Andrea PerkinsHealth Information Management alumna Andrea Perkins, RHIA, who graduated in May 2009, recently received the 2012 American Health Information Management Association Foundation Diversity Graduate Scholarship. She is one a few recipients across the nation to receive the scholarship.

“The foundation I received from UAB’s HIM program provided me with the skills and confidence to apply and receive such an amazing recognition,” said Perkins.

Students who have a strong and compelling answer to the diversity essay in the scholarship application were awarded. Perkins is in graduate school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center earning a master’s degree in health informatics and information management.