The Inaugural UAB Minority Health _ Research Center Gala

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					The Inaugural UAB Minority Health & Research Center Gala
                                   September 30, 2005
                                   The Wynfrey Hotel

                                         6:30 pm
                                        Reception

                                     7:30 – 9:00 pm
                                   Program and Dinner
                                    Doors open at 6:30 pm

                                    Linda Mays, News Anchor, ABC 33/40
                                    Master of Ceremonies

 Welcome                            Dr. Carol Z. Garrison
                                    President, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

 Greetings                          Charles Barkley

 Purpose                            The Honorable Artur Davis
                                    United States House of Representatives

 Invocation                         The Rev. Randy Moore
                                    Macedonia Baptist Church, Leeds, Alabama

                                          Dinner

                                   Video Presentation

 Remarks                            Mr. Barkley

 Presentation of Charles Barkley    Dr. Edward E. Partridge, Dr. Selwyn M. Vickers,
 Health Disparities Awards          Co-Directors, UAB Minority Health and
                                    Research Center

 Closing Remarks                    Dr. Mona N. Fouad
                                    Director, UAB Minority Health & Research Center
             Charles Barkley and the UAB Minority Health & Research Center

In April 2003, Charles Barkley accepted founding
Director Dr. Mona Fouad’s invitation to speak at the first
UAB Minority Health and Research Center Conference,
“Eliminating Health Disparities: Equal Care, Equal
Outcomes.” The former NBA All-Star and sports broad-
caster, along with the other conference speakers, pre-
sented an overview of health care disparities and spoke
in support of the MHRC’s mission of developing
research, educational, and service programs to under-
stand and reduce these disparities.
After the conference, Mr. Barkley expressed an interest
in providing ongoing support for the MHRC as well as
Dr. Fouad’s work in building partnerships to help treat
and prevent disease among Alabama’s minority citizens.
In 2004, he established the Charles Barkley Health
Disparities Fund at UAB.
The Barkley Fund administers competitive grants to
UAB faculty and other community associates who focus
on outreach, educational, and investigative programs
related to diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease,
hypertension, stroke, and cancer, among other initia-
tives.
“As I have made the transition from playing sports to on-
air commentating and public speaking, and I began to
talk about serious and sensitive issues, like race and
education, I’ve tried to get people talking,” Mr. Barkley
explains. “Because of the opportunities I’ve had in life, I
feel I have an obligation to speak up. In supporting the
UAB Minority Health and Research Center, I’m making a                   Sir Charles. { Barkley, that is. }
statement that education and outreach can help
improve communities.”
“One of the driving forces behind UAB’s growth is the university’s quest for excellence,” notes UAB President
Carol Z. Garrison, PhD. “Charles Barkley’s incredible gift will greatly assist our dedicated clinicians and
researchers as they work to find effective treatment and tools to ensure the delivery of quality health care to
minority patients in our state.“
                               The UAB Minority Health & Research Center
The UAB Minority Health & Research Center is a comprehensive research, training and community outreach
center dedicated to eliminating health disparities among racial/ethnic populations. Founded in 2002 by
Director Mona N. Fouad, MD, MPH, and Co-Directors Edward E. Partridge, MD, and Selwyn M. Vickers, MD,
the MHRC has gained national recognition by entities such as the National Center on Minority Health and
Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health as a model center for the creation and growth of
similar programs nationwide. The MHRC leadership has also been recognized with the Sullivan Best Practice
Award for Excellence in Overcoming Disparities and with the American Medical Association’s Award of
Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities.
Under the mission of Building Trust, Sharing Power, and Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Bias and Discrimination, the
UAB MHRC partners with grassroots organizations, historically black colleges and universities, government
agencies and investigators nationwide to eliminate disparities in health care experienced by racial/ethnic
minorities in the United States.
                                   A N I N V I TAT I O N F R O M S I R C H A R L E S . ( B A R K L E Y, T H AT I S . )




                    Minorities deserve quality health care, too.
                             You can help them get it.

