Q&A with Associate Professor Pamela Bowen (DNP 2012, 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 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 →

Q&A with Dean Doreen C. Harper

UAB School of Nursing is celebrating its 70th anniversary along with the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020. The School has a rich history of innovation in education, research and practice, going back 115 years to its early roots in the nursing diploma programs on campus at Hillman Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson-Hillman Hospital... Continue Reading →

Nursing in Turbulent Times

By Ada Markaki World Health Day is a global health awareness day marked every year on April 7, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is acknowledged by governments and non-governmental organizations with interests in public health. With nurses and other health workers at the forefront of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response, this year’s international observation and mobilization could... Continue Reading →

Diabetes Distress: Living with Diabetes, By Bela Patel

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Approximately 30.3 million people in the United States live with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires patients to be rigorous in their self-management to achieve optimal health outcomes and prevent diabetes-related complications. While many have heard about diabetes, it is important to also discuss diabetes distress, which is... Continue Reading →

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