SHP Enjoys a Record Breaking Year!
You are witnessing history at the UAB School of Health Professions.
The school is experiencing unprecedented success in every key area including student enrollment, student retention, national rankings, and more!
Master of Science in Healthcare Quality & Safety Graduates 1st Class
On Saturday, August 13, 2016, the UAB School of Health Professions’ Healthcare Quality and Safety programs made history when the inaugural Master of Science class graduated during UAB’s Summer Commencement.
The MSHQS program, established in 2015, is offered 100 percent online and designed for administrative and clinical professionals who are dedicated to learning quality improvement science and thereby improving themselves and their work environment.
UAB Partners with IAG to Help Public Service Officers Safely Interact with People with Special Needs
The UAB School of Health Professions has partnered with the Interaction Advisory Group to provide curriculum and training to help public service officers — law enforcement, first responders, educators and more — interact safely and effectively with people who have special needs.
The partnership is a unique initiative in which the school has an equity stake in IAG.
Three with SHP Ties Named BBJ Most Influential Executives
The Birmingham Business Journal’s Most Influential Executives list, “a compilation of powerbrokers, CEOs and thought leaders,” includes three from the UAB School of Health Professions.
Each year the BBJ publishes their Most Influential Executives list. The list is “chosen based on a number of factors, including feedback from a reader survey.” Leaders are also chosen based on titles, backgrounds and their impact on the Birmingham community.
The list includes:
- Neeysa Biddle, St. Vincent's Health System
- William Ferniany, Ph.D., UAB Health System
- Kathy Nugent, Ph.D., UAB IIE
MSHA Alumni ShuffleBarger, Warren Named to Leadership Birmingham
Two alumni of the UAB School of Health Professions’ Master of Science in Health Administration program have been named to the Leadership Birmingham Class of 2017.
Teresa Shufflebarger (MSHA Class 28), chief business development officer, Brookwood Baptist Health, and Lisa Warren (MSHA Class 23), CEO, Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, join a class of 50 community leaders that will explore Birmingham’s critical issues in health care, diversity, economic development, government and much more over the next year.
Ashley Cannon, Ph.D., alumna of the UAB School of Health Professions' Genetic Counseling program, and member of the UAB Department of Genetics has been named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Francis S. Collins Scholars Program Award.
She was accepted into the Francis S. Collins Scholars Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research, sponsored by the neurofibromatosis therapeutic acceleration program at Johns Hopkins University.
PT Alumna Nancy White Named to PCORI Board
Nancy White, PT, DPT, alumna of UAB Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions, has been named to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute advisory panel on Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment Options. The PCORI panel identifies and prioritizes critical research questions for possible funding plus provides feedback and advice on evaluating and disseminating the research that is conducted.
UAB Theatre and Occupational Therapy Students Collaborate to Help Each Other
An occupational therapy student needed to get a patient, diagnosed with dementia, out of the bed and across the room for evaluation, but this was different from most patient-caregiver interactions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
This patient was an advanced acting student portraying someone with dementia to test an occupational therapy student’s competence.
Students in the School of Health Professions’ Department of Occupational Therapy are now getting real-world experience with a new cross-professional program that uses students from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre as patients.