AAWSM 2018 Keynote Speakers:
Jayme Lock, M.D.
Dr. Jayme Locke, Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is an abdominal transplant surgeon and specializes in innovative approaches to address organ-donor incompatibility, access to care post-transplantation, and transplantation of HIV-infected end stage patients. Dr. Locke received undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry at Duke University, and her medical degree from East Carolina University. She completed her residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in general surgery and multi-visceral abdominal transplantation. During this time she also received a Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Locke’s research interests include mathematical modeling of transplant outcomes and behavioral research focused on health disparities. She is an NIH funded physician scientist and has authored over 90 articles in peer reviewed publications and 14 book chapters. Dr. Locke is the Associate Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation and Annals of Surgery, and has received multiple prestigious honors, including but not limited to the UAB Dean’s Excelled Award in Research 2016, Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal and the American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellow 2018 award. She currently holds various leadership positions including the Director of the Incompatible Kidney Transplant and Kidney Paired Donation Programs, Assistant Chief Medical Officer for UAB Hospital Quality and Patient Safety and Vice Chair for Health Services Research in the Department of Surgery.
Lori McMahon, Ph.D.
Dr. Lori McMahon is the Dean of UAB Graduate School and Director of the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. She received her B.A in Biology/Chemistry from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and earned her Ph.D. in neuropharmacology from Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center. She joined the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1998 in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics after completing her postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. McMahon is the Jarman F. Lowder Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. In 2015, she was named dean of the Graduate School at UAB. Dr. McMahon has extensive experience in graduate education in addition to an established career of groundbreaking neuroscience research. We are honored to have Dr. McMahon present a Keynote address at AAWSM this year.