIV-infected kidney transplants. Locke is also the founder and director of the Comprehensive Transplant Institute’s Outcomes Research Center, a multidisciplinary collaboration across UAB School of Medicine, UAB School of Public Health, Center for AIDS Research, Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center and Nephrology Research and Training Center, as well as groups at Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. By using this large network for her hypothesis-driven clinical research, Locke has been able to answer clinical questions that couldn’t be previously addressed and has had her findings published in 51 peer-reviewed articles.