Two graduates earn “book of the year” awards

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Associate professor named distinguished educator, serving terms on multiple boards

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Jane Brock extends family’s commitment to focus on improving health for vulnerable populations through endowed professorship, award fund.

Alumnus Christopher Spencer passes the Nurse Executive-Board Certified exam

Research, education part of expanding partnership at sister WHO Collaborating Center
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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.

A new building is only the beginning for UAB School of Nursing

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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

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
PhD student Wells honored by Heart Failure Nurses
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
Hendricks recently appointed to top nursing leadership role
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Langner and White awarded for innovative ideas at InnoHack 2018
Recognized for outstanding contributions to palliative care
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Version of TV game show helps psych mental health NP students learn psychopharmacology content
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13th overall puts School among top five public Schools of Nursing in nation
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Jumped 11 spots from 2015 ranking, boasting nearly $2.2 million from NIH in 2016
Funding supports development of interventions, treatments to improve everyday functioning, quality of life for older adults with HIV-related cognition problems
Two-time graduate makes her mark at nation's premier nursing informatics gathering
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More than 550 calls placed to generous alumni to express gratitude for their support
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Dionne-Odom developing health-coaching program for caregivers of persons with advanced cancer
Goal of research project is to guide development of future cognitive interventions for breast cancer survivors
UAB SNA noted for its success and support of student development, leadership, and community involvement
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Student success stories enabled by donor’s generous scholarship donations
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Associate Professor appointed to committees for MedBiquitous, AAMI
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First-time ever U.S. News has ranked DNP Programs; Two master's specialties also ranked
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School of Nursing faculty will explore why online teaching tool has been so well received, its future potential
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March 3 event offering lineup of nationally, internationally known presenters with expertise in informatics, simulation and distance education
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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
Students receive important hands-on training in fun, safe setting
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Bonner, Pickett invited to speak at Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists gathering
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Spring 2015 DNP graduate is published, makes first podium presentation
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Students showcase service learning projects at UAB Fall Expo
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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
Hacettepe University is a distinguished, highly advanced, research-based institution in the heart of Ankara, Turkey, and much like UAB, it educates many of the country’s nursing leaders

Fond remembrances of chemotherapy nurses makes 15-year-old Pell City High School student want to become one
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Alumna attributes her success to mentor Dr. Jacqueline Moss, who played a tremendous role in helping her find this path

Palmer Carrier, CNA Insurance doctoral fellowships provide $10,000 in education support
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

Selection based upon activism, scholarly research and commitment to community outreach
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Newest results show UAB School of Nursing is most successful prelicensure program of its size in Alabama
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Cites unique specialty, affordability, outstanding faculty as reasons for pursuing two doctoral degrees
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Three nurse-managed clinics provide care for those with diabetes and heart failure, and Veterans with mental health needs
Experience in clinical practice, global health as a Fulbright Senior Specialist has provided basis for teaching innovations

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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

Swiger's work was inspired by the teamwork she saw when she was in Baghdad, Iraq, as part of a Deployed Combat Casualty Research Team
School recognizes eight alumni, colleagues for outstanding contributions to the nursing profession, academia, and patients

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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
Career has been dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for nurses in Alabama and beyond
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The two are among 46 nurses around the country to receive a prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program award this year

Dean Doreen Harper is a 2015 inductee into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame
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Scholars receive financial, educational support to pursue training in cancer disparities research, mentoring from preeminent researchers including Karen Meneses

