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.


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.


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.


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. 


Students from Wonju College of Medicine in South Korea visit UAB School of Nursing

Korean Students cropDeuk Kyung Kim and Seung Min-Lee, nursing students from Wonju College of Medicine, at Yonsei University, South Korea, participated in a competitive two-week exchange program at the UAB School of Nursing.  The students worked closely with mentor Dr. Youngshook Han from February 3 until February 14.

They shadowed various classes and clinical settings throughout their two-week stay. Both Min-Lee and Kim stayed on campus with other students.