alexander2.jpgC. Bruce Alexander, M.D.Supported by the Department of Pathology

This lecture honors Dr. C. Bruce Alexander for his many years of service to the Department of Pathology’s teaching mission in Undergraduate Medical Education, and Resident and Fellow education. Invited speakers will address new and exciting education in pathology and the future training of Pathology physicians.

This year's Alexander lecture takes place Thursday, June 1, 2023, featuring:

Amy L. Treece, M.D., Chief of Pediatric Pathology
Children's of Alabama

"What I Wish I Knew in Residency: Lessons in Life and Career Development"
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Taking place in WPCC-E Conference Room from noon-1 p.m.

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Supported by the Department of Pathology and the Alabama Eye Bank

These lectures center on some aspect of forensic pathology practice. In keeping with the academic nature of the Coroner/Medical Examiner's Office in Jefferson County, the lectures focus on a topic highlighting research in forensic pathology that is occurring at the intersection of forensic pathology with another discipline.

Examples include: forensic pathology and radiology; forensic pathology and sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP); forensic pathology and genetic testing, etc.

Dr. Jay John Listinsky, an adjunct associate professor of pathology at UAB at the time of his untimely death in 2012, originally trained as a diagnostic radiologist but had a decades-long interest in fucosylated molecules and their overlapping physiologic properties. He collaborated with investigators in the Division of Anatomic Pathology for many years, which generated a number of novel manuscripts which added important data to the knowledge base of glycobiology. To further this work, his friends, colleagues, and family, spearheaded by his wife and UAB pathologist, Cathy, endowed this lectureship for future generations.

We are proud to announce our 2023 Listinsky lecturer:

Ronald L. Schnaar, PhD
John Jacob Abel Professor and Interim Director
Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences  
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
725 N. Wolfe St - 318 Wood Basic Science Bldg
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA
October 26, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Past lecturers for the John Jay Listinsky Endowed Lectureship in Glycobiology:

  • 2021
    Ajit Varki, M.D.
    Distinguished Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
    Co-Director, Glycobiology Research and Training Center
    Co-Director, Center for Academy Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA)
    University of California, San Diego
    "Glycans: The 'Dark Matter' of the Biological Universe"
  • 2019
    Israel Vlodavsky, Ph.D.
    Professor, Technion Integrated Cancer Center (TICC) 
    Head Tumor Biology Lab
    "Heparanase: from basic research to novel therapeutics for cancer and inflammation"
  • 2018
    Richard D. Cummings, Ph.D.
    Professor of Surgery
    Harvard Medical School
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Director, HMS Center for Glycoscience
    Director, National Center for Functional Glycomics
    "Integration of Glycomics, Immunology, and Infectious Disease"
  • 2017
    John B. Lowe, M.D.
    Senior Director, Pathology
    Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, CA
    “Fucosylation-dependent control of immunity”
  • 2016
    Robert S. Haltiwanger, Ph.D.
    GRA Eminent Scholar in Biomedical Glycosciences 
    Editor-in-Chief, Glycobiology 
    Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
    Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia 
    "The Secret Lives of Fucose"
  • 2015
    Gerald Hart, Ph.D.
    Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    College of Arts and Sciences
    University of Georgia
    “Nutrient Regulation of Signaling & Transcription by O-GlcNAcylation: Roles in Diabetes Complications”
  • 2014
    Linda Hsieh-Wilson, Ph.D.
    Professor of Chemistry
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
    California Institute of Technology     
    "Carbohydrate Signaling in Neurobiology and Cancer"

iStock 172212825Supported by the financial support of Dr. Robert Pritchett, husband of Paulette Pritchett, and family.

This endowed lecture series is named in honor of Dr. Paulette Shirey Pritchett. Dr. Pritchett was a highly respected, young member of the UAB Department of Pathology when she unexpectedly passed away on August 4, 1984. Dr. Pritchett was a native Alabamian who obtained her medical degree from the University of Alabama, where she was awarded the Stewart Graves Award and the William Boyd Medal for her demonstrated excellence in pathology.


Dr. Pritchett was appointed an assistant professor at UAB in 1975 and a surgical pathologist at UAB and later at Cooper Green Hospital. Dr. Robert Pritchett, her husband and a practicing dermatologist, provided financial support to the university in her name to establish this lectureship. We thank Dr. Pritchett and members of his family for making this lectureship possible.
Due to COVID19 all endeowed lectures have been postponed to Spring 2021. Please check back for details. 

