Dr. Harold Jones, dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions, is scheduled to be the speaker for the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon on June 18.
Jones has served as dean there since April 2001 and seen enrollment in the school grow to 1,500 students. Research funding for the school has increased to $14 million, and an increase in philanthropic contributions helped the school give out $866,172 in scholarships last year.
Jones previously served as dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University, associate dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of South Alabama and as a program director at the National Science Foundation. He was the first chief of the Science Policy and Analysis Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Jones recently has been active in studying the potential impact of health care reform on the health care workforce.
The June 18 chamber luncheon will be at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel at noon, with networking beginning at 11:15 a.m. Reservations are due June 15 and can be made by calling 988-5672 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $20, payable at the door, or $25 for non-members or people without reservations. Cancellations are accepted until the morning of the luncheon. Attendees can pay by cash, check or major credit cards.