Birmingham, Ala. (July 22, 2003) -- A beloved professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham isn't letting an incurable lung disease stop him from teaching, but his health issues have prompted well-wishers to raise funds for an endowed scholarship in his honor.
Professor Ollie Powers has been teaching at the school for 32 years, full-time since 1976. When colleagues and former students learned last fall that Powers was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a degenerative disease that transforms lung tissue to scar tissue and is untreatable except for a lung transplant, offers started pouring in to help, said UAB School of Business department chair Frank Messina.
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