UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on August 13, 2012
UAB Health System Information Security Officer, UAB HIPAA Security Officer, and UAB Adjunct Professor of Health Informatics Terrell Herzig died Saturday, July 7, 2012, following a traffic accident. He was 48. Herzig was a national expert on healthcare privacy and information security, mobile device security, and disaster recovery who often consulted on informatics projects with external groups. During his tenure at UAB, Herzig served as director of Information Technology for the Civitan International Research Center and Director of Informatics for the Pittman General Clinical Research Center.
In a blog called The Security Scrutinizer, author Howard Anderson remembers Herzig’s intellect, compassion, and contribution to the April 27th storm recovery.
- Created on July 30, 2012
Robert C. Chapman, LFACHE, a 1972 graduate of the Master of Science in Health Administration, was one of 12 people inducted to the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 28. The 2012 class was honored not only for their work in medicine and health, but also as players in some of the most vital issues of their time.
- Created on July 26, 2012
Brian J. Dudgeon, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA has been named chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions. His appointment begins October 1, 2012.
Dudgeon, a nationally known researcher on disability and rehabilitation, comes from the University of Washington in Seattle where he is an associate professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy. He also served in several clinical settings in Seattle, manager of Occupational Therapy at Seattle Children’s Hospital and staff occupational therapist at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.
- Created on July 18, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved late Tuesday a new diet drug tested in several clinical trials at UAB’s Department of Nutrition Sciences.
Dr. Tim Garvey, an endocrinologist and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, said the drug Qsymia will be an important new weapon in the fight to reduce American obesity and an epidemic Type 2 diabetes. Garvey was the primary investigator at UAB for a phase two and several phase three trials of Qsymia.
- Created on July 17, 2012
You might want to think twice before grabbing a pastry or doughnut for breakfast. A University of Alabama at Birmingham professor says research in animals suggests that eating a high-carbohydrate breakfast might turn off the body’s ability to burn fat throughout the day.
To find out if a high-carbohydrate breakfast has the same effect in humans, Barbara Gower, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the School of Health Professions, has received a $160,000 grant from the Egg Nutrition Center to study whether the kind of food eaten at breakfast can affect metabolic health.
- Created on July 11, 2012
If you are interested in the health care industry, two new elective courses are being offered this fall and spring. One of the classes taught by the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences is online.
The “Fundamentals of Phlebotomy and Body Fluid Collection” (CDS 400/500) online course is being offered this fall and spring 2013 with one credit hour. This in-depth course in phlebotomy includes capillary puncture, venipuncture, arterial blood gas collection and collection of body fluids.
- Created on July 11, 2012
John Lowman, PT, Ph.D, CCS, an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, was elected July 1, 2012 as the chair of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). ABPTS is an 11 member board that oversees the eight different board-certified clinical specialties in physical therapy.
“I was honored to receive the confidence of my peers and to be elected to serve as the chair of ABPTS,” said Lowman. “I look forward to this new role in helping guide the growth of specialization in physical therapy while maintaining high standards in the application and examination process.”
- Created on June 28, 2012
The U.S. Supreme court upheld the 2010 health care law on Thursday with a majority opinion. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion stating the law was a valid exercise of Congress's power to tax.
“This is a big surprise to everyone," said Powell. "It means that according to the Supreme Court, President Obama just raised taxes on everyone. It’s more rhetoric/classification than anything,"
- Created on June 27, 2012
With a slow economy, it’s time for students to find a degree that gives you more bang for your buck. A bachelor’s degree in health care management does just that. It also happens to be one of the five college degrees Yahoo lists as giving graduates good job prospects and high average pay.
- EatRight by UAB patient announced national weight loss winner
- Hernandez elected as U.S. representative on European management board
- Biotechnology program approved by trustees as a master’s degree
- Warren appointed co-director in the Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation
- SHP's message on diversity
- Fernandez assisting UAB Hispanic/Latino community
- Earn a master’s degree in one year
- PT student's tryouts for “American Ninja Warrior” TV show airs June 24
- Chiasera named chair of Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
- Cytology info session May 22