• Nugent named chair of Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

    Kathy Nugent, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (CDS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions. Nugent is a leader in technology and research commercialization who has been associate vice president and executive director of the UAB Harbert Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HIIE) since 2014.

  • 7 BMD students place at UAB EXPO

    The UAB School of Health Professions had seven undergraduate students - all in the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences program - earn honors at the 2019 UAB EXPO. Every semester the EXPO celebrates excellence in research, creative activity and scholarship by showcasing the academic endeavors of undergraduate students in nine categories for oral and poster presentations.

  • Team of SHP faculty earn NIXLA certificates

    Five members of the UAB School of Health Professions faculty earned certificates for completing the National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy (NIXLA). Members of the Class of 2019 are Dina Avery, DHSc, Brenda Bertrand, Ph.D., April Rollins-Kyle, MAEd, Sarah Tucker, Ph.D., and Neena Xavier, M.D.

  • BBJ Most Influential Executives list includes 5 with SHP ties

    The UAB School of Health Professions has five people on the 2019 Birmingham Business Journal Most Influential Executives list.

  • Josephat presents Real Life Case Study teaching strategy to international audience

    Floyd Josephat, EdD, MT(ASCP), program director, UAB School of Health ProfessionsM.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (MSCLS) program, conducted a workshop on Real Life Case Study at the Caribbean Association of Medical Technologists National Symposium in Trinidad and Tobago.

    The Real Life Case Study is a unique teaching strategy and empirical inquiry that allows students to investigate diseases within its real-life context. It provides students the opportunity to work on these cases simultaneously as physicians and other members of the healthcare team are working on the same cases.

    In his presentation, Josephat stressed the benefit of integrating this technique into the classroom and explained how he implemented it into the UAB MSCLS program. He says teaching this technique accomplishes three specific things:

    1. Requires students think critically about the situation.
    2. Prepares students to apply decision-making to real-life situations.
    3. Develops students’ research skills.

    Josephat, who presented to an international group of Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Technologists, Cytotechnologists and Physicians, also pointed out that the program better prepares students to solve or address disease processes by making sense of information using creative, intuitive, logical and analytical mental processes.

  • 3rd Consecutive Year PA Wins UAB Gurney Derby

    For the third year in a row, a team from our Physician Assistant Studies program wins the UAB Gurney Derby!

  • SHP Dean Named to ASAHP and Lakeshore Foundation Board of Directors

    Andrew Butler, Ph.D., dean of the UAB School of Health Professions, was recently elected to the Lakeshore Foundation and the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Board of Directors. Butler, who became dean of SHP in July 2019, came to UAB from the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University where he was associate dean for Research and director of the Clinical Neuroplasticity Lab.

  • SHP faculty named to Healthcare Educators Academy pilot class

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham launches the pilot class of the UAB Healthcare Educators Academy at an opening ceremony and reception on September 17, 2019. The HEA is a strategic partnership between the UAB Schools of Medicine, Health Professions, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing designed to strengthen educators through mentorship that fosters a culture of excellence, develops innovative teaching resources and advances a collaborative environment.

  • Health Physics student Kayla Stinson wins HPS Award

    Kayla Stinson, a UAB School of Health Professions’ M.S. in Health Physics second-year student, was awarded a prize for her research presentation at the Health Physics Society annual meeting on July 7, 2019.

  • Krystle Glasgow named “One to Watch” by SNMMI

    Krystle Glasgow, MIS, CNMT, NMTCB(CT), NMAA, clinical coordinator and teacher in the UAB School of Health Professions’ M.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) program, has been named to the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging’s (SNMMI) inaugural “Ones to Watch” list.

  • UAB PA places 4th at national AAPA Challenge Bowl

    Kara Arnold, Sean Maleknia, and Hallie Taylor, third-year students in the UAB School of Health Professions’ Physician Assistant program placed 4th at the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s 2019 National Medical Challenge Bowl. This is the second time in the past four years that the UAB PA team reached the Final Round.

  • Butler named dean of UAB School of Health Professions

     The University of Alabama at Birmingham has named Andrew J. Butler, MPT, MBA, Ph.D., dean of the UAB School of Health Professions following a national search.

  • Slovensky to be interim dean of Health Professions

    Donna Slovensky, Ph.D., professor and senior associate dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the School of Health Professions, will become the interim dean of the school April 1, when Dean Harold Jones will officially retire after a distinguished career of 18 years in that role.

  • Physician Assistant students screen children at SSA event

    Molly Miller, Catherine McCarty, and Ruku Machiwalla (pictured, right), three second-year students in the School of Health Professions’ Physician Assistant Studies Program, screened dozens of Birmingham-area children as part of a Sight Savers America (SSA) event in Hoover on January 25, 2019.

  • Physician Assistant Studies honors top students, top preceptor

    On December 13, 2018, the UAB School of Health Professions Physician Assistant Studies program hosted the annual Honors Convocation where they delivered the Director’s Award, Preceptor of the Year Award, SHP Charles Brooks Award for Creativity, and recognized the top graduates from the Class of 2018.

  • Asia Sullivan is first to graduate with dual MSPAS-MPH degree

    Asia Sullivan, PA-S, is the first graduate of UAB’s M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies and M.S. Public Health dual degree program. The Castleberry, Alabama, native will participate in the School of Health Professions Graduate Professional Programs Hooding Ceremony and the UAB Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, December 14, 2018.

  • Mary King, PA-S, Biloxi, Mississippi

    Mary King is a member of the first cohort of the UAB Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Public Health (MSPAS/MPH) dual degree program.

  • UAB team wins Clinical Laboratory Sciences competition

    Students from the School of Health ProfessionsClinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) program beat out three other programs to win the 2018 UAB CLS Student Bowl.

    The UAB squad, comprised of Sarah Bowhay, Catherine Morgan, Sajal Patel, Brittany Pendleton, and Kirstin Whitmire, defeated students from laboratory science programs at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), Baptist Health, and FORTIS.

    The way the competition works is two teams compete head to head facing continuous rounds of questions for 30 minutes or until a team reaches 100 points. If neither team has 100 points after 30 minutes, the team with the most points is declared the winner.

    After years of not competing, Brianna Miller, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, brought the CLS Student Bowl back to UAB in 2014. This marks the first time the UAB Clinical Laboratory Sciences program has won the event since its return.

  • UAB Multidisciplinary Partnership Brings 21 Chinese Medical Students to the School of Health Professions

    International Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in conjunction with the School of Health Professions and INTO UAB hosted 21 medical students from China for a four-week immersion program into U.S. Culture and Medical Education. These students from the Wenzhou Medical University (Zhejiang province, China) graduated from the summer program on Friday, August 10, 2018.

  • Alex Cody, physician assistant student, named to AAPA Judicial Affairs Commission

    Alex Cody, a third-year student in the School of Health ProfessionsPhysician Assistant Studies program, is the only representative from Alabama and one of only eight in the U.S. selected to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Judicial Affairs Commission (JAC).