UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on February 16, 2012
The skyline around the School of Health Professions Building (SHPB) is looking a little different lately. For weeks, construction crews from B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham have been prepping to begin the work to add two floors to the SHPB. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, crews began assembling the huge crane to be used during construction of the additional floors.
- Created on February 14, 2012
- Created on February 08, 2012
Krista Casazza, Ph.D., R.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, has been named one of five winners of the 2012 Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) pilot and feasibility grant. More than 31 applications were received from across UAB.
Casazza received $50,000 for her one year study to evaluate the effects of prolonged sitting on inflammation and insulin sensitivity in overweight kids. The children will participate in the study on three occasions. Doug Moellering, Ph.D., an instructor in the department, is a collaborator on the project.
- Created on February 06, 2012
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences in the UAB School of Health Professions and appointed James H. Rimmer, Ph.D., as its first holder during its meeting Feb. 3, 2012. Rimmer joined the SHP faculty in January 2012 after a nationwide search and serves as the director of research for the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative.
- Created on February 06, 2012
The next time you order red snapper from a restaurant, it could actually be the lower-quality fish tilapia. That grouper you bought at the grocery store may in fact be catfish. And that pricier, canned white tuna or albacore could be escolar, which can cause digestion problems. It makes you wonder, do you know what kind of fish you are eating?
According to the Food and Drug Administration port inspections, a third of seafood sold in the U.S. is mislabeled as one type when it’s actually something else, even something cheaper. The FDA purchased five DNA testing machines last year to test for fish fraud.
- Created on September 25, 2012
Clinical Laboratory Scientists are not only ranked third in the top 10 best careers in health care by U.S. News & World Report, but it is also one of the most employable majors with an unemployment rate of 1.4 percent. So what exactly do they do?
“Clinical laboratory scientists are key members of the health care team who play a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease,” said Michelle Brown, MS, MT (ASCP) SBB, assistant professor in the UAB Clinical Laboratory Science Program.
- Created on January 23, 2012
In the beginning, there was Ada Long, who founded the original University Honors Program 25 years ago.
It was eventually joined by the Early Medical Professional Schools Acceptance Program (EMPSAP), Science and Technology Honors, and Experiential Learning and Global and Community Leadership Honors. Now, a new Honors College will bring a student-friendly and organizational focus to the programs.
- Created on January 19, 2012
John A. Bardis, founder, chairman and CEO of MedAssets, Inc. in Atlanta, will be the keynote speaker at the Eighth Annual L. R. “Rush” Jordan Lecture on Feb. 16, 2102 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, co-hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Health Services Administration and UAB Health System. The theme for this year's event is, "Global Economics: The Reality is Finally Here for Healthcare."
- Created on January 17, 2012
Reading a food nutrition label is tough. How many servings is this? How much sodium? Wait, sodium is salt, right? Why don’t they say so? Here’s a number for total calories. And now calories from fat. What’s up with dietary fiber? Help!
- Clinical Laboratory Scientists critical in blood donation process
- Barstow wins national OT award
- Brown named inaugural director of PhD in Rehabilitation Science program
- SPA's join the fight for oral health
- LRC Construction Closes 2nd Floor Entrance
- Rimmer to head joint health promotion-rehabilitation science research
- The dean has lost it - and is he ever happy
- Physical Therapists have a happy job
- Low-carb diet good for overweight girls?
- Race raises money for cancer research