UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on April 30, 2012
A $3 million, three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability which is locating in Birmingham as part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham/ Lakeshore Research Collaborative. The center focuses on the relationships between good health and physical activity in people with disabilities.
The center director is James Rimmer, Ph.D., recently recruited to UAB as the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences in the UAB School of Health Professions. Rimmer, who has been developing and directing programs for people with disabilities for more than 30 years, leads the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative.
- Created on March 16, 2012
Jonathan Waugh, Ph.D., RRT, has been named as Interim Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Waugh is a professor and coordinator for teaching enrichment in the Respiratory Therapy program. He will assume the role of Interim Faculty Director of the CTL on May 1.
“Dr. Waugh has been a leader in the dissemination of innovative pedagogies at UAB,” said Suzanne Austin, vice provost for Student and Faculty Success at UAB.
- Created on March 15, 2012
Several programs in UAB School of Health Professions are ranked among the nation’s top 30 by U.S. News & World Report. The latest rankings were released in the 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” available online at www.usnews.com.
The entry level Physical Therapy program was ranked at No. 19.
- Created on March 09, 2012
The UAB Women's Center and Women's Studies Program present the awards annually during Women's History Month to honor female members of the UAB and Birmingham communities who have mentored or served other women, taken a courageous stance or overcome adversity. Candidates for the award are nominated by Birmingham residents and selected by a committee of university women.
- Created on March 08, 2012
More than 290,000 women in the United State are living with HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In Alabama, more than 4,000 cases of HIV/AIDS cases were reported by the end of 2011. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sees the need to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS for this segment of the population. That’s why they have declared March 10 as “National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.”
- Created on March 05, 2012
Jonathan Waugh, Ph.D., professor in the respiratory therapy program, was one of eleven honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching during the annual Faculty Awards Convocation on Wednesday, March 7 in the UAB Alumni House.
- Created on March 02, 2012
The outlook for health care jobs in 2020 is looking good. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases projections on where jobs may be created or lost in the next decade. Several health care jobs where degrees are offered in the School of Health Professions can expect to see an increase in the next decade.
- Created on February 23, 2012
You may see Ross MacDonald wearing a shirt with “brOT” on the front and “We are a rare breed” on the back. But make sure you pronounce the acronym correctly.
“The girls in our class find it amusing to pronounce it ‘brot’ like bratwurst,” said MacDonald, a first year UAB Occupational Therapy student.
- Created on February 22, 2012
Vivian Pijuan-Thompson, Ph.D., has been elected as president-elect of the American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT). In this role, she will serve as the president of ASCT Foundation. She will take over as president-elect in April at the conclusion of the group’s annual meeting.
- Bolus receives SNMTS Fellowship
- Why get a degree from SHP?
- Casazza wins diabetes research grant
- Rimmer appointed to endowed chair in health promotion and rehabilitation sciences
- Biotechnology students to develop apps for iCubate
- Newcomer heads new UAB Honors College
- MedAssets CEO keynote speaker at L.R. Jordan Lecture Feb. 16
- Clinical Laboratory Scientists critical in blood donation process
- Barstow wins national OT award
- Brown named inaugural director of PhD in Rehabilitation Science program