The UAB Center for Aging has appointed two new associate directors. Ali Ahmed, M.D., MPH, professor of medicine and epidemiology, will direct the Advanced Illness, Multi-Morbidity and Heart Failure Research Program. Lori L. McMahon, Ph.D., professor and director of the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, will direct the Neuroscience and Aging Program. Both programs will foster interdisciplinary research and research training among investigators from schools, departments and divisions across campus.
Ahmed, who is board-certified in geriatrics, is internationally known in the field of geriatric heart failure. He was the founding director of the geriatric heart-failure clinics at both UAB and the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center.
McMahon is the director of the neuroscience graduate program and the principal investigator on four National Institutes of Health-funded grants, focusing on age-related memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and depression and memory loss associated with the loss of estrogen in post-menopausal women.
Ahmed and McMahon will serve on the Center for Aging Executive Committee.