Edward O’Neil, PhD, MPA

We are all aware of the decreasing supply of primary care physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. The coming retirement of the baby-boom generation will only magnify the problems we are already beginning to see. Dr. O'Neil's research has focused on changing practice paradigms in nursing, in medical education, in dentistry, in veterinary medicine, and in academic health centers. His current efforts focus on integrating primary care.

Please click the video links below to watch Dr. O'Neil's presentation titled Creating New Models of Primary Care.

Creating New Models of Primary Care, Part 1


Creating New Models of Primary Care, Part 2


Creating New Models of Primary Care, Part 3

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UAB School of Nursing Gets Coveted VA Nursing Academy Designation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing has been designated a Veterans Affairs (VA) Nursing Academy by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations, joining 14 other schools of nursing in the country that have this prestigious designation.

The VA Nursing Academy designation means that the UAB School of Nursing and the Birmingham VA Medical Center will work together to train compassionate, highly educated nurses to look after the health care needs of the nation's veterans. It expands learning opportunities for nursing students at VA facilities and funds faculty development opportunities.

Click to watch a video about the school's new designation.