For the 4th year in a row, students in the UAB School of Health Professions’ Doctor of Physical Therapy program hosts Oxford-style debates to better learn the issues they may face in the PT field.

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.

By Adam Pope, UAB Media Relations

The perpetual association of current symbols with wheelchair users has been criticized for insufficiently representing individuals with other disability types.Recent research from the UAB School of Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy has assessed individual comprehension and perceptions of nine existing and newly created accessibility pictograph symbols, and it identified one that represented universal access to fitness equipment.

Brenda Bertrand, professor and director of the UAB School of Health Professions’ (SHP) M.S. in Nutrition Sciences program, is winner of the 2019 Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award from the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP).