Programs

react USAFThe University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health ProfessionsRecognition and Evaluation of Autism Contact Training, or REACT, program — a partnership with the Interaction Advisory Group — has been awarded a grant by the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities to train more than 200 United States Air Force security forces and first responders on how to recognize and respond to people with autism as well as other developmental disabilities.

The UAB School of Health ProfessionsDepartment of Physical Therapy delivered their top honors at a recent alumni event.

Warren Barstow Oculus AwardMary Warren, Beth Barstow with the Oculus AwardThe UAB School of Health ProfessionsGraduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation program received the Envision Oculus Award in recognition of it’s national and international impact on improving the daily lives of persons with low vision. The award, handed out annually since 2010, honors the Department of Occupational Therapy program’s professional collaboration, advocacy, research and education in the field of low vision rehabilitation.

Academy for DiversityStudents and faculty of the inaugural diversity in health care academyThe University of Alabama at Birmingham launched the UAB Academy for Addressing Health Disparities through Health Care Leadership on May 30, 2017. The two-week program, dedicated to increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of students in graduate level health care management education and leadership, was created by the UAB School of Health Professions’ Department of Health Services Administration with guidance from the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.