What started as just an idea by a couple of OT students has turned into a huge success. On Feb. 4, 2012, the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Occupational Therapy students not only instituted its inaugural fundraiser but also raised awareness about the importance and purpose of occupational therapy. The “Run, Walk, or Roll with UAB OT,” consisted of a 5K Race at Heardmont Park. The race netted $3,500 that will help support the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) to provide students with scholarships for books, help support their community organizations and enable students to attend the OT national conference.
It may seem like a simple piece of paper, but your resume can make the difference of whether or not you land that internship or job opportunity. That’s why having a stellar resume is important especially in a slow economy.
School of Health Professions students will have the chance to learn how to develop a winning resume and curriculum vitae as well as how to nail those interview questions. Hosted by the SHP Office of Student Success, this Brown Bag is free (just bring your lunch) on Feb. 14 from noon – 1 p.m. in SHPB 224.
Geoffrey Beek, a first year genetic counseling student in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, received a summer internship with the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The program gives students who are currently enrolled in a master’s degree genetic counseling program direct exposure to the genetic counseling role in clinical genetic laboratories.
Nutrition Sciences doctoral student Michelle Cardel received the UAB President’s Diversity Graduate Student Award for her commitment and contributions to diversity on campus. UAB President Carol Garrison recognized outstanding leadership in five categories: faculty and staff plus professional, graduate and undergraduate students.
Combating childhood obesity is Cardel’s passion. “Children are still learning dietary habits,” said Cardel. “I felt there was more of an opportunity to make a positive and permanent change that they could use throughout their life.”
Sarah Dudley was recently promoted to the position of Assistant Administrator at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. She previously served in the role of Director of Operations and Business Development.
Dudley, an Auburn native, graduated from Auburn University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a Minor in Business. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UAB in 2010 with a Master of Science in Health Administration. After completing an internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas in 2008, she completed a one year administrative residency under the preceptorship of the hospital president at Princeton Baptist Medical Center from 2009 - 2010.
If you are interested in the health care industry, you might want to take a new course being offered this spring called, “Introduction to Medical History and Physical Examination” (CDS 550). Students will learn the proper way to obtain a comprehensive medical history, perform a physical examination and report the findings in a systematic and concise format.
Can't seem to find enough time in the day to complete projects? Do you procrastinate with your school work? Does it seem like you have all work and no play? Then maybe you need to find out how to better manage your time. UAB School of Health Professions students are invited to a "Time Management Skills" Brown Bag on Jan. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in LRC 114. Just bring your own lunch to this free one hour professional development hosted by the SHP Office of Student Success.
Only 1,000 students across the United States receive the Gates Millennium Scholars, an all-expense paid scholarship by Bill and Melinda Gates as well as the United Negro College Fund. Norman E. Bolus, MPH, CNMT, was pleasantly surprised when he found out he had not only one but two scholars in the UAB Nuclear Medicine Technology program.
“After learning more about the scholars program, my thought was this is a very selective group,” said Bolus, the NMT program director. “We are a small program that is fortunate enough to have two scholars interested in us as a possible pathway for completion of their degree and future careers.”
- Nutrition doctoral student speaking at international lecture series
- Drace selected for graduate school mentorship award
- SHP programs win homecoming awards
- OT students give a lending hand
- Nutrition Science professor awarded Charles Barkley mentoring award
- Holt discusses preimplantation genetic diagnosis in JAAPA
- Hurst selected for Healthcare Leadership Academy
- Two SHP students receive dean's scholarship
- MSHA graduate wins alumna award
- Cytology transitions from undergrad to grad program