UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on November 01, 2012
If 14-year-old Daniel Morson had his way, he would eat chicken fingers for breakfast every day. His mom, Jan Morson of Vestavia Hills, does her best to serve healthy foods to Daniel, who has Down syndrome.
“It’s a struggle,” says Morson. “His diet is limited to the same 10 foods. He’s never liked mushy foods like oatmeal, rice or grits, and he won’t eat vegetables like peas or beans as I wish he would.”
- Created on October 31, 2012
Four programs in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham received grants totaling $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are enrolled in a health professions program.
The four programs – Medical Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant – will award nearly 15 scholarships per program per year for four years in the amount of $10,000 to $15,000 each that will be applied toward a student’s tuition and fees.
- Created on October 23, 2012
The School of Health Professions is accepting applications for its Junior Advisory Board. The board membership consists of 11 to 19 SHP graduates representing a diverse cross section of the programs in the school to help address the needs and perspectives of our recent graduates.
- Created on October 09, 2012
University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgical Physician Assistant student. His wife, Kayla, a second year SPA student, presented him with his white coat on Oct. 5, 2012. It also happened to be the very first SPA White Coat Ceremony for the UAB program held at the Historic Woodrow Hall in Birmingham, followed by the Second Annual PA Fall Ball.It was a memorable moment for Nolan Renner, a first year
- Created on October 08, 2012
Mary Warren, Ph.D., OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA, associate professor of Occupational Therapy and director of the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been selected by a panel of her peers to receive Envision’s “Excellence in Education” Award for 2012. Warren was also the keynote speaker at the conference in St. Louis, Mo., a first for an occupational therapist.
- Created on October 03, 2012
The UAB School of Health Professions ended 2012 homecoming week with several awards in hand. The SHP Office of Student Success won "Best Blazer Village." The SHP Dean's Office won "Most Creative Float" while Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences won "Best Use of Theme" Award for their float. The school came in third for building decorations. The Respiratory Therapy Seniors won the parade float and Nuclear Medicine Technology program won second. The RT seniors also placed second for overall spirit competition with NMT placing third.
- Created on October 01, 2012
Laura Vogtle, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, has been elected as Director at Large of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Her three-year term began September 15, 2012.
- Created on September 27, 2012
Forty-seven year old Kevin Clayton comes into the hospital experiencing chest pain and breathing very fast. He had an upper GI endoscopy that morning and left feeling fine, but things changed as the day wore on. The “patient” was actually a simulation mannequin that students from the UAB School of Health Professions Respiratory Therapy program, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Samford University’s Pharmacy school battled it out in the first-ever SIMWARS.
- Created on September 17, 2012
The UAB Nuclear Medicine Technology Alumni Association Chapter is hosting its Third Annual Alumni and fundraiser event benefitting the Michael A. Thompson Scholarship Fund on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in the Green & Gold Room at Bartow Arena. The chapter is also teaming up with the Alabama Society of Nuclear Medicine to offer continuing education credits.
- The evolving nature of health care - National Symposium Oct. 17-19
- New graduate certificate in health focused care for PT’s & OT’s
- 2nd Annual "SHP's Biggest UAB Fan" contest
- Morris receives highest award from state PT group
- Weech-Maldonado receives national “Excellence in Teaching Award”
- Smith named New Scholar in Aging by the Ellison Medical Foundation
- McCarthy named Sports Medicine/Rehab Professional of the Year
- Nurse anesthesia program moves to School of Nursing
- Chandler-Laney chosen as Named New Investigator for NORC
- Remembering Health Informatics Terrell Herzig