Alagasco President and Chief Operating Officer Dudley Reynolds is the first person to receive the 2011 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Philanthropy of the Year Award. UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities created the honor to recognize an individual or company leading the way in supporting the UAB MHRC’s mission of eliminating health disparities. Reynolds was selected to receive the inaugural award for his longstanding support of the UAB MHRC and its growing research, training and community outreach programs.
“Dudley began supporting the work of the MHRC not long after he assumed the role of President and Chief Operating Officer of Alagasco in 2003, and his dedication to our important work has never ceased,” says UAB MHRC Director Mona Fouad. “As co-chair of the MHRC’s second annual gala, he helped position the mission of the MRHC as a top priority for this community, and with his charismatic leadership, keen interest, and true commitment, he rallied his corporate peers to understand the importance of this mission and to invest in it. “Since then, he has taken part in many of the Center’s events, from walking in the launch of our WALK Feel Alive program at Legion Field to attending the regional UAB Community Health Advisors meeting in Tuskegee to learn first-hand the work being done by the MHRC at the grassroots level,” Fouad said. “His generosity, compassion, and optimism have played an invaluable role in allowing us to bring the latest scientific knowledge to thousands of underserved minority families, and we are delighted to honor and thank him for his continued support.”
The UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center is an educational, research, and community-outreach center focused on eliminating health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations locally, regionally and nationally.