UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on August 07, 2014
Laken is the first UAB faculty member to be appointed to the ASBRT board. She is one of five members on the current board, three of which are respiratory therapists. Her four year term began August 5, 2014.
“It is a great honor and privilege to have been appointed to the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy,” said Laken. “I plan to be a good steward of the taxpayer’s money.”
Laken’s role with the board includes setting licensure fees, approving or denying licenses, conducting hearings on revoking licenses as well as attending legislative hearings and board meetings.
The ASBRT’s mission is to protect Alabamians against “unauthorized, unqualified and improper administration of respiratory therapy and from unprofessional or unethical conduct by persons licensed to practice respiratory therapy.”
The UAB Respiratory Therapy Program is housed in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.
- Created on August 06, 2014
The producer and star of the film Kristen Powers will be at the screening of her movie, which follows her genetic testing for Huntington’s disease (HD), a neurological brain disorder that led to the death of her mother. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fatal gene, which means Kristen and her younger brothers are at risk of inheriting the disease.
- Created on August 06, 2014
One item in every living human is mucus, or as a group of middle schoolers at the McWane Science Center Biotechnology Camp would call it, snot.
“See that stuff in the tube that looks like snot? That is DNA from millions of your cheek cells,” said Carol Robbins, Ph.D., laboratory teacher in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Biotechnology Program, and guest instructor at the McWane Camp.
“As you know, your DNA is what makes you, you; so if you take a picture of yourself holding yourself in a tube then you will be taking the ultimate selfie,” said Tabitha Finch, Ph.D., manager of science education at the McWane Science Center and the student’s camp instructor this week.
- Created on July 31, 2014
“The purpose of this camp is to show the kids that they can do anything other children can do,” said Harris. “We also emphasized the importance of establishing a schedule with their respiratory medications, to recognize the signs of an oncoming asthma attack and what to do if they suffer an attack.”
- Created on July 31, 2014
“The idea that something as small as a mobile phone could revolutionize healthcare is mind boggling yet the devices keep getting smaller, faster, more powerful, and oftentimes less expensive,” said Slovensky, administrative director, Healthcare Quality and Safety Graduate Certificate. “As an industry driving a large segment of our economy, healthcare is an obvious direction for technology business development. Our interest was in looking at mHealth from the perspective of many stakeholders and identifying likely points of leverage and potential roadblocks to the widespread adoption required to achieve population health improvement.”
- Created on July 28, 2014
Lemak said it is “unrealistic” to think she will come in and start changing things immediately because the department already “has a tremendous reputation and a rich tradition of academic excellence.” So rather than deconstructing something that is not broken, Lemak plans to do some construction – like building bridges.
“We have strong faculty and staff doing tremendous work in teaching and scholarship but I do see room to support their work even more,” said Lemak, who will also serve as a professor for the UAB School of Health Professions. “I firmly believe that together, working across programs, we can take their great work and make it even greater.”
- Created on July 29, 2014
The PT team only learned they were competing in the race two days before the event.
“What set us apart from the other teams was our teamwork,” said James Crockett, a first-year student in the DPT program. “The DPT program really emphasizes collaboration through team-based learning (TBL) and that strengthened our ability to work with each other efficiently and effectively.”
- Created on July 25, 2014
“But the kids were so energetic and excited to learn, that we just really had a good time,” she added.
Buggs was part of a group of RT students, including Areka Robinson and Jennifer Gaines, from the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences that spent a few days at the Western Area branch of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham teaching children from the Bessemer area how to better control their asthma.
- Created on July 24, 2014
Original story by UAB Reporter
One patient is having trouble breathing. A new mom is experiencing bleeding. Another patient is having complications from his diabetes. Labs are being run. The intensive-care unit is buzzing with activity.
Behind the scenes, professors and volunteers are in a control room manipulating manikins and monitors. This isn’t a normal day in the ICU; it’s a simulation designed to test UAB health-care students’ ability to communicate effectively and provide better patient care.
“Simulations such as this provide students an opportunity to both test what they have learned and to collaborate within the health-care team, said Penni Watts, R.N., instructor in nursing and faculty lead for the simulation. “The simulated setting allows students to demonstrate their patient care skills before practicing on real patients.”
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