Myron FottlerMyron D. Fottler, Ph.D.The PhD program is excited to announce the Myron D. and Carol A. Fottler, PhD Program in Administration-Health Services Endowed Support Fund. Dr. Myron Fottler was a Program Director for the PhD Administration Health Services Program for 15 years, leaving in 1999 for a job at the University of Central Florida. He retired and became an Emeritus member of the UCF Faculty in 2012.

Dr. Fottler wanted to give back to the program that was such a large part of his career and where he knows students will benefit from such a fund. This is the first endowed scholarship for the PhD in Administration-Health Services program and was set up to support students with tuition, travel fees associated with professional development, or for costs associated with publishing as a sole author or first author. 

monroe kathyKathy Monroe, MDAs a part of her capstone project, Dr. Kathy Monroe embarked on a project that clearly impacted patient care. At the end of the course sequencing in the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety, students integrate their educational acquisition to improve quality and patient safety outcomes in their professional workplace through a capstone project.

In collaboration with leadership in their home organization, students identify and investigate a quality and/or safety opportunity, formulate and articulate a process change designed to resolve the opportunity and develop evaluation metrics to measure the effectiveness of the implemented process change.

Saudi Presentations 10 webSeven multi-disciplinary teams in the UAB School of Health Professions’ Master of Science in Health Administration – International Track program based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, presented big ideas to improve health care in the Kingdom. One of those teams created a proposal to establish a Saudi equivalent of the United States’ National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The students, Dr. Yasser Ad-Dab’bagh, Ms. Zainab AlShankity, Dr. Sameera Al Afghani, Dr. Riyad Al Mousa and Dr. Eman Alsulmi, created the proposal as part of their Synthesis Project. The capstone of the MSHA – International Track program in Saudi Arabia is a research driven-team project aimed at solving some of the country’s pressing medical issues. The project integrates skills and competencies gained throughout the two years of coursework in the MSHA – International Track program. In this case, the issue is funding research for medical discoveries that can save lives.

Graduate Student Recruitment Day for Health Administration

April 14, 2017

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

(Lunch will be provided)

Learn about UAB’s MSHA degree options!

School of Health Professions Building
1705 University Blvd, Room 640
Birmingham, AL 35294

Please RSVP by April 7, 2017:

Tamika Pilgrom, MSW
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OwenBailey USAHealthOwen Bailey, MSHA Class 22, named CEO of USA HealthOwen Bailey, alumnus of the UAB School of Health Professions' Master of Science in Health Administration program (Class 22) and a veteran health care leader who has served as chief operating officer of USA Health since March 2016, has been named chief executive officer and senior associate vice president for medical affairs of the comprehensive academic health care system dedicated to helping people lead longer, better lives.  

In this role, Bailey will be the chief executive responsible for the management and operation of the University of South Alabama hospitals and outpatient centers with a goal of providing high quality, cost-effective, innovative health care.  

University of South Alabama President Tony Waldrop and John V. Marymont MD, MBA, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the college of medicine in charge of the oversight of USA Health, are delighted Bailey accepted the position.