Displaying items by tag: Faces of Change

Faculty practice helps residents at The WellHouse through trauma-informed care

Multi-school, grant-funded initiative will help spread bleeding control training across Birmingham.

Two PhD students funded through Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Program

Hendricks recently appointed to top nursing leadership role
Whelton's nursing career centered on mentorship and helping others
Marilyn Henry credits her nursing background for opening doors to rewarding work in hospital administration
Styslingers cite School's progress, UAB's driving force in state as reasons for giving
Dual-purpose donation creates scholarship, names pediatric nursing competency lab
Designed to cultivate future collaborative research and supportive mentoring for future nurse leaders
October 6, UAB School of Nursing broke ground on its $32 million, 72,000 square-foot building expansion
Student success stories enabled by donor’s generous scholarship donations
Retired faculty and friends scholarship will benefit future nursing students
Planned gift will create endowed scholarship in Selma native's name
Acknowledges significant contributions from four special members
Representative meets three scholarship recipients, tours skills and simulation labs
Gift earmarked for laboratory simulating home health setting
Dr. Booth's worldwide legacy of teaching, research and service helped the School rise to the national prominence it enjoys today

Rick and Barrett Brock MacKay give $1 million to create dynamic new home for the Barrett Brock MacKay Florence Nightingale Letters Exhibit

Scholarship donors, recipients meet at annual luncheon to celebrate donor generosity and student excellence
University of Maryland School of Nursing names former UAB School of Nursing Dean Rachel Z. Booth a Visionary Pioneer

Webster Ray is motivated to serve by seeing worthy causes up close.

One of the founding members of the Board of Visitors in 1992, Anita Smith has had a front-row seat for the health care revolution that has taken place in Birmingham and around the state over the past five decades.

Effective December 4, 2014 at the winter meeting of the Board of Visitors (BOV), Barbara O’Neal Eddleman becomes the BOV’s 10th Chair. Joining her in leading the Board in the Co-Chair role is Dr. Douglas C. “Doug” Tilt, a BOV member since 2007.

Since its founding almost 23 years ago, the Board of Visitors has had outstanding leadership. The following profiles honor those dedicated individuals who have wisely led the Board thus far on its journey of supporting the UAB School of Nursing.

For 27 years, Rita Ingalls Spencer knew the fulfillment of taking care of children and adolescents at the Birmingham-based children’s medical center now known as Children’s of Alabama.

The 2014 No-Show Ball fundraiser hosted by the Junior Board of Visitors (JBOV) was a success, exceeding the goal set by JBOV members. 

The Junior Board of Visitors (JBOV) welcomes new members Elizabeth Riddle, Kelli Fleming, Tim Hennessy, Jr. and Ken Taylor.

For 34 years, Jack W. Trigg, Jr., MD, practiced internal medicine in the Birmingham area. He was a member of a group practice that long was called Southside Internists and then, following a merger with another group Southview Medical Group.  

During those years Trigg developed a deep appreciation for roles that nurses play in patient care. “Who really looks after you when you are sick and in the hospital?  The nurses,” he said. 

Fergusons motivated by nursing's ability to touch peoples lives
The 2014 fundraising event hosted by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors drew strong student and faculty praise and gratitude.

The Board of Visitors (BOV) has a new member –Eileen S. Meyer –and Eileen and husband Dr. Bruce E. Burns, a BOV member since 2012, have added a fundraiser to ways they support the UAB School of Nursing.

Two UAB School of Nursing faculty members have been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as 2014 Scholars and Fellows. C. Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN, has been named an RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar and Joy P. Deupree, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, has been named an RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow.
It has not taken Assistant Professor Deborah Walker, DNP, CRNP, AOCN, long to prepare her recently launched cancer resources smart phone app to go beyond Birmingham or cancer.
Using a four-year, $1 million gift from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, the UAB School of Nursing is creating a far-reaching program designed to open up more health care access in medically underserved rural Alabama.
Terry Harrell gives so talented students without the means can pay for their education
Judy Powell gives to prepare the next generation of nurses
GENEX Services Inc. has awarded the UAB School of Nursing $20,000 in scholarship funds
This exhibit honors Barrett Brock MacKay, an alumna of the UAB School of Nursing and past Chair of the School’s Board of Visitors.
Scholarship donors, and current and past recipients, gathered at the Mountain Brook Country Club 5 to celebrate the UAB community’s continuous generosity and achievement. This event serves to honor our donors who have personally touched our students with their contributions.
Committed to raising funds for UAB scholarships in pediatric nursing, the JBOV last year and this year has been focused on funding a scholarship in memory of brother-and-sister twin infants – the Seth Houston McCoin, Jr., and Elizabeth Morgan Endowed Scholarship in Pediatric Nursing.
Grants Program Director Lizzy Smith meets scholarship recipients, tours skills labs
Endowed scholarship honors two couples, provides aid for students for years to come
One of Alabama’s first nurse practitioners, Juanzetta Flowers is a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors, former nurse practitioner at UAB’s medical school and retired faculty member
BOV remembers beloved friend, member Joie Jones
The Luckie family legacy of support for the School of Nursing is “a treasure for our school and our students.”
Annual event hosted by Barrett and Rick MacKay supports the Campaign for UAB
Working for 35 years as a nurse, 24 years alongside her husband, Nancy Watts appreciates nursing and medicine as a family affair
The UAB School of Nursing is one of many beneficiaries of Melinda Helveston's kindness, giving
Kate Wood Hamilton and Sidney Wood Clapp team to take the helm of the JBOV
Falkenberg's time in Leadership UAB, mother's example inspires her service
Board of Visitors member Sue Ellen Lucas had a nursing role in the pioneering medical genetics program launched in Alabama in the late 1970s, saw the beginning of genetic education.
Bantons' honor provides academic excellence and visionary guidance.
Anita Smith Lunsford's contributions to the School of Nursing are traced through the decades
How the Mitchell family gave its special vote of confidence to a Junior Board of Visitors mission - a mission born from the spirits of two sweet babies...
A two-year, $150,000 grant from the Women's Breast Health Fund will help improve the quality of life for young breast-cancer survivors and their loved ones through education, personal support, distance learning and networking.

Florence Nightingale, indisputably the founder of modern nursing, left countless gifts to her profession, including a collection of 50 letters and more preserved in the UAB Historical Collections. Copies of these are on permanent exhibit in the UAB School of Nursing.

Marie L. O'Koren Ed.D., M.S.N., professor and dean emeritus of the UAB School of Nursing, passed away December 11, 2012 at the age of 86
Plans call for fall 2012 of new interactive Nightingale exhibit in the School

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