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  • Azuero, Mahoney represent department at "lunch and learn"

    Azuero, Mahoney represent department at "lunch and learn" Casey Azuero, Ph.D., MPH, and Elaine Mahoney, Ph.D., discussed strategies for addressing poor insight during acute rehabilitation at the acute therapy "Lunch and Learn" on Dec. 16. Mahoney presented strategies for working with patients who have limited insight into their deficits[…]

  • Arnoldo Vasquez Hernandez mentioned in AL.com

    Arnoldo Vasquez Hernandez mentioned in AL.com "It’s been almost one year since a Fultondale father lost his leg while saving his daughter in the January tornado that destroyed his home, and Arnoldo Vasquez Hernandez says he has a lot for which to be thankful." Read the[…]

  • Dr. Amie McLain to retire after years of outstanding service

    Dr. Amie McLain to retire after years of outstanding service After 33 years of service to UAB, Amie McLain, M.D., former Chair of the UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been appointed Professor Emerita and plans to retire from clinical practice.  Throughout her career, McLain has founded and[…]

  • Study on spinal cord injuries causes receives Most Cited Original Research award

    Study on spinal cord injuries causes receives Most Cited Original Research award Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Yu-ying Chen, M.D., Ph.D., is being recognized for her research in spinal cord injuries. 

  • International Day of People with Disabilities

    International Day of People with Disabilities To date, 61 million adults in the United States live with a disability, accounting for 26% of the population, or one in four individuals. The UAB Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Office of Diversity[…]

  • UAB patient uses his story to encourage 250 people to get vaccinated against COVID-19

    UAB patient uses his story to encourage 250 people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 After 39 days on a ventilator and 79 days in the hospital, UAB patient continues to encourage and influence others to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

  • 4 providers named 2021 “Top-Performing” Providers

    4 providers named 2021 “Top-Performing” Providers UAB Medicine Office of Patient Experience and Engagement (OPXE) has recognized 4 Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation providers in the 2021 list of “Top-Performing” providers.

  • Dreading Work? 5 Strategies for Finding Joy in Your Job Again

    Dreading Work? 5 Strategies for Finding Joy in Your Job Again Written by Megan Hays, Ph.D., ABPP Burnout was already a well-documented issue in healthcare workers prior to this global pandemic, but after multiple surges of COVID-19 we are seeing unprecedented levels of burnout and compassion fatigue in healthcare, leading to some[…]

  • Postdoctoral Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Jordan Kennon

    Postdoctoral Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Jordan Kennon Jordan Kennon, PsyD Jordan is originally from New Mexico. She attended graduate school in Chicago and moved to Birmingham for the UAB-BVAMC consortium internship.  Why did you pick UAB to complete your postdoc training? "I chose UAB because it is a strong[…]

  • Knight named AACVPR's new president

    Knight named AACVPR's new president Dr. Amy Knight has been selected to serve as president for the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).   Founded in 1985, AACVPR is dedicated to its mission of reducing morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease[…]

  • Student spotlight: Jenny Hernandez, SPT

    Student spotlight: Jenny Hernandez, SPT Jenny Hernandez, SPT Jenny is a Samford physical therapy student originally from Nashville, TN. She attended undergraduate at Austin Peay State University. She plays piano, likes Schitt’s Creek, and loves to hike. She has been a tremendous help to the[…]

  • UAB adult spina bifida program provides care transitions

    UAB adult spina bifida program provides care transitions An independent life for spina bifida patients is still possible, thanks to programs like the UAB Transitional Spina Bifida Clinic.

  • Spina Bifida spotlight: Zac Cannady

    Spina Bifida spotlight: Zac Cannady October marks Spina Bifida Awareness Month , and the UAB Departments of Neurosurgery, Urology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are sharing stories and experiences that challenge us to raise more awareness and support for those living with Spina Bifida.This week, Zac[…]

  • Spina Bifida spotlight: Elizabeth Collier

    Spina Bifida spotlight: Elizabeth Collier October marks Spina Bifida Awareness Month, and the UAB Departments of Neurosurgery, Urology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are sharing stories and experiences that challenge us to raise more awareness and support for those living with Spina Bifida. This week,[…]

  • Spina Bifida spotlight: Taria Jackson

    Spina Bifida spotlight: Taria Jackson The UAB Departments of Neurosurgery, Urology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are sharing stories and experiences that challenge us to raise more awareness and support for those living with Spina Bifida. This week, Taria Jackson shares more about her experiences[…]

  • New Research Faculty Introduction

    New Research Faculty Introduction The UAB Heersink School of Medicine Office of Research introduces new faculty members, January-August 2021

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Jacob Schultz

    Resident Spotlight: Dr. Jacob Schultz Dr. Jacob Schultz is currently a PGY-3 resident. Schultz completed his undergraduate at the University of Kentucky and received his M.D. at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His career interests are inpatient rehab, TBI, and stroke with a mix[…]

  • Feeling COVID rage? Five strategies for managing pandemic anger

    Feeling COVID rage? Five strategies for managing pandemic anger UAB clinical psychiatrist Megan Hays walks through five strategies that can be used to manage pandemic anger and burnout. 

  • $100 million in gifts to transform UAB School of Medicine

    $100 million in gifts to transform UAB School of Medicine Record $95 million Heersink lead gift to advance strategic growth and biomedical innovation.

  • Remember your neighbor during severe weather

    Remember your neighbor during severe weather UAB’s Rachel Cowan, Ph.D., explains how to assist a disabled neighbor in the event of dangerous weather.