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A University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing faculty member and an alumna of one of the School’s doctoral programs have been inducted as Fellows in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties.
Dr. Natalie Wilson has been awarded a Brown R25 Fellowship that provides didactic training in clinical research methods, as well as collaborative structured mentoring.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), which holds it annual meeting this week - June 9 through 14 - and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) both count UAB School of Nursing alumni among its presidential ranks.
Named 2015 recipient of the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career; award is named for UAB's Dr. Margie Kinney Handlin
Johns Hopkins Professor, National Program Director for RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, is twenty-fourth Jean Kelley Lecture keynote
Sullivan, a graduate of the MSN program, is the recipient of one of only two scholarships given by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses to attend the prestigious conference
Alumna Linda Gibson-Young receives the Outstanding Researcher Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Alumna Amy Neimkin receives 2015 Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director of the Year Award presented by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
DNP graduate Shelby Polk participating in year-long innovative and integrated learning experience for advanced practice nurses
Charged with examining, facilitating innovative, practical strategies to promote School; advise on profession nationally across constituencies

School's PhD Program Director will assist authors in evaluating article ideas prior to peer review, facilite links between academic researchers, clinicians
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses recognizes Louise O'Keefe for excellence in writing in experienced author category
"Nursing Research Using Ethnography: Qualitative Designs and Methods" honored by AJN as book of the year
Growth in students and research brings new senior faculty and new graduate program leaders, keys in fulfilling strategic priorities
Rick and Barrett Brock MacKay give $1 million to create dynamic new home for the Barrett Brock MacKay Florence Nightingale Letters Exhibit

Ann Gakumo named Most Outstanding Black Faculty Member by Black Student Awareness Committee for leadership, community and school involvement
Grant helps The Foundry support Oasis Produce Pantry Food Truck, bring nursing students to teach nutrition in low-income Birmingham suburb
Natalie Baker appointed to Alabama Board of Nursing to represent advanced practice nursing, joins UABSON colleague Laura Wright
Assistant Professor Natalie Baker assumed role of GAPNA Education Committee Chair in September of 2014
DNP student Marie McBee one of five new Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars selected through AACN Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future.
UAB School of Nursing BSN students volunteer for School's first Thank-a-Thon
DNP Alumna inducted into the National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education
Brenda Iddins, Aimee Holland, Nancy Turnham and Joy Deupree receive NPAA awards
One faculty member and three alumni from the UAB School of Nursing honored at AAN Alumni and Friends Reception
Nominees cited for dedication, compassion and leadership include faculty, alumni and students
Michael Humber will serve as president-elect of the ALANA
UAB School of Nursing DNP alumna recognized as NBNA Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year
School recognizes six alumni for outstanding contributions to the nursing profession, academia, and patients
Several faculty members and students attended the NPAA annual congress and honored student awardee  
The 2014 fundraising event hosted by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors drew strong student and faculty praise and gratitude.

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.
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.
UAB Hospital Interim Chief Nursing Officer Terri Poe, who earned her BSN from the UAB School of Nursing in 1986 and her DNP from the School in 2013, has been named the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Associate Vice President.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recognized during 2014 Faculty Awards Convocation
Honored for her dedication to improving the lives of women and newborns through community service
Phillips and colleagues will examine worker impairment from marijuana use
Langston has served the chapter in a variety of leadership roles
Somerall is track coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Sahwan chooses UAB over other partner schools for guidance in opening new unit at hospital in Saudi Arabia
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
Thompson has a long volunteer history with the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
Morin has received national recognition for her teaching expertise, including the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from AWHONN
Four exceptional alumni and professional leaders are 2013 inductees into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.
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.
Eleventh annual Alumni Night Dinner and Awards Ceremony honored Carol Garrison as the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient.
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.
Annual event hosted by Barrett and Rick MacKay supports the Campaign for UAB

UAB School of Nursing graduate student Bryan Wilbanks has been selected to receive the CertifiedBackground.com and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing scholarship based on merit and demonstrated leadership skills.

Natalie Wilson, DNP, ANP-BC, MPH, AAHIVE, a current PhD student in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, has received $100,000 from the Veteran's Administration to fund a two-year Nursing Research Initiative pilot study on the role of inflammation in symptoms commonly reported by HIV patients entitled "Gastrointestinal  Symptoms and Microbial Translocation in HIV+ Veterans."

Honored for her leadership, contribution to society, and promotion of nursing and health care research

Earned her doctorate in nursing from the University of Kentucky

Awards mark contributions in teaching and  service

Award honors work as nurse educator; will respresent southeast for NANNP
Four represent diverse teaching, research, service experience
Hidges has been an active member of AWHONN since 1998
Four exceptional University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing alumni and professional leaders are 2013 inductees into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.

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.

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.

Carol Garrison honored as 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

Aimee Holland will sit on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

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 

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
Phillips is an expert in occupational health and safety
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
Plans call for fall 2012 of new interactive Nightingale exhibit in the School
The UAB School of Nursing partners at the critical juncture to improve access and quality health care for communities
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