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Today’s doctors aren’t just tasked with patient care; they are links in an ever-connected chain of medicine and business. And as medicine evolves, so does business. In order to succeed in private practice, a doctor must think beyond the waiting room.

Taylor Peake Wyatt 550Taylor Peake Wyatt founded MotionMobs, a custom software consulting and development firm, during her last semester at UAB’s Collat School of Business. She was only 19 years old—and she credits her youth for a willingness to take risks and work long hours on little sleep. Leaping into the technology industry was daunting, but the potential rewards were thrilling, she says.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the focus of four students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham who were recently named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, or d.school. Haifa Al Harrasi, Alex Plazas, Callista Cox and Joshua Lim join 258 students from 64 higher education institutions in nine countries to become agents of change through innovation and entrepreneurship on campus.

anthony hood 2018Anthony C. Hood, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business, received Alabama Power’s 2018 Power of Leadership award. Hood was honored for his engagement with local leaders to expand access to opportunities, particularly those leading to careers and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and entrepreneurship.

Poverty simulation in gymIn a gymnasium at the Campus Rec Center, students congregate in chairs in the center of the room. Scattered around the perimeter are tables with signs that read, “Public School” and “General Employer,” among others. For the next two hours, this is the students’ community, and they are its citizens.

GroupThirty Collat Scholars spent a day of service to the homeless community of Birmingham on Saturday, February 24th in honor of Mr. Charles Collat who generously funded the Collat Scholars Program, and the program's commitment to community leadership and service. The scholars served as “smiling guides” to help their clients navigate the services of Project Homeless Connect at Boutwell Auditorium.

IMG 9962 edThe Collat School of Business has a new student organization. The Society of Distribution Leaders, a professional development club for students interested in industrial distribution, launched in Fall 2017 and is already having an impact.

lolaCollat management major Lola Diaz is trading her Birmingham surroundings for something a little more international: this semester, Lola will be studying at the University of Hull in England after being selected for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

pediatric patient navigators

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama look to adapt the Patient Care Connect Program — which has proved successful in decreasing distress and improving quality of life for adults diagnosed with cancer — to children.