Annual Events

DSC 1561Every year the Department of Health Services Administration hosts numerous annual events for students, alumni and supporters. Please click on any of the links to the left to learn more.

You will also notice an "Endowments" button at the bottom of the list. Many of the events are supported through endowments.

To learn more about how you can support current or future programs please contact Katie Adams at 205-996-5469 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Save the Date: September 25 - 27, 2019

PreceptorsThe annual Preceptors' Conference kicks off the administrative residency search process for UAB MSHA students. It provides a unique three-day opportunity for preceptors, students, alumni and faculty to network.

People at conference interacting and posing for the camera.Day one includes a Preceptors' Reception where second year students, faculty and alumni network in a casual setting with preceptors from across the United States.

Day two the intensity picks up with an all-day Roundtable event. Designed like speed dating, each student spends six minutes at a Preceptors' table answering and asking questions. More than 31 MSHA students and 40 organizations participated at the 2018 event.

At the end of this day, the preceptors and students each submit their top interests. A sophisticated computer system matches the preceptors and students for longer format interviews on Friday. On that day, students have 6-12, 25-minute interviews with preceptors in an effort to gain an on-site interview for an administrative residency.

 SEE MORE: 2018 Preceptors' Reception Photos

The Van Zile Scott Lecture was endowed by a gift to the University of Alabama at Birmingham from Dr. and Mrs. Edward Van Zile Scott. The lecture enables the Department to bring outstanding speakers to campus who represent health services research and health administration practice.

2018 Van Zile Scott Lecture - February 13, 2018 - Birmingham

Julie Adler MilsteinJulie Adler-Milstein, Ph.D.The 2018 Van Zile Scott Lecturer is Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D. Her lecture, titled “A Complex Interplay: Regulation and Market Forces in the Drive for Health Information Interoperability,” will be delivered on February 13, 2018, at Noon at The DoubleTree Hotel in Birmingham.

The deadline to register is February 1, 2018. Please click here to register now.

Adler-Milstein is an associate professor with the School of Medicine and director of the Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research Center at the University of California-San Francisco. She is an internationally recognized expert on policy and management issues related to the use of IT in healthcare delivery.

Her research assesses the progress of health IT adoption; the impact of such adoption on healthcare costs and quality; and the relationships between market, organizational, and team structure and health IT use. A core focus of her work is on health information exchange and interoperability. Adler-Milstein holds a Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University. Her private sector experience includes the Center for IT Leadership at Partners HealthCare and Accenture Health and Life Sciences.

Here is a list of past Van Zile Scott Lecturers.

 

 

Classic Check PresentationMSHA Classic Check PresentationEvery year, our Residential Master of Science in Health Administration students host the MSHA Classic. Traditionally it is held in Birmingham, Alabama. Learn about the next event at the MSHA Classic website.

In addition to being a wonderful day of networking, the event provides leadership opportunities for our students and a chance for all of us to give back to our students as well as to our greater Birmingham community.

Umbdenstock LectureL. R. (Rush) Jordan had a distinguished career as a healthcare executive and educator. His vision and leadership fundamentally changed the healthcare delivery system.

From 1987 – 2002, Jordan served as professor of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and provided residency/fellowship opportunities for UAB students. When he retired from UAB, the L.R. Jordan Distinguished Lecture Series was established to sustain his legacy of integrating healthcare practitioners into the classroom. This lecture series brings prominent health care leaders to the UAB campus.

L. R. (Rush) Jordan Endowed Chair in Health Services Administration

Based upon the undying devotion of a host of coworkers, employees, students and faculty, Mr. Jordan enabled UAB to form the L. R. “Rush” Jordan Endowed Chair in Health Services Administration upon his retirement from active practice in 1987. This was the first endowed chair at UAB outside the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and was one of the first in the country named for a practicing health care executive.

 

Birmingham Making News

Birmingham

 

NiceIt's Nice to Have You in Birmingham

Eating? Shopping? Exploring?

See below, Birmingham has something to offer for everyone!

