UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on January 08, 2013
Prolonged physical inactivity leads to increased insulin resistance, which is a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease. Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are exploring the perils of a sedentary lifestyle and how much inactivity is necessary to cause health problems.
“We know physical activity is beneficial for human health,” said Krista Casazza, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. “We are just discovering that physical inactivity itself can be detrimental to human health in many ways.”
- Created on December 20, 2012
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry, in partnership with the UAB schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Optometry, received a $150,000 renewal grant through the DentaQuest Foundation to train professional students to work collaboratively and recognize when they should make referrals to other professions.
Part of the project involves conducting free, school-based health screenings for children in selected Birmingham city schools. The project, “Smiles for Alabama,” unites students from each of the UAB professional schools with Sight Savers America’s Alabama KidCheck to screen children for health, dental or eyesight issues, and it identifies those who need follow-up care.
- Created on December 12, 2012
Watch Respiratory Therapy students Danielle Foster and Krystal Hughes battle it out in the first-ever SIMWARS.
- Created on December 10, 2012
John McWhorter has a lot on his plate. He’s the president of Baylor University Medical Center and Senior Vice President Hospital Division at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. He’s responsible for $2.7 billion in revenues for 18 hospitals and more than 12,000 employees. He’s a family man whose mission works have led him to Africa, Belize, Honduras and Mexico.
It would seem that McWhorter has little time for anything else. In just over three years, he has managed to squeeze in a doctoral degree. On December 15, 2012, McWhorter will be one of eight people graduating from the first class of the Executive Doctor of Science Degree in Administration-Health Services from the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Created on December 04, 2012
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Birmingham-based Lakeshore Foundation have partnered on an initiative made possible by a $6-million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to find ways to improve health outcomes among disabled persons.
People with disabilities have some of the highest rates of physical inactivity in the United States, according to James Rimmer, Ph.D., Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the UAB School of Health Professions.
- Created on November 30, 2012
Department of Physical Therapy, spent four days training PT’s at the Klimkovice Health Spa near Ostrava.David Morris, PT, Ph.D., just returned to the states after training several physical therapists in the Czech Republic on constraint-induced (CI) movement therapy. Morris, vice chair and associate professor in the UAB
- Created on November 29, 2012
For Joan Hicks, the one-year delay in the compliance deadline for the nationwide conversion to an updated International Classification of Diseases system, ICD-10, was a relief. As chief information officer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System, Hicks has a lot of behind-the-scenes work to get done before UAB implements a 5,037 percent increase in hospital procedure codes by Oct. 1, 2014.
- Created on November 05, 2012
Jenna Key confidently pricked the finger of her patient for a cholesterol test. The Alabaster native never thought she would be performing lab tests on real patients right out the gate, but she is - because she is a first semester student in the Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“It’s a unique experience for a first year student,” said Key.
- Vogtle awarded grant to improve weight and activity of kids with Down syndrome
- SHP receives $2.4M for student support
- UAB Physician Assistant students hold first white coat ceremony
- Warren receives national education award
- 2012 Homecoming
- Vogtle elected to national Cerebral Palsy board
- Respiratory Therapy students solve patient problem in SIMWARS
- New graduate certificate in health focused care for PT’s & OT’s
- Morris receives highest award from state PT group
- Weech-Maldonado receives national “Excellence in Teaching Award”