The recipient of this prestigious annual award will receive a $5,000 award and will be the keynote speaker at the DFL reception to be held in their honor.
Nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award are now being accepted. To be eligible for this prestigious annual award, an individual must be a full-time, part-time, or emeritus member with a primary or secondary appointment of the faculty of the Academic Health Center, or a University Professor who has:

  • Advanced the frontiers of science or otherwise made a significant contribution to the health of people, or
  • Made an outstanding contribution to the Academic Health Center through education, research, or public service.

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Suicide prevention is topic of UAB community talk
Suicide prevention is topic of UAB community talk
The biological perspective of suicide will be the focus of the latest UAB Science, Communication and Innovation talks.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham Research Civitan Club will host a lecture on the biological perspective of suicide, as part of its ongoing Science, Communication and Innovation talks. Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychiatry, will give the lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24.

Dwivedi, who is also the director of translational research in the UAB Mood Disorder Program, will discuss applying basic science research to diagnosis and treatment of those with suicidal thoughts. The lecture is co-sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Civitan International Research Center at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 18th Street. Parking is available at the Spain Rehabilitation Center on Sixth Avenue.

“Interlude/Influence” exhibition to feature UAB Art faculty, alumni works
“Interlude/Influence” exhibition to feature UAB Art faculty, alumni works
The Department of Art and Art History faculty and alumni exhibition will be on show Aug. 11-Sept. 22 at the AEIVA, with a free reception on Aug. 29.
jonathan gann"The Wrestlers" by UAB alumnus Jonathan GannWorks by faculty and select alumni of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History will be featured in an exhibition, “Interlude/Influence: Faculty and Alumni at Work.”

The exhibition will be on show Aug. 11-Sept. 22, in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A reception is planned for 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. Admission is free.

“Interlude/Influence” will examine the dynamics of the master/apprentice relationship that occurs within the academic art context. The exhibition includes works by DAAH faculty James Alexander, Doug Barrett, Doug Baulos, Gary Chapman, Derek Cracco, Cathleen Cummings, Jessica Dallow, Stacey Holloway, Lauren Lake, Heather McPherson, Sonja Rieger, Noa Turel, Erin Wright and Elisabeth Pellathy, with staff members Bonard Hughins and Jared Ragland. The exhibition also includes works by DAAH alumni Dan Bynum, Merrilee Challiss, Clayton Colvin, Brian Curtin, Christopher Dacre, John Fields, Jonathan Gann, Chad Burton Johnson, Jessica Pattmon, David Sandlin and Ester Song.

The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact John Fields at jfields@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.          

UAB hosts annual national symposium for health care executives
UAB hosts annual national symposium for health care executives
The 34th National Symposium for Healthcare Executives, a learning environment for health care leaders, is scheduled for Aug. 6-8.

healthcare symposiumThe University of Alabama at Birmingham will host the 34th National Symposium for Healthcare Executives on Aug. 6-8 at the Sandestin Resort, Destin, Florida. The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Health Services Administration and the Center for Healthcare Management & Leadership in the School of Health Professions.

The overall topic is “Maintaining the Bottom Line in the Era of Quality and Safety.” The symposium provides an ideal learning environment for health care leaders, including health care executives, medical professionals and decision-makers. More than 4,000 individuals from 38 states and several foreign countries have attended one or more of the annual symposia.  

The keynote speaker is Thomas Lee, M.D., chief medical officer at Press Ganey Associates and professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Harvard University School of Public Health. Lee’s talk is titled “Engaging Clinicians in the Era of Healthcare Reform.”

There will be 16 health care presentations at the symposium. There is also a continuing education seminar prior to the symposium, presented in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives. “Effective Leadership for High-reliability Healthcare” will be presented Aug. 5 by Gary Yates, M.D., president of the Sentara Quality Care Network at Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Virginia.

logo symposium 2014“Reducing the Financial Impact of Hospital Re-admissions and Medical Mistakes” is the topic Aug. 6 and is presented by Michael Frisina, founder and president of the Frisina Group LLC and the Center for Influential Leadership.

More information and registeration details are online.

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