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We recognize the contributions of William Grizzle, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Anatomic Pathology, to our department and to UAB for more than 30 years. Grizzle plans to retire effective January 1, 2020.

Grizzle CCC Preferred 2018

Dr. Grizzle joined the UAB faculty in 1981 and was promoted to Professor of Pathology in 1989. He is currently Professor of Pathology and Surgery.

Dr. Grizzle directed the Tissue Collection and Banking Facility from 1983-2019, which included the Southern Division of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network from 1987-2019. He also led the UAB-VA Autopsy Service from 1990-2000 and the Program in Translational Research in Neoplasia from 2000-2019. Dr. Grizzle served as Associate Director of the UAB Oral Cancer Center (1996-2001) and Adjunct Professor of Urology at Emory University.

Dr. Grizzle has been a frequent national and international advisor to institutions, governments, and SPORES. He served on numerous editorial boards, including as a Senior Editor of Clinical Cancer Research (2010-2017) and Associate Editor of Cancer Biomarkers (2012-current). He was Vice President (1996-2000), President (2000-2004), Trustee (1995-2018), and Trustee Emeritus (2018-current) of the Biological Stain Commission.

Dr. Grizzle has been active nationally and internationally in developing the design, operations and standards of bioresources. He is a former President of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and has served on its Board of Directors. He currently is active on ISBER’s Science Policy and Publication Committees. In 2015 he received the ISBER 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking Award and in 2019, the ISBER Founders Award. Other awards have included the 2005 Outstanding Faculty Member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and 2007 and 2010 awards from the National Cancer Institute for Leadership in Translational Research and Early Detection.

Throughout his career, Dr. Grizzle has been active in international education, presenting numerous workshops on bioresources and translational research. He has published more than 600 books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed manuscripts. He plans to continue active involvement in regulatory and ethical issues of bioresources and in translational research.