Linda C. Lucas award recipient, Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, to give lecture at UAB on March 4

Rice University professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum will visit UAB to discuss, lecture and inspire the next generation of women to reach for their desired goals.

LucasJoomlaThe University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Commission on the Status of Women will host Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., for her lecture “Access: How Bioengineers Can Reduce Health Inequities in the U.S. and Globally.”

Richards-Kortum, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor and director of Rice 360 Institute for Global Health, will deliver her lecture Monday, March 4, from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Hill Student Center Alumni Theater.

Richards-Kortum is the inaugural recipient and lecturer for the Linda C. Lucas Leadership Award. The award was established to highlight women who, like Lucas, have made significant contributions as leaders in their respective fields.

“Lucas showed dedication, skill and leadership in every role she assumed at UAB,” said Paulette Patterson Dilworth, Ph.D., vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UAB. “This award and lecture will shine a light on the next generation of women aspiring to be leaders in their respective fields.”

Lucas served in many roles during her tenure at UAB, including researcher, faculty member, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the first female dean of Engineering and as Provost.