Director of UAB Center for Bone Disease wins award

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – UAB can claim another award for its research.

Jay M. McDonald, M.D., the Director of the UAB Center for Metabolic Bone Disease, was awarded the 2009 Ward Burdick Award for Distinguished Service to Clinical Pathology from the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

McDonald helped author the current highest standards for laboratory testing of diabetes mellitus samples and has been an international leader in establishing clinical pathology as both a basic research and clinical discipline.

The only other UAB faculty member to have won this award was Roy Kracke, M.D. in 1935.