UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on May 02, 2012
There are two exciting opportunities for SHP faculty, staff and students this week. You are invited to sign on Friday, May 4 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. the final top beam to be put in place to the addition to the School of Health Professions Building. The beam will be located on 9th Ave. South next to the fence by the construction site.
Then join us at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 4 on 9th Ave. South as we watch crews “top out” the building by hoisting the final top beam in place.
- Created on May 01, 2012
Jonathan Waugh, Ph.D., has been named the interim director of the Respiratory Therapy program in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. He replaced Wesley M. Granger, Ph.D., who stepped down after serving as the first and only director of the program.
“I want to be in a position to help mentor the next program director in the next four or five years before my own retirement,” said Granger.
- Created on April 30, 2012
A $3 million, three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability which is locating in Birmingham as part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham/ Lakeshore Research Collaborative. The center focuses on the relationships between good health and physical activity in people with disabilities.
The center director is James Rimmer, Ph.D., recently recruited to UAB as the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences in the UAB School of Health Professions. Rimmer, who has been developing and directing programs for people with disabilities for more than 30 years, leads the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative.
- Created on April 16, 2012
The Plaza between the School of Health Professions Webb Building and School of Nursing is almost unrecognizable. Crews have been adding huge planters with trees and flowers to spruce up the area between the two schools. Once the project is complete, employees and students will be able to enjoy outdoor seating and tables with umbrellas during the hot months. A sedum roof covering is being created next to the Learning Resource Center and SON.
- Created on April 12, 2012
The UAB School of Health Professions offers eight fields listed as the “Best 100 Jobs in 2012” by CareerCast.com. Four of the programs landed in the top 30.
The Wall Street Journal article listed the “200 Best and Worst Jobs in 2012.” The jobs were selected based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook. The firm used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies to determine the rankings. The 200 jobs were selected for their relevance in the current labor market as well as the availability of reliable data.
- Created on April 02, 2012
- Created on March 30, 2012
With a tough economy, students have to make sure they graduate in a field where jobs will be available for them after graduation. Several health care jobs where degrees are offered in the UAB School of Health Professions are expecting to see an increase in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To learn more about a rewarding career available at SHP, attend the annual Open House on April 27, 2012 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Learning Resource Center in room 102.
- Created on March 16, 2012
Jonathan Waugh, Ph.D., RRT, has been named as Interim Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Waugh is a professor and coordinator for teaching enrichment in the Respiratory Therapy program. He will assume the role of Interim Faculty Director of the CTL on May 1.
“Dr. Waugh has been a leader in the dissemination of innovative pedagogies at UAB,” said Suzanne Austin, vice provost for Student and Faculty Success at UAB.
- Created on March 15, 2012
Several programs in UAB School of Health Professions are ranked among the nation’s top 30 by U.S. News & World Report. The latest rankings were released in the 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” available online at www.usnews.com.
The entry level Physical Therapy program was ranked at No. 19.
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