Team-Based Learning Collaborative offers Regional Workshop on October 11.

Regional Workshop
Washington, D.C.
October 11, 2014

All day sessions – 2 workshops
  • TBL 101
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module

Detailed Schedule

8 - 8:30 a.m. : Welcome coffee & pastries
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.: TBL 101 Workshop
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Creating an Effective TBL Module

Registration is $195 for the Entire Day or $125 per Session

The special TBLC Hotel Room rate is $79 per night
September 5th 2014 is the last day to make hotel reservations at the reduced rate.

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
1 (800) 228 9290 or 703 471 9500

For more information please contact Richard L. Sabina

Faculty News

  • Landefeld named to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Landefeld named to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    UAB’s Landefeld named to government panel that helps determine recommendations on preventive health measures.

    seth landefeldC. Seth Landefeld, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been appointed to theU.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The task force is an independent, volunteer panel composed of experts from many health-related fields, including internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology, and nursing. Each is appointed by the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Each year, the task force examines the evidence base for preventive health services — such as screenings, counseling services and preventive medications — and delivers an annual report to Congress with recommendations about whether specific clinical preventive practices help or harm the health of Americans. While its recommendations have sometimes been controversial, specifically related to mammograms for women under 50 and prostate cancer screening, the task force has had a positive impact on the role of prevention in routine doctor visits over the past 20 years.

    “We are proud to congratulate Seth on this prestigious new appointment,” said Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the UAB School of Medicine. “We are confident that his experience, skill and leadership will serve the task force well.”

    Landefeld is internationally known for his work in geriatrics, general internal medicine and health care research, with the emphasis of his work aiming to personalize health care for the elderly and to improve their outcomes. He is a thought leader on the safe delivery of medicines and care delivery models that improve geriatric outcomes.

  • UAB’s Henna Budhwani and Melissa Mancini named Top 40 Under 40
    UAB’s Henna Budhwani and Melissa Mancini named Top 40 Under 40
    The Birmingham Business Journal’s award recognizes UAB’s next generation of leaders for their efforts in health care policy and strategic planning.

    budwani manciniMelissa Mancini, left, and Henna BudhwaniThe Birmingham Business Journal has recognized the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health Assistant Professor Henna Budhwani, Ph.D., and UAB Medicine’s Director of Strategy and Business Development Melissa Mancini as in its Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2016.

    Each year, the BBJ recognizes talented professionals under 40 who contribute to Birmingham’s economic development, community advancement and the success of the company for which they work.

    Budhwani, assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and deputy director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health, works nationally and internationally to improve health outcomes in vulnerable populations through research and public health practice.

    Budhwani’s research agenda focuses on health disparities with an emphasis on vulnerable populations – specifically immigrants and minorities in the United States, as well as women and youth abroad. She has active projects in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic in the area of HIV reduction in adolescents and youth. Over the past decade, Budhwani has worked or volunteered in Syria, Nepal, UAE, India, Tanzania and Kenya. She has supported research studies and implementation projects in Tajikistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Budhwani is heavily engaged in the local community. She served as a panelist during Birmingham’s Empowerment Week in 2014 on the topic of persistent discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities, and she spoke about the experience of American-born ethnic minorities at the White House-sponsored Asian American Pacific Islander Youth Summit in 2015. Budhwani is a member of the March of Dimes Chapter NICU Action Committee, was on the Board of Trustees for the Alabama Waldorf School, is a patron of the Birmingham Museum of Art Indian Cultural Society, worked as a crisis-helpline volunteer, is a contributor to The Huffington Post and has been active in the media speaking on challenges affecting the global community.

    Prior to joining UAB in 2012, Budhwani worked at BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama and its subsidiary Cahaba Safeguard Administrators as senior statistician, evaluating health outcomes and program effectiveness, as well as identifying fraud, waste and abuse for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She was also the chief operations officer of elixir international, a technology firm dedicated to providing custom software solutions to enterprise clients.

