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PhD student is School's first to receive Barker Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies
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Hodges' leadership in nursing extends to daughter, son
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World renowned expert on aging hosts Dementia Boot Camp with help from undergraduate students
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Assistant professor honored for long track record of working to promote diversity, inclusivity
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Associate professor serves as Nursing Discipline chair of international Children's Oncology Group
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Cited for impact on innovative nursing education
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Assistant professor to serve two-year term on group's Institute of Regulatory Excellence Committee
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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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Amy Neimkin believes in giving time, resources to beneft next generation of CRNAs
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Strong academic record, warm welcome led Nashville native to UAB School of Nursing's CRNA program
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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
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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January 20, 2017

It takes a village

Presentation on Jan. 31 will spotlight UAB School of Nursing's efforts to care for Jefferson County's most vulnerable medical populations
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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UAB School of Nursing PhD student is first recipient of group's Dr. Dorothy Coverson Grant
Honor from UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care caps fulfilling year for associate professor
PhD graduate receives group's 2016 Anna Mae Ericksen Award
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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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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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Distinguished alumna becomes first nurse to hold prestigious position for Wisconsin's largest integrated health care system
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Two-time graduate makes her mark at nation's premier nursing informatics gathering
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Long, bumpy road leads to success for Veteran in School's MSN Adult-Gero Primary Care NP specialty track
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Assistant professor to serve second two-year term on group's Board of Directors
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Co-authors receive first-place recognition for abstract highlighting U.S. Army's Patient CaringTouch System
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Professor recognized for visionary leadership in protecting children's health
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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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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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Two-time graduate Hornsby receives 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award
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PhD students will receive $150,000 in funding over next three years as they work towards their doctorates
Taylor Hinkle, Jordan Barksdale will work in various ways to advance, strengthen alumni organization
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Dr. Jeannie Rodriguez is co-investigator on effort to understand why African-American women experience a higher rate of preterm birth than Caucasian women
Dr. Sandra Dunbar selected in the Educator Category
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Loss of her mother to breast cancer sparked Bail's desire to help others through nursing research
Gathering of nation's top PhD students provides welcomed opportunity for receiving critical feedback, networking
Postdoctoral Fellow expounds on his scholarly work "Expanding Endpoints in Oncology Palliative Care to Include Family Caregivers"
Brasher, Argade named recipients of the Summer 2016 DNP, BSN awards for student excellence
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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
Crucial funding ensures the best and brightest nurses continue advanced nursing studies
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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Alumna receives honor for advancing excellence in patient care, education, research
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Funding from AACN, CDC will support efforts of McAlister, Wurttemberg to safeguard babies against whooping cough
Medical mission trip affords Muse opportunity for unique operating room experience
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Inaugural summer commencement ceremony to be extra special occasion for Walker, four students
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Mitchell, Urdaneta will earn BSN degrees, walk together in upcoming UAB summer commencement ceremony
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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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Birmingham VA Medical Center Nurse Educator wants to complete her doctoral studies, become a full-time professor
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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PATH Clinic, Heart Failure Clinic, residents of rural Alabama areas will benefit from Federal agency's focus on improving health equality
Funding will help mentor, mentee continue research into various aspects of military nursing
UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care honors Fordham, Palmore, Westbrook, Beard
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Award will help further her research into sleep issues in children with neurodevelopmental problems
Nomination by mentee Dionne-Odom lauds School professor as 'brillant, inspiring and dedicated'
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Unique approach to community health clinicals enhances meaning, creativity
Experiences abroad help Nieuwenhuys, Strawn suceed in School's accelerated master's curriculum
Organization recognizes employers who support, value employment of U.S. service members
Made transition from resident in the School to VA co-director in less than three years
Strong relationships producing health care professionals who are well prepared to identify and care for veterans wherever they are
UAB School of Nursing colleagues mark special day with ceremony, reception
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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NINR diversity supplement will fund study of religion, relationships among African American heart-failure patients, their caregivers and their clinicians
Support from UAB Graduate School provides 'elite educational experiences that enrich not only students, but UAB as a whole'
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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Prestigious program continues effort to increase number of doctorally-prepared faculty, nurse leaders nationwide
Study will look at speed of processing training to improve cognitive functioning, quality of life for middle-aged and older adults with HIV
PhD student, mentored by Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor Pat Patrician, presenting on relationship between nursing burnout and patient safety, participating in panel discussion on shift-working nurses and the effects of circadian misalignment
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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student will lead project to establish urgent care clinic in East Lake

