UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on April 04, 2013
Kara Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C, will tell you she did not get to the place in her life right now all by herself. The Physician Assistant Studies assistant professor said she was fortunate to have parents that were very supportive of her going to college, but neither parent finished college.
- Created on March 11, 2013
- Created on March 11, 2013
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- Created on February 18, 2013
- Created on February 13, 2013
Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, Calif., will be the keynote speaker at the Ninth Annual L. R. “Rush” Jordan Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wynfrey Hotel, co-hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, UAB’s Department of Health Services Administration and the Alabama Healthcare Executives Forum. Van Gorder will speak on the topic, “From Turnaround to Transformation: the Benefits of a Strong Corporate Culture.”
- Created on January 22, 2013
Looking for a degree that will help you gain employment and impress employers? Yahoo.com named the top four degrees that employers love. Coming in at number one is health care management.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been training future health care managers and administrators for more than 40 years. Program Director Pamela Paustian, Ph.D., said her graduates hit the ground running in their jobs.
- Created on January 08, 2013
Prolonged physical inactivity leads to increased insulin resistance, which is a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease. Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are exploring the perils of a sedentary lifestyle and how much inactivity is necessary to cause health problems.
“We know physical activity is beneficial for human health,” said Krista Casazza, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. “We are just discovering that physical inactivity itself can be detrimental to human health in many ways.”
- Created on December 20, 2012
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry, in partnership with the UAB schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Optometry, received a $150,000 renewal grant through the DentaQuest Foundation to train professional students to work collaboratively and recognize when they should make referrals to other professions.
Part of the project involves conducting free, school-based health screenings for children in selected Birmingham city schools. The project, “Smiles for Alabama,” unites students from each of the UAB professional schools with Sight Savers America’s Alabama KidCheck to screen children for health, dental or eyesight issues, and it identifies those who need follow-up care.
- UAB's SimWars training helps health professions students practice teamwork
- HSA graduates first Executive Doctoral class Dec. 15
- Helping people with disabilities become more physically active is focus of new UAB initiative
- Morris trained constraint induced therapy to Czech Republic PT’s
- HIM faculty training UAB coders on updated International Classification of Diseases system ICD-10
- Holiday eating tips
- First-year Clinical Laboratory Science students work with patients at UAB HealthSmart
- Vogtle awarded grant to improve weight and activity of kids with Down syndrome
- SHP receives $2.4M for student support
- UAB Physician Assistant students hold first white coat ceremony