UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on January 29, 2013
The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is looking for breast cancer survivors, who are not regular exercisers, to participate in a research project. The study evaluates the BEAT Cancer program, designed to help breast cancer survivors start and maintain an exercise program. This study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, includes supervised, individual exercise sessions with exercise specialists.
- Created on January 22, 2013
Looking for a degree that will help you gain employment and impress employers? Yahoo.com named the top four degrees that employers love. Coming in at number one is health care management.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been training future health care managers and administrators for more than 40 years. Program Director Pamela Paustian, Ph.D., said her graduates hit the ground running in their jobs.
- Created on January 11, 2013
Want to work in the healthcare industry but don’t want to work with patients? You might want look into clinical laboratory science where professionals perform critical lab tests to help physicians diagnose patients.
“With the proliferation of new laboratory tests, the expansion of molecular-based testing, and an increasingly complex laboratory test menu for physicians, this profession is critical in reducing unnecessary testing and providing cost effective and high quality decision support to all healthcare providers,” said Janelle Chiasera, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.
- Created on January 08, 2013
Prolonged physical inactivity leads to increased insulin resistance, which is a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease. Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are exploring the perils of a sedentary lifestyle and how much inactivity is necessary to cause health problems.
“We know physical activity is beneficial for human health,” said Krista Casazza, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. “We are just discovering that physical inactivity itself can be detrimental to human health in many ways.”
- Created on January 07, 2013
U.S. News & World Report came out with its 2013 list of “Best Healthcare Jobs” and several programs in the School of Health Professions made the top 20 list.
Thanks in part to an aging population, US. News said the medical professionals who plan and execute rehabilitative programs designed to improve patient mobility and lessen pain are in high demand. At number five, physical therapists are expected to see a 39 percent job growth or more than 77,000 more jobs by 2020, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The reported median annual wage for a PT was $78,000 in 2011.
- Created on January 03, 2013
Most people start off with New Year’s resolutions to get fit or lose weight only to slack off within a few weeks. University of Alabama at Birmingham experts say trying to change too many things at one time can set one up for failure. Instead, they suggest starting the New Year off with simple changes.
“Replace high calorie, sugary beverages for zero calorie options like water or diet soda,” said Lindsey Lee, R.D., director of the EatRight by UAB Weight Management Services program.
- Created on December 20, 2012
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry, in partnership with the UAB schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Optometry, received a $150,000 renewal grant through the DentaQuest Foundation to train professional students to work collaboratively and recognize when they should make referrals to other professions.
Part of the project involves conducting free, school-based health screenings for children in selected Birmingham city schools. The project, “Smiles for Alabama,” unites students from each of the UAB professional schools with Sight Savers America’s Alabama KidCheck to screen children for health, dental or eyesight issues, and it identifies those who need follow-up care.
- Created on December 12, 2012
Watch Respiratory Therapy students Danielle Foster and Krystal Hughes battle it out in the first-ever SIMWARS.
- Created on December 10, 2012
John McWhorter has a lot on his plate. He’s the president of Baylor University Medical Center and Senior Vice President Hospital Division at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. He’s responsible for $2.7 billion in revenues for 18 hospitals and more than 12,000 employees. He’s a family man whose mission works have led him to Africa, Belize, Honduras and Mexico.
It would seem that McWhorter has little time for anything else. In just over three years, he has managed to squeeze in a doctoral degree. On December 15, 2012, McWhorter will be one of eight people graduating from the first class of the Executive Doctor of Science Degree in Administration-Health Services from the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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