UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on January 05, 2012
Oral diseases can have an impact on the health of all ages from babies in the womb to the elderly fighting tooth decay due to simple things such as their medicine. But oral health is often missed especially if patients do not routinely visit a dentist and instead rely on primary care providers. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) created a documentary to promote oral health in primary care facilities and prominently featured several UAB faculty members including our own Physician Assistant Program Director Pat Jennings,DrPh, PA-C, faculty member Kara Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C, along with UAB Dentist Jeff Hill and UAB patient Chris Cantrell.
- Created on December 14, 2011
Internationally known researcher James Rimmer, Ph.D., will become the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions, effective Jan. 3, 2012, pending approval of the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. In that role Rimmer, who has been developing and directing programs for people with disabilities for 30 years, will lead the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative.
- Created on December 07, 2011
A biting comment by a faculty member helped motivate Harold Jones, Ph.D., dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions, to change the course of his life. His highly successful journey is chronicled on his blog, aptly named “Dean Jones is Losing It.”
- Created on December 06, 2011
When it comes to the happiest jobs, physical therapists are at the top of the list. Forbes magazine listed its top 10 happiest jobs and physical therapists came in at number three because of social interaction and helping people.
Karlie Lewis, PT, DPT, CCCE, received her doctor of physical therapy in 2008 from the UAB Department of Physical Therapy and agrees with the reasons for being happy in her job.
- Created on December 02, 2011
A low-carbohydrate diet may help prepubescent girls avoid some risks associated with obesity, such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A reduction in dietary carbohydrates improved various metabolic indicators in overweight African-American girls even in the absence of weight-loss, according to their findings published online Dec. 1, 2011, in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.
- Created on November 30, 2011
In a tough economy, deciding which college major can make the difference of whether or not you find a job when you graduate. The Wall Street Journal found the top 10 most employable majors. One of those majors is in the UAB School of Health Professions (SHP).
- Created on November 21, 2011
If you don’t know the answer to these and other family health questions, this holiday season is the perfect time to mine for information from both sides of your family on your family’s health history, says UAB Genetic Counselor Lynn Holt.
- Created on November 18, 2011
UAB alumni Tom and Janet Hicks began working in China as physicians in 1996. They have seen steady progress in the quality of care provided during the past 15 years, but there is much more that needs to be done — especially in physical therapy.
So the Hickses invited a team of physicians, nurses and other health-care providers to China. As a result, an interdisciplinary team of eight people — six with UAB ties — spent a week in Lanzhou, China, this past summer. Part of their mission was to teach physical therapy techniques to health-care providers at a hospital and nursing home. They also lectured on the state of practice in trauma/burns ICU, pediatric critical care and laparoscopic surgery.
- NMT student wins "SHP's Biggest UAB Fan" contest
- Nutrition Sciences receives Grand Challenges Explorations funding
- Health Information Management: one of nine hot majors
- Laken nominated best respiratory care
- Former HSA faculty member and healthcare executive Nurkin passes
- Anti-obesity combo may prevent diabetes in obese patients
- Has quality of care diminished in private nursing homes?
- Four of the top 10 best health careers offered at SHP
- PA faculty and student featured in documentary
- Granger named AARC Fellow