UAB School of Health Professions Current News
Written by Bob Shepard, UAB News
Two members of the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative took part in the White House Summit and Research Forum on Improved Health and Fitness for Americans with Disabilities, that was held Oct. 6-7, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
The summit and research forum were presented by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences James Rimmer, Ph.D., and Amy Rauworth, director of policy and public affairs for Lakeshore Foundation, made presentations at the event.
The purpose of the summit was to share best practices for implementation of the I Can Do It, You Can Do It! program in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and community-based settings, and to encourage stakeholders to commit to disability inclusion in physical activity, nutrition and obesity programs.
Say it loud, say it proud, say it on social media!
The UAB School of Health Professions has launched a homecoming social media campaign to show the world we have more spirit and more pride than any other School on campus.
Here are some people who have set the tone for this event: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uab_shp/sets/72157648331869205/
Want to join them? It only takes four simple steps:
- Print out the Blazer Country sign.
- Write-in where Blazer Country is for you.
- Take a photo holding the Blazer Country sign.
- Post on your favorite social media site using #UABSHP
The AHIMA awards recognize excellence, dedication and service of health information management (HIM) professionals who have made significant contributions to the field.
LITERACY LEGACY AWARD: Slovensky, professor and associate dean, Academic and Student Affairs, UAB School of Health Professions, and administrative director, Healthcare Quality and Safety Graduate Certificate, has been selected as a Literacy Legacy Award winner for the numerous book chapters and journals she has authored and edited. Slovensky is currently engaged as a co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Healthcare Management Research. She has collaborated with several colleagues on projects during her 30-plus year career.
UAB alumni share success as TherapySouth and Godspeed collaborate on a unique business model. Both Birmingham-area businesses benefit from the concept they are working together on.
It started as a vision. Steve Foster (PT, LAT ’80) wanted something where he could help younger physical therapists grow in a highly competitive industry.
“It’s hard to go out and open a single clinic and compete,” Foster said about the competition.
Foster knows what it takes to be successful in the industry. After graduating from UAB he worked for Physicians Physical Therapy before forming an out-patient private practice physical therapy company. He had that company for 13 years.
With the knowledge that he gathered, Foster worked on getting those younger physical therapists help they often needed.
“By giving therapists an opportunity like this, it can also increase their motivation to work harder because it’s something they can call their own,” Foster said.
This public-private partnership, which is an evidence-based, unbranded educational program, will kick off in the Woodlawn community of Birmingham on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Social Venture, 5529 First Avenue South. The objective is to educate parents, caregivers and students about early childhood nutrition as a means of preventing childhood obesity.
Burgess is a member of the UAB Band, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and Sci Tech Honors. He is also a UAB Resident Assistant and a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He has a GPA of 3.64 and is expected to graduate in May 2016.
Burgess will be allowed to campaign for Mr. UAB from 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7.
“I am proud to continue my connection to the UAB family as a member of the new UAB Alumni Chapter in Saudi Arabia,” said Raidah AlBaradie, MD, EMSHA, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy program, King Fahd Specialist Hospital-Dammam. “I look forward to taking advantage of the opportunities for continued learning and extending the strong professional relationships that the EMSHA program helped me establish with my fellow graduates.”
Homecoming week is here and we are kicking it off one day early! As usual, SHP is ready to show our Blazer spirit the week of October 5-11, 2014, and that begins with a special inaugural event:
SHP Jr. Advisory Board Dodgeball Tournament
Sunday, October 5th, 4:00 PM, UAB Campus Rec Center
The Jr. Board is hosting the 1st Annual Dodging for Degrees Dodgeball Tournament. Additional information can be found at http://www.uab.edu/shpjrboard/.
SHP Homecoming Official Kick-Off
Monday, October 6th, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, SHPB Lobby
Departments and programs will hang their banners for the building decoration competition. This event will include a variety of desserts. All SHP faculty, staff, students, and alumni are encouraged to attend.
Building Decoration Competition
Tuesday, October 7th, 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will gather on the lawn beside the building to show their Blazer spirit during the competition. After the judges visit, we will enjoy a light lunch. Don’t forget to wear green.
20th Annual National Alumni Society Gurney Derby
Wednesday, October 8th, at 12:30 PM
Come out and cheer on the runners! The racecourse will be on 13th Street between University Blvd and 10th Avenue.
“My focus from day one has always been solely on making sure UAB students receive the best clinical laboratory education possible – not on awards – so this honor is a huge surprise,” said Webb. “I also want to thank ASCLS because being recognized this early in my career is both humbling and inspiring. I look forward to the challenges and expectations that come with such a prestigious honor.”