Holman Lecture & Research Day

Join us for the 22nd Annual Holman Lecture and Research Day Friday, May 22 featuring special guest Dr. Jayme Locke.

The Holman Lecture Series and Research Day commemorates the life and accomplishments of Founding Department Chair Emile Frederic Holman, MD. Each year we showcase the depth and breadth of research by our trainees at poster and abstract presentations. Following the research symposium, all are invited to attend the Annual Holman Lecture.

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2020 Speaker: Jayme Locke, MD, MPH

Dr. Locke is an abdominal transplant surgeon specializing in innovative strategies for the transplantation of incompatible organs, disparities in access to and outcomes after solid organ transplantation, and transplantation of HIV-infected end-stage patients.  Dr. Locke completed an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Duke University and her medical degree at East Carolina University prior to matriculating to Johns Hopkins Hospital where she received training in general surgery and multi-visceral abdominal transplantation.  Dr. Locke completed her Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in biostatistics and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.   

Her research interests include complex statistical analysis and modeling of transplant outcomes and behavioral research focused on health disparities.  She has authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 20 book chapters, and is an NIH-funded investigator. In addition, Dr. Locke is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation and Transplantation, and is an editorial board member for Annals of Surgery.  She is also a member of the American Society of Transplantation (AST), American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), and American Society of Nephrology (ASN), as well as, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Society of University Surgeons (SUS), and the American Surgical Association (ASA). She currently serves on the Kidney-Pancreas Community of Practice Executive Committee for the AST, and on the Diversity Issues Committee and PROviding Better Access To Organs (PROACTOR) Task Force for the ASTS. Dr. Locke is the recipient of numerous honors and has most recently received the UAB Dean’s Excellence Award in Research 2016, and was named the 2016 James IV Association of Surgeons Traveling Fellow, Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal, AL.com’s 2015 Women Who Shape the State, B-Metro Top Women in Medicine 2017, and the American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellow 2018. 

Dr. Locke is currently the Mark H. Deierhoi MD Endowed Professor in Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and serves as the Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Institute and Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery.  She is also the Assistant Chief Medical Officer for UAB Hospital Quality and Patient Safety.