The Charles and Hilda Anderson family has made a $2 million gift to the UAB Division of Nephrology. The gift will create an endowed professorship, fund important investments, such as the recruitment and retention of top renal scientists, and create a Research Acceleration Fund to provide resources for the advancement of promising kidney-related research.
Gaurav Jain, MD, a nephrologist who cares for Mrs. Anderson, will receive the endowed professorship funded by the gift, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
"When we began dialysis, I did not realize that our nephrologist, Dr. Jain, would become a doctor in every field for us. Anything that happens to my wife medically, we call Dr. Jain first," Charles Anderson said. "He either gives us an answer or points us in the right direction to get an answer. I have learned that, contrary to other disciplines, a nephrologist has to be a doctor of all types of medicine. He has been remarkable in that regard. He is not only one of the smartest physicians we've encountered, but also the most caring."
"The Anderson family, especially Charles and Hilda Anderson, have been generous supporters of UAB Medicine for a long time," Jain said. "This gift creates exciting opportunities for our division to expand on our academic mission, with specific goals to advance research and improve kidney health."