About the Series
The objective of the Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture Series is to review, assess, and discuss various historical aspects of the health care sciences. The series runs from Fall to Spring. The Annual Reynolds-Finley Lecture is the foremost presentation in this series that brings speakers of prominence to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

43rd Annual Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture: August 5, 2022* from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

"UAB Genomic Medicine" will be presented by Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Genomic Medicine, UAB Heersink School of Medicine; Chief Genomics Officer, UAB Medicine; and Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Endowed Chair in Medical Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The lecture will be held in UAB Volker Hall Lecture Hall E, 1670 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama. It will also be viewable online with the live link. A reception will follow.

The Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture is part of the 49th Annual University of Alabama Medical Alumni Weekend and is co-hosted by the Medical Alumni Association.

*Please note that the date of the lecture has changed from February 25 to August 5 to coordinate with the move of Medical Alumni Weekend in response to the pandemic.

Biography of the Speaker

Dr. Korf is the Associate Dean for Genomic Medicine, UAB Heersink School of Medicine; Chief Genomics Officer, UAB Medicine; Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Endowed Chair in Medical Genetics, Professor of Genetics, Co-Director of the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine, Associate Director for Rare Diseases, Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Human Genetics. Dr. Korf is past president of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics, past president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and current president of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine. He has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH. His major research interests are genomic medicine and the natural history, genetics, and treatment of neurofibromatosis. He serves as principal investigator of the Department of Defense funded Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trials Consortium, and is co-PI of the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative and the All of Us Southern Network. He is co-author of Human Genetics and Genomics (medical student textbook, now in fourth edition), and Emery and Rimoin’s Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics.

Dr. Korf received his bachelors and medical degrees from Cornell University. He completed his PhD in Genetics and Cell Biology at Rockefeller University. He completed residencies in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, neurology in the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Training Program, and genetics in the Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program. He is certified by the American Board of Genetics and Genomics in clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, and clinical molecular genetics; the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics; and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology (child neurology).

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CMEs Available

The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Parking is provided adjacent to Volker Hall in UAB Lot 5A; entrance is located on 16th Street between University Boulevard and 7th Avenue South. Please be aware if you are entering a parking deck, this is Children’s Hospital parking and we cannot validate for this deck.

Disability Accommodations

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact reynoldsfinley@uab.edu.