UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on March 26, 2014
Calling it the most under-reimbursed major disease in America, two endocrinology societies announced an evidence-based, multidimensional, comprehensive framework to combat the nation’s obesity epidemic today. Meeting in Washington, D.C., the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology Consensus Conference of Obesity: Building an Evidence Base for Comprehensive Action laid out a plan of attack. The conference featured obesity thought-leaders representing public and private stakeholders, part of a year’s long effort to identify the myriad issues surrounding the epidemic of obesity and the necessary steps for solving it.
“Key findings include the need for an improved definition of obesity, high-quality research that includes evaluation of a complications-centric clinical approach to obesity and better understanding of reimbursement mechanisms,” said conference chair W. Timothy Garvey, M.D., professor and chair of the University of Alabama at BirminghamDepartment of Nutrition Sciences.
- Created on March 14, 2014
Connie Bonds, administrative supervisor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, received the Outstanding Woman Staff Member Award; Emily Dhurandhar, with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, received the Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Fellow Award; and Aisha Regan, a student in the Healthcare Management program, received the Outstanding Woman Undergraduate Student Award.
Here are their stories from the UAB Reporter:
- Created on January 14, 2014
UAB School of Health Professions Dean Harold P. Jones, Ph.D., moderated a spirited discussion with Stephens and Smith that touched on the history of the Lakeshore Foundation as well as the tremendous work Lakeshore is doing today to help American soldiers injured in combat return to service and to life.
- Created on March 09, 2014
The winner, for the second year in a row, was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The UNC trio finished number one after a two-round competition covering a proposal by a hospice care provider looking to expand a cutting-edge "Telecaring" initiative. The Case Competition is designed to be a capstone experience providing students an opportunity to work a real-life, real-time case.
- Created on February 22, 2014
The publication says Phillips "is the youngest – by far – CEO at any of HealthSouth’s more than 100 hospitals." They go on to say he leads "the company’s flagship hospital, which has been nationally recognized for its clinical outcomes and far outpaces industry averages in several key metrics."
Phillips, age 31, earned a Master of Science in Health Administration (Class 40) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2008. The UAB MSHA program is ranked 5th in the country for best healthcare management graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report.
- Created on February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014, marks the seventh worldwide Rare Disease Day and Wakefield’s remarks came at UAB’s Rare Disease Symposium. This is the first year UAB has celebrated the international event. Rare diseases are categorized as those that affect fewer than 200,000 people.
- Created on February 24, 2014
“There is a lack of representation of people with disabilities across the spectrum of health, wellness, exercise and nutrition and I believe society is starting to recognize the value that exercise and good nutrition have on improving the health of every member of society, including those with the least access to it,” said Rimmer, a professor in the UAB School of Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy. “This administration has a tremendous interest in physical activity, sports, recreation and obesity reduction so this is a good time for people with disabilities to get on board the train.”
- Created on February 22, 2014
The BBJ article calls Davis, who was promoted from COO to president and COO in August 2011, "one of the most respected leaders in the organization." They go on to credit Davis "with growing efficiency, leading significant recruiting efforts and boosting patient satisfaction at the hospital."
Davis, age 37, earned a Master of Science in Health Administration (Class 34) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001. The UAB MSHA program is ranked 5th in the country for best healthcare management graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report.
- Created on February 21, 2014
The BBJ article says Dover, who started her company "from scratch while raising two young sons," is described by nominators as "a fireball of talent, energy, focus and success."
Dover, age 39, earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (1997) and a Master of Science in Health Informatics (2002) from UAB SHP. Her company, HIM Connections, is a recruitment and staffing firm. The company specializes in locating credentialed and experienced Health Information Management professionals for hospitals.
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- SHP alumna 1st Genetic Counselor for UAB Cytogenetics Lab
- OT class builds chairs for children in Uganda using cardboard, paper, flour and water
- UAB School of Health Professions Dominates Homecoming
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