The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System recognized two professors in the School of Health Professions’ Department of Health Services Administration with university-wide appointments: Eta Berner, Ed.D., was named UAB University Professor, Nancy Borkowski, DBA, was named UAB Distinguished Professor.

How do you get a reliable count of people who often are stigmatized, distrust local authorities —including researchers — and are afraid to be identified? That was the problem facing a team of researchers that included Ria Hearld, associate professor, Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Health Professions.

SHP DEI EventsThe SHP Diversity, Equity and Inclusiong Committee will be holding two meetings this week to talk about current issues. Initially set up to discuss COVID-19, these meetings will now focus on the events surrounding the death of George Floyd. We know there are those of you who feel unsafe or even unsure about your place. We want you to know we are working on change in SHP, at UAB and beyond. There is no better time than now for all of us to support each other and we hope you will join us.

  • Faculty and Staff: June 2, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
  • Undergraduate Students: June 4, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Graduate Students: June 4, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Please check your UAB emails for instructions on accessing the meeting for your group.

The School of Health Professions (SHP) Student Awards will be managed by the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) with endorsement from the Program Directors. Due to COVID-19, we were not able to recognize our exceptional students with an award ceremony. Nonetheless, it does not diminish their excellence or their accomplishments.