UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on June 11, 2014
“It was tedious at times when the debates became lengthy over the semantics of a proposal but overall it was so fascinating to see a group of students come together and agree and disagree civilly,” said McCormick, who graduates from UAB in December. “We were all focused on bringing up ideas and ways to improve our education and our profession and to do it in an organized manner. And I believe that we made a difference.”
- Created on June 11, 2014
A group of Birmingham-area middle school students responded immediately.
“Compounds!” said one.
“Chemistry!” said another.
“Blowing up things!” said a third.
Caruthers loves seeing this excitement for science and she wants it to continue. And that is why she is involved with the annual Health Careers Opportunity Program which is designed to increase the number of students from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds who enter medical and health professions.
- Created on June 10, 2014
The PA team, consisting of (pictured right, listed L/R) Alexis Hamilton, Amanda Haas, Brittni Thomas, Jaime Petrosky, Rick Kilgore, Ph.D., Sherri Peete, Meredith Veazey and Catherine Blair, screened more than two-dozen people at the Healthy Living Challenge at the Preserve Town Hall in Hoover.
“This was a nice chance to give back to the community,” said Haas. “Being in school, we don’t have time like we used to, to do volunteer work so this was a good opportunity for service.”
- Created on June 03, 2014
Top 20 U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report came out with its 2014 list of “Best Healthcare Jobs” and six programs in the School of Health Professions made the top 20 list. That is one more than made the list in 2013.
The article says "as the youngest baby boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, the need to employ qualified health care personnel to both prevent and treat medical conditions intensifies." Ranked at number five for the second year in a row are physical therapists. The position is expected to grow 36 percent, adding more than 73,500 jobs by 2022, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The reported median annual wage for a PT was $79,860 in 2012.
The highest debut in U.S. News' list in 2014 is physician assistants who jump in at number eight. U.S. News says "couple growth projections for 33,300 new jobs with a razor-thin 1.2 percent unemployment rate" then the future for PAs is "quite strong." The median annual salary according to BLS for a PA in 2012 was $90,930.
- Created on May 30, 2014
However, they are not looking for each other and they cannot see what they are looking for.
The ‘hider’ is a radioactive isotope, which you will remember as a radioisotope from your days in high school Chemistry.
The UAB class, offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology program, is NMT 421L. And it provides students with a rare, hands-on opportunity to personally use a SAM 940.
“It was very intense using a SAM 940!” said Halie Stephenson, a senior in the NMT program.
The SAM 940, known in the radiation field as the “Defender and Revealer,” is a groundbreaking Radiation Isotope Identifier. It is used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, food and drug inspectors and HAZMAT first responders. It is now a state-of-the-art learning device for students in the UAB NMT program.
- Created on May 30, 2014
GraduatePrograms.com, surveying current and recent graduate students from September 1, 2012 to April 15, 2014, ranks the UAB occupational therapy program at number 12 in the U.S. Rankings are based on “average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories.”
The UAB OT department includes the only Low Vision Rehabilitation graduate certificate offered solely for occupational therapists. The UAB Low Vision program has more alumni with the specialty certification in low-vision rehabilitation (SCLV) than all other universities in the world combined.
The department is part of the UAB School of Health Professions which has five programs ranked among the Top 30 in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report and National Research Council rankings.
- Created on May 27, 2014
Said one student about Maday:
“No matter how busy his schedule, Mr. Maday always makes time for his students. As I struggled with the transition of becoming a full-time student at 29, he provided consistent encouragement. He has been extremely patient with students, spending additional time needed both in and outside of the classroom to reinforce material that may be difficult to grasp.”
- Created on May 20, 2014
“This tells the world that our graduates are the occupational therapy leaders in low vision rehabilitation,” says Mary Warren, Ph.D., OTR, SCLV, FAOTA, director, UAB Low Vision Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate program. “Because of our success, we are working on becoming a pilot program for fast tracking SCLV applicants. This would mean that UAB graduates automatically skip over some of the steps in the credentialing process and would qualify earlier.”
- Created on May 19, 2014
On Saturday, May 17, 2014, the School of Health Professions celebrated the UAB PT program's 50th anniversary with a dinner and reception at The Club in Birmingham. In addition to alumni from nearly every class of graduates, many of the founding members were in attendance including Joan Bergman, the first physical therapist hired by University Hospital, who initiated the UAB PT program.
SEE MORE: pictures from the 50th anniversary event
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