UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on May 01, 2014
“I am so honored to receive this award. I am grateful to the many individuals who have encouraged and supported me in my role,” said Packa. “I am thankful for the opportunities that I have had and the faculty, staff and administrators who have encouraged and supported me. Most of all, I am blessed to have great students to work with every day.”
NACADA assessed the advisors for their student success rate, their interpersonal skills and for supporting NACADA’s core values which include being responsible to their students, their educational community, their institution and higher education.
“In the judgment of the selection committee, you have consistently evidenced the qualities associated with the outstanding advising of students,” said NACADA in a congratulatory letter to Packa.
Packa will be honored and presented with her award in Minneapolis during the NACADA Annual Conference set for October 8 – 11, 2014.
- Created on April 30, 2014
Weinsier, who was professor and chair of the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences from 1988 to 1999, guided the department to a peak #2 ranking in U.S. News & World Report and then went on to direct the UAB Clinical Nutrition Research Center.
David Allison, Ph.D., distinguished professor and director of the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center, was recruited and mentored by Weinsier. He initially thought there should be a Weinsier Building.
- Created on April 28, 2014
The 2 p.m. graduation ceremony, held at Bartow Arena, honored those who earned undergraduate or master's degrees from the Schools of Health Professions, Business, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Public Health.
The undergraduate speaker, Shameka Rodgers, told the graduates, "UAB made me a better student, better person and better leader."
To see all the School of Health Professions graduation photos visit our Facebook "2014 Spring Graduation" page or our Flickr "2014 Spring Graduation" album.
Overall, a little more than 2,800 UAB students graduate this spring.
- Created on April 22, 2014
The Dodging for Degrees Dodgeball Tournament, a fund raiser for the UAB School of Health Professions Jr. Board Scholarship Fund, is scheduled for this Fall at the UAB Recreation Center located at 1501 University Blvd.
“If you’re going to become true dodgeballers, then you’ve got to learn the five d’s of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge,” said Patches O’Houlihan, legendary ADAA champ*.
- Created on April 20, 2014
Nakhasi’s poster, titled “Systematic Approach to Hospital Financial Management,” looked at surgical financial analysis at the Callahan Eye Hospital. His objective was to provide administrators with a quick, and easy-to-replicate, tool for financial management.
- Created on April 20, 2014
Exotic destination? Check.
Provide medical services to those in need? Wait, what?
Ten students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Physician Assistant program travelled to the Dominican Republic for Spring Break. But they did not relax at Playa Rincon or descend the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua.
They served a medical mission to Juan Dolio which is an hour-long bus ride outside of Santo Domingo.
“Working with the Dominican people living in these underserved villages touched each of us in a different way than we have ever been touched before,” said Elisa Cruz, a second-year PA student.
“In one village, there was a teenage boy trying to get our translator to sneak him some multivitamins,” said Katie Stone, a second-year PA student who coordinated the mission. “Multivitamins - not Lortab or Percocet or Ativan - multivitamins. Wow! Do we take things for granted or what?! This kid just wanted vitamins.”
- Created on April 16, 2014
He has more than three decades experience in healthcare performance improvement and his work at Press Ganey focuses on reducing the suffering of patients as they undergo care and improving the value of that care. Lee’s keynote address is Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
Anton Gunn, former director of external affairs and chief aid to former director Kathleen Sebelius at the Department of Health and Human Services, will highlight the Thursday morning session. He will provide an up-to-the-minute policy report from the White House.
The National Symposium, hosted annually by the University of Alabama at BirminghamCenter for Health Services Continuing Education, is August 6 – 8, 2014, at Sandestin, Fla. The symposium provides leaders with continuing education credit, networking opportunities and a venue to exchange ideas. In all, there will be 15 presenters addressing organizational value and the financial challenges of the current healthcare environment.
To register or learn more visit http://www.uab.edu/shp/hsacenter/symposium-2014.
- Created on April 14, 2014
Participating in the Executive Master of Science in Health Administration graduation ceremony, held in Dammam, were Saudi physicians and administrators. The event was attended by UAB School of Health Professions Dean Harold P. Jones, Ph.D., S. Robert Hernandez, DrPH, interim-chair of the HSA department; Leandra Celaya, MSc, assistant director, Executive Doctoral Program in Administration – Health Services; and Daniel K. Mueller, Ph.D., associate professor, HSA department.
SEE MORE: the SHP Flickr page has all the photos from this historical day
“To face the major challenges in the health sector we must build health management systems to keep up with the global systems,” said His Excellency, Dr. Mansour Al Hawasi, Deputy Minister for Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “We have prepared and qualified a generation of creative leaders who are able to change the concept of health management and push it towards progress and advancement in the field of health service and hospital administration.”
- Created on April 04, 2014
“When I entered the PT profession, Marilyn was already known for having built UAB into an educational force in the PT world so I am honored to be the first Marilyn R. Gossman Endowed lecturer,” said Delitto, an unprecedented six-time winner of the highly regarded Steven J. Rose Award. “I am not one to talk about myself so my lecture will focus on the monumental work of others in research, practice and education.”
The inaugural Gossman Lectureship, sponosored by TherapySouth, will be Friday, May 16, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., in Volker Hall, Lecture Room A, located at 1670 University Boulevard. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
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