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Can Knowledge Really Change Your World?


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Also in this Issue: Dean’s Letter 3 Q&A with Marie Bakitas 16 Donor Honor Roll 29



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ON THE COVER: Seth Landefeld, MD, professor, Spencer Chair in Medical Science Leadership and Chair of UAB Department of Medicine and Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, Marie L. O’Koren Endowed Chair and Professor (Photo by Rob Culpepper)

UAB NURSING MAGAZINE STAFF: EDITOR Jennifer Lollar ART DIRECTOR Meredith Robinson WRITERS Valerie Fraser Luesse, Anita Smith PHOTOGRAPHERS Rob Culpepper, Steve Wood, Caleb Chancey, Mike Strawn


Dean’s Message

“Knowledge that will change your world” is created, discovered, applied and learned—and knowledge is what is changing our world in Alabama and beyond.

UAB Nursing tells inspirational stories of how our faculty, students, alumni and community set forth a bold strategic agenda to generate and test the latest nursing knowledge and best practices to change the world of individuals and families we serve. Our Strategic Plan for 2013 to 2017 has exciting synergy with UAB’s vision to be a world-renowned research university and medical center. At the UAB School of Nursing, we have set forth five strategic goals to guide our vision. • Innovative Programs that lead the transformation of nursing’s workforce • Sustainable Scholarship that leads the discovery of knowledge translating into better care and quality of life • Valuable Resources that develop our assets to achieve our strategic priorities • Collaborative Partnerships that improve health through new models for access and delivery of patient care

Nursing knowledge changes the world of patients and their families, advancing nursing care that is compassionate and competent in a technologically progressive, data driven health-care system. Enacting our vision to develop innovative leaders transforming health, the UAB School of Nursing’s talented students, faculty, staff and community are committed to learning, discovering and translating the latest discoveries and best evidence that make the difference in health care delivery, education, scholarship and service. Nursing stands at the nexus of health care—offering the human touch in a knowledge driven, global health-care system where we strive to be patient centered while balancing rapid change in the health-care environment. The complexity of today’s health system requires nurses who are full partners with physicians and other health professionals in care redesign (Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health). Today’s nurses must think ahead of the system, drawing on expert knowledge and skills in the science of caring to deliver compassionate, competent care; while coordinating the machines, the medications and treatment modalities—all the while staying focused on the patient and family.

• Global Leadership that impacts health outcomes locally and globally • The ongoing contributions of our greatest resources— our students, faculty, alumni, boards and community, together with collaborations across the University, Academic Medical Center and world—make this an exciting time to be a UAB nurse. We look forward to fulfilling this Plan, leading the transformation of health care with our local and global partners now and into the future, using our nursing knowledge to change lives.

Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing



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t the UAB School of Nursing, we believe the answer is absolutely. Knowledge can change the unique world of every individual and community in need of care; the world of every dedicated student hoping to make a difference; the world of every scientist on a lifelong mission of exploration and discovery. The school is strategically aligned with UAB’s premier academic medical center within one of the most progressive health systems in the country, and it has a long-standing commitment to collaboration across the university’s missions of teaching, research and service. As an internationally recognized leader in nursing, the school not only embraces the goals set forth in the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,

but it also supports the UAB School of Medicine’s Strategic Plan for becoming a Preferred Academic Medical Center of the 21st Century—a medical center of choice for excellence in patient care, education and research. Likewise, the School of Nursing is committed to playing a leading role in fulfilling UAB’s vision for a world-renowned research university and medical center. Key to that vision is the school’s plan for producing not just nurses, but nurse leaders; nurses who will lead the transformation of the nursing workforce; lead the discovery of knowledge that translates into better health and quality of life; and lead the development of exciting new models for improving access and delivery of quality care to patients—in Birmingham, throughout Alabama, across the U.S., and around the world.




he UAB School of Nursing consistently ranks among the top nursing schools nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report, which recognizes the school’s pioneering, hybrid, distance-accessible graduate specialty programs and the school’s role as a leading producer of baccalaureate-, master’s- and doctorally degreed nurses in Alabama and the Southeast.


