April 11, 2014

Trustees approve two endowed positions, one lecture

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uab towerThe University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment an endowed chair, professorship and lecture during its April 4 meeting.

The Patsy W. and Charles A. Collat Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience in the UAB Department of Neurology will promote research and education in neuroscience with a focus on memory disorders. David S. Geldmacher, M.D., who directs the Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology, was also named its inaugural holder.

The Dennis-McKee Endowed Chair in Glaucoma Research in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology will support a physician-scientist studying glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in the developed world.

The Marilyn R. Gossman Endowed Lectureship in Physical Therapy in the UAB Department of Physical Therapy honors Gossman, who served UAB for more than 30 years.