  In Alabama, minorities are far less likely to receive comprehensive health care. You can change that.
  Join me in celebrating and supporting the UAB Minority Health & Research Center (MHRC). We are
  working to bridge the gap in minority health care all over the state. This work is worthy of my time
  and money—and yours, too. Won’t you join us?
                                                                                                                                     —Charles Barkley

  Honorary Chair:
           Charles Barkley                                   Kate Cotton                                                 Linda Mays
                                                             PROTECTIVE LIFE                                             ABC 33/40



                                                             Gayle Cunningham                                            Dr. Edward E. Partridge
                                                             JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMITTEE ON                               UAB DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS
                                                             ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY                                        AND GYNECOLOGY
  Co-Chairs:
           Norman B. Davis, Jr.                              The Hon. Artur Davis                                        Dr. Robert Rich
           FIRST AMERICAN BANK                               UNITED STATES HOUSE OF                                      UAB SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/
                                                             REPRESENTATIVES                                             SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEAN


           Cathy O. Friedman                                 Dr. Mona N. Fouad                                           Dudley C. Reynolds
           CITY PAPER COMPANY                                UAB DIVISION OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE                         ALAGASCO



                                                             Dr. Carol Z. Garrison                                       Guin Robinson
                                                             UAB PRESIDENT                                               REGION 2020

  Host Committee Members:
           Michael A. Anderson                               Charcey Glenn                                               Isabel Rubio
           UAB BLAZER BASKETBALL                             THE CHARLES BARKLEY FOUNDATION                              HISPANIC INTEREST COALITION
                                                                                                                         OF ALABAMA


           Anthony L. Barnes                                 M. James Gorrie                                             Dr. Johnny W. Scott
           BARNES AND ASSOCIATES                             BRASFIELD & GORRIE, L.L.C.                                  UAB DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY



           Dr. Kirby I. Bland                                Felyicia Jerald                                             Yolanda Sullivan
           UAB DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY                         MERCEDES-BENZ U.S. INTERNATIONAL                            VULCAN MATERIALS



           John Buchanan                                     Gerald Johnson                                              Dr. Selwyn M. Vickers
           AMSOUTH BANK                                      ALABAMA POWER COMPANY                                       UAB DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY



           Dr. Eli Capilouto                                 Dr. Shirley Salloway Kahn                                   Dr. Norman W. Walton III
           UAB PROVOST                                       UAB VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT                          MINERAL DISTRICT MEDICAL SOCIETY



           Michelle Clemon                                   Sheryl W. Kimerling                                         Odessa Woolfolk
           MCWANE INC.                                       COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER                                         BIRMINGHAM CIVIL RIGHTS
                                                                                                                         INSTITUTE




                              FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 • 6:30 P.M.
                      WYNFREY HOTEL AT RIVERCHASE GALLERIA • BLACK TIE
                      If you can’t attend, please consider giving to the center. Your contribution will make a difference.
               Call 205.996.2880 or visit www.uabmhrc.com to buy tickets. You can also donate online and learn more about
                                      how you can support the UAB Minority Health & Research Center.
THE UNIVERSITY OF
ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
                                        2005 Gala Sponsors
                                            (As of 9/26/05)

                                             Champion
                                 Alabama Power Company Foundation

                                               Leaders
                                        Birmingham News
                                       First American Bank
                                           McWane, Inc.
                                    Protective Life Foundation
                                 Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
                                       UAB Administration
                                  UAB Department of Medicine
                            UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
                                   UAB Department of Surgery
                                      Vines & Waldrep, LLC

                                             Supporters
              Alabama Gas Corporation                              Jon and Sheryl Kimerling
         American Cast Iron Pipe Corporation                              KHAFRA
                        BellSouth                               Publix Super Markets Charities
                Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC                             Turner Sports Network
                   Bruno Event Team                                  UAB Health System
                Buffalo Rock Company                     UAB School of Health Related Professions
                  Citizens Trust Bank                  UAB School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
                      City of Leeds                   University of Alabama School of Dentistry at UAB
                  Daniel Corporation                  University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB
              Drummond Company, Inc.                                Volkert and Associates
                FitzMartin Advertising                            Vulcan Materials Company
        Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker LLC                      Wachovia Securities, LLC
             Hughes Capital Management                            Dr. Norman W. Walton III
Jefferson County Committee on Economic Opportunity

                                          Sir Charles’ Court
                                       Mr. and Mrs. Earl Foust
                                        Dr. Sharon Spencer

                                           Special Thanks
                                             ABC 33/40
                                        FitzMartin Advertising
                                        The Birmingham News
                                        The UAB Events Staff




                                            205.996.2880
                                          www.uabmhrc.com
                                         info@uabmhrc.com

				
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