Programs

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.

Neeysa Biddle, longtime healthcare leader of Ascension and St. Vincent’s Health Services, becomes the first female to endow a scholarship in the UAB School of Health ProfessionsDepartment of Health Services Administration with the establishment of the Neeysa Davis Biddle Endowed Scholarship in Health Administration.

Biddle is a double alumna having earned a B.S. in Allied Health (currently Health Care Management) and an M.S. in Health Administration (MSHA Class 26).

Ken E. Beasley, FACHE, an alumnus of the UAB School of Health ProfessionsMaster of Science in Health Administration program, has established the Beasley-Hall Endowed Scholarship in Health Administration. The scholarship, which honors Beasley’s family, will support students in the MSHA Residential program.