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PhD student receives funding for pilot study

Natalie Wilson cropNatalie Wilson, DNP, ANP-BC, MPH, AAHIVE, a current PhD student in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, has received $100,000 from the Veteran’s Administration to fund a two-year Nursing Research Initiative pilot study on the role of inflammation in symptoms commonly reported by HIV patients entitled "Gastrointestinal  Symptoms and Microbial Translocation in HIV+ Veterans."

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On the precipice of a nursing dreamShameka Rogers Internal


Shameka Rodgers has wanted to be a nurse her entire life. The daughter of a certified nursing assistant, the Georgiana, Ala.-native spent time at the nursing home where her mom worked and developed a passion for helping others.

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Dawson recognized for mentoring

martha dawson sizedThe seventh annual Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship was presented April 16 to 13 professors who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Recipients include Donna Arnett, Etty (Tika) Benveniste, John Chatham, Carolyn Conley, Lisa Curtis, Martha Dawson, Aaron Lucius, Kristopher Maday, Leslie McClure, Steven Rowe, David Schneider, Uday Vaidya and Hui Wu.

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Shirey receives Alumni Legacy Leader Award
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Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, FAAN, assistant dean of clinical affairs and partnerships at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing has been selected to receive the Alumni Legacy Leader Award from Indiana University. Recipients were chosen from a group of associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorally prepared alumni from the university and were nominated by their peers. 100 individuals were chosen to receive this distinguished award.

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Vance publishes 100th first author, peer-reviewed manuscript

Vance-header-311-200David E. Vance, PhD, MGS, SON Assistant Professor recently hit the milestone of 100 first author, peer-reviewed published manuscripts with the publication of "Conducting an article critique for a quantitative research study: perspectives for doctoral students and other novice readers" in the journal Nursing Research and Reviews. 

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