UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on October 26, 2011
Debra Laken, CRT, RRT, AE-C, has been named a nominee for the “Best of the 2011 Respiratory Care” by RT Magazine. She was one of 75 respiratory therapy professional nominated across the country that work for either a private health care facility or teach at a university. Laken is a professor for the UAB Respiratory Therapy program. RT Magazine annually profiles the industry’s top respiratory care professionals.
- Created on October 15, 2011
Harry A. Nurkin, PhD, former healthcare executive and UAB Department of Health Services Administration faculty member, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on October 13, 2011.
- Created on October 14, 2011
If you’re looking for a job that will be hot in the next few years and beyond, look no further than Genetic Counseling. It’s being listed as one of the Top 10 jobs of the future. With doctors able to run tests that will predict genetic conditions, genetic counselors will be needed to help educate families about their options and risk assessments.
- Created on October 12, 2011
The investigational anti-obesity compound known as controlled-release (CR) phentermine/topiramate may prevent progression to type 2 diabetes in obese patients who are prediabetic, said W. Timothy Garvey, M.D., chair of the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences. More of his study can be read on Renal & Urology News.
- Created on October 07, 2011
University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Rohit Pradhan, Ph.D.The acquisition and sale of nursing homes by private-equity firms is a decade-long trend that may reduce the quality of care, says
Pradhan, a fellow in the Department of Health Services Administration in the UAB School of Health Professions, received a grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the implications of such transactions.
- Created on October 05, 2011
- Created on October 05, 2011
Kathleen T. Foley, Ph.D., OTR/L, an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Occupational Therapy, received funding for her project, “Comparison of Toileting Disability Among Older Black and White Women.” Maria Pisu, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Preventative Medicine, won a grant for “Older African American Breast Cancer Patients and Cancer Financial Challenges.”An Occupational Therapy faculty member was one of two University of Alabama at Birmingham professors to win a grant from the Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Pilot Grant Awards.
- Created on September 29, 2011
The UAB Nuclear Medicine Technology Alumni Association Chapter is holding its Second Annual Michael A. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at Vulcan Park and Museum. The money raised helps fund a $500 scholarship to a Nuclear Medicine Technology student.
The scholarship is in memoriam of Michael A. Thompson, professor of medical physics for 27 years at the UAB School of Health Professions. He suddenly passed away in January 2009 at the age of 59. He had retired in 2007 from the faculty of the UAB Nuclear Medicine Technology program after suffering with Parkinson disease.
- Created on September 28, 2011
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) wanted a documentary style video to promote oral health in primary care facilities. The University of Alabama at Birmingham was prominently featured on the video teaser including our own Surgical Physician Assistant Program Director Pat Jennings,DrPh, PA-C, faculty member Kara Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C, student Felipe Valencia, along with UAB Dentist Jeff Hill and UAB patient Chris Cantrell. The full documentary will be shown at the NCCPA's conference.
- Granger named AARC Fellow
- Kitchin: Why Weight Watchers works
- SHP faculty & staff relive 9/11
- Shaw receives highest award from state PT group
- Cold mice might be skewing weight loss drug studies
- McCarthy teaches exam prep course in China
- Earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years
- Chandler-Laney joins Nutrition faculty
- OT alum comes back to teach
- HSA professor helps build national IT curriculum