Q&A with Wipada Kunaviktikul (PhD 1994)

Wipada Kunaviktikul, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Assistant to the President at Panyahpiwat Institute of Management in Thailand and is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Dr. Wipada received her doctoral degree from the UAB School of Nursing in 1994 and was a research fellow at... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Dr. Juanzetta Flowers (BSN 1966, MSN 1983, PhD 1985)

Three-time UAB School of Nursing graduate and pioneer for advanced practice nursing Dr. Juanzetta Flowers, PhD, RN, (BSN 1966, MSN 1983, Ph.D 1985) has spent her career advocating for nurses and nursing. Her connection to the UAB School of Nursing started before the School made its move to Birmingham. Dr. Flowers worked to establish the... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Dr. Gwendolyn Childs

Gwendolyn Childs, PhD, RN, FAAN Gwendolyn Childs, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate and Prelicensure Education. Her research focuses on approaches for reducing the risks of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent African American girls with an emphasis on sexual decision-making and risk-taking among African American girls ages 12 to... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Dr. Linda Moneyham

Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a UAB School of Nursing Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She has served as a Senior Scientist in the UAB School of Medicine Center for AIDS Research since 2007, and has more than 20 years of experience researching HIV/AIDS. We sat... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Associate Professor Dr. Pamela Bowen (PhD 2012, MSN, 1992, BSN 1988)

Thee-time UAB graduate Pamela G. Bowen, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, is an associate professor of nursing with more than 18 years of experience as a certified family nurse practitioner. Her patient population is predominantly African Americans with obesity-related chronic illnesses, and her program of research focuses on physical activity, obesity reduction, successful minority aging, and reducing... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Dr. Darrell Owens (DNP 2010)

Alumnus Darrell Owens (DNP 2010) is Associate Medical Director for Palliative Care at the University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Campus. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he emphasized the importance of palliative care in the response to COVID-19, empowering patients and families as they made care decisions. We sat down with him in July 2020 to... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Dr. Allison Shorten

Allison Shorten, PhD, MS, RN, RM, FACM, FAAN, joined the UAB School of Nursing in 2016, following seven years as a professor at Yale University School of Nursing. Shorten is an Australian registered nurse and nurse midwife, and her research on evidence-based practice in midwifery and birth choices decision aids has impacted practices internationally. In... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Dr. Grace Grau (DNP 2015)

UAB School of Nursing Assistant Professor Grace Grau, DNP, ACNP-BC, CRNP, AACC Advocate for Women's Heart Health, is a board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and holds a dual-appointment as faculty/instructor at the School of Nursing and CRNP at UAB Medicine in the Department of CVD/Interventional Cardiology. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Dr. Cynthia Cleveland (DNP 2010)

Birmingham VA Health Care System’s Associate Director for Patient/Nursing Services Cynthia Cleveland, DNP, RN, NE-BC, is a 2010 graduate of the UAB School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Pathway. She joined the Birmingham VA 25 years ago and was appointed as Associate Director for Patient Care/Nursing Services in June 2013. We recently sat down... Continue Reading →

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