September 16, 2015

PATH Clinic has new home

UAB School of Nursing’s PATH Clinic serves vulnerable populations with diabetes
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
Nurse Practitioner students learn eye exam skills through interprofessional partnership with UAB School of Optometry
The UAB School of Nursing is one of nine WHO Collaborating Centers in Nursing in the United States and one of 43 in the world.
Assistant Professor Glenda Smith will serve second term as member-at-large for Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 
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Community Health Nursing students detail experiences with School's partner agencies and findings on nurses' role in the community 
"Nursing Research Using Ethnography: Qualitative Designs and Methods" honored by AJN as book of the year
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Growth in students and research brings new senior faculty and new graduate program leaders, keys in fulfilling strategic priorities
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Marti Rice recognized by Southern Nursing Research Society for outstanding leadership, contributions, promotion of nursing, health care research
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Bryan Wilbanks' research, part of his dissertation work, is changing the course of perioperative informatics, published in peer-reviewed journal
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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Ann Gakumo named Most Outstanding Black Faculty Member by Black Student Awareness Committee for leadership, community and school involvement
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Scholarship donors, recipients meet at annual luncheon to celebrate donor generosity and student excellence
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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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Breast cancer risk and genetics, families, relationships are topics at the third Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network workshop in Birmingham

Honored for bridging CNL education, practice; leadership through innovative collaboration with education, practice to improve patient care quality

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Ladores, a pediatric nurse practitioner, investigates reproductive health concerns in adolescents and young adults with chronic illness

Donna Dunn is selected to receive the OWH Heart of Gold for her community-oriented delivery of care
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Leadership Practices for Quality and Safety, for early and mid-career nurse leaders, enhances leadership practices for quality, safety improvement
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Roussel and Polancich present revised DNP curriculum at the AACN Doctoral Education Conference
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New students at the UAB School of Nursing are welcomed into nursing profession at semi-annual “Lamp of Learning” ceremony.

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UAB Student Nurses Association sell CardioGrams as Valentine’s Day fundraiser 

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Grant helps The Foundry support Oasis Produce Pantry Food Truck, bring nursing students to teach nutrition in low-income Birmingham suburb
University of Maryland School of Nursing names former UAB School of Nursing Dean Rachel Z. Booth a Visionary Pioneer
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Deborah Trautman meets with UAB and Birmingham VA Medical Center representatives to learn more about VA Nursing Academic Partnership
First ANCC Nurse Executive/Nurse Executive Advanced Certification Exam Review held in UAB School of Nursing
Assistant Professor Natalie Baker assumed role of GAPNA Education Committee Chair in September of 2014
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Connie White-Williams selected by American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the Advanced Transplant Provider (ATP) Committee to receive the 2015 Advanced Transplant Provider Award
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DNP student Marie McBee one of five new Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars selected through AACN Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future.
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Nursing instructor Annie McCartney has been named Secretary/Treasurer of the Alabama Section of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
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UAB School of Nursing BSN students volunteer for School's first Thank-a-Thon
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DNP Alumna inducted into the National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education
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Harper receives appointment to Department of Veterans Affairs' National Academic Affiliations Council
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Shameka Humphrey garners accolades for poster at Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging Annual Symposium
Brenda Iddins, Aimee Holland, Nancy Turnham and Joy Deupree receive NPAA awards
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One faculty member and three alumni from the UAB School of Nursing honored at AAN Alumni and Friends Reception
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Donna Dunn elected to serve as president of the Alabama Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
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Nominees cited for dedication, compassion and leadership include faculty, alumni and students
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Nursing instructor Kimberly Davey has been awarded for the best doctoral paper by the Southern Management Association
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UAB School of Nursing DNP alumna recognized as NBNA Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year
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School recognizes six alumni for outstanding contributions to the nursing profession, academia, and patients
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MSN student Maggie Davis has been selected to serve as 1 of 10 student reporters for the NPWH
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Elizabeth Sharpe receives first AVA Janet Pettit Scholar Award for exhibiting passion and quest for knowledge
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Glenda Smith represents the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as member-at-large
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The UAB School of Nursing is leading the way in the campus-wide transition to a new learning management system for distance-accessible courses. The University made the switch to Canvas based on the School's successful pilot run in fall 2013.
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Doctor of Nursing Practice students in the UAB School of Nursing are encouraged to think outside the box and set a course to become nursing and health care leaders.
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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.
October 01, 2014

