John F. Kearney, Ph.D.Since 1964, the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award has honored individuals in the Academic Health Center of The University of Alabama at Birmingham who have made major contributions in education, research, or service. This year's recipient of the award is Department of Microbiology professor John F. Kearney, Ph.D.

A special banquet celebrating 50 years of the UAB Distinguished Faculty Lecture will take place Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the UAB National Alumni Society House. The event will include dinner as Dr. Kearney delivers his lecture, "How One Year Turned Into Forty Years at UAB."

All living recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award have been invited to attend, and posters will be on display to celebrate each year's winner.

Tickets to the event are $40 per person and can be reserved by calling 205-934-0771.