The seventh annual Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship was presented April 16

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hirey is an internationally recognized expert in leadership and management 

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Published his first peer reviewed paper in 1993

Deuk Kyung Kim and Seung Min-Lee, nursing students from Wonju College of Medicine, at Yonsei University, South Korea, participated in a competitive two-week exchange program at the UAB School of Nursing.  The students worked closely with mentor Dr. Youngshook Han from February 3 until February 14.
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Honored for her leadership, contribution to society, and promotion of nursing and health care research

Ranked 11 in the nation in the 2010 nationals before leaving to focus on academics

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Heaton earned her master's at University of Louisville

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Revising the 2009 Nursing Administration Scope and Standards publication
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Earned her doctorate in nursing from the University of Kentucky
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Awards mark contributions in teaching and  service

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December 05, 2013

Rice Named Chair-Elect

Responsibilities include strategic planning, leading meetings, serving as representative to the National Nursing Research Roundtable

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More than 30 years experience as a psychiatric/mental health nurse
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The UAB Student Nursing Association has received the Outstanding Breakthrough to Nursing Project for their biannual "Day in the Life" program from the Alabama Association of Nursing Students (AANS).

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Award honors work as nurse educator; will respresent southeast for NANNP
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Four represent diverse teaching, research, service experience
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More than 500 volunteers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, the UAB School of Nursing, Cahaba Valley Health Care, and other local dentists, health agencies and companies cared for more than 350 people today as part of the first UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day.

Installed during the NBNA's 41st Annual Institute and Conference


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Hidges has been an active member of AWHONN since 1998
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Maria Shirey, Ph.D., RN, FACHE, FAAN, assistant dean for clinical affairs and partnerships and professor in the Department of Community Health, Outcomes and Systems in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, has been elected president of the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) for the 2013-15 term. Shirey began serving in that role on July 1 after having served as president-elect from 2011-13.

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Four exceptional University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing alumni and professional leaders are 2013 inductees into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.
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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.

Alexandrov is a clinical expert in the areas of emergency and critical care nursing, with concentrations in neuroscience and vascular dynamics



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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.

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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.

Deborah Kirk Walker, D.N.P., assistant professor in the UAB School of Nursing has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

Carol Garrison honored as 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

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Aimee Holland will sit on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
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Olivia Bahemuka, a third semester DNP student and native of Uganda, is one of 20 health professionals participating in this yearlong fellowship 

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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

Patrician is a recognized expert in quality and safety
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Deborah Walker is an advanced practice nurse in adult hematology/oncology

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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
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The UAB School of Nursing has received four grants totaling $3.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund graduate student studies that will help put hundreds of advanced practice nurses and nursing faculty into the Alabama workforce over the next four years.
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Phillips is an expert in occupational health and safety
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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.

Marie Bakitas is an internationally recognized expert in palliative care

Wiser serves the School in the Office of Research and Scholarship
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Swan, Coleman pursuing doctoral education
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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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Research by UAB nurses is enhancing the quality of life for communities around the world
April 05, 2012

Safety on 18 wheels

Karen Heaton working to improve the health of most visible invisible workers in America
Plans call for fall 2012 of new interactive Nightingale exhibit in the School
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Louise O'Keefe recognized by Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama
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Karen Heaton will use R21 award to study the effects and feasibility of a computer-based intervention on truck drivers' sleep
Foundation support will help PhD, DNP and MSN students transform cancer care
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