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  • Nuclear Medicine Technology open house March 29

    Undeclared? Looking for a job in the health care industry that is high in demand for professionals? Come to the Nuclear Medicine Technology open house on Friday, March 29 at noon in SHPB room 226 .
  • Year-end giving

    UAB campus will be closed from December 24 through January 1. There are several options to make end of the year donations for the building campaign, scholarships or a gift to the school. All credit card gifts can be made until midnight December 31, 2012 at www.uab.edu/onlinegiving If you are having trouble with the online giving tool, please contact Daphne Powell at (205) 908-6649. Daphne will also be available to handle questions related to stock transfers. John Pelliccio, university treasurer, will be checking email daily to ensure stock transactions are received. We encourage you to give online; however, If you plan to mail your gift, please mail it before December 31 to the following address: UAB Gift Records AB 1230 1720 2 nd Avenue South Birmingham AL 35294-0012 If for any reason you need help with your year-end gift, please call Daphne at (205) 908-6649 or Michelle Hussey at (901) 827-2570. The School of Health Professions thanks you for your continued support of our school and programs. We hope you have a great holiday season.
  • UAB Graduate Programs Fair Oct. 25

    Thinking about continuing your education on a graduate level? Come to the UAB Graduate Programs Fair on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m . in the Hill University Center Great Hall (HUC). Representatives from the School of Health Professions will be there to answer your question about a health career. The school offers nearly 20 graduate-level degrees in the health industry from nutrition, clinical and diagnostic, occupational and physical therapy to health administration and informatics. Find out why SHP programs have a positive job outlook for 2020 as projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Immunization help for SHP students Aug. 13-14

    SHP students enrolled for fall 2012 classes will have the opportunity to receive some help on their immunization requirements. Representatives from CertifiedBackground.com and Student Health Services will be in the Learning Resource Center on Aug. 13-14. They will assist students uploading immunization requirements and to answer questions about their accounts. Many clinical students still need to upload their yearly TB Skin Test. They can also scan and upload that documentation at the same time.
  • Test taking skills-Brown Bag April 10

    Making the transition from high school to college and even to the graduate level can be hard. And some tests may not be what you’re used to compare to your high school days. Maybe it's time to sharpen those skills. The SHP Office of Student Success is offering a Brown Bag seminar on “Test Taking Skills” on Tuesday, April 10 from noon to 1 p.m . in the Learning Resource Center room 114. SHP students will be presented with information regarding different test-taking strategies including multiple-choice exams and essay tests.
  • Graduate Health Fair March 15

    Interested in a health career? The UAB School of Health Professions offers nearly 20 graduate-level degrees from nutrition sciences to health informatics to physical therapy . To learn more about these programs, come to the UAB Graduate Health Programs Fair on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Hill University Center Great Hall.
  • Occupational Therapy open house Feb. 11

    Whether it’s a teaching a child how to control their Tourette Syndrome or train a man how to dress himself after an injury, occupational therapists assist their patients to lead a more independent life at home or work. Occupational therapy ranks as the fifth best health career by U. S. News & World Report . Jan Rowe, DrOT, OTR/L, interim chair of the UAB Department of Occupational Therapy said it doesn’t take long for her graduates to find work.
  • Run, Walk or Roll with UAB OT 5k

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham Occupational Therapy students and faculty are encouraging you to run, walk or roll at its inaugural 5K race on Sat., Feb. 4, 2012. The “Run, Walk or Roll with UAB OT” race will be held at Heardmont Park on Cahaba Valley Road with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the race beginning at 8:30 a.m.
  • Happy Holidays from Dean Harold P. Jones

    Click to watch the School of Health Professions holiday card
  • Accelerating a Cancer Cure Nov. 20

    Tim Nagy will be racing his car at the Third Annual "Accelerating a Cancer Cure" Sunday, Nov. 20. Tim Nagy, Ph.D., has been riding off-road motorcycles all of his life. After he broke his ankle in seven places in 2002, he decided he was getting too old for the bike and needed to switch gears into cars.
  • Searching for SHP's biggest UAB fan to win $250 book scholarship

    Dean Harold Jones as UAB's biggest fan in 2010. Are you SHP's biggest UAB fan for 2011? At the UAB School of Health Professions, we do it big at homecoming every year especially when it comes to the Dean’s costume for the homecoming float. Last year, he was dressed as UAB’s biggest fan. This year, we’re looking for "SHP’s Biggest UAB Fan." Simply submit a photo of you in your biggest, most obnoxious, but tasteful UAB Blazer fan outfit for a chance to win a $250 book scholarship.
  • Grad student recruitment day for health administration options Oct. 28

    A few seats are still available for the annual Health Administration Graduate Recruitment Day on Friday, Oct. 28 from noon to 3 p.m. Prospective students will learn about the different options in the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • SHP graduate school fair going virtual Oct. 13

    The UAB School of Health Professions is going virtual for its graduate school fair on Thursday, October 13 . Faculty will have the opportunity to interact through text chats and/or live video with prospective students and advisors nationwide from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The free virtual graduate school fair allows students to avoid long lines and have the luxury of staying at home.
  • PT students want to know, Are U ABle?

    PT students from 2010 Are U ABle race. If you can walk, run or ride, then you are able to take part in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Physical Therapy students’ Fifth Annual “Are U AB le?” 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk/ride race on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Homewood High School. The second-year physical therapy students hold the race each year to raise money for the Foundation for Physical Therapy, an organization devoted to research to continue the development of evidence based practice and improve the quality of care provided by physical therapists.
  • Transparency in health care: Are you ready?

    If you could know the cost for a chest X-ray in advance, would you choose a clinic that charges $121 or one that charges $1,519? For heart-bypass surgery, would you choose a hospital with the best possible outcome measures for $45,000 or one with the lowest possible rating that costs more $32,000? How would you weigh the hospital’s national reputation in your decision? Health-care expert Greg Carlson, Ph.D ., assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions , believes patients would choose the hospital with the better “value proposition.”
  • Biotechnology Program Training Future Employees for Demanding Workforce; Recruiting Third Class

    Derek Moates had an extensive background in business as well as science, but he didn’t have the industry experience on how the two concepts work together to produce usable products and make a successful company. He found his answer when he entered what was then the newly created biotechnology graduate program in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Today he is working at one of the top biotech/communications firms in New York, N.Y. thanks, he said, to the biotechnology program.