UAB Health Professions 2011


Through its first four decades, the history of UAB School of Health Professions has been one of rapid growth and dramatic change—all while setting the standard for health-care training and research. That growth has never been more apparent than in recent years. While institutions across the nation were cutting budgets, staffs, and programs, the SHP’s mission remained as ambitious as ever—and subsequent increases in the numbers of students and research dollars have put a premium on classroom and laboratory space as the school continues growing up and moving forward.



Growth Opportunity

Building expansion will present a variety of opportunities for continued growth in all of the school's departments and programs.

Recipe for Recovery
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., the Webb Chair in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, explains the importance of diet and lifestyle changes as key elements in fighting cancer.

Student Profile
Doctoral student Kate Stribling applies a lifelong love of dance to her physical therapy studies.
Virtual Reality: Real Rehab
New high-tech lab creates a safe environment where patients can experience real-world situations.

Alumni Profile
Steve Foster and Ron Richardson, cofounders of TherapySouth, support the school through a new scholarship for second-year SHP students.