Alumnus Christopher Spencer passes the Nurse Executive-Board Certified exam

BSN graduate Sirena Rabb details her opportunity to serve and learn with MedHope Africa.
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Children’s and School of Nursing come together for mental health residency
Bray named semi-finalist for research award at North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference
With an NPCRC grant, assistant professor to create a culturally-adapted palliative care program.

Wells presents research findings at national palliative care symposium

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

Wells wins competition at American Association of Heart Failure Nurses meeting

Multi-school, grant-funded initiative will help spread bleeding control training across Birmingham.
UAB School of Nursing joins, supports global campaign to advance role of nurses in health care.
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Partnership with AirMed international prepares health care professionals through simulation, training
Community groups donate quilts for first-time mothers in Nurse-Family Partnership program
Health Care Simulation Week is Sept. 17-21
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Project focuses on medically underserved areas and includes building and educating undergraduate students, practicing RNs in team-focused primary care

Students selected for prestigious fellowship focused on impacting health disparities

Leake and Morris awarded third place in research expo
Anusiewicz and Prapanjaroensin earn scholarships to improve nursing practice
Carter presents on substance use disorder at occupational health meeting
Sullivan earns scholarship to support research to enhance pediatric oncology nursing in resource-limited countries, hospitals
Rebecca Edwards, also a faculty member, will use funds from Oncology Nursing Society to begin crafting research proposal on palliative care in the Caribbean
PhD student Wells honored by Heart Failure Nurses
$1.7 million grant providing oral hygiene training for nursing home staff to improve care for patients with cognitive issues
Jordan and Waddell selected from a competitive pool of national experts on pediatric health care, presented an educational session on pediatric sepsis
Stockdill honored by Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, Heart Failure Society of America
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Only nurse on committee overseeing Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers national project
Associate professor serves as Nursing Discipline chair of international Children's Oncology Group
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School partners with One Roof for annual Point in Time homeless community census
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Funding supports development of interventions, treatments to improve everyday functioning, quality of life for older adults with HIV-related cognition problems
DNP graduate, AANP president participates 21st Century Cures Act signing, which provides $1 billion for states for opioid abuse prevention, treatment
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One of six health care professionals given Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award
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Honor from UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care caps fulfilling year for associate professor
Co-authors receive first-place recognition for abstract highlighting U.S. Army's Patient CaringTouch System
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Postdoctoral Fellow expounds on his scholarly work "Expanding Endpoints in Oncology Palliative Care to Include Family Caregivers"
Dionne-Odom developing health-coaching program for caregivers of persons with advanced cancer
Attendees can earn 11 CEUs, including 3 Pharmacology credits
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Program dedicated to empowering survivors, loved ones through education, personal support and networking
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Role of mentors, coaches as part of the process is focus of $30,000 grant
School's Director of Clinical Simulation is group's 18th Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced worldwide
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Study defined decision-support tools for medication administration safety in acute-care settings
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The School of Nursing collaborates with Children’s of Alabama, both academically and clinically, to improve care and outcomes for the young people who receive care there
Three nurse-managed clinics provide care for those with diabetes and heart failure, and Veterans with mental health needs
Combine with community partners for successful events in two medically underserved Birmingham-area suburbs
Award recognizes School of Nursing instructor for work in rural community setting
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Students receive important hands-on training in fun, safe setting
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Veterans come with unique backgrounds and needs, and it is imperative that nurses are adequately prepared to care for Veteran patients and their families
Recognized for his willingness to help other students and his outstanding publication and presentation record

Increased use of mobile technology at the heart of $10,000 RCMAR Pilot Grant

Three nurse-managed clinics provide care for those with diabetes and heart failure, and Veterans with mental health needs
Award given to an early career scientist who is focusing on minority aging and health disparities in the African-American population

Recognized for demonstrating innovative, sustained relationship and for demonstrating positive, measurable outcomes
Exploring the neurocognitive, inflammatory and cardiometabolic effects of a ketogenic diet in medically stable, older persons living with HIV who have mild to moderate neurocognitive impairment

Their talk "Cognition and Vigilance in Shift-Working Nurses," is an offshoot of their collaborative research into staffing night shifts with workers who are genetically best suited to work during the overnight hours
Internationally renowned UAB School of Nursing dementia expert Dr. Rita Jablonski-Jaudon offers tips to make holidays enjoyable for both patients and families

School teams with local health systems for unique Breast Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Initiative
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Holiday celebrations can be overwhelming for those with memory loss but dementia-care expert Rita Jablonski-Jaudon is presenting tips on creating dementia-friendly family holidays
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September 16, 2015

PATH Clinic has new home

UAB School of Nursing’s PATH Clinic serves vulnerable populations with diabetes
B-Metro Nursing Excellence faculty and alumni award recipients honored for leadership, innovation and expertise
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Provides pre-doctoral scholars with financial support and career development skills building in breast cancer survivorship
Site provides information and resources for women under 45, including fertility decisions, family, financial and career implications.
UAB School of Nursing ranked number one in the “Top 50 Best Value MSN Programs of 2015”
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Award provides for the development of a culturally relevant intervention to help family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer in the rural south
UAB School of Nursing alumna Lindsey Harris cited by National Black Nurses Association for clinical excellence, patient advocacy and mentorship
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UAB School of Nursing AMNP students say poverty simulations are an eye-opening experience that will improve patient care
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Since 2009, the UAB School has had a formal partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs through what is now called the VA Nursing Academic Partnership to help improve health care for Veterans and their families. Its success has led to the expansion of additional education, research and clinical practice initiatives, all aimed at bettering the lives of America's heroes.

