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  • Hays named 2022 Dean’s Excellence Award winner in Service

    Hays named 2022 Dean’s Excellence Award winner in Service Megan Hays, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, has been awarded the 2022 Dean’s Excellence Award for Service. 

  • 18 Faculty named winners of the 2022 Dean’s Excellence Awards

    18 Faculty named winners of the 2022 Dean’s Excellence Awards Eighteen faculty members across Heersink School of Medicine’s departments have received 2022 Dean’s Excellence Awards in recognition of excellence in the areas of teaching, research, service, mentorship, and diversity.

  • Kennon discusses mental health at STEP community event

    Kennon discusses mental health at STEP community event UAB Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation postdoctoral fellow, Jordan Kennon, PsyD,  discussed mental health at the Transitioning to Adulthood with a Disability event. The STEP program (Staging Transition for Every Patient) is committed to assisting with this process through providing primary care[…]

  • Vu presents on ABPMR Podcast

    Vu presents on ABPMR Podcast In this American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) Podcast episode, Professor and Chairman, Vu Nguyen, M.D., MBA,  and Dr. Sunil Sabharwal (Harvard Medical School) present on preparing physiatrists for the Oral Boards by dispelling myths or misunderstandings about the examination process.   Watch episode

  • Hollis, Mahoney lead AHIF Q&A Session

    Hollis, Mahoney lead AHIF Q&A Session UAB Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Assistant Professors Sean Hollis, Ph.D., and Elaine Mahoney, Ph.D., recently led an Alabama Head Injury Foundation Q&A session. In this episode, they joined a group of caregivers to provide insight into TBI and answer some specific[…]

  • Five tips to stay well during Mental Health Awareness Month

    Five tips to stay well during Mental Health Awareness Month During Mental Health Awareness Month in May, learn about ways to take care of mental well-being and available UAB resources.

  • Powell to serve as department vice-chair of clinical operations

    Powell to serve as department vice-chair of clinical operations  UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Associate Professor, Danielle Powell, M.D., has been elected Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations.

  • Department welcomes Teranishi

    Department welcomes Teranishi  UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is thrilled to welcome Assistant Professor Rachel Teranshi, M.D., effective September 1, 2022.

  • UAB breaks ground on new inpatient rehabilitation replacement facility

    UAB breaks ground on new inpatient rehabilitation replacement facility The $156.7 million, 350,000-square-foot project will replace the existing Spain Rehabilitation Center.

  • Knight receives gift from grateful patient

    Knight receives gift from grateful patient  Amy Knight, Ph.D., ABPP, recently received a lovely painting from a patient as an expression of gratitude.

  • Clark receives RCMAR pilot grant

    Clark receives RCMAR pilot grant  Assistant Professor Amber Clark, M.D., received her second pilot grant from the Resource Centers for Minority and Aging Research (RCMAR) to study the post-stroke continuum among African American stroke survivors in Alabama.

  • Department welcomes new education coordinator

    Department welcomes new education coordinator  The UAB Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Assistant is thrilled to welcome our new education coordinator, Savannah Tinsley!

  • Azuero presents at Rehabilitation Psychology National Conference

    Azuero presents at Rehabilitation Psychology National Conference  UAB Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Assistant Professor, Casey Azuero, Ph.D., MPH, recently presented “Standardization of care for patients with SCI across care continuum: A pilot study” at the 24th Annual Rehabilitation Psychology Conference in February. 

  • Open letter from grateful patient

    My name is Gloria Bennett, niece of Theresa Peagler, one of the former patients at UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center.  Ms. Peagler had part of her leg amputated (up to her knee), so she was transported to UAB Spain for rehabilitation[…]

  • UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine named medical provider for the USFL

    UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine named medical provider for the USFL UAB Medicine will provide sideline physicians, preseason and postseason player physicals, mental health services, nutritionist consultations, clinical services, an employee health database and other services.

  • Five tips for healthy sleep during National Sleep Awareness Week

    Five tips for healthy sleep during National Sleep Awareness Week Sleep Awareness Week is celebrated March 13-19 this year. In honor of the occasion, Megan Hays, Ph.D., assistant professor and clinical psychologist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and associate director of Education in the Office of Wellness,[…]

  • Remember your neighbor during severe weather season

    Remember your neighbor during severe weather season  During severe weather season, families make plans for what they need to do in the case of a severe weather threat. When making your plans, University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Rachel Cowan, Ph.D., wants to remind you to remember your neighbors[…]

  • Wilroy featured in the CCTS 2021 Year in Review

    Wilroy featured in the CCTS 2021 Year in Review  Jereme Wilroy, Ph.D., was recently featured on the "2021 CCTS Year in Review Kudo Board".

  • Department welcomes Elizabeth Richardson, Ph.D., MSPH

    Department welcomes Elizabeth Richardson, Ph.D., MSPH  The UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is thrilled to welcome assistant professor, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson.

  • Hays discusses burnout in series

    Hays discusses burnout in series  Burnout is on the rise across the United States. In a survey of 1,500 U.S. workers conducted by the online job site Indeed, 52 percent of respondents said they were experiencing burnout, with 67 percent of respondents saying that burnout worsened[…]