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Ann Dial McMillan was raised in the example of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roper and Louise Dial, who believed in giving back to the community. As the wife of former Alabama Lieutenant Governor George McMillan Jr., she is keenly aware of the public health challenges facing families across Alabama. Ann is an enthusiastic champion of the School of Public Health's programs, particularly contributions to childhood immunizations and healthcare advances within the state. Her father, who lost both parents to tuberculosis when he was a child, was the inspiration for her commitment to the establishment of this lectureship.

Generous with her donations of time, energy, and money, Ann is and has been active in numerous community and civic boards, including Children's Health System and the Birmingham Area Chapter of the American Red Cross (both of which she was board chair) and the Women's Fund. As Vice President for Community Affairs at SouthTrust/Wachovia, she managed charitable contributions until her retirement in 2005, and now she continues that tradition with leadership positions in such community organizations as Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama as well as the UAB Leadership Cabinet and the Broad Street Committee, which is an Advisory Committee to the Dean of the UAB School of Public Health.

Ann's commitment to the well-being of families and children is evident in the awards she has received awards from, among others, the Junior League of Birmingham, the Metropolitan YMCA, the Girl Scouts of Cahaba Council, and the Southern Women's Committee of Fifty.

You can explore past lectureships by watching select videos on the YouTube channel and by viewing pictures and presentation slides.

For more information about the McMillian Lectureship, please contact Julie McDougal at jmcdouga@uab.edu.

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Past Lectureships

    • 2019: Torri D. Metz, MD
    • 2018: Carole Lannon, MD, MPH
    • 2017: Brent M. Ewig, MHS
    • 2016: Sara Rosenbaum, JD
    • 2015: James W. Collins, MD, MPH
    • 2014: Cheri Pies, MSW, DrPH
    • 2013: Mario Drummonds, MS, LCSW, MBA
    • 2012: W. Thomas Boyce, MD
    • 2011: Allen Wilcox, MD, PhD
    • 2010: Milton Kotelchuck, PhD, MPH
    • 2009: Deborah Klein Walker, EdD
    • 2008: Maxine Hayes, MD, MPH

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