MSHA icebucketchallenge 01MSHA Class 50 #icebucketchallengeMembers of the Master of Science in Health Administration class at the University of Alabama at Birmingham were challenged by Christy Lemak, Ph.D., the new chair of the Department of Health Services Administration, to take the #icebucketchallenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

WATCH: MSHA class takes #icebucketchallenge

Class 50 of the nationally ranked MSHA program in turn gave the ALS #icebucketchallenge to their colleagues in the Masters of Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan School of Public Health; their former department chair and current president and CEO of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Gerald Glandon, Ph.D.; and the president of the UAB MSHA alumni board and VP of Oncology at Kentucky’s Baptist Health, Amanda Henson.

ERT IceBucketChallenge 01External Relations #icebucketchallengeThat same day, Harold Jones, Ph.D., dean of the UAB School of Health Professions challenged Amanda Sherman, Melody Stewart and Kevin Storr in his Office of External Relations to take the #icebucketchallenge. On Thursday, August 21, 2014, the trio took the #icebucketchallenge and extended the challenge to their counterparts at the UAB School of Nursing – Emily Craig, Eve Rhea and Jennifer Lollar.

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We all want to take a moment to highlight the ALS research of Peter H. King, M.D., professor in the UAB Department of Neurology. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and he is searching for biomarkers for ALS with the hope of finding ways to better diagnose ALS and track progression of the disease.