Roth, a renowned researcher on the molecular regulation of neuronal cell death, joined the UAB faculty in 2002 and was the founding director of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center.
Centor will assume the position of chair at the conclusion of the annual business meeting at Internal Medicine 2014 in Orlando, Fla.
The award is presented annually to an academic psychiatrist who has, in a significant traditional or innovative manner, fostered the pursuit of trainee research within his or her university department.
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