UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- 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
- Created on May 08, 2014
READ MORE: Carroll Papajohn's winning essay
The essay contest, sponsored by the UAB School of Health Professions’ Dean’s Office and the Office of Student Success, in conjunction with Mr. Michael E. Stephens, the driving force behind the Lakeshore Foundation, is part of the ongoing “Rebuilding Bodies, Restoring Lives” speaker series.
- Created on May 01, 2014
“I am so honored to receive this award. I am grateful to the many individuals who have encouraged and supported me in my role,” said Packa. “I am thankful for the opportunities that I have had and the faculty, staff and administrators who have encouraged and supported me. Most of all, I am blessed to have great students to work with every day.”
NACADA assessed the advisors for their student success rate, their interpersonal skills and for supporting NACADA’s core values which include being responsible to their students, their educational community, their institution and higher education.
“In the judgment of the selection committee, you have consistently evidenced the qualities associated with the outstanding advising of students,” said NACADA in a congratulatory letter to Packa.
Packa will be honored and presented with her award in Minneapolis during the NACADA Annual Conference set for October 8 – 11, 2014.
- Created on April 30, 2014
Weinsier, who was professor and chair of the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences from 1988 to 1999, guided the department to a peak #2 ranking in U.S. News & World Report and then went on to direct the UAB Clinical Nutrition Research Center.
David Allison, Ph.D., distinguished professor and director of the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center, was recruited and mentored by Weinsier. He initially thought there should be a Weinsier Building.
- 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 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.”
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- 3 with SHP ties win UAB Outstanding Woman Honors
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- MSHA alumnus Phillips named BBJ Top 40 Under 40
- UAB student discusses genetic testing at Rare Disease Symposium