Eleven UAB School of Health Professions students were recognized during the Thirty-sixth Annual UAB Honors Convocation. The program was originated by UAB’s Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) honorary leadership society less than one year after the circle was established on campus in 1975. At the time, the annual commencement program was the only university-wide celebration honoring students. No activity or mechanism existed for collectively recognizing outstanding undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in University College programs for academic and co-curricular achievements. Student leaders within ODK and their faculty advisors felt that there was a need for a special activity to recognize students for these achievements.
Ten SHP Honors Program students presented their posters at the Fourth Annual UAB Expo. Five of them received awards including Ashley Oliver, Respiratory Therapy student, placing first. The Campus Recreation Center hosted some 164 scientific poster presentations, podium presentations, art displays and films. The students were judged in at least two categories. The results are listed as:
The UAB Department of Occupational Therapy announced its annual scholarship winners during student research day. Two second year OT students were awarded for three scholarships. Ryan Elsea (right) received the Carroline "Cat" Amari Endowed Field Work Scholarship and the Helping Occupational Therapy Students Succeed Scholarship. Jalesis Sims was also awarded the Helping Occupational Therapy Students Succeed Scholarship.
Genetic Counseling Class of 2012 was the top fundraising team during UAB’s annual Relay for Life. The team succeeded in their goal and surpassed 25 other teams. The class raised $2,240. GC student Samantha Avery was the top participant raising $1,465. Congrats!
University of Alabama at Birmingham respiratory therapy (RT) students see firsthand the effects long-time smoking has on their patients. While breathing problems are the reasons students see their patients first, the students understand smoking leads to lung cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Bryan Lee has been named divisional vice president for Select Medical Corporation.
Lee, who currently serves as CEO of Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola, now will oversee seven Florida hospitals as well as in Greensboro, N.C.; Augusta, Ga.; and Knoxville, Tenn. Based in Mechanicsburg, Penn.
Lee holds a Master of Business Administration and a master's degree in hospital administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama. He is a fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives, member of Five Flags Rotary, Commando in Fiesta Forces, and board member for the Council on Aging and the Pensacola Bama Club.
MSHA 1988 Graduate Named Administrator at USA Children's & Women's Hospital
Owen Bailey, a hospital administrator with more than 20 years of health care leadership experience in the Mobile area, has been named the new administrator at the University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Bailey comes to Children’s & Women’s from Infirmary Health System in Mobile, where he was executive vice president for community and governmental affairs. Prior to that, he served 14 years as president and chief executive officer of Thomas Hospital in Fairhope.