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University of Alabama at Birmingham appoints cancer center director

University of Alabama at Birmingham appoints cancer center director
June 24, 2017

Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD, has been named director of University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Birrer’s appointment will be effective Aug. 1. He will succeed Edward E. Partridge, MD, who will retire from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) after a 48-year career.

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