Jennan Phillips, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the occupational health nursing program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, has been selected by The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine to serve on a collaborative task force to examine workplace health and safety issues related to worker impairment from marijuana use.
The task force will be responsible for examining current science related to marijuana use and determine evidence-based education and recommendations that can be used to support occupational and environmental professionals who consult with employers regarding the implementation of workplace health policies. The task force will meet regularly over the next several months.
AAOHN and ACOEM are the two largest membership organizations for occupational and environmental nurses and physicians who focus on worker protection from injuries and illnesses, prevention of time lost from work and productivity, avoidance of potential health-related job loss, and other health liabilities.
Works by UAB art students to be featured with instructor Jenny Fine’s live performance event, “Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind”During the presentation of “Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind,” Department of Art and Art History students from Jenny Fine’s class The Collected Narrative will have their own collaborative installations on view.posted yesterday 288 viewsThis weekend’s TEDxBirmingham will have UAB flavorBevan, Locke, Saag are among 12 speakers who will speak at the annual, independently organized event which will challenge attendees to embrace the event’s theme of possibility.
UAB Department of Art and Art History partners with Sloss Furnaces and 2017 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, April 5-8Eleven students will attend the conference, with registration paid by donors. Exhibitions by student and professional artists are planned at Sloss and around Birmingham, including UAB’s Project Space.
- Event Date March 25
Parcak named to Young Global Leaders Class of 2017Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., is one of 100 people named to the community of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.posted 7 days ago 1056 viewsRussell set to release third novel in “Mackie” McKay series March 21UAB Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician adds an audiobook feature with his latest release, which explores the power of pharmaceutical companies in this frightening medical thriller.posted 8 days ago 850 viewsCentor receives Robert J. Glaser Award from Society for General Internal MedicineA longtime UAB physician, educator and administrator has been honored with a major award from the Society for General Internal Medicine.posted 11 days ago 816 viewsUAB graduate and professional programs highly ranked by U.S. News & World ReportSeveral UAB programs once again are listed among the best in U.S. News & World Report rankings, including one program that vaulted 43 spots from one year ago.posted 14 days ago 1652 viewsEnnis receives early career publication awardRobin Ennis, Ph.D., has been recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children Division of Research for her work involving children with emotional and behavioral disorders.posted 14 days ago 1530 viewsUAB named Center of Comprehensive MS CareThe National Multiple Sclerosis Society has named UAB a Center of Comprehensive MS Care, the highest designation in its three-tiered system.posted 15 days ago 2264 viewsDavies named director of UAB cardiothoracic surgeryUAB has named James Davies the director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.posted 18 days ago 1187 viewsSickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of kidney failure in UAB studyNew data from the REGARDS study show that blacks with the sickle cell trait are more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis.posted 19 days ago 1395 viewsUAB professor, students win at 2017 Birmingham American Advertising AwardsStudents, alumni and a professor from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Art History, Department of Music, and Digital Media won 15 Best in Show, Gold and Silver awards.posted 21 days ago 3516 viewsPeters receives Distinguished Scholar Award
- Event Date April 5
Gary Peters, Ph.D., has been recognized for his professional achievements by the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences.Owsley selected to serve on the Research to Prevent Blindness Scientific Advisory PanelOwsley will be responsible for making recommendations regarding grant funding to the Research to Prevent Blindness Board of Trustees.posted 28 days ago 779 viewsUAB pediatrician and pathologist recognized for commitment to mentoring medical students, residents and fellowsTina Simpson, M.D., and Marisa B. Marques, M.D., have been recognized by the American Medical Women’s Association for going above and beyond to guide medical students, residents and fellows.posted a while back 1667 viewsUAB Biomedical Engineering department ranks fourth in NIH fundingThe department now has 20 full-time faculty members who brought in $4.3 million in funding in 2016.posted a while back 4287 viewsHIV-positive kidney failure patients face greater hurdles in receiving necessary transplantsStudy shows HIV-positive kidney failure patients were 28 percent less likely to receive a transplant compared with their HIV-negative counterparts from 2001-2012.posted a while back 3095 viewsUAB names new chair for Department of OtolaryngologyUAB’s Department of Otolaryngology taps William R. Carroll, M.D., as chair.posted a while back 1036 viewsMarques to be honored by national medical association for dedication to apheresisMarisa Marques, M.D., receives awards for her commitment to apheresis at UAB.posted a while back 1257 viewsSee seven smart, short plays at Theatre UAB’s 14th annual Festival of 10-Minute PlaysAll of the plays in the March 6-10 festival are written, directed and acted by students, staff and faculty from the UAB Department of Theatre. All tickets are $5, and shows typically sell out.posted a while back 2711 views