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Community Health Nursing students detail experiences with School's partner agencies and findings on nurses' role in the community 
Growth in students and research brings new senior faculty and new graduate program leaders, keys in fulfilling strategic priorities
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Dean credits great team work by faculty, staff, students, alumni as key to significant rise, will continue momentum in serving Alabama and beyond
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Pauline Swiger’s work collecting trauma data during her most recent deployment to Baghdad sets her on a course researching quality improvement
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Ladores, a pediatric nurse practitioner, investigates reproductive health concerns in adolescents and young adults with chronic illness

Deborah Trautman meets with UAB and Birmingham VA Medical Center representatives to learn more about VA Nursing Academic Partnership
Nominees cited for dedication, compassion and leadership include faculty, alumni and students
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Jim Raper is proud to be a nurse practitioner and to have been the first nurse to direct a medical clinic at UAB. This, he said, has afforded him the opportunity to incorporate advanced practice nursing into every aspect of the 1917 Clinic.

Get to know Jim Raper a tenured Professor in the UAB School of Medicine, the only nurse with a primary appointment, and holds a secondary appointment in the School of Nursing.

Diabetes is an enormous problem in Alabama, but a UAB School of Nursing-managed post-discharge diabetes clinic is making the difference for hundreds of uninsured patients.
October 01, 2014

Eye-opening research

Rosetta Norman never thought she would end up with a passion for research or taking care of adults. The second-semester BSN student plans to be a NICU nurse once she graduates, but joining a faculty member’s research team has opened her eyes to more career possibilities and might just change her mind about the age of her patients.
Imagine being discharged from the hospital knowing you suffer from heart failure, and you have no access to continuing outpatient care. What do you do when you’re in trouble—go to the emergency room, get readmitted, or worse, do nothing? It’s a recipe for a vicious cycle that could have disastrous outcomes.
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.
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September 30, 2014

New wounds, new approach

The UAB School of Nursing and Birmingham VA Medical Center are again expanding their 43-year-old partnership and the focus on Veterans' mental health needs.
September 30, 2014

Nursing without walls

Nursing without walls—delivering quality care to populations how, when and where they need, and caring for their unique needs without traditional encumbrances—has become the essence of nursing that is practiced, taught and studied at the UAB School of Nursing.
Honored for her dedication to improving the lives of women and newborns through community service
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Her ultimate goal is to reduce practice barriers for nurse practitioners
Sahwan chooses UAB over other partner schools for guidance in opening new unit at hospital in Saudi Arabia
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UAB is one of eight institutions working as part of the Southeastern Consortium for Substance Abuse Training
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Saturday, April 5, 2014 young breast cancer survivors, their spouses, and children gathered at the UAB School of Nursing to attend the second annual Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network (YBCSN) Workshop. The workshop was specially designed to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors and their loved ones through education, personal support and networking.
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The UAB School of Dentistry, in partnership with the UAB schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Optometry, received a $150,000 renewal grant through the DentaQuest Foundation to train professional students to work collaboratively and recognize when they should make referrals to other professions.
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.
June Cho has been awarded a five-year, $1.72 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development to study testosterone and cortisol levels in infant health and development.

Advising on matters relating to the care and treatment of Veterans

The UAB School of Nursing has acquired the health clinic at The Foundry Rescue Mission and Recovery Center in Bessemer and began seeing patients – both residents of The Foundry and members of the community in need of health care – July 1, 2013.

UAB School of Nursing Professor Marie Bakitas has received a four-year, $720,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study whether a phone-based palliative care intervention can help reduce access disparities for veterans, minorities and patients from rural areas who have advanced cancer.

VA Nursing Academy provides focused, intense education to help serve the health care needs of Veterans, other patients

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Nursing, Medicine partner in AHEC initiative to expand access to primary care — especially for rural and other under-served populations — in Alabama using a five-year, $5.25-million HRSA grant 

UAB School of Nursing faculty provide research to help those living with HIV cope with chronic conditions

UAB School of Nursing faculty provide leadership in clinical practice for those living with osteoporosis
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help put more psychiatric nurse practitioners into the workforce, and for interprofessional education for both nurse practitioners and health informatics professionals in the use of technology to manage psychiatric conditions.
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The UAB School of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.4-million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and implement an innovative interprofessional collaborative health-care practice model that improves quality of care and outcomes for underserved patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions.
After graduation, Sheena Champion returned home to rural Wilcox County, Alabama where her advanced training in primary care is sorely needed
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The UAB School of Nursing partners at the critical juncture to improve access and quality health care for communities

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