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The Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging (CCHA)
UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging McCallum Award
The McCallum Award was established in 2003 to honor persons in
the community who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service on behalf
of the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, helping the program achieve its vision of “adding years
to life and life to years” for older adults. The award was named in honor of Dr.
Charles (Scotty) A. McCallum, Jr., who served as the third UAB president from 1987-1993.
During his tenure as president, Dr. McCallum identified the development and support
of programs in aging as one of his administration’s top priorities. After retiring
from UAB, Dr. McCallum became Mayor of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, where he continued
to pursue the development of programs to enhance the health and well being of older
adults. This award is presented annually by the leadership of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging.
McCallum Award Winners
- 2003 — Charles “Scotty” A. McCallum, Jr. — in recognition
of his support for the university-wide, multi-disciplinary Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging as President
of UAB and his commitment to improving the health and well-being of older adults
as Mayor of Vestavia Hills, Alabama. The award was named in his honor.
- 2003 — Cameron Vowell — in recognition of her service
as the founding chair of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging Board of Counselors and for her family’s
generous giving to establish the William Clifford and Margaret Spain McDonald Clinic.
- 2004 — Jim Russell — in recognition of his leadership
and advocacy on behalf of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging and its programs as the President
of the Alabama Retired State Employees Association (ARSEA) and as the President
of the ARSEA Foundation.
- 2004 — Philip and Georgene Keirn — in recognition of
their roles as founding members of the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging Board of Counselors
and as leaders in giving on behalf of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging driving research program.
- 2005 — The Thomas and Jarman Lowder Family Foundation —
in recognition of their leadership gifts in support of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging research
programs and the Student Scholarship Program.
- 2006 — Corinne H. Rieder and the John A. Hartford Foundation
— in recognition of their support for career development of physicians committed
to careers in Geriatric Medicine through the Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric
- 2007 — Robert G. Sherrill – Medical Director and sometimes
CEO of Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF) for eighteen years — in
recognition of his continuous support for the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging and quality healthcare
for all older adults in the state of Alabama.
- 2008 — Jean B. Morris — in recognition of her generous
support for the Geriatric Heart Failure Research Program.
- 2008 — The Evelyn McKnight Brain Research Foundation —
in recognition of their support for the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and the
Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging.
- 2009 — Harry Vickers — in recognition of his generous
support for nursing educational programs designed to improve the care of hospitalized
- 2010 — John G. Beard — in recognition of his support
for all aspects of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging mission through his many contributions and
his service as a member of the Board of Advocacy.
- 2011 — J. Claude Bennett, MD — in recognition of his
leadership and support for programs in aging.
Robert P. Bynum Award
Robert P. Bynum
Robert P. Bynum Award was established in 2005. This award is
given annually by the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging to honor and to recognize persons who
are actively engaged in activities that enhance the health or well-being of older
adults. Awardees will have a track record of leadership and service on behalf of
older adults that is illustrated by the life and work of Robert P. Bynum for whom
the award is named. (See link for list of previous awardees).
Up until his death on October 16, 2010, Robert P. Bynum spent his entire career
working to improve the health and well-being of older adults. Before retirement,
Mr. Bynum worked for the Social Security Administration for 32 years. He worked
with the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging as an employee, consultant, and as a volunteer. Mr.
Bynum provided leadership for UAB Elderhostel programs for many years. He provided
pre-retirement seminars for the City of Birmingham and several large corporations.
He also served on the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging Community Advisory Committee.
UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging Robert P. Bynum Award Winners
Robert P. Bynum
Colonel Stone Johnson
Hyman M. "Herc" Levine, Jr.
Thomas Alexander Symington Wilson, MD
Herman D. Bolden
Emmie C. Bolden
Gertrude "Trudy" A. Tharpe, EdD
Anne McLeon Warren
New Horizons Award
The New Horizons Award was established
in 2005 and is given annually to honor and to recognize a not-for-profit organization
that is providing programs or activities that enhance the health or well-being of
retired persons in Alabama. It is expected that organizations selected for this
award will have a track record of service on behalf of older adults that is illustrated
by the activities of New Horizons at UAB, an older adult community of learners,
for which the award is named. (See link for a list of previous winners).
New Horizons at UAB is a membership group of men and women of retirement age who
wish to keep their minds active through learning and fellowship. Launched in January
1989, it is sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Center for
Aging and the Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policy as a self-governing
and member-directed program.
UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging New Horizons Award Winners
New Horizons at UAB
Shepherd’s Center Southside
Alabama Retired State Employees’ Association
The Joy Club at the Levite Jewish Community Center
Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama
The Assistance League of Birmingham
Collat Jewish Family Services
Fairhaven Retirement Center
The Seasoned Performers
Senior Talk Line (Crisis Center)
Saint Martin’s in the Pines
Sister Jane Bishop
Honor Flight Birmingham
Jefferson County Council on Aging Meals on Wheels
United Way of Central Alabama, Inc.
Primary Contact Person:
Peter Bosworth, M.B.A.
Assistant to the Division Director
Department of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Community Health Services Building
(tel) (205) 934-9261
(fax) (205) 934-7354
Leaders and Key Staff:
- Richard Allman, M.D.
- Peter Bosworth, M.B.A.