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Dr. Karin HardimanUAB Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery Associate Professor Karin Hardiman, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed as the Strange Family Endowed Professor in Surgical Sciences Research.

Hardiman joined the UAB Department of Surgery in 2019.

She attended medical school at Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine and completed her surgical residency at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. She also pursued a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at Oregon Health. She is double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Hardiman's primary clinical interests are in colorectal diseases such as colorectal cancer, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal disease. In addition to her research abilities, she also operates at Birmingham VA and University hospitals.

As a principal investigator in her NIH-funded laboratory at UAB, Hardiman conducts basic and translational research related to colon cancer. She also studies multidisciplinary cancer care, survivorship care, and the role of intra-tumor genetic heterogeneity in colorectal cancer metastasis and response to therapy.

About the Strange Family Endowed Professor in Surgical Sciences Research

Luther Strange, former United States Senator, and his wife, Melissa, are avid supporters of UAB and the Department of Surgery. This inaugural endowment from the Strange family marks a generous contribution that will have countless repercussions in research findings and the lives of patients for years to come.

Written by: Julia Kasmirski