    Melissa Mancini has been involved with a number of initiatives at UAB Health System, including providing vision and leadership in conjunction with the launch of UAB eMedicine in 2014. She played an integral role in the facilitation of UAB Medicine’s internal strategic planning process and in the identification and development of key clinical service lines.

    Mancini has also been an instrumental part of UAB Medicine’s innovation landscape, helping to lead the development of the UAB Medicine Innovation Board, which serves as an internal venture capital platform for employee ideas and has supported more than 50 projects since its inception.

    Mancini earned her Master of Science in Health Administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Music degree in music therapy from Florida State University. She continues to work closely with the UAB School of Health Professions as both a course instructor and an interviewer/alumni member of the admissions board for the Master of Science in Health Administration program. She also serves as a mentor to health administration graduate students and was selected as the MSHA Alumnus of the Year in 2013.

    Mancini has a passion for Birmingham, serving the community as a Board member for the American Heart Association, president of the local AHA Young Leaders Board, National Scholarship Committee chair for the Phi Mu Foundation and Executive Committee member for the Feast of St Mark Italian Festival. She has also served as a community running buddy for Girls on the Run, was a founding volunteer for the Greater Birmingham Humane Society Pet Pantry and was a performing member in local community wind ensembles.

  • 2016 TED Prize wish reveal to be streamed live at UAB Hill Student Center
    2016 TED Prize wish reveal to be streamed live at UAB Hill Student Center
    Egyptologist and UAB associate professor Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., will reveal her $1 million wish live from the TED stage in Vancouver on Feb. 16. The event will be streamed live for the Birmingham community.

    news parcak conferenceUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham associate professor and 2016 TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., will reveal her wish to change the world from the TED2016 stage in Vancouver on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and the event will be live-streamed at a UAB watch party that is free and open to the public.

    UAB invites the Birmingham community to join us for a TEDxUABLive event to see what Parcak plans to do with the prestigious TED Prize. The event will take place at the newly opened Hill Student Center ballroom, 1400 University Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m., and remarks will begin at 6:45, followed by the live stream at 7. Refreshments will be provided.

    “This is an exciting time for UAB, Birmingham and the local TEDx community,” said Wes Lybrand with TEDxUAB. “Due to a shift in programming this year, the live broadcast will be available only to licensed TEDx organizers. We’re happy to partner with the university to provide a live stream for the community to share in this transformational event and learn more about Dr. Parcak’s efforts to preserve and protect ancient sites around the world.”  

    Each year, TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, awards the TED Prize to one exceptional individual and gives him or her the chance to conceive and launch a high-impact project — “a wish” offered to the winner without restriction. Parcak is a pioneer of space archaeology and has earned acclaim for being among the first to apply satellite imaging to locate archaeological sites in Egypt.

    Parcak is a professor of anthropology in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. She is a National Geographic fellow, TED senior fellow and founder of the UAB Laboratory for Global Observation. She has gained international attention for satellite mapping all of Egypt and unearthing 17 potential unknown pyramids, 1,000 tombs and 3,100 settlements. Parcak and her team have since uncovered thousands of additional ancient sites across Europe, the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic, and also have used satellite technology to map extensive looting in post-revolution Egypt.

    The first TED Prize was awarded in 2005, born out of the TED Conference and a vision by the world’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators and entertainers to launch a global project that marries the recipient’s “wish” with TED’s global community.

    The original prize: $100,000 and the TED community’s range of talent and expertise. What began as an unparalleled experiment to leverage the resources of the TED community has evolved into a $1 million award and an ambitious effort to spur global-scale change.

    From Bono’s the ONE Campaign (’05 recipient) to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (’10) to JR’s Inside Out Project (’11), Sugata Mitra’s School in a Cloud (’13), Charmian Gooch’s call to eliminate anonymous corporations (’14) and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay’s (’15) wish to take the platform global, the TED Prize has helped to combat poverty, take on religious intolerance, improve global health, tackle child obesity, advance education and inspire art around the world.

    This is the first year TED Prize nominations for the $1 million award will be on a rolling basis.

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