US News and World Report Rates UAB Geriatrics #12 Among All 149 US Medical Schools!

UAB's Geriatrics program received top ratings for education and training in the field.  In its 2013 rating of all 149 US Medical Schools, US News and World Report rated UAB Geriatrics #12.  Dr. Richard Allman, Division Director for Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care congratulates Cynthia Brown, MD, Geriatric Medicine Section Director, Caroline Harada, MD, Geriatric Med Fellowship Director, Barrett Bowling, MD, Associate Fellowship Director, and Angela Rothrock, PhD, Assistant Fellowship Director and all the Division faculty for helping move Medicine's Geriatric training program up in the ranking to number 12 in the nation!

UAB schools again ranked in top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

By Marie Sutton

U.S. News & World Report ranks a number of graduate programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) among the nation’s Top 10, Campus pigincluding healthcare management, primary care, AIDS, nursing service administration and nursing practitioner adult. The latest rankings were released in the 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” available online at www.usnews.com.

According to rankings released March 12, voted on in 2012, the School of Medicine primary care program rose to No. 10, up from No. 12. The level reflects the school’s commitment to produce physicians who pursue residencies in one of the primary care fields. Geriatrics ranked No. 12. The AIDS program in the School of Medicine ranked No. 8.

Last voted on in 2011, the School of Health Professions master’s degree program in healthcare management is No. 5 in the nation. Its physical therapy program is No. 19, and its physician assistant program is ranked No. 25. Public health is ranked No. 16. The School of Nursing’s master’s program is ranked No. 21. The nurse practitioner (adult) program is ranked No. 10, as is the nursing service administration program. The nurse practitioner (family) program is ranked No. 12.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. For the rankings in all five areas, indicator and opinion data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 9,600 academics and professionals.

The magazine also ranks programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities on a rotating basis, usually every three years. These rankings are based solely on the ratings of academic experts, as are the health specialties.

Employee of the Month

Becky Wallace has been selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of BeckyWallacethe Month for March 2015!     Becky is an Administrative Associate in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine.  She was notified by Jason Daniel, DOM Executive Administrator and Megann Cain, Senior Director of Development and Strategic Planning/DOM Chief of Staff. Read more...

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Kirk Habegger, PhDKirk Habegger, PhD

Dr. Kirk M. Habegger is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2006. He conducted his postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Drs. Matthias Tschoep and Randy Seeley at the Metabolic Diseases Institute of the University of Cincinnati from 2009 to 2013. He was promoted to the faculty at UC in the Department of Medicine, before leaving to start his group at UAB.

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