Christophe JacksonChristophe Jackson serving at Firehouse ShelterChristophe Jackson, Ph.D., a student in the UAB School of Health ProfessionsPhysician Assistant Studies program, was selected for the 2016 Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech). SMDP MedTech supports its fellows to create and produce a wide-range of products to further the growing number of discoveries and advances in the industry to create medical technology products and health information systems that improve human health and enhance the quality of life for people around the world.

Hernandez Distinguished AwardLemak, Hernandez with Distinguished Service Professor proclamationS. Robert Hernandez, DrPH, has been appointed Distinguished Service Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions. The position of Distinguished Service Professor is appointed by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees and recognizes a professor’s academic service to UAB and their international accomplishments.

AOM HCM Weech Maldonado FottlerWeech-Maldonado with Fottler at AOM HCMRobert Weech-Maldonado, Ph.D., professor and L.R. Jordan Chair of Health Administration in the UAB School of Health ProfessionsDepartment of Health Services Administration, has been awarded the Myron D. Fottler Exceptional Service Award by the Health Care Management (HCM) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM).

Story by Shannon Thomason, UAB News

An occupational therapy student needed to get a patient, diagnosed with dementia, out of the bed and across the room for evaluation, but this was different from most patient-caregiver interactions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

This patient was an advanced acting student portraying someone with dementia to test an occupational therapy student’s competence.