A UAB School of Health Professions professor was one of three winners of the 2011 Charles Barkley Excellence in Mentoring Awards. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, and associate director for cancer prevention and control, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, received $500. She was nominated by Krista Casazza, Ph.D., also of the Department of Nutrition Sciences.
Christina Hurst, MS, CGC, assistant director of the genetic counseling program in the UAB Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, has been selected for the UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA). Twenty-four participants from across campus have been chosen to participate in the fourth year of the program and will complete the program in May 2012. As a member of the HLA program, Hurst will participate in an off-site opening retreat this month as well as monthly program sessions and group projects.
The goal of the Academy is to foster personal growth, experiential learning, and understanding of leadership among health care challenges.
Traci Spray d’Auguste, MSHA, won the “Outstanding Young Alumna” award from the UAB National Alumni Society. She received the award during the Eleventh Annual Alumni Leadership Recognition and Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 23.
D’Auguste received her master’s degree in Health Administration in 2002 from the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Health Professions. She is a director of clinical operations at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY.
UAB Physical Therapy alumni Emmett Parker, PT, MS, ATC, was recently honored with the Alabama Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2011 Chapter Leadership Award. Parker’s activities as chair of the chapter’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) were cited in the nomination submitted for the Award. In this position, Parker has reorganized the chapter’s advocacy structure resulting in numerous legislative successes and a new level of political influence for the physical therapy profession in Montgomery. He will also receive the 2011 APTA State Legislative Leadership Award at the APTA State Policy and Payment Forum in Austin, TX later this month.
Parker is the president of Accelerated Physical Therapy, Inc. in Birmingham. He received his Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from UAB in 1994.
Davis received his master's degree in health administration in 2001 from UAB.