UAB School of Health Professions Current News

Hernandez elected as U.S. representative on European management board

hernandezS. Robert Hernandez, Dr.P.H., has been elected to the European Academy of Management Board (EURAM) as the only United States representative for the next three years. The vote was held during the General Assembly in Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 6-8, 2012.

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Biotechnology program approved by trustees as a master’s degree

biotechnology icubateThe University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the biotechnology program as a stand-alone master’s degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham during its meeting June 15, 2012. The program, in the School of Health Professions, has been a master’s degree and certificate option in Clinical Laboratory Sciences since 2009.

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Warren appointed co-director in the Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation

Mary WarrenMary Warren, Ph.D., OTR/L, has been named co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Callahan Eye Hospital. She joins co-director Marsha Snow, O.D., associate professor in the School of Optometry and director Dawn DeCarlo, O.D., associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Warren, an associate professor and director of the graduate certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation, has had a small faculty practice in the clinic since joining the UAB Department of Occupational Therapy in 2001.

 

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SHP's message on diversity

Fernandez assisting UAB Hispanic/Latino community

hispanic faculty fernandezThe Office of Equity & Diversity has begun discussing the possibility of creating a Hispanic/Latino professional organization for faculty and staff.

José Fernández, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition sciences and director of diversity outreach for the Office of Equity & Diversity, recently met with a group of Hispanic and Latino faculty that unanimously supported the creation of the association and developed a strategy to move in that direction.

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Earn a master’s degree in one year

nutrition sciencesThe School of Health Professions offers several graduate programs that take only one year to complete. Most graduate programs take two years to finish. Earning a master’s degree also means an increase in salary pay.

Students could earn a master of science in nutrition sciences in just three semesters. The program is specifically designed for registered dietitians or students with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition or a related field.

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PT student's tryouts for “American Ninja Warrior” TV show airs June 24

toshio Sidndey AndoA University of Alabama at Birmingham Physical Therapy student did chin ups using just one finger on each hand in his audition tape for the show “American Ninja Warrior.” That along with his other athletic abilities doing back flips landed Toshio Sidney-Ando a spot to audition for the show back in April.

The Mexican-born student has been enthralled with the show since 2007, but never pursued it until a life-changing experience.

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Chiasera named chair of Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

JanelleChiasera-lowresJanelle Chiasera, Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions. She has held the interim position since May 2010.

 

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Topping out ceremony

topping out ceremonyThe final top beam to the two-floor addition to the School of Health Professions Building was put in place today in a “topping out” ceremony on Monday, May 7, 2012. SHP faculty, staff and students signed the beam along with employees of the contractor, Harbert International, LLC last week. The group watched as crews hoisted the beam to the top with a UAB flag attached.

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