Students/Faculty

robert motl 2017Robert Motl, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Health Professions, developed the exercise program used in the study.Story by Bob Shepard, UAB News

Researchers studying methods of exercise delivery and the effects on people living with multiple sclerosis have been awarded $5.7 million in funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Brenda Bertrand and Beth Barstow with Provost's AwardsBrenda Bertrand and Beth Barstow
with Provost's Awards
The Provost’s Awards for Transformative Online Courses honored two UAB professors this year – both are School of Health Professions’ faculty members. The recipients are Beth Barstow, Ph.D., OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA, associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, and Brenda Bertrand, Ph.D., RDN, professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences.

PA Class of 2018 NicaraguaTwenty-four students of the UAB School of Health ProfessionsPhysician Assistant Studies program delivered medical supplies and care to Somotillo, Nicaragua from August 19 – 26, 2017.

james rimmer lakeshoreJames Rimmer, Ph.D.The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors has approved a $5.8 million grant over the next four years to the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions’ James Rimmer, Ph.D., to fund a study to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis get as much benefit from an exercise-based rehabilitation program delivered via internet and telephone as they do when the therapy is provided in a clinic.