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Original story by Matt Windsor for The Mix UAB

In the Big Data era, information is plentiful. Insight is harder to come by.

Health apps are a case in point. More than two-thirds of American adults own a smartphone, and 62 percent of those smartphone owners use their devices to look up health information. They have plenty of options: A 2015 study found more than 165,000 health apps available on the Apple and Android app stores — a quarter of them focused on disease treatment and management, with the rest focused on fitness and wellness.

Thomas Morris Executive of the YearThomas Morris (pictured, left) named Executive of the YearThomas Morris, a student in the UAB School of Health ProfessionsExecutive Master of Science in Health Administration program, was named Executive Administrator of the Year at the 2016 Healthcare Awards presented by the Gwinnett (Georgia) Chamber. The award is given annually to a professional at the director level or higher who sets the standard through dedication and leadership.

Chiasera Williams DuggerJanelle Chiasera, CDS Chair; Lamario Williams; Kari Dugger, BMD Program DirectorLamario Williams, an undergraduate student in the UAB School of Health ProfessionsBiomedical Sciences program (BMD), was chosen as a recipient of a 2016 ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence.

Rebecca ShapiroRebecca Shapiro, Genetic Counseling Class of 2017Rebecca Shapiro, UAB Genetic Counseling Class of 2017, traveled 140 miles for her undergraduate degree (Detroit to Kalamazoo) and 718 miles for her graduate degree (Kalamazoo to Birmingham). But to do her summer rotation, she chose to travel more than 11,000 miles. Where did she go? Why did she go? And why is she going again? The answers to that and much more in our latest UAB School of Health Professions student profile.