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School of Nursing professor, Marie L. O'Koren Endowed Chair 'privileged' to be part of great team at UAB
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Associate professor working to enhance use of unique collection in School of Nursing curricula
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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 group to experience revamped curriculum proving to be accomplished
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Attendees can earn 11 CEUs, including 3 Pharmacology credits
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Program dedicated to empowering survivors, loved ones through education, personal support and networking
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First School of Nursing student to serve as triage tech Hannah Wood having a positive impact in critical assessment role
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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Acknowledges significant contributions from four special members
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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Awards shine light on two expected to make their mark in field of psychiatric care
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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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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”

Advisory Council for Advanced Practice provides input on policies, procedures, issues related to advance practice in Alabama
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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
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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Will try to help increase membership, raise awareness of services CNMs perform
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September 16, 2015

PATH Clinic has new home

UAB School of Nursing’s PATH Clinic serves vulnerable populations with diabetes
Professor Linda Roussel and UAB Hospital Nurse Manager Kristen Noles have teamed with the Clinical Nurse Leader Association (CNLA) to host the CNLA Regional Conference at UAB Hospital
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UAB School of Nursing alumna Carol Ratcliffe credited by NBNA for outstanding contributions to professional and patient education
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BSN curriculum includes personal leadership course to help students learn how to effectively work together, features service-learning project
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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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UAB School of Nursing alumna Lindsey Harris cited by National Black Nurses Association for clinical excellence, patient advocacy and mentorship
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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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Johns Hopkins Professor, National Program Director for RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, is twenty-fourth Jean Kelley Lecture keynote
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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
Ann Gakumo named Most Outstanding Black Faculty Member by Black Student Awareness Committee for leadership, community and school involvement
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Breast cancer risk and genetics, families, relationships are topics at the third Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network workshop in Birmingham

Donna Dunn is selected to receive the OWH Heart of Gold for her community-oriented delivery of care
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Roussel and Polancich present revised DNP curriculum at the AACN Doctoral Education Conference
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UAB Student Nurses Association sell CardioGrams as Valentine’s Day fundraiser 

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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
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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Webster Ray is motivated to serve by seeing worthy causes up close.

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One of the founding members of the Board of Visitors in 1992, Anita Smith has had a front-row seat for the health care revolution that has taken place in Birmingham and around the state over the past five decades.

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Effective December 4, 2014 at the winter meeting of the Board of Visitors (BOV), Barbara O’Neal Eddleman becomes the BOV’s 10th Chair. Joining her in leading the Board in the Co-Chair role is Dr. Douglas C. “Doug” Tilt, a BOV member since 2007.


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Since its founding almost 23 years ago, the Board of Visitors has had outstanding leadership. The following profiles honor those dedicated individuals who have wisely led the Board thus far on its journey of supporting the UAB School of Nursing.

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For 27 years, Rita Ingalls Spencer knew the fulfillment of taking care of children and adolescents at the Birmingham-based children’s medical center now known as Children’s of Alabama.

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The 2014 No-Show Ball fundraiser hosted by the Junior Board of Visitors (JBOV) was a success, exceeding the goal set by JBOV members. 

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The Junior Board of Visitors (JBOV) welcomes new members Elizabeth Riddle, Kelli Fleming, Tim Hennessy, Jr. and Ken Taylor.

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For 34 years, Jack W. Trigg, Jr., MD, practiced internal medicine in the Birmingham area. He was a member of a group practice that long was called Southside Internists and then, following a merger with another group Southview Medical Group.  

During those years Trigg developed a deep appreciation for roles that nurses play in patient care. “Who really looks after you when you are sick and in the hospital?  The nurses,” he said. 

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Nominees cited for dedication, compassion and leadership include faculty, alumni and students
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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.



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.

The Board of Visitors (BOV) has a new member –Eileen S. Meyer –and Eileen and husband Dr. Bruce E. Burns, a BOV member since 2012, have added a fundraiser to ways they support the UAB School of Nursing.

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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.
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.
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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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.

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

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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Hidges has been an active member of AWHONN since 1998
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Aimee Holland will sit on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
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The UAB School of Nursing has received four grants totaling $3.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund graduate student studies that will help put hundreds of advanced practice nurses and nursing faculty into the Alabama workforce over the next four years.
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Phillips is an expert in occupational health and safety
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