W. Timothy Garvey, M.D., has been named to the Charles E. Butterworth, Jr. Professorship in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at UAB by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. Garvey, professor and chair of the department, is the second holder of the Butterworth Professorship, established in 1996.
Garvey is an internationally recognized researcher in the fields of diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance.
Garvey earned his medical degree in 1978 from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and did residency training at that university’s Barnes Hospital. He completed fellowship training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. He joined UAB as the chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences in 2003 following faculty appointments at the Medical University of South Carolina, Indiana University and UCSD.
Garvey is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Diabetes Association and the North American Association for the Study of Obesity.
The Butterworth Professorship honors the founding chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences for his years of leadership in encouraging and inspiring faculty excellence in nutrition research, teaching and service.
The late Dr. Roland L. Weinsier, M.D., Dr. P.H. was the first holder of the professorship.