UAB School of Nursing opens permanent exhibit of Nightingale letters

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Florence Nightingale, indisputably the founder of modern nursing, left countless gifts to her profession, including a collection of 50 letters and more preserved in the UAB Historical Collections. Copies of these are on permanent exhibit in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing.


McCarty's Faculty Practice Tackles Childhood Obesity

Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. Dr. Karen McCarty, assistant professor at the UAB School of Nursing, is tackling childhood obestiy through her faculty practice at Children's of Alabama.  To learn more click here.

VA Nursing Academy Gives Lee Chance to Pursue Her Dreams

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In 2007, Mary Lee and her friend Brittany Gardner were college graduates with big dreams that had yet to be fulfilled.


UAB creates statewide network to expand health care in rural Alabama

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is launching an initiative to expand access to primary care — especially for rural and other under-served populations — in Alabama, a state that ranks 49th nationally for access. The UAB School of Medicine will use a five-year, $5.25-million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to create an Area Health Education Center program that will work to recruit, support and retain health-care professionals in all 67 Alabama counties.


Growing Old with AIDS: Facing the Challenge of New Health Concerns

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Twenty years ago, a patient with HIV was most likely going to die from complications of AIDS. Today, many patients can expect to live a relatively normal lifespan, but emerging statistics show that they are at a higher risk for developing many chronic conditions.