Deputy director believes 'think globally, act locally' should be way of life for everyone at the UAB School of Nursing
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Associate professor honored for focus on diversity, inclusion in her teaching, research and service
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Improvement in first-time board pass rates, transition to BSN-to-DNP status highlight significant accomplishments, developments of CRNA program
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Jumped 11 spots from 2015 ranking, boasting nearly $2.2 million from NIH in 2016
Funding supports development of interventions, treatments to improve everyday functioning, quality of life for older adults with HIV-related cognition problems
One of six health care professionals given Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award
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Meneses honored with UAB Academic Health Center's most prestigious faculty award for a 40-year career focused on cancer survivorship
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Honor from UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care caps fulfilling year for associate professor
Honor named for her long-time colleague, mentor recognizes those who impact knowledge of nursing administration, leadership
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UAB School of Nursing assistant professor receives Distinguished Service Alumni Award for 2016
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Iddins, Pair, Weaver earn effective teaching certificates
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Assistant professor to serve second two-year term on group's Board of Directors
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Professor recognized for visionary leadership in protecting children's health
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Assistant professor elected to two-year term as secretary of group's Board of Directors
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Three others with ties to the UAB School of Nursing also recognized for their statewide impact
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Two faculty, four alumnae among 164 distinguished nurse leaders inducted at AAN annual conference in Washington, D.C.
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Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track coordinator lauded as invaluable asset to teaching profession
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Publication, co-authored by fellow UAB School of Nursing faculty and alumna, offers innovative approaches to nursing education that can significantly impact disaster responses
School of Nursing faculty one of 55 nationwide selected for prestigious NIH/NIA program for investigators new to the field of aging research
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Associate Professor named Gerontological Society of America Fellow, will embark on new Department of Defense research project
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Walker, Bakitas, Sipples to discuss methods for enhancing palliative care, oncology curricula at 2016 ICCN gathering in Hong Kong
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Trip strengthen ties with Chiang Mai University, puts UAB faculty, doctoral education on global stage
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Funding will help mentor, mentee continue research into various aspects of military nursing
Nomination by mentee Dionne-Odom lauds School professor as 'brillant, inspiring and dedicated'
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Organization recognizes employers who support, value employment of U.S. service members
Strong relationships producing health care professionals who are well prepared to identify and care for veterans wherever they are
Dr. Gail D'Eramo Melkus to deliver keynote address on 'T2 Diabetes Biobehavioral Research: A Platform for Mentoring'
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Emphasizes lifelong learning, professional development and innovation, especially in the areas of quality and safety
Assistant professor serving as chair of statewide panel focusing on increasing the public's basic understanding of health information and services
Becomes first to occupy a new permanent nursing seat, will work to continue expanding the role of nurses
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Recognizes faculty members who has demonstrated 'extraordinary promise' within first five years of academic career
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Pilot project will study promoting physical activity among African Americans
Professor applauded for level of commitment to students, 'serves as a role model for others'
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Study will look at speed of processing training to improve cognitive functioning, quality of life for middle-aged and older adults with HIV
School of Nursing professor, Marie L. O'Koren Endowed Chair 'privileged' to be part of great team at UAB
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Also appointed to Hartford Center national expert panel on gerontological nursing
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Associate Professor appointed to committees for MedBiquitous, AAMI
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Volunteer efforts lead to appointment to Steering Committee, election as Vice Chair
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First-time ever U.S. News has ranked DNP Programs; Two master's specialties also ranked
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BSN student recounts fond memories of founding board member who motivated her to be her best
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Role of mentors, coaches as part of the process is focus of $30,000 grant
School of Nursing faculty will explore why online teaching tool has been so well received, its future potential
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School's Director of Clinical Simulation is group's 18th Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced worldwide
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Drs. Ashley Hodges and Lynn Nichols are serving multi-year terms as peer reviewers, among other duties, for Nursing for Women's Health and Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing
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Watts, Byram presented with inaugural awards honoring "inspirational and gifted" teacher's legacy
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Says its an exciting time to be a women's health nurse practitioner
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Study defined decision-support tools for medication administration safety in acute-care settings
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Appointment to position with the official publication of the National Association of Healthcare Quality is a dream come true for longtime author, editor 
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UAB School of Nursing professor adds to already impressive personal databank of research on aging and HIV
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Four-time graduate of UAB School of Nursing to serve two-year term as president
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Internationally recognized scholar and researcher Bakitas to present on palliative care
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The School of Nursing collaborates with Children’s of Alabama, both academically and clinically, to improve care and outcomes for the young people who receive care there
Award recognizes School of Nursing instructor for work in rural community setting
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Lavender has served as interim president since September 2014

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Will provide insight to help shape the organization’s bylaws

