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Endowed lectureship established, named for Kirklin

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the James K. Kirlin, M.D., Endowed Lectureship in Cardiothoracic Surgical Sciences during its meeting Nov. 8. The University of Alabama Health Services Foundation made a $75,000 contribution to the Department of Surgery in the UAB School of Medicine to fund the lectureship. Kirklin is the director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery; he began his career at UAB in 1979 and performed the first heart transplant at UAB in 1981.

Tilt named professor emeritus in Medicine

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Douglas Carroll Tilt, M.D., professor emeritus in the UAB Department of Medicine during its meeting Nov. 8. Tilt completed his internship and residency at UAB and holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He was a commander in the U.S. Navy from 1976-78.

Randich appointed professor emeritus in Psychology

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved naming Alan Randich, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the UAB Department of Psychology during its meeting Nov. 8. Randich served as a secondary faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology and as the director of the Behavioral Neurosciences Doctoral Training Program. He won the Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award in 2013.

Higgins named professor emeritus in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the appointment of N. Patrick Huggins as professor emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the UAB School of Medicine during its meeting Nov. 8. Higgins joined the UAB faculty in 1983 and served as co-director of the Heflin Center for Human Genetics and director of the Biochemistry Fermentation Facility.

UAB’s Szaflarski named to epilepsy research committee

Jerzy P. Szaflarski, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Neurology and director of the Division of Epilepsy in the Department of Neurology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, has been named to the American Epilepsy Society/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Research Benchmarks Stewards committee. This group, newly established as an AES committee, is charged with promoting and tracking progress in areas targeted as potential epilepsy benchmarks by NINDS.

Szaflarski will serve a three-year term from 2014-2016 as a steward. The stewards will prepare a midcourse review of overall progress relevant to the new 2014 benchmarks. Szaflarski will have individual responsibility to follow progress of one benchmark, improving treatment options for controlling seizures and epilepsy-related conditions without side effects. That effort will identify biomarkers for assessing or predicting treatment response, including markers that may identify specific populations that are likely to have good outcomes or develop adverse responses.

Stewards participate in an annual stewards meeting, held in December in conjunction with the AES Annual Meeting, and in any other meetings or calls that might be planned. Stewards may also choose to initiate additional activities, such as symposia or other publications.

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