Dr. David Allison selected as 2011 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

It is truly an honor and a pleasure to share with you the news that Dr. David Allison has been selected as the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. The award recognizes faculty who have advanced the frontiers of science or otherwise made a significant contribution to the health of people and/ or have made an outstanding contribution to the Academic Health Center through education, research, or public service.

This is perhaps the highest award a faculty member at UAB can receive. The last faculty member so recognized from the School of Public Health was Dr. Juan Navia in 1990.

The award recognizes faculty who have advanced the frontiers of science or otherwise made a significant contribution to the health of people and/ or have made an outstanding contribution to the Academic Health Center through education, research, or public service. Recipients receive a $5,000 award and are the keynote speaker at the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer reception held in their honor in the fall.

To be eligible for this prestigious annual award, an individual must be a full-time, part-time, or emeritus member with a primary or secondary appointment of the faculty of the Academic Health Center, or a University Professor. Nominations for faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, and Public Health, including Departments of the Joint Health Sciences, are also welcome.  Click here for information about the Faculty Award

The Distinguished Faculty Lecturer will be scheduled for later this fall.  Please join me in congratulating Dr. David Allison on this prestigious award.