UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on January 13, 2012
When you give blood, the people you mainly interact with are nurses. But there are other professionals who play an integral role in the blood donation process.
“The most critical part involves the behind the scenes work performed by Clinical Laboratory Scientists,” said Janelle Chiasera, Ph.D., interim chair of the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences at UAB. “They assure that the blood products you receive are compatible with your blood and safe for you from a disease transmission perspective.”
- Created on January 13, 2012
UAB Occupational Therapy assistant professor Beth Barstow, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, won the Cordelia Myers Writers Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association for her article, “Do Home Safety Assessments Address the Concerns of Clients with Vision Loss?” The article was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy in November. The award is given to first time authors of a feature article.
- Created on January 06, 2012
David A. Brown, PT, Ph.D., a leading expert on physical therapy and rehabilitation, has been tapped as the inaugural director of the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The program is housed jointly in the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Department of Physical Therapy to prepare graduates to contribute to the field of rehabilitation as academicians and scientists.
- Created on January 05, 2012
Oral diseases can have an impact on the health of all ages from babies in the womb to the elderly fighting tooth decay due to simple things such as their medicine. But oral health is often missed especially if patients do not routinely visit a dentist and instead rely on primary care providers. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) created a documentary to promote oral health in primary care facilities and prominently featured several UAB faculty members including our own Surgical Physician Assistant Program Director Pat Jennings,DrPh, PA-C, faculty member Kara Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C, along with UAB Dentist Jeff Hill and UAB patient Chris Cantrell.
- Created on December 21, 2011
The main entrance to the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is closed until April due to construction. No one will be able to enter or exit the second floor entrance. Faculty, students and staff can still enter on the first floor doors by the 9th Avenue parking deck, the rear door by 9th Avenue or through the School of Health Professions Building. Work is being done to create a new entrance to the LRC as well as a facelift to the plaza in between the School of Health Professions Webb Building and School of Nursing. When the project is complete, employees and students will be able to enjoy outdoor seating and tables, planters and sedum roof covering.
- Created on December 14, 2011
Internationally known researcher James Rimmer, Ph.D., will become the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions, effective Jan. 3, 2012, pending approval of the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. In that role Rimmer, who has been developing and directing programs for people with disabilities for 30 years, will lead the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative.
- Created on December 07, 2011
A biting comment by a faculty member helped motivate Harold Jones, Ph.D., dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions, to change the course of his life. His highly successful journey is chronicled on his blog, aptly named “Dean Jones is Losing It.”
- Created on December 06, 2011
When it comes to the happiest jobs, physical therapists are at the top of the list. Forbes magazine listed its top 10 happiest jobs and physical therapists came in at number three because of social interaction and helping people.
Karlie Lewis, PT, DPT, CCCE, received her doctor of physical therapy in 2008 from the UAB Department of Physical Therapy and agrees with the reasons for being happy in her job.
- Created on December 02, 2011
A low-carbohydrate diet may help prepubescent girls avoid some risks associated with obesity, such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A reduction in dietary carbohydrates improved various metabolic indicators in overweight African-American girls even in the absence of weight-loss, according to their findings published online Dec. 1, 2011, in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.
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