UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- 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 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.
- Created on April 01, 2014
“Being recognized for my research is truly an honor, but I feel that it is even more a reflection of the exceptional mentors I have at UAB,” said Beretich.
“Having my fellow peers and mentors recognize my research has been tremendously gratifying,” said Reese. “It's been wonderful to see this project from the planning stages to the writing of the final manuscript and I hope that this project will have a positive impact on this profession as a whole.”
- Created on April 01, 2014
Unlap is recognized for his "ability to take complex concepts and simplify them in such a way that anyone can understand," according to one UAB School of Health Professions colleague. In addition to biotechnology, Unlap teaches courses for clinical laboratory sciences and nurse anesthesia programs. He is sought after by industry leaders both for his teaching and research talents, including the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Heritage Center. He has won The Graduate School's Excellence in Mentorship award and SHP's Excellence in Teaching Award. "Students and faculty appreciate that he uses every means at his disposal to give them access to elite individuals, facilities and learning experiences," a colleague said.
- Created on March 31, 2014
Written by Bob Shepard
Birmingham is known for its culinary excellence and diversity. Many of the city’s top chefs are embracing the local food movement — eating locally produced food in season. Proponents suggest it is a healthier way to eat while also supporting the local economy.
In March, UAB hosted a screening of a documentary film called “Eating Alabama.” Produced by local filmmaker Andrew Beck Grace, the film follows Grace’s and his wife’s efforts to eat locally for one year. Subtitled “A story of why food matters,” the film touches on the role food plays in our modern society.
In this video, Beth Kitchin, Ph.D., R.D., an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences, talks to Grace about the film, and offers some of her own thoughts about food, relationships and eating locally.
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