Alumni

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The UAB National Alumni Society has named six UAB School of Health Professions’ (SHP) alumni to the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25. The program was created to identify, recognize, and celebrate the success of the top 25 UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-managed businesses.

The UAB School of Health Professions has 16 people, including Dean Andrew J. Butler, Ph.D., named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2020 Who’s Who in Health Care.

Kelly Roszczynialski, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Stanford University

When she joined the UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice, Kelly Roszczynialski, M.D., as their simulation fellow, she was informed of UAB’s new M.S. in Healthcare Simulation program.

“I knew that to pursue formalized training in foundational education theory for simulation and expand my knowledge base on educational research as well as quality improvement and management would be the perfect adjunct to my simulation fellowship,” said Roszczynialski, a clinical assistant professor of Emergency Medicine with Stanford University.

But what she did not know then, is that the COVID-19 pandemic would hit the United States only a few months after she was the first-ever graduate of the MSHS program.

Derrick L. Miles, MSHA Class 34, was a wunderkind in the acute care world. By age 31, he was CEO in the Pavilion at Northwest Texas Healthcare System. However, his passion for his family, his drive for new opportunities and the unexpected loss of his cousin to sickle cell propelled Miles to pursue his dreams.