UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on September 10, 2012
In 2001, Kim Preskitt may have been working as the financial manager at Flexdigital, a direct mail marketing company, but the occupational therapist in her was noticing the employees were setting themselves up for injuries. She saw employees improperly moving boxes, long computer use which could lead to carpal tunnel syndrome and standing for extensive periods of time with turning and twisting while working at the machines. Ten percent of the staff already had some sort of disability prior to their employment with Flexdigital. Preskitt saw an opportunity to work closely with the employees to keep them safe.
- Created on September 06, 2012
UAB Department of Physical Therapy Vice Chair David M. Morris, PT, Ph.D., received the Marilyn Gossman Professionalism in Physical Therapy Award from the Alabama Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. This is considered the chapter’s most prestigious honor to recognize a member demonstrating outstanding professionalism in any of the areas of physical therapy service, practice, education and/or research.
- Created on September 05, 2012
Robert Weech-Maldonado, Ph.D., received the Academy of Management Health Care Management Division’s “Excellence in Teaching Award.” The award recognizes innovative and outstanding teaching in the classroom and provides an opportunity to encourage, recognize and reward the work of dedicated and inspiring teachers.
- Created on August 28, 2012
Daniel L. Smith, Ph.D., instructor in the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences, has been selected as an Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging. The awards provide support for investigators in the first three years after their postdoctoral training, when they are establishing their own labs; the funds enable young scientists to staff laboratories, collect preliminary data and organize research programs of sufficient momentum to obtain ongoing support from other sources.
- Created on August 24, 2012
UAB’s Nurse Anesthesia Program officially moved to the School of Nursing from the School of Health Professions to link it more closely to other advanced-practice nursing programs and better align its research, practice and education outcomes. The move, effective Aug. 1, was recommended and approved by faculty from both schools.
- Created on August 13, 2012
Paula Chandler-Laney, Ph.D. has been selected as this year’s Named New Investigator for the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC). The center leadership selects among the funded pilot/feasibility recipients and then receives approval from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases program, which funds NORC’s grant.
- Created on August 13, 2012
UAB Health System Information Security Officer, UAB HIPAA Security Officer, and UAB Adjunct Professor of Health Informatics Terrell Herzig died Saturday, July 7, 2012, following a traffic accident. He was 48. Herzig was a national expert on healthcare privacy and information security, mobile device security, and disaster recovery who often consulted on informatics projects with external groups. During his tenure at UAB, Herzig served as director of Information Technology for the Civitan International Research Center and Director of Informatics for the Pittman General Clinical Research Center.
In a blog called The Security Scrutinizer, author Howard Anderson remembers Herzig’s intellect, compassion, and contribution to the April 27th storm recovery.
- Created on July 30, 2012
Robert C. Chapman, LFACHE, a 1972 graduate of the Master of Science in Health Administration, was one of 12 people inducted to the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 28. The 2012 class was honored not only for their work in medicine and health, but also as players in some of the most vital issues of their time.
- Created on July 26, 2012
Brian J. Dudgeon, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA has been named chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions. His appointment begins October 1, 2012.
Dudgeon, a nationally known researcher on disability and rehabilitation, comes from the University of Washington in Seattle where he is an associate professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy. He also served in several clinical settings in Seattle, manager of Occupational Therapy at Seattle Children’s Hospital and staff occupational therapist at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.
- Gower to study if breakfast choice helps or hinders fat burning
- Two new health care elective courses
- Lowman elected chair of national PT specialties board
- Health Care Management degree pays you back
- EatRight by UAB patient announced national weight loss winner
- Hernandez elected as U.S. representative on European management board
- Biotechnology program approved by trustees as a master’s degree
- Warren appointed co-director in the Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation
- SHP's message on diversity
- Fernandez assisting UAB Hispanic/Latino community