Arts & Entertainment


Alabama Sports Hall of FameAlabama Sports Hall of Fame

http://ashof.org/

Phone: (205) 323-6665

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Birmingham Civil Rights InstituteBirmingham Civil Rights Institute

http://www.bcri.org/

Phone: (205) 328-9696, ext. 203

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BhamMuseumArtBirmingham Museum of Art

http://www.artsbma.org/

Phone: (205) 254-2565


BirminghamZooBirmingham Zoo

http://www.birminghamzoo.com/

Phone: (205) 879-0409

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BotanicalGardensBotanical Gardens

http://www.bbgardens.org/

Phone: (205) 414-3950


McWaneMcWane Science Center

http://www.mcwane.org/

Phone: (205) 714-8300


Sloss FurnaceSloss Furnace

http://www.slossfurnaces.com/

Phone: (205) 254-2025

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VulcanVulcan Park & Museum

http://visitvulcan.com/

Phone: (205) 933-1409

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UAB Events


UAB is a hotbed for sports, arts, and other special events. We’ll post UAB events here as they are announced—believe us, you won’t want to miss them.

UAB Athletics

http://www.uabsports.com/

• Thursday, April 7 @ 1pm – UAB Men’s Tennis vs. Jackson State

• Friday, April 8 @ TBA – UAB Women’s Beach Volleyball vs. Mercer


UAB Department of Music

http://www.uab.edu/news/experiencing-the-arts/

• Thursday, April 7 @7:30pm – UAB Jazz Combos in concert

• Friday, April 8 @ 7:30pm – UAB Music Choirs in concert

• Sunday, April 10 @6pm – UAB Gospel Choir Spring Concert

 

Birmingham Favorites


Need some tips for dinner? Birmingham’s locals weigh in on their favorite places to eat in this AL.com article: http://www.al.com/bhammag/index.ssf/2015/09/best_of_birmingham_2015_where.html

 

Outdoor Activities


MossRockMoss Rock Preserve

http://www.hooveral.org/?nid=214

Phone: (205) 823-1641

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Oak Mountain State ParkOak Mountain State Park

http://www.alapark.com/oak-mountain-state-park

Phone: (205) 620-2520


RailroadParkRailroad Park

http://www.railroadpark.org/

Phone: (205) 521-9933

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Red Mountain ParkRed Mountain Park

http://redmountainpark.org/

Phone: (205) 202-6043

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Robert Trent Jones Ross BridgeRobert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Oxmoor Valley: http://www.rtjgolf.com/oxmoorvalley/

Phone: (205) 942-1177

Ross Bridge: http://www.rtjgolf.com/rossbridge/

Phone: (205) 949-3085


RuffnerMountainRuffner Mountain

http://ruffnermountain.org/

Phone: (205) 833-8264

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Shopping


SummitThe Summit

http://www.thesummitonline.com/birmingham/

 


Riverchase Galleria

http://www.riverchasegalleria.com/

 


BrookwoodBrookwood Village

http://www.shopbrookwoodvillage.com/

 


Special Events


TommyAlabama Symphony Orchestra

Red Diamond SuperPOPs! Presents “The Who’s Tommy”

Friday, April 8 @ 8pm

http://www.alabamasymphony.org/SuperPops-The-Whos-Tommy.htm

Phone: (205) 975-2787


Saint Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival (4/8/16 – 4/10/16)

Friday, April 8 – Saturday, April 9

http://www.stelias.org/festival.htm

 


PinocchioBirmingham Children’s Theatre: Pinocchio

Saturday, April 9 @ 2pm

http://www.bct123.org/Pinocchio.html

Phone: (205) 458-8181

 

 

Patient Engagement and Hospital Readmissions: 

The Role of Health Literacy

Prinicpal Investigator:  Robert Weech-Maldonado, MBA, PhD

Project Discription:

Value-based reimbursement in health care has resulted in an increasing focus on patient engagement as a mechanism to improve post-acute care outcomes, particularly in reducing readmissions. However, interventions to address patient engagement should account for health literacy and generational differences. Strategies that may work with a high literacy population may not be as effective among a population with low literacy. Similarly, strategies used with millennials may not be as effective among baby boomers. The purpose of this research project is to: 1) conduct a systematic literature of the relationships among health literacy, generational differences, patient engagement, and hospital readmissions; 2) identify best practices of health system strategies to address barriers related to health literacy and generational differences to increase patient engagement and ultimately reduce hospital readmissions; and 3) propose a pilot project based on literature review findings.

How is this differenct than related research:

Prior research has focused on the relationship between patient engagement and health outcomes. However, there has been relatively little research examining how health literacy and generational differences can influence patient engagement and readmission rates, as well as the health system strategies to address barriers related to health literacy and generational differences.

Benefits to industry:

This project will provide the foundation for future interventions of health system strategies to address barriers related to health literacy and generational differences, increase patient engagement, and improve patient outcomes.

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