UAB School of Health Professions Current News
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.”
Please join us in honoring the following SHP alumni for their outstanding achievements and contributions.
Distinguished Alumni Award:
Kim C. Bush, Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, ‘76
John B. McWhorter, III, Master of Science in Health Services Administration, ’85 and Doctor of Science in Administration-Health Services ‘12
Thomas D. Miller, Master of Science in Health Services Administration, ‘84
Michael D. Williams, Master of Science in Health Services Administration, ‘81
Dale M. Yake, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, ‘92
Young Alumni Achievement Award:
Sarah S. Dudley, Master of Science in Health Services Administration, ‘10
Alumni Service Award:
Leslie Simms, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, ‘06 and Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation, ‘07
Jennifer Taylor, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, ‘06 and Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation, ‘07
Tickets may be paid for with cash or a check made payable to: The UAB Educational Foundation
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Lein, academic coordinator of clinical education in the UAB Department of Physical Therapy, is also an alumnus earning his Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Master of Science in Physical Therapy at UAB.
The Dodging for Degrees Dodgeball Tournament, a fund raiser for the UAB School of Health Professions Jr. Board Scholarship Fund, is set for Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the UAB Recreation Center located at 1501 University Blvd.
Ronald Hamner, SHP Junior Advisory Board member, says too often students “enter into workforces where they may not necessarily have the financial wherewithal to do what needs to be done to prepare to go to work.” He says that is just one of many areas where the Board’s scholarship fund will step in and help.
“I texted my wife ‘was the nurse we dealt with back in 2012 named Carolyn?’” said Leonard.
“When he asked me if I worked at UAB Highlands I initially thought ‘Oh God, what did I do wrong?’” said Williams.
Two years ago, Leonard, a systems programmer at UAB Hospital, was rushed to the hospital emergency room. As it turns out, he was diabetic but had never been diagnosed. Williams, who is a former diabetic, was his attending nurse.
On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the Nuclear Medicine Technology program celebrated their program director and his 25 years of service to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Where Swift is known for Red – Bolus is known for Green. And whereas Swift sings “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” Bolus will always be the guy who never ever left in the first place.
The BMD program, housed in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, features 170 students; including an inaugural freshman class of 97 with an average ACT score over 27. Nearly half of the incoming freshman class - 46 percent - have an ACT score of 28 or higher which makes them Honors College eligible. It is a diverse group with 45 percent of the students non-white and 15 percent from out of state.
The AJHB, which is managed by PNG Publications, chose Ivankova over 30 well-qualified candidates.
Ivankova, who joined the UAB Department of Health Services Administration in August 2013, holds a joint appointment in the UAB Department of Adult/Acute Health, Chronic Care and Foundations, School of Nursing. Her work has helped provide a methodological foundation for social and health sciences researchers in designing and conducting mixed methods studies, adding patients’ and other participants’ voices to traditional clinical trials and experimental designs.
The philosophy of the journal is “to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.”
Ivankova also serves as associate editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. At UAB she teaches graduate level advanced research methods courses including courses in mixed methods and qualitative research designs.