The world is truly a global village, and the UAB School of Nursing is committed to promoting global health opportunities in research, education, and service for students, faculty, and partners at home and abroad.
Through a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the UAB School of Nursing served as one of 16 exchange sites in the U.S. for the Professional Fellows Program- the only such site in Alabama.
The UAB Schools of Nursing, Health Professions and Medicine, as well as the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, welcomed 25 health professionals from Zambia and Malawi in 2011 for a total of eight weeks.
The grant also funded a reciprocal fellowship for 11 faculty and staff from UAB and MSOP to travel to Zambia for a total of 4 weeks. The experiences accumulated from these travels are rich. These experiences and the lessons learned from them are encapsulated in the presentations each faculty gave upon returning to UAB. To view the powerpoint for a presentation given on Global Cancer Care by Deborah Kirk Walker, please click here. For a video of the presentation on Interprofessional Collaborations in Zambia by Lynda Wilson, Comfort Enah and Lisa Theus, please click here.