Real-world preparation

To strengthen teamwork and communication among disciplines, the UAB Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Health Professions are collaborating to offer immersive interprofessional simulation training, allowing students from different disciplines to work together in high-stress medical simulations before they enter the workforce.  
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October 01, 2014

Life-saving research

Dr. June Cho dreams of giving preemies a better start. It is well known that testosterone is the primary hormone that increases bone and muscle mass as males grow. But could the very thing that strengthens boys during adolescence also be responsible for weakening them during infancy?
The suicide rate among both male and female U.S. Veterans is soaring, according to recent reports. That trend, coupled with the personal experiences of their colleagues, convinced members of the UAB School of Nursing’s Student Nurses Association to take a proactive role in raising awareness of this growing national issue.
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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.
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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.
Barkley Award comes from UAB MHRC
Her ultimate goal is to reduce practice barriers for nurse practitioners
Bakitas honored for dedication to teaching advanced practice nurses
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Sahwan chooses UAB over other partner schools for guidance in opening new unit at hospital in Saudi Arabia
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Meneses will promote awareness of FNINR, research priorities
Judy Powell gives to prepare the next generation of nurses
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GENEX Services Inc. has awarded the UAB School of Nursing $20,000 in scholarship funds
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Thompson has a long volunteer history with the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
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Morin has received national recognition for her teaching expertise, including the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from AWHONN
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Four exceptional alumni and professional leaders are 2013 inductees into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.
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During a nursing career spanning more than 30 years, Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, has held numerous positions in clinical and academic nursing, but she has always maintained a strong commitment to professional organizations—including serving as a member of the board of the American Academy of Nursing and as a committee chair with the American Nurses Association. Her most recent board position, however, might be her most high-profile yet—chair of the board of AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, one of the largest and most influential interest groups in the country.
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Eleventh annual Alumni Night Dinner and Awards Ceremony honored Carol Garrison as the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient.
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UAB School of Nursing alumni Alfred Lupien and Larry Hornsby were each nationally recognized at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for their outstanding contributions to the field.
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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.
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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.
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BOV remembers beloved friend, member Joie Jones 
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The Luckie family legacy of support for the School of Nursing is “a treasure for our school and our students.”
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Annual event hosted by Barrett and Rick MacKay supports the Campaign for UAB
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Working for 35 years as a nurse, 24 years alongside her husband, Nancy Watts apprecaites nursing and medicine as a family affair
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The UAB School of Nursing is one of many beneficiaries of Melinda Helveston's kindness, giving 
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Kate Wood Hamilton and Sidney Wood Clapp team to take the helm of the JBOV
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Bruce Burns gives to the School, honor's wife's service as a nurse
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Falkenberg's time in Leadership UAB, mother's example inspires her service
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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.
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Anita Smith Lunsford's contributions to the School of Nursing are traced through the decades
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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...
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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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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.
Suzie Miltner, an assistant professor in the UAB School of Nursing is passionate about veteran’s health care, and she has a personal understanding of what veterans need. She came to UAB to do a postdoctoral fellowship as a VA National Quality Scholar (VAQS). Today she is researching quality improvement initiatives for America’s veterans.
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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.

School of Nursing has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the Health Services Resources Administration to develop a program to help veterans with military medical experience more easily transition into the nursing profession.

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Published his first peer reviewed paper in 1993

Heaton earned her master's at University of Louisville

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Earned her doctorate in nursing from the University of Kentucky
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Four represent diverse teaching, research, service experience
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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

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.

Marie Bakitas is an internationally recognized expert in palliative care

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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April 05, 2012

Global Classroom

Promoting Enhanced Research Capacity for Global Health (PERC) was funded by a challenge grant from The Fogarty International Center of The National Institutes of Health
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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
The UAB School of Nursing partners at the critical juncture to improve access and quality health care for communities
Karen Heaton will use R21 award to study the effects and feasibility of a computer-based intervention on truck drivers' sleep

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