Randall Freeman Kilgore, M.Ed., has been accepted by the Excellence in Missouri Foundation to be a Missouri Quality Award Examiner (MQA) for 2011. Kilgore is the compliance and business integrity officer (CBIO) at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Mo. The examiners are comprised of volunteers from all sectors and levels of Missouri businesses. Examiners review, write an analysis of and score written applications. Missouri organizations participate in the awards to promote quality as a vital element to enhance customer satisfaction and operational performance.
Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Professorship is named in honor of Joan Bergman, Ph.D., UAB Professor Emeritus, who established the first physical therapy program in Alabama, and Dorothy Pinkston, Ph.D., UAB Professor Emeritus, who is a nationally recognized educator specializing in curriculum design, teaching, and evaluation.A reception was held in honor of Cecilia Graham, PT, Ph.D., for being named as the first recipient of the Bergman/Pinkston Endowed Professorship in the
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.