UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- 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.
- Created on September 12, 2012
Two individuals with the same age have the same health insurance. One person is healthy and strictly avoids unhealthy behavior. The other one is overweight, drinks too much and smokes. Although their likely future health conditions are different, their employer pays the same premium for their insurance.
“It has become too costly to focus on disease treatment such as obesity, smoking and other behaviors,” said Greg Carlson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “While our individual goal should be to live a healthy life, we need to create incentives that reward providers and consumers who focus on wellness and prevention. The current ‘healthcare system’ rewards hospitals and physicians for treating disease but not for preventing disease.”
- Created on September 10, 2012
In 2001, Kim Preskitt may have been working as the financial manager at Flexdigital, a direct mail marketing company, but the occupational therapist in her was noticing the employees were setting themselves up for injuries. She saw employees improperly moving boxes, long computer use which could lead to carpal tunnel syndrome and standing for extensive periods of time with turning and twisting while working at the machines. Ten percent of the staff already had some sort of disability prior to their employment with Flexdigital. Preskitt saw an opportunity to work closely with the employees to keep them safe.
- 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
- Chapman inducted into Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame
- Dudgeon named chair of occupational therapy at UAB