Time Management Skills Brown Bag Sept. 7

time-managementCan'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 Sept. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in SHPB 224. Just bring your own lunch to this free one-hour professional development hosted by the SHP Office of Student Success.


MSHI alum DeFord moving to Steward Health Care

Drex DeFordChief Information Officer Drex DeFord announced he is leaving Seattle Children’s Hospital next month to take over the same role at Boston-based Steward Health Care. DeFord is a 1997 graduate of the Master of Science in Health Informatics program in the Department of Health Services Administration.

Steward is a 10-hospital system and one of the 32 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations as designated by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.

Read more about DeFord’s move on FierceHealthIT.

Three HIM faculty members reapproved as ICD-10 trainers

Kay Clements, MA, RHIA, Robert Garrie, MPA, RHIA, and Midge Ray, MSN, MEd, RN, all associate professors in the Health Information Management program in the Department of Health Services Administration, have been reapproved by the American Health Information Management Association as coding system trainers. The three faculty members trained to become proficient in the two parts of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System or otherwise known as ICD-10-CM/PCS.


Hartline chosen to serve in national organization

jessicahartlineJessica Hartline has been chosen to become the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s student representative. She is the first UAB undergraduate to be selected to represent all nuclear medicine students in the national organization.


Accepting nominations for Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the UAB 2012 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. To be eligible for this prestigious annual award, an individual must be a full-time, part-time, or emeritus member with a primary or secondary appointment of the faculty of the Academic Health Center, or a universitypProfessor who has:


Cardel finalist in national young investigator award

Michelle CardelMichelle Cardel, a doctoral student in nutrition sciences, has been chosen as a finalist in the Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award. Out of 900 abstracts submitted, Cardel was named as one of the top five finalists.

Cardel received high scores for her abstract, “Greater consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids are related to increased lean mass and decreased total and visceral adiposity in a racially diverse sample of children.”  Her mentor was José Fernandez, Ph.D., associate professor and vice chair for education for the Department of Nutrition Sciences. She will present her oral abstract during The Obesity Society’s Thirtieth Annual Scientific Meeting on September 23, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas.



Resume writing brown bag May 23

resume letterIn a competitive job market, you need a resume that catches the attention of potential employers. Join the SHP Office of Student Success for a “Resume Writing Brown Bag” on May 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in SHPB 224.


You’re invited!

Come celebrate the success of our students in the School of Health Professions Honors Program. The SHP Office of Student Success is hosting a reception on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 3:30-5 p.m. on the second floor of SHPB. Congratulate our students and view their award winning posters from the UAB Expo as well as attend the awarding of Honors certificates for spring graduates.

SHP Honors sweeps category at UAB Expo

Miriam Van Dyke won first place at UAB ExpoMiriam Van Dyke, Nuclear Medicine Technology student, won first place in her category at UAB Expo.SHP Honors swept the health sciences category no. two at the Fifth Annual UAB Expo: An Exposition of Undergraduate Scholarships on April 20, 2012. Out of the 126 presentations, SHP had 15 students’ present posters of their research.

Placing first was Miriam Van Dyke, a Nuclear Medicine Technology student, on “Survey of Radiological Emergency Preparedness: Nuclear Medicine Technologists (SREP: NMT).”

Emma Johnson, a Respiratory Therapy student, placed second with “Infectivity of M. Tuberculosis Genes mce 4C and D in Latent Tuberculosis.”