The commencement ceremony for the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is Saturday, May 19 in Bartow Arena, 617 13th St. South. Doors open at noon, and the ceremony begins at 1 p.m.
AAMC vice president, Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., will be the featured speaker. He provides strategic leadership in the areas of medical education, academic affairs, health care affairs, scientific affairs, learning and leadership programming, diversity and inclusion, public policy and communications.
Grover joined the AAMC as associate director for the Center for Workforce Studies in 2005, where he managed research activity and directed externally funded workforce studies. He became a director of government relations and health care affairs in 2007, and served as the association’s chief public policy officer from 2011-2016. Previously, he held positions in health care finance and applied economics consulting as well as in the U.S. Public Health Service, Health Resources and Service Administration National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. Grover received his M.D. from George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in health and public policy from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Grover holds faculty appointments at GWU School of Medicine, and JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health.
A special military ceremony will begin for invited guests at 10 a.m. for students entering the Armed Forces. The ceremony will be held inside the Green and Gold Room at Bartow Arena.