Past lecturers for the Dr. Paulette Shirey Pritchett Lecture in Pathology


  • 1990-1999


    1992            Paul E. Lacy, M.D., Ph.D.
                            Robert L. Kroc Professor of Pathology
                            Washington University School of Medicine
                                        "Islet Transplantation in Diabetes Mellitus"

    1993            Lance A. Liotta, M.D., Ph.D.
                            NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research
                            Chief of the Laboratory of Pathology,
                            National Cancer Institute
                                  "Cancer Invasion and Metastasis: From Molecule to Bedside",

    1994            Ramzi S. Cotran, M.D.
                            F.B. Mallory Professor of Pathology
                            Harvard Medical School
                            Chair, Department of Pathology, 
                            Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Medical Center
                                        "Endothelial Activation: Its Role in Inflammatory and Immune injury"

    1995            Leroy E. Hood, M.D., Ph.D.
                            William Gates II Professor and Chair
                            Department of Molecular Biotechnology
                            University of Washington
                                        "The Human Genome Project: Leading a Revolution in Medicine of the 21st Century"

    1996            Russell Ross, D.D.S., Ph.D.
                            Professor of Pathology
                            Director, Center for Vascular Biology 
                            University of Washington
                                        "Cellular and Molecular Studies in Atherogenesis"

    1997            Emil R. Unanue, M.D.
                            Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology
                            Washington University School of Medicine
                                  “The Cellular and Biochemical Basis of Antigen processing for T Cell Recognition”     

    1998             Michael A. Gimbrone, Jr., M.D.
                            Elsie T. Friedman Professor Pathology
                            Harvard Medical School        
                                    “Vascular Endothelium: A Dynamic Interface in Health and Disease”

    1999             Oliver Smithies, Ph.D.
                            Excellence Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
                            The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
                            2007 Nobel Laureate for Physiology and Medicine
                                        “A Mouse View of Hypertension”
  • 2000-2010


    2000             Louis J. Ignarro, Ph.D.
                            Jerome J. Belzer, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology
                            University of California at Los Angeles
                            1998 Nobel Laureate for Physiology and Medicine
                                        “Nitric oxide as a Unique Signaling Molecule in the Vascular System”

    2001              William E. Paul, M.D.
                            Chief of the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and 
                            Infections Diseases, National Institutes of Health
                                        “Cytokine Biology: Lessons from IL-4”

     2002            Sir John E. Walker, D. Phil.
                            Director, The Medical Research Council’s
                            Dunn Human Nutrition 
                            1997 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
                                  “Power in Biology”

    2003            Peter F. Davies, Ph.D.
                             Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
                             Director, Institute for Medicine and Engineering
                             University of Pennsylvania
                                   “Flow-Mediated Endothelial Mechanotransduction: Spatial Structural and
                                  Genomics Responses"

    2004            Stanley J. Korsmeyer , M.D.
                            Sidney Farber Professor of Pathology
                            Harvard University
                            Dana Farber Cancer Institute
                                 “Gateways to Apoptosis”

    2005            Harvey Lodish, Ph.D.
                            Professor of Biology and Bioengineering
                            Massachusetts Institutes of Technology
                                 “Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Regulation by novel surface proteins, growth factors, 
                                  and micro RNAs”

    2006            Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D.
                            Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
                            University of California at Irvine
                                  “A Mitochondrial Paradigm of Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases, Aging, and
                                  Cancer: a Dawn for Evolutionary Medicine”

    2007          Harry C. Dietz, III, M.D.
                           Victor A. McKusick Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, 
                          Molecular Biology & Genetics
                           Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
                                  “Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders: from Molecules to Medicines”

    2008            Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D.
                            Professor of Biology
                            Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                            1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
                                   “The Biology and Medical Promise of Small RNAs”

    2009            Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D.
                            C. Michael Armstrong Professor, Depts. Of Pediatrics, Medicine, Oncology,
                            Radiation Oncology, and the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
                            The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
                                        “Targeting Hypoxia-Inducible Factor I for Cancer Therapy”

    2010            Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D.
                            President and Scientific Director, 
                            Children’s Memorial Research Center
                            Professor, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
                            and the Feinburg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
                                        “Targeting a Novel Embryonic Pathway to Suppress the Metastatic

  • 2011-2019


    2011            Eric D. Green M.D., Ph.D.
                            Director, National Human Genome Research Institute
                            Senior Investigator & Head, Physical Mapping Section
                            Genome Technology Branch, Division of Intramural Research
                            National Institutes of Health
                                        “Charting a Course for Genomic Medicine”

    2012            Professor Sir Salvador Moncada, M.D.
                            Professor of Experimental Biology and Therapeutics
                            Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
                            University College London
                                         “Discovery of the Mechanism that Enables the Provision of Nutrients to
                                         Proliferating Cells”

    2013            Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D.
                            Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
                            Director, Center for Genome Sciences
                            Department of Pathology and Immunology
                            Washington University School of Medicine
                                          “Exploring the Human Gut Microbiome: Dining in with Tens of Trillions of
                                           Fascinating Friends”

    2014            Solomon Snyder, M.D.
                            Johns Hopkins Medical School
                            Department of Neuroscience
                                        “Molecular Mechanisms in Huntington’s Disease Pathogenesis”

    2015            Anthony Atala, M.D.
                            Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
                            W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology
                            Wake Forest University
                                        “Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare”

    2018           Elaine Jaffe, M.D.
                            Series Editor, World Health Organization 'Classification of Tumours"
                            Senior Investigator
                            Laboratory of Pathology 
                            Head, Hematopathology Section
                            National Cancer Institute
                                         "Charting the Future of Lymphoma Classification: A Road Map for Disease Discovery and Treatment"

    2019.         Eric N. Olson, Ph.D.
                            Chair, Department of Molecular Biology
                            UT Southwestern Medical Center
                            "Understanding Muscle Development, Disease, and Regeneration"