UAB School of Health Professions Current News
UAB alumni share success as TherapySouth and Godspeed collaborate on a unique business model. Both Birmingham-area businesses benefit from the concept they are working together on.
It started as a vision. Steve Foster (PT, LAT ’80) wanted something where he could help younger physical therapists grow in a highly competitive industry.
“It’s hard to go out and open a single clinic and compete,” Foster said about the competition.
Foster knows what it takes to be successful in the industry. After graduating from UAB he worked for Physicians Physical Therapy before forming an out-patient private practice physical therapy company. He had that company for 13 years.
With the knowledge that he gathered, Foster worked on getting those younger physical therapists help they often needed.
“By giving therapists an opportunity like this, it can also increase their motivation to work harder because it’s something they can call their own,” Foster said.
This public-private partnership, which is an evidence-based, unbranded educational program, will kick off in the Woodlawn community of Birmingham on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Social Venture, 5529 First Avenue South. The objective is to educate parents, caregivers and students about early childhood nutrition as a means of preventing childhood obesity.
Burgess is a member of the UAB Band, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and Sci Tech Honors. He is also a UAB Resident Assistant and a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He has a GPA of 3.64 and is expected to graduate in May 2016.
Burgess will be allowed to campaign for Mr. UAB from 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7.
“I am proud to continue my connection to the UAB family as a member of the new UAB Alumni Chapter in Saudi Arabia,” said Raidah AlBaradie, MD, EMSHA, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy program, King Fahd Specialist Hospital-Dammam. “I look forward to taking advantage of the opportunities for continued learning and extending the strong professional relationships that the EMSHA program helped me establish with my fellow graduates.”
Homecoming week is here and we are kicking it off one day early! As usual, SHP is ready to show our Blazer spirit the week of October 5-11, 2014, and that begins with a special inaugural event:
SHP Jr. Advisory Board Dodgeball Tournament
Sunday, October 5th, 4:00 PM, UAB Campus Rec Center
The Jr. Board is hosting the 1st Annual Dodging for Degrees Dodgeball Tournament. Additional information can be found at http://www.uab.edu/shpjrboard/.
SHP Homecoming Official Kick-Off
Monday, October 6th, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, SHPB Lobby
Departments and programs will hang their banners for the building decoration competition. This event will include a variety of desserts. All SHP faculty, staff, students, and alumni are encouraged to attend.
Building Decoration Competition
Tuesday, October 7th, 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will gather on the lawn beside the building to show their Blazer spirit during the competition. After the judges visit, we will enjoy a light lunch. Don’t forget to wear green.
20th Annual National Alumni Society Gurney Derby
Wednesday, October 8th, at 12:30 PM
Come out and cheer on the runners! The racecourse will be on 13th Street between University Blvd and 10th Avenue.
“My focus from day one has always been solely on making sure UAB students receive the best clinical laboratory education possible – not on awards – so this honor is a huge surprise,” said Webb. “I also want to thank ASCLS because being recognized this early in my career is both humbling and inspiring. I look forward to the challenges and expectations that come with such a prestigious honor.”
Please join us in honoring the following SHP alumni for their outstanding achievements and contributions.
Distinguished Alumni Award:
Kim C. Bush, Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, ‘76
John B. McWhorter, III, Master of Science in Health Services Administration, ’85 and Doctor of Science in Administration-Health Services ‘12
Thomas D. Miller, Master of Science in Health Services Administration, ‘84
Michael D. Williams, Master of Science in Health Services Administration, ‘81
Dale M. Yake, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, ‘92
Young Alumni Achievement Award:
Sarah S. Dudley, Master of Science in Health Services Administration, ‘10
Alumni Service Award:
Leslie Simms, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, ‘06 and Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation, ‘07
Jennifer Taylor, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, ‘06 and Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation, ‘07
Tickets may be paid for with cash or a check made payable to: The UAB Educational Foundation
Please contact Amanda Sherman at email@example.com or 975-8415 if you have any questions or need assistance.
Lein, academic coordinator of clinical education in the UAB Department of Physical Therapy, is also an alumnus earning his Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Master of Science in Physical Therapy at UAB.
The Dodging for Degrees Dodgeball Tournament, a fund raiser for the UAB School of Health Professions Jr. Board Scholarship Fund, is set for Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the UAB Recreation Center located at 1501 University Blvd.
Ronald Hamner, SHP Junior Advisory Board member, says too often students “enter into workforces where they may not necessarily have the financial wherewithal to do what needs to be done to prepare to go to work.” He says that is just one of many areas where the Board’s scholarship fund will step in and help.