Jamie Dabal ChildrensJamie Dabal, FACHE, alumna of the School of Health Professions’ Master of Science in Health Administration program (MSHA Class 39), has been named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2018 Women to Watch list.

Dabal, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, is divisional director of supply chain and operational support for Children’s of Alabama where she leads the supply chain efforts for the entire organization. She has developed and implemented the Organization Readiness plan for all of Children’s of Alabama and is implementing a training plan for more than 1,000 employees in leadership and front line staff.

Ronald Owen AHHOF 01Ronald S. Owen, FACHE, alumnus of the School of Health ProfessionsMaster of Science in Health Administration (MSHA Class 8) program, was inducted to the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame this summer.

The Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame (AHHOF), founded in 1997, recognizes “those persons living or deceased who have made outstanding contributions to, or rendered exemplary service for healthcare in the State of Alabama.”

Owen, who served as CEO of Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan nearly 20 years, also served as president of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, the academic division of the 420-bed regional medical center.

MendixThe UAB School of Health Professions' Master of Science in Health Informatics program partners with Mendix to provide students and faculty free access to the next generation of low-code application development platform. The collaboration allows students to build working apps to scale without requiring them to learn how to code.

“Mendix provides a platform that levels the playing field for all of our students and provides us with an opportunity to graduate students with relevant health informatics skills,” said Sue Feldman, RN, MEd, Ph.D., director, Graduate Programs in Health Informatics.

Modern Healthcare logo. Jeff Lindsay, MSHA, and John McWhorter, III, DSc, alumni of the UAB School of Health Professions have earned spots on ModernHealthcare “Top 25 COOs in Healthcare 2018.”

The Department of Health Services Administration is home to the MSHA program, the highest ranking program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, ranked #2 in the nation (in 2020, the program moved up to #1) by U.S. News & World Report, and the DSc program.

shp new mastersThe University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions announced today that it has created an accelerated master’s 4+1 program with Miles College — a historically black college located in Fairfield, Alabama.

Each year, UAB’s Master of Science in Health Informatics program will accept a select number of students in Miles’ Computer and Information Sciences or Management Information Systems undergraduate programs for this new initiative. The initial students will begin the accelerated program in the fall 2018 semester.

This is UAB’s first partnership with a historically black college or university for an accelerated master’s program.