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Veterans come with unique backgrounds and needs, and it is imperative that nurses are adequately prepared to care for Veteran patients and their families
Hacettepe University is a distinguished, highly advanced, research-based institution in the heart of Ankara, Turkey, and much like UAB, it educates many of the country’s nursing leaders

Advisory Council for Advanced Practice provides input on policies, procedures, issues related to advance practice in Alabama
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Also serving in two leadership roles within the organization
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Recognized for his willingness to help other students and his outstanding publication and presentation record

Increased use of mobile technology at the heart of $10,000 RCMAR Pilot Grant

Three nurse-managed clinics provide care for those with diabetes and heart failure, and Veterans with mental health needs
Experience in clinical practice, global health as a Fulbright Senior Specialist has provided basis for teaching innovations

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Award given to an early career scientist who is focusing on minority aging and health disparities in the African-American population

Recognized for demonstrating innovative, sustained relationship and for demonstrating positive, measurable outcomes
Has been Board of Trustee member since 2013
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Will try to help increase membership, raise awareness of services CNMs perform
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Pilot study is using telemedicine to provide mental health counseling to women who cannot readily access mental health care
School recognizes eight alumni, colleagues for outstanding contributions to the nursing profession, academia, and patients

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Their talk "Cognition and Vigilance in Shift-Working Nurses," is an offshoot of their collaborative research into staffing night shifts with workers who are genetically best suited to work during the overnight hours
Internationally renowned UAB School of Nursing dementia expert Dr. Rita Jablonski-Jaudon offers tips to make holidays enjoyable for both patients and families

Also is president-elect of Alabama League for Nursing, previously served on the Board of Directors for Georgia League for Nursing

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Honored for her leadership and dedication to international nursing education and continuing efforts to raise intercultural understanding within the health-care field

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Program of research in HIV, past contributions to JANAC led to selection

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School teams with local health systems for unique Breast Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Initiative
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NBNA provides a forum for black nurses to advocate for the highest quality of health care for people of color
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Holiday celebrations can be overwhelming for those with memory loss but dementia-care expert Rita Jablonski-Jaudon is presenting tips on creating dementia-friendly family holidays
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Four faculty members and five alumni from the UAB School of Nursing named Academy Fellows
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Internationally known as an innovative pioneer, leader and scientist for high-impact research in pain management and palliative care
Assistant Professor Ann Gakumo has received national recognition for her efforts to improve health literacy. Read the UAB Magazine story on her vast impact in the community.
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Dean Doreen Harper is a 2015 inductee into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame
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UAB School of Nursing has been ranked No. 6 in the “Top 30 Most Affordable Certified Nurse Anesthetist Programs 2015” by professional web site
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Dheeraj Raju earns The Science Unbound Foundation Best Paper Award in the area of general statistics
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Scholars receive financial, educational support to pursue training in cancer disparities research, mentoring from preeminent researchers including Karen Meneses

UAB School of Nursing ranked number 17 in the nation in the “Top 50 Best Value BSN Programs of 2015” and number 27 in the nation in the “Top 50 Best Value RN to BSN Programs of 2015” by valuecolleges.com.
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September 16, 2015

PATH Clinic has new home

UAB School of Nursing’s PATH Clinic serves vulnerable populations with diabetes
B-Metro Nursing Excellence faculty and alumni award recipients honored for leadership, innovation and expertise
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Provides pre-doctoral scholars with financial support and career development skills building in breast cancer survivorship
Site provides information and resources for women under 45, including fertility decisions, family, financial and career implications.
UAB School of Nursing ranked number one in the “Top 50 Best Value MSN Programs of 2015”
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Award provides for the development of a culturally relevant intervention to help family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer in the rural south
The UAB School of Nursing is one of nine WHO Collaborating Centers in Nursing in the United States and one of 43 in the world.
Both professors were selected for influencing the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner specialization for the better
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Since 2009, the UAB School has had a formal partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs through what is now called the VA Nursing Academic Partnership to help improve health care for Veterans and their families. Its success has led to the expansion of additional education, research and clinical practice initiatives, all aimed at bettering the lives of America's heroes.

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Dr. Booth's worldwide legacy of teaching, research and service helped the School rise to the national prominence it enjoys today

