The purpose of the endowed chair lecture series is to highlight the research and scholarly activities of the SON endowed chairs and professors.  Each year our Endowed Professorship formally present their current research and scholarship activities to the UAB community.


Col (Ret) Patricia A. Patrician, Ph.D., R.N., Professor in the Department of Community Health, Outcomes and Systems and is the first recipient of the Donna Brown Banton Endowed Chair.

This year's Donna Brown Banton lecture is scheduled for February 11, 2010 from 3:00-4:30.  Dr. Patrician's lecture is titled "Organizational Determinants of Work Outcomes and Quality Care Ratings among Army Medical Department Registered Nurses".  If you would like to attend the event, please register here.

Dr. Patrician, is also is an adjunct assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., is nationally recognized for her research in nursing practice and outcomes, improving the nursing workforce environment, leadership and education. Her scholarly work is credited with advancing the knowledge of nursing outcomes leading to the improved quality of care for patients and better job satisfaction for nurses. Dr. Patrician is the Principal Investigator of the Military Nursing Outcomes Database: Analysis and Expansion funded by the TriService Nursing Research Program.

Dr. Patrician has earned numerous decorations and awards throughout her distinguished nursing and military service, including several achievement and meritorious service medals, the Nursing Excellence Award at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the nationally awarded Anita Newcomb McGee Army Nurse of the Year and the 9A designator for proficiency in Nursing Research award from the U.S. Army Medical Command in San Antonio, Texas.


Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN is a Professor in the Department of Community Health, Outcomes and Systems and is the Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair. 


Dr. Moneyham’s program of research is centered on testing behavioral interventions for rural women with HIV.  Currently, Dr. Moneyham is the principal investigator of a 5-year study supported by NINR (5R01-NR04956) that tests the effectiveness of a peer-based social support intervention.  The primary aim of this study compares the efficacy of two formats (telephone and face to face) for delivery of a peer-counseling intervention to decrease depressive symptoms, increase disease management and improve quality of life among rural women with HIV.  The study is expected to add to the understanding of the role of peer counselors and to further develop strategies for supporting self-care and disease management in the contexts of chronic illness, poverty, and rural environments. 

Dr. Moneyham has received many honors and recognition for her research, including the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Researcher Recognition Award and the Georgia Nurses’ Association’s Researcher of the Year Award.  She is also the recipient of the 2008 SNRS Minority Health Research Award.