UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on May 24, 2011
Two University of Alabama at Birmingham departments have joined forces to create a new doctoral program. The Department of Occupational Therapy and Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions is offering a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science this fall.
- Created on May 20, 2011
University of Alabama at Birmingham published online May 18, 2011, by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
In this study, 69 healthy, overweight people who did not have diabetes — but were at risk for it — were placed on diets with modest reductions in either fat or carbohydrate for eight weeks.
“At eight weeks, the group on the lower fat diet had significantly higher insulin secretion and better glucose tolerance and tended to have higher insulin sensitivity,” said Barbara Gower, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at UAB and lead author of the study. “These improvements indicate a decreased risk for diabetes.”
- Created on May 19, 2011
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences and associate director for cancer prevention and control at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named to the Institute of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Forum.
IOM forums are designed to allow government, industry, academic and other representatives to identify emerging high-priority policy issues to combat cancer and promote discussion about potential opportunities for action.
Wahnefried will serve a three-year term, with the possibility of an additional three-year term.
- Created on May 19, 2011
A University of Alabama at Birmingham professor won a $40,000 grant through the 2011 American Cancer Society Award Cycle on the potential links of early childhood adiposity, fat found in the adipose tissue, and later development of breast cancer. Krista Casazza, Ph.D, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the School of Health Professions, also placed first in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Junior Faculty Development Grant mechanism.
- Created on May 12, 2011
A trip to the store or the library is never simple for three-year-old Xavier Kurre. The Oak Mountain toddler has cortical vision impairment and autism which makes a “simple” trip out of the home very tense and over stimulating for him.
“His emotions are over the top when we are out in public,” said Nancy Kurre, Xavier’s mother. “There’s too much noise or lights and he can be very happy one minute or sad the next.”
But that changed the first time he entered the new multi sensory environment (MSE) at the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham (UCP).
- Created on May 02, 2011
Jerry King, in the Department of Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, got a call Friday from the Emergency Management Control Center in Cullman, Ala. They were looking for respiratory therapy students to volunteer at a medical relief shelter opened for people on chronic therapy, CPAP and BiPAP. The shelter was also providing meals and water to residents without power as well as allowing tornado survivors to charge batteries to wheelchairs and other medical equipment.University of Alabama at Birmingham Assistant Professor
“This was not a hard decision to make,” said King. “I knew our staff and students could make a difference to this community and help those in need.”
- Created on April 28, 2011
- Created on April 27, 2011
The Institute of Medicine has appointed Shannon H. Houser, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to join its Committee to Review Data Systems for Monitoring HIV/AIDS Care. At the request of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, IOM has created the committee of experts to assess data systems that capture information about HIV to investigate the best ways to use that information to improve HIV/AIDS care. The committee is charged with providing recommendations for the most critical data and indicators to gauge the impact of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in improving HIV/AIDS care.
- Created on April 26, 2011
April 26, 2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Radiation expert Norman E. Bolus, program director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Nuclear Medicine Technology program, discusses Chernobyl 25 years later.
Bolus is available for interviews. Please contact Bob Shepard at the Office of Media Relations at (205) 934-8934.
- Radiation Forum on Fox 6
- SHP Professors Presented Excellence in Mentorship Awards
- Biotech program trains future workforce
- Health Services Administration makes U.S. News & World Report Top Five
- Baruch College Wins National Health Administration Case Competition
- Public and private companies will benefit from school’s resources
- Transparency Coming to Health Care Industry