Programs

Joni Wyatt Beyond the HJoni Wyatt, president, Alabama Chapter of HIMSSThe Alabama Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has established a travel award for students in the UAB School of Health ProfessionsGraduate Programs in Health Informatics.

Doctoral DirectorsCurrent and past HSA doctoral program directors:
Top Row L/R - Hearld, Hernandez
Bottom Row L/R - Duncan, Fottler, Thompson
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the UAB School of Health ProfessionsDepartment of Health Services Administration celebrated 40 years of doctoral education. Together, the PhD in Administration-Health Services program and the Executive Doctor of Science in Administration-Health Services program have graduated 166 researchers, scholars, teachers, and leaders.

william featheringillWilliam W. Featheringill, a key contributor to Birmingham’s ascent as an internationally recognized center for health care, has been honored by one of his former companies with a UAB scholarship in his name.

The William W. Featheringill Scholarship in Health Informatics, established by his daughter Elizabeth Pharo, was endowed by SuccessEHS to honor Featheringill’s legacy as a visionary in health informatics.The endowment will support students in the UAB School of Health ProfessionsMaster of Science in Health Informatics program.

Family PhotoMary Henderson Caruthers with her daughtersAs a 22-year-old med school student, Kara Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C, failed anatomy. But that is the last time she failed anything academically.

In her 30s, Caruthers became an alumna of the UAB School of Health Professions’ Physician Assistant Studies program. In her 40s, she is a doctoral candidate in the School’s PhD in Nutrition Sciences program.

Caruthers’ unending drive to learn more comes from someone who never had the opportunity to learn more – her mother.

And that is why she has created the Mary Henderson Caruthers Sponsored Scholarship in Biomedical and Health Sciences.