Michelle Cardel honored with President’s Diversity Award

Michelle Cardel-Diversity_AwardMichelle Cardel is congratulated for her UAB President's Diversity Award by Jose Fernandez who nominated her.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.”

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MSHA alum Sarah Dudley promoted

Sarah DudleySarah 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.

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Low Vision graduate featured in article

UAB Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation alumni Lucy Lowe, MS, OTR/L was featured in an Opelika-Auburn News article regarding low vision and Adult Macular Degeneration. Lowe, an occupational therapist at RehabWorks in Opelika, treated a patient who was highlighted in the story. Read the article here.

New elective course on obtaining medical history and performing physical exams

Surgical physician assistant examining a patientIf 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.

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NMT has two Gates Millennium Scholars

Johnathan Crayton headshotJohnathan Crayton recipient of Gates Millennium Scholars.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.”

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Nutrition doctoral student speaking at international lecture series

Veeradej PisprasertVeeradej Pisprasert, a current doctoral student in the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences, has been invited to participate in an international lecture series related to his specialization in clinical nutrition. The lecture series will focus on nutritional aspects and disease risk and prevention, and will be hosted at hospitals throughout his native country of Thailand, where he is a member of the medical staff of Khon Kaen University.

Drace selected for graduate school mentorship award

Bill DraceBill Drace, MA, PA-C, was selected by the UAB Graduate School for the 2012 Graduate Dean's Excellence in Mentorship Award. Drace has been an assistant professor in the Physician Assistant program since 2003.

Prior to his teaching position, Drace spent 25 years with Birmingham-based Cardiothoracic Surgical Practice. It was during his last five years at the company that he precepted senior Physician Assistant students. That interaction motivated him to accept a full-time faculty position.

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SHP programs win homecoming awards

The parade floats have been dismantled and building decorations have come down, but UAB School of Health Professions racked up some awards during 2011 Homecoming Week.

Our very own Noelle Cheeks, a Health Care Management student from Jackson, Miss, was named Ms. UAB first alternate during homecoming. She received a $1,000 scholarship. She is pictured with Mr. UAB first alternate Andrew Vines. Noelle_Cheeks_-_Andrew_Vines_-_1st_Alt
Health Care Management won the UAB Spirit Fashion Show and the Blazer Hustle with a perfect score. Saturday night, the group was awarded
the First Place Spirit Display competition plaque and the Homecoming 2011 Overall Spirit Competition First Place plaque.
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SHP Dean’s Office - Best Display of Blazer Spirit on a Float

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SHP Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences – Most Creative Float CDS_float
SPA's "Too Fast, Too Femurous: The Tibial Drifts" for placed 2nd in the Gurney Derby. Team members Trenton Butler, Emily Stewart, Michael Berke
and Ivy Ricks.
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Blazer Village Spirit Competition – Second Place -SHP

 

OT students give a lending hand

OT_Dog_Wash_2011-2UAB Occupational Therapy students got their hands dirty by giving some much needed baths to several dogs. The Department of Occupational Therapy teamed up with the Alabama Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ALSPCA) in Tuscaloosa and Hand in Paw for the dog wash.  The students cleaned up the OT_Dog_Wash_2011-1pups to not only get them ready to be adopted by a loving family, but to show how these dogs are great for animal-assisted therapy.

The department first teamed up with ALSPCA during the summer. The OT students helped wash and prepare dogs for adoption that were displaced by the April 27 tornadoes.