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Friday, June 28, we launch the improved SHP Building Campaign website. The latest photos, information and updates are just one click away. Simply visit  http://www.uab.edu/shp/campaign/  to check it out. And please, share with your friends.

SHP Events
33rd National Symposium for Healthcare Execs
The event, held for the first time ever in Nashville, is July 17-19. Symposium is called "Healthcare is getting competitive: can you win with your cost and quality?" To register and for details click here.

Low Vision Rehabilitation Practice
The event, for alumni of the Graduate Certificate program, is in Birmingham July 20-21. Email Sandra Long or call her at 205-975-6860 to register.

June 27, 2013
Hello Friends,
We hope you enjoy the new look of the SHP Newsletter and the stories we have included. To share your input or news, please email Kevin Storr at storr@uab.edu.
SHP in the News

CDS offers new Biomedical Sciences degree

Earlier this month the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the addition of a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences for SHP's Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. The big announcement, originally appearing in UAB News, was covered by the Birmingham News, the Birmingham Business Journal and the Times-Daily in Florence.


Online program helps rehabilitation therapists improve, expand services

A new 18-month program, Health Focused Patient/Client Management for Physical and Occupational Therapists, provides PTs and OTs with the skills needed to address lifestyle behaviors that underlie many chronic diseases. A student, with 30 years' experience tells UAB News you can have the best equipment and exercises, but if you don't understand where the patient is coming from then you can't truly help them.


AMA classifies obesity as a disease

On Tuesday, June 19, the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease. W. Timothy Garvey, M.D., chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, told the Birmingham News and the Anniston Star that this does not "absolve people's responsibility for taking care of themselves." David Allison, Ph.D., a secondary faculty member in Nutrition Sciences spoke to ABC 33/40 about the decision as well.

SHP Making News
Graham elected to APTA position

Cecilia Graham, PT, Ph.D., in the Dept. of Physical Therapy, was elected to the APTA nominating committee. She is 1 of only 2 elected this year and 1 of only 5 serving the national organization on that committee. Her team promotes leadership development and recruits APTA leadership candidates.

4 NS honored at ENDO 2013

Barbara Gower, Holly Resuehr (pictured, right), Amy Goss and Amy Ellis, from the Department of Nutrition Sciences, each took home major accolades from the Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting/Expo.

Hometown Healthcare Isn't Dead

Mike Williams, MSHA Class 14, president/CEO of Community Hospital Corporation tells Becker's Hospital Review that community hospitals are "absolutely" in healthy shape and many can remain independent if they meet criteria.

Shmerling hospital ranked 7th

Jim Shmerling, DHA, FACHE, is president/CEO of Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora. The hospital was recently ranked 7th among "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report. Read More

Storey named COO

Paul Storey, MSHA Class 26, was recently named chief operating officer by Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala. He  takes over July 15, 2013. Storey is currently CEO at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte, W.Va. Read More

Kitchin on Fox 6's Good Day Alabama
Beth Kitchin, Ph.D., R.D., in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, appears regularly on Fox 6 WBRC's Good Day Alabama.

June 11: Do vegetarians live longer? Kitchin analyzes a recent study saying yes. Watch Interview

June 18: 1 in 4 men over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Kitchin talks risk, signs, prevention. Watch Interview

To follow Kitchin regularly visit her Blog.
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Lauren Coggins
is in the OT National Honor Society and PR Chair for the Student OT Assoc. Not bad for a student who didn't know much about her chosen profession until a few years ago.
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LaShonda Peoples
is an OT alumna. She remembered the out-of-pocket expenses she endured and decided to do something about it by creating a scholarship for future OT students.
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