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Nomination letter cited Patrician for conveying the discipline, zeal and excitement of scientific inquiry to her DNP and PhD students
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A University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing faculty member and an alumna of one of the School’s doctoral programs have been inducted as Fellows in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties.
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Cited for her more than 35 years of experience as educator and researcher, work with Deep South Occupational Health & Safety Education and Research Center
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Assistant Professor Glenda Smith will serve second term as member-at-large for Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 
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Three fifth semester honors students use undergraduate research experience to help empower Latina women about breast cancer, culturally sensitive health education 
School's PhD Program Director will assist authors in evaluating article ideas prior to peer review, facilite links between academic researchers, clinicians
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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists names PhD student to prestigious fellowship
Growth in students and research brings new senior faculty and new graduate program leaders, keys in fulfilling strategic priorities
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Marti Rice recognized by Southern Nursing Research Society for outstanding leadership, contributions, promotion of nursing, health care research
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Bryan Wilbanks' research, part of his dissertation work, is changing the course of perioperative informatics, published in peer-reviewed journal
Dean credits great team work by faculty, staff, students, alumni as key to significant rise, will continue momentum in serving Alabama and beyond
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Ann Gakumo named Most Outstanding Black Faculty Member by Black Student Awareness Committee for leadership, community and school involvement
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Pauline Swiger’s work collecting trauma data during her most recent deployment to Baghdad sets her on a course researching quality improvement
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Honored for bridging CNL education, practice; leadership through innovative collaboration with education, practice to improve patient care quality

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Ladores, a pediatric nurse practitioner, investigates reproductive health concerns in adolescents and young adults with chronic illness

Donna Dunn is selected to receive the OWH Heart of Gold for her community-oriented delivery of care
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Leadership Practices for Quality and Safety, for early and mid-career nurse leaders, enhances leadership practices for quality, safety improvement
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Roussel and Polancich present revised DNP curriculum at the AACN Doctoral Education Conference
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Somerall honored for advocacy of nurse practitioner prescriptive authority for scheduled medications, service to NPAA and state medical board
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Natalie Baker appointed to Alabama Board of Nursing to represent advanced practice nursing, joins UABSON colleague Laura Wright
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Instructor Grace Grau named American College of Cardiology Associate
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University of Maryland School of Nursing names former UAB School of Nursing Dean Rachel Z. Booth a Visionary Pioneer
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Deborah Trautman meets with UAB and Birmingham VA Medical Center representatives to learn more about VA Nursing Academic Partnership
Marti Rice assumes role of CANS Chair of Leadership Council
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Assistant Professor Natalie Baker assumed role of GAPNA Education Committee Chair in September of 2014
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Nursing instructor Annie McCartney has been named Secretary/Treasurer of the Alabama Section of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
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Brenda Iddins, Aimee Holland, Nancy Turnham and Joy Deupree receive NPAA awards
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One faculty member and three alumni from the UAB School of Nursing honored at AAN Alumni and Friends Reception
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Donna Dunn elected to serve as president of the Alabama Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
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Nominees cited for dedication, compassion and leadership include faculty, alumni and students
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School recognizes six alumni for outstanding contributions to the nursing profession, academia, and patients
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Elizabeth Sharpe receives first AVA Janet Pettit Scholar Award for exhibiting passion and quest for knowledge
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Glenda Smith represents the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as member-at-large
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Several faculty members and students attended the NPAA annual congress and honored student awardee  
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Jim Raper is proud to be a nurse practitioner and to have been the first nurse to direct a medical clinic at UAB. This, he said, has afforded him the opportunity to incorporate advanced practice nursing into every aspect of the 1917 Clinic.



Get to know Jim Raper a tenured Professor in the UAB School of Medicine, the only nurse with a primary appointment, and holds a secondary appointment in the School of Nursing.



The UAB School of Nursing is leading the way in the campus-wide transition to a new learning management system for distance-accessible courses. The University made the switch to Canvas based on the School's successful pilot run in fall 2013.


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October 01, 2014

Eye-opening research

Rosetta Norman never thought she would end up with a passion for research or taking care of adults. The second-semester BSN student plans to be a NICU nurse once she graduates, but joining a faculty member’s research team has opened her eyes to more career possibilities and might just change her mind about the age of her patients.
UAB Hospital Interim Chief Nursing Officer Terri Poe, who earned her BSN from the UAB School of Nursing in 1986 and her DNP from the School in 2013, has been named the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Associate Vice President.
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Imagine being discharged from the hospital knowing you suffer from heart failure, and you have no access to continuing outpatient care. What do you do when you’re in trouble—go to the emergency room, get readmitted, or worse, do nothing? It’s a recipe for a vicious cycle that could have disastrous outcomes.
October 01, 2014

Life-saving research

Dr. June Cho dreams of giving preemies a better start. It is well known that testosterone is the primary hormone that increases bone and muscle mass as males grow. But could the very thing that strengthens boys during adolescence also be responsible for weakening them during infancy?


Two UAB School of Nursing faculty members have been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as 2014 Scholars and Fellows. C. Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN, has been named an RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar and Joy P. Deupree, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, has been named an RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow.
It has not taken Assistant Professor Deborah Walker, DNP, CRNP, AOCN, long to prepare her recently launched cancer resources smart phone app to go beyond Birmingham or cancer.
September 30, 2014

New wounds, new approach

The UAB School of Nursing and Birmingham VA Medical Center are again expanding their 43-year-old partnership and the focus on Veterans' mental health needs.
September 30, 2014

Nursing without walls

Nursing without walls—delivering quality care to populations how, when and where they need, and caring for their unique needs without traditional encumbrances—has become the essence of nursing that is practiced, taught and studied at the UAB School of Nursing.
Recognized during 2014 Faculty Awards Convocation
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Honored at an alumni brunch June 21 during the school’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
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Ultimate goal is to improve global health
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Barkley Award comes from UAB MHRC
Honored for her dedication to improving the lives of women and newborns through community service
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Phillips and colleagues will examine worker impairment from marijuana use
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Her ultimate goal is to reduce practice barriers for nurse practitioners
Langston has served the chapter in a variety of leadership roles
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Somerall is track coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program
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Fellows represent variety of interests in education, research and service
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Bakitas honored for dedication to teaching advanced practice nurses
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Sahwan chooses UAB over other partner schools for guidance in opening new unit at hospital in Saudi Arabia
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UAB is one of eight institutions working as part of the Southeastern Consortium for Substance Abuse Training
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Meneses will promote awareness of FNINR, research priorities
NANN addresses educational and practice needs within the evolving specialty of neonatal nursing
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One of Alabama’s first nurse practitioners, Juanzetta Flowers is a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors, former nurse practitioner at UAB’s medical school and retired faculty member
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A two-year, $150,000 grant from the Women's Breast Health Fund will help improve the quality of life for young breast-cancer survivors and their loved ones through education, personal support, distance learning and networking.
Suzie Miltner, an assistant professor in the UAB School of Nursing is passionate about veteran’s health care, and she has a personal understanding of what veterans need. She came to UAB to do a postdoctoral fellowship as a VA National Quality Scholar (VAQS). Today she is researching quality improvement initiatives for America’s veterans.
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June Cho has been awarded a five-year, $1.72 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development to study testosterone and cortisol levels in infant health and development.

The seventh annual Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship was presented April 16

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hirey is an internationally recognized expert in leadership and management 

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Published his first peer reviewed paper in 1993

Advising on matters relating to the care and treatment of Veterans

Honored for her leadership, contribution to society, and promotion of nursing and health care research

Heaton earned her master's at University of Louisville

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Revising the 2009 Nursing Administration Scope and Standards publication
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Earned her doctorate in nursing from the University of Kentucky
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Awards mark contributions in teaching and  service

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December 05, 2013

Rice Named Chair-Elect

Responsibilities include strategic planning, leading meetings, serving as representative to the National Nursing Research Roundtable

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More than 30 years experience as a psychiatric/mental health nurse
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Award honors work as nurse educator; will respresent southeast for NANNP
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Four represent diverse teaching, research, service experience
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Installed during the NBNA's 41st Annual Institute and Conference


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Hidges has been an active member of AWHONN since 1998
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International leader in breast cancer survivorship research 


Alexandrov is a clinical expert in the areas of emergency and critical care nursing, with concentrations in neuroscience and vascular dynamics



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UAB School of Nursing Professor Marie Bakitas has received a four-year, $720,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study whether a phone-based palliative care intervention can help reduce access disparities for veterans, minorities and patients from rural areas who have advanced cancer.

Deborah Kirk Walker, D.N.P., assistant professor in the UAB School of Nursing has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

Aimee Holland will sit on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
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VA Nursing Academy provides focused, intense education to help serve the health care needs of Veterans, other patients

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UAB School of Nursing faculty provide research to help those living with HIV cope with chronic conditions

UAB School of Nursing faculty provide leadership in clinical practice for those living with osteoporosis
Patrician is a recognized expert in quality and safety
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Deborah Walker is an advanced practice nurse in adult hematology/oncology

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Marie L. O'Koren Ed.D., M.S.N., professor and dean emeritus of the UAB School of Nursing, passed away December 11, 2012 at the age of 86
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help put more psychiatric nurse practitioners into the workforce, and for interprofessional education for both nurse practitioners and health informatics professionals in the use of technology to manage psychiatric conditions.
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The UAB School of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.4-million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and implement an innovative interprofessional collaborative health-care practice model that improves quality of care and outcomes for underserved patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Marie Bakitas is an internationally recognized expert in palliative care

April 05, 2012

Safety on 18 wheels

Karen Heaton working to improve the health of most visible invisible workers in America
April 05, 2012

Global Classroom

Promoting Enhanced Research Capacity for Global Health (PERC) was funded by a challenge grant from The Fogarty International Center of The National Institutes of Health
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The UAB School of Nursing partners at the critical juncture to improve access and quality health care for communities
Research by UAB nurses is enhancing the quality of life for communities around the world
Karen Heaton will use R21 award to study the effects and feasibility of a computer-based intervention on truck drivers' sleep

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