UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- 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.
- Created on December 01, 2011
- Created on November 30, 2011
In a tough economy, deciding which college major can make the difference of whether or not you find a job when you graduate. The Wall Street Journal found the top 10 most employable majors. One of those majors is in the UAB School of Health Professions (SHP).
- Created on November 21, 2011
If you don’t know the answer to these and other family health questions, this holiday season is the perfect time to mine for information from both sides of your family on your family’s health history, says UAB Genetic Counselor Lynn Holt.
- Created on November 18, 2011
UAB alumni Tom and Janet Hicks began working in China as physicians in 1996. They have seen steady progress in the quality of care provided during the past 15 years, but there is much more that needs to be done — especially in physical therapy.
So the Hickses invited a team of physicians, nurses and other health-care providers to China. As a result, an interdisciplinary team of eight people — six with UAB ties — spent a week in Lanzhou, China, this past summer. Part of their mission was to teach physical therapy techniques to health-care providers at a hospital and nursing home. They also lectured on the state of practice in trauma/burns ICU, pediatric critical care and laparoscopic surgery.
- Created on November 08, 2011
It was a tight race, but Nuclear Medicine Technology student Damien Milton won the inaugural "SHP's Biggest UAB Fan" contest. He barely beat out Sarah Calamusa by receiving the most "likes" or votes on the SHP's Facebook page. Dean Haorld Jones presented Milton, a senior, a "big check" for his $250 book scholarship for the spring 2012 semester.
- Created on November 07, 2011
- Created on November 01, 2011
More than 60 undergraduate healthcare management faculty and program directors from 39 different universities and colleges throughout the United States and Canada will be coming to Birmingham on November 4-6, 2011. The University of Alabama at Birmingham will be the first college campus to host the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Undergraduate Workshop.
- Created on October 01, 2012
We’ve got the contestants, now it’s your turn to vote for “SHP’s Biggest UAB Fan” during Homecoming Week 2012. Just go to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/uabshp and “like” the contestant who you think is the School of Health Professions biggest UAB fan. Those receiving the most “likes” wins a $250 book scholarship for the 2013 spring semester.
- Health Information Management: one of nine hot majors
- Laken nominated best respiratory care
- Former HSA faculty member and healthcare executive Nurkin passes
- Genetic Counseling info session Nov. 5
- Anti-obesity combo may prevent diabetes in obese patients
- Has quality of care diminished in private nursing homes?
- Four of the top 10 best health careers offered at SHP
- Foley receives funding on minority aging research
- Nuclear Medicine Technology alumni chapter hosting scholarship fundraiser
- SPA faculty and student featured in documentary