Change through education With four degree programs, 15 hybrid graduate specialty tracks, and streamlined pathways to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, UAB is transforming the workforce pipeline through a seamless transition from pre-licensure to doctoral programs. Pre- and post-doctoral fellowships offer students immersive experiences in their specialty areas, giving them opportunities for mentoring by renowned faculty 6 | UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING

researchers while they work with interprofessional teams to advance nursing science and improve care. Change through partnerships All UAB nursing students have access to state-of-the-art technology and top-tier clinical partners, including UAB Hospital and Health System, which is among only 2 percent of hospitals worldwide to sustain Magnet status for excellence in nursing. Another valued partner, Children’s of Alabama—the state’s only hospital solely dedicated to the care of children—is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S.

A third clinical partner, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, is one of only eight sites nationwide offering the VA National Quality Scholars Program (VAQS), which provides two-year interprofessional fellowships, and is a VA Nursing Academy Partner. Change through advancement The School of Nursing also is using innovative academic pathways to help students achieve their chosen careers as efficiently as possible. The school’s RN Career Mobility Program enables RNs to quickly progress to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), while the Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) enables strong candidates who already have bachelor’s degrees from other fields to move directly into graduate nursing education.

The best and brightest BSN students are immediately engaged in research, enabling the school to help them find their passion for nursing science and discover how they can contribute to nursing knowledge. The school also has aligned its undergraduate Honors Program with the PhD program, encouraging honors students to take advantage of UAB’s direct pathway from the BSN

to the doctorate in nursing. “We want all students, especially those in the honors program, to learn about nurses as scientists and to look at research as an option in their careers,” said Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN. For graduate students, fellowships in oncology, gerontology and


palliative care provide a link between master’s programs and the doctorate in nursing. “Our fellowships include some course instruction,” Moneyham said, “but they primarily center on collaborative clinical training in settings where students work with teams of experts and advance their knowledge and skills in their specialty area of interest.”

From right: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program faculty members Susanne Fogger and Teena McGuinness offer counseling.

With generous philanthropic support helping attract federal grants for scholarships, the school is able to provide talented students with the necessary financial support to achieve their academic goals. In 2012, the School of Nursing received four grants totaling $3.1 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The four programs funded by these grants, aimed at students pursuing a master’s degree or higher, are the Advanced Education in Nursing Traineeship Program; the Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program; Scholarships for Disadvantage Students; and the Nurse Faculty Loan Program. “This funding helps us produce the nursing faculty, scientists and leaders of the future,” said UAB School of Nursing Dean Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Through these four programs, we can place more than 400 graduates into clinical, research and faculty leadership positions over the next four years.” In 2012, the school also received a three-year, $1.1 million HRSA grant for advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing. It enables UAB to increase the number of students in its Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, addressing Alabama’s critical need for psychiatric nurse practitioners. “As Alabama closes many of its psychiatric hospitals and moves toward community-based treatment, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners are key in helping patients with serious mental illness live with dignity in their communities,” said Project Director Teena McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, professor of

nursing and interim assistant dean for graduate clinical programs. “A community-based model also gives us an opportunity to integrate mental health care into regular primary care clinics so that patients have a single health care home.” McGuinness said this grant also supports integrating health information technology into mental health care, funding interprofessional education for nursing and health informatics students. It focuses on technology as a means of broadening the reach of advanced practice psychiatric nurses in underserved areas. “If you call a psychiatric clinic today to request an appointment as a new patient, they probably wouldn’t be able to see you for at least a month—and that’s assuming they’re even taking new patients,” said Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator Susanne Fogger, DNP, CRNP, PMHNPBC, a key member of McGuinness’ team. “Imagine what that means for someone who is feeling suicidal and needs immediate help. Their only recourse is the hospital emergency room. ”




LEGACY OF CLINICAL EXCELLENCE Anne Alexandrov, PhD, RN, ANVP-BC, CCRN, FAAN, recently received the 2013 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ (AACN) Flame of Excellence Award. The UAB School of Nursing honors Alexandrov, along with the following distinguished alumni and friends who, like her, have served as AACN president:

Marguerite Kinney Handlin Joanne Disch Sandra Dunbar Joan Vitello-Cicciu Connie Barden


Change through enhancement The school offers the only PhD in nursing in the state of Alabama, preparing nurse scientists who generate knowledge to improve patient care, and also building capacity in nursing faculty, ensuring a quality education for nursing students of the future. The school also is in the process of converting its Doctor of Science in Nursing (DSN) to a PhD and will give nursing alumni the opportunity to convert these research-focused degrees to PhDs, recognizing the equivalence of the two programs and the need for uniform credentials among nurses. Senior Associate Dean Linda Moneyham and Associate Dean Karen Meneses are interim co-directors of the PhD program, with daily oversight by Associate Professor David Vance. While the program will remain blended between distance and on-site classes, recent enhancements are transforming PhD education by focusing on students’ engagement with each other and their faculty mentors while giving them innovative research experiences. “We are unique in that we offer research immersion at the very beginning of the curriculum,” Moneyham explained. “We think courses on research design and methodology will make much more sense to students once they have practical experience in their respective subject area. They have opportunities for NIH and other doctoral funding for their studies and dissertation research. And students learn and work on collaborative research teams with funded investigators, within the School of Nursing and across the University.” From left: PhD program faculty leaders Linda Moneyham, Karen Meneses and David Vance

Vance, who is editor-in-chief of the online journal Nursing: Research and Reviews, is working to ensure that all PhD students develop the skills they need to publish their research. The redesigned curriculum places a strong focus on scientific writing. “We emphasize that students should be publishing along the way, as they’re completing their PhDs, not waiting until they’ve graduated,” Vance said. Some of the most critical mentoring that PhD students receive actually happens before they take their first class. “A PhD is a rigorous degree,” Meneses said. The school awards more than $500,000 in fellowships, stipends, and other financial support to doctoral students with an emphasis on full-time study. Such funding is essential to providing the research immersion experiences essential to the development of nurse scientists. Change through mentoring Access to acclaimed faculty researchers in signature programs including oncology, gerontology, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, nursing administration and veterans’ care enables students to learn from and be mentored by nurse leaders who are impacting policy at a national level:

Associate Dean for Research Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2006, she received a Presidential appointment to the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Partnerships Cynthia Selleck, DSN, RN, FNP, a recognized leader in community health, developing innovative models for health-care delivery to underserved populations.

Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor of Nursing Pat Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, a national consultant for Quality and Safety in Education for Nurses (QSEN), with 26 years in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, from which she retired as a colonel.

Professor and Assistant Dean for Program Evaluation Anne Alexandrov, PhD, RN, ANVP-BC, CCRN, FAAN, a nurse physiologist with a joint appointment at the UAB School of Medicine, former national president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and former member of the American Stroke Association’s Executive Leadership Board.

Professor and Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Partnerships Maria Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEABC, FACHE, FAAN, and Professor Linda Roussel, DSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNL, nationally recognized authorities on executive nursing leadership.

From left: NP student Ashleigh Sullivan with faculty member Ashley Hodges at the UAB School of Medicine’s OSCE lab

Change through excellence For graduate students, there is no substitute for the personal interaction they have with graduate faculty mentors, and the exposure they receive to UAB’s top-tier clinical facilities and interdisciplinary research and education centers. Ashley Hodges, PhD, CRNP/Faculty, WHNP-BC, is Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Clinical Programs and previously was program director for the Clinical Skills Center at the UAB School of Medicine. Hodges collaborates with colleagues in the School of Medicine, utilizing the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) to evaluate advanced health assessment and diagnostic reasoning competency of nurse practitioner students. The OSCE testing facility has 20 individual clinic rooms, each with digital video capability, where NP students are evaluated as they diagnose and develop a plan of care for “standardized patients”—real people of varied ages, ethnicities, genders, body types, etc., who are trained to portray patients with particular health issues.




Coordinating two of the school’s nationally ranked nurse practitioner tracks are new program faculty Aimee Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, NP-C, RN, RD (Women’s Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care), and D’Ann Somerall, DNP, MAEd, CRNP, FNPBC (Family NP). Together these NP faculty leaders have developed innovative teaching strategies, successfully engaging students and raising enrollment to unprecedented levels. Cultivating leadership would be impossible without a commitment to

advanced education and life-long learning. Nearly forty years ago, UAB established the first doctoral program in nursing in the Southeast. Today, UAB educates nurse leaders for a wide array of clinical settings through a highly successful Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. “What’s driving our DNP forward, what has given it national recognition as a program of excellence, is our vision of staying pure to what the community really wants in a DNP graduate,” said Anne Alexandrov, a DNP

program faculty member. “An administrator in a clinical practice setting is looking for an expert clinical nurse who is capable of measuring phenomena in his or her environment, providing sophisticated analysis of that data, