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Cited for impact on innovative nursing education
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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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Program preparing missionary, U.S. Naval reservist for next step in a life of 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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DNP graduate, AANP president participates 21st Century Cures Act signing, which provides $1 billion for states for opioid abuse prevention, treatment
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One of six health care professionals given Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award
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Poster presentation featuring concept analysis to better define value of nursing care earns top INARC 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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DSN graduate and Vanderbilt nursing dean to help guide one of nation's largest pediatric health systems
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Honor named for her long-time colleague, mentor recognizes those who impact knowledge of nursing administration, leadership
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Distinguished alumna becomes first nurse to hold prestigious position for Wisconsin's largest integrated health care system
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Assistant professor to serve second two-year term on group's Board of Directors
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Three-time UAB School of Nursing graduate to encourage all nurses to be involved in ASNA
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Assistant professor elected to two-year term as secretary of group's Board of Directors
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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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Dr. Sandra Dunbar selected in the Educator Category
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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
Lt. Col. Stacey VanDyke fills administrator role following her Air Force career
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Alumna receives honor for advancing excellence in patient care, education, research
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Medical mission trip affords Muse opportunity for unique operating room experience
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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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Will join the School in mid-August from the University of Crete, succeed now-retired Dr. Lynda Wilson
Trip strengthen ties with Chiang Mai University, puts UAB faculty, doctoral education on global stage
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Recent additions bring to 24 the number of faculty, alumni who now hold prestigious designation
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Nomination by mentee Dionne-Odom lauds School professor as 'brillant, inspiring and dedicated'
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Remains one of only six in U.S. with prestigious International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists designation
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Nurse Anesthesia student receives one of two Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists scholarships in the state
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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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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Attendees can earn 11 CEUs, including 3 Pharmacology credits
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Chosen based on dedication, enthusiasm and extraordinary procedural and diagnostic skills.
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Role of mentors, coaches as part of the process is focus of $30,000 grant
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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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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Selected based on two-plus years of successful leadership, service as interim president
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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
Awards shine light on two expected to make their mark in field of psychiatric care
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Three nurse-managed clinics provide care for those with diabetes and heart failure, and Veterans with mental health needs
School one of 60 to receive funding support for ceremony
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Students receive important hands-on training in fun, safe setting
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Bonner, Pickett invited to speak at Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists gathering
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Seven among those receiving 2015-2016 scholarship awards
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Spring 2015 DNP graduate is published, makes first podium presentation
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Students showcase service learning projects at UAB Fall Expo
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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

Author of 12 books dealing with consciousness, spirituality, and healing, including The New York Times bestseller “Healing Words: The Power Of Prayer And The Practice Of Medicine,” and most recently “One Mind: How Our Mind Is Part Of A Greater Consciousness And Why It Matters”

Alumna attributes her success to mentor Dr. Jacqueline Moss, who played a tremendous role in helping her find this path

Palmer Carrier, CNA Insurance doctoral fellowships provide $10,000 in education support
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

Selection based upon activism, scholarly research and commitment to community outreach
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Newest results show UAB School of Nursing is most successful prelicensure program of its size in Alabama
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Internationally recognized as a pioneer in the holistic nursing and nurse coaching movements
Published in Valuable Resources
AMNP was the best route because he already had a bachelor’s and master’s in athletic training and didn’t want to go back to school for another two or three years to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing
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Growing up in rural Alabama Shameka Rodgers saw the effect a lack of health care access, education had on her community and made UAB her first and only choice for a nursing education she will take back home to help others
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Erin Gockle was a Peace Corps Fellow while earning her BSN and now is an MSN student in the School's Graduate Nursing Education Primary Care Scholars initiative
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Cites unique specialty, affordability, outstanding faculty as reasons for pursuing two doctoral degrees
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Three nurse-managed clinics provide care for those with diabetes and heart failure, and Veterans with mental health needs
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
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

Earned both MSN and PhD from UAB; Primary responsibilities relate to the coordination of the program


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Career has been dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for nurses in Alabama and beyond
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The two are among 46 nurses around the country to receive a prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program award this year

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
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 PhD student receives Article of the Year award from the Journal of the Association of Nurses in Aids Care
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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Chris Rhodes named Chair-Elect of American Nurses’ Association National Nominations and Elections Committee
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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
UAB School of Nursing alumna Lindsey Harris cited by National Black Nurses Association for clinical excellence, patient advocacy and mentorship
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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.
UAB School of Nursing AMNP students say poverty simulations are an eye-opening experience that will improve patient care
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UAB School of Nursing alumna to serve as President-elect of Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA)
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Named 2015 recipient of the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career; award is named for UAB's Dr. Margie Kinney Handlin
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Johns Hopkins Professor, National Program Director for RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, is twenty-fourth Jean Kelley Lecture keynote
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Sullivan, a graduate of the MSN program, is the recipient of one of only two scholarships given by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses to attend the prestigious conference
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Alumna Linda Gibson-Young receives the Outstanding Researcher Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
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DNP graduate Shelby Polk participating in year-long innovative and integrated learning experience for advanced practice nurses
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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 
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists names PhD student to prestigious fellowship
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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Breast cancer risk and genetics, families, relationships are topics at the third Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network workshop in Birmingham

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

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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New students at the UAB School of Nursing are welcomed into nursing profession at semi-annual “Lamp of Learning” ceremony.

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Grant helps The Foundry support Oasis Produce Pantry Food Truck, bring nursing students to teach nutrition in low-income Birmingham suburb
Deborah Trautman meets with UAB and Birmingham VA Medical Center representatives to learn more about VA Nursing Academic Partnership
School recognizes six alumni for outstanding contributions to the nursing profession, academia, and patients
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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.



Diabetes is an enormous problem in Alabama, but a UAB School of Nursing-managed post-discharge diabetes clinic is making the difference for hundreds of uninsured patients.

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.
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.
The suicide rate among both male and female U.S. Veterans is soaring, according to recent reports. That trend, coupled with the personal experiences of their colleagues, convinced members of the UAB School of Nursing’s Student Nurses Association to take a proactive role in raising awareness of this growing national issue.
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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.
Using a four-year, $1 million gift from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, the UAB School of Nursing is creating a far-reaching program designed to open up more health care access in medically underserved rural Alabama.
Published in Valuable Resources
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.
Barkley Award comes from UAB MHRC
Her ultimate goal is to reduce practice barriers for nurse practitioners
Jordan chose a path into nursing after earning a degree in health care management
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Lowe also is an Advanced Nursing Coordinator at UAB Hospital
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Somerall is track coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program
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Fuller is ranked in the top 10 percent of her class
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Terry Harrell gives so talented students without the means can pay for their education
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Judy Powell gives to prepare the next generation of nurses
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Thompson has a long volunteer history with the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
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Morin has received national recognition for her teaching expertise, including the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from AWHONN
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Four exceptional alumni and professional leaders are 2013 inductees into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.
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During a nursing career spanning more than 30 years, Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, has held numerous positions in clinical and academic nursing, but she has always maintained a strong commitment to professional organizations—including serving as a member of the board of the American Academy of Nursing and as a committee chair with the American Nurses Association. Her most recent board position, however, might be her most high-profile yet—chair of the board of AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, one of the largest and most influential interest groups in the country.
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UAB School of Nursing alumni Alfred Lupien and Larry Hornsby were each nationally recognized at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for their outstanding contributions to the field.
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Saturday, April 5, 2014 young breast cancer survivors, their spouses, and children gathered at the UAB School of Nursing to attend the second annual Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network (YBCSN) Workshop. The workshop was specially designed to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors and their loved ones through education, personal support and networking.
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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.

Served as an environmental conservation volunteer in the South American nation of Paraguay

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School of Nursing has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the Health Services Resources Administration to develop a program to help veterans with military medical experience more easily transition into the nursing profession.

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

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Advising on matters relating to the care and treatment of Veterans

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

The UAB Student Nursing Association has received the Outstanding Breakthrough to Nursing Project for their biannual "Day in the Life" program from the Alabama Association of Nursing Students (AANS).

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Four represent diverse teaching, research, service experience
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More than 500 volunteers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, the UAB School of Nursing, Cahaba Valley Health Care, and other local dentists, health agencies and companies cared for more than 350 people today as part of the first UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day.

International leader in breast cancer survivorship research 


The UAB School of Nursing has acquired the health clinic at The Foundry Rescue Mission and Recovery Center in Bessemer and began seeing patients – both residents of The Foundry and members of the community in need of health care – July 1, 2013.

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

Olivia Bahemuka, a third semester DNP student and native of Uganda, is one of 20 health professionals participating in this yearlong fellowship 

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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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Nursing, Medicine partner in AHEC initiative to expand access to primary care — especially for rural and other under-served populations — in Alabama using a five-year, $5.25-million HRSA grant 

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

The two years Andrea Torre spent in Zambia's Dimbwe Village changed her life and now she is learning the skills she needs to change the lives of others

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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
After graduation, Sheena Champion returned home to rural Wilcox County, Alabama where her advanced training in primary care is sorely needed
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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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