April 21, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The chief medical officer of the United States Navy will tour the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital May 6 and address faculty, students and staff during Birmingham Navy Week, May 2-9.
Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson Jr. is the 36th Surgeon General of the Navy and chief of the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Robinson, in town for Navy Week activities, will tour the hospital at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 6 and deliver his remarks at noon in Volker Hall, 1670 University Blvd.
Robinson is the first African-American to become both Navy Surgeon General and chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. His specialty is colorectal surgery, and he has served in a variety of naval medicine and medical leadership positions in his 32-year career.
The U.S. Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy. During a Navy Week celebration, the Navy concentrates a variety of outreach assets in a single city for the week, sharing the Navy story with as many people as possible.
Pride, the Navy Band's Southeast contemporary entertainment ensemble, will perform on UAB's campus at 11 a.m. May 6 in the Mini Park at University Blvd and 14th Street.
Robinson is a native of Louisville, Ky., and entered the naval service in 1977. He earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program.
The author of numerous presentations and publications, Robinson holds fellowships in the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a member of the Le Societe Internationale de Chirurgie, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons and the National Business School Scholastic Society, Beta Gamma Sigma. He holds certification as a Certified Physician Executive from the American College of Physician Executives.
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is the state of Alabama's largest employer and an internationally renowned research university and academic health center whose professional schools and specialty patient care programs are consistently ranked as among the nation's top 50; find more information at www.uab.edu and www.uabmedicine.org.