Emmett Bryan Carmichael, PhD*

Dr. Emmett Bryan Carmichael was known for his endless contributions to his students and the University of Alabama. A biochemist by profession, he received his doctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati. Following service as an ordinance officer in World War I, Dr. Carmichael came to the University of Alabama in 1927 and served as head of the Department of Physiological Chemistry. In 1945 he moved to Birmingham with the Medical College of Alabama and was named the first chairman of the Department of Biochemistry. He later served as Assistant Dean for both the Medical College of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.

Dr. Carmichael was editor of the Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science and the Alabama Journal of Medical Science. He received the William Crawford Gorgas Award from the Alabama Medical Association in 1966. Dr. Carmichael was also instrumental in founding the Alabama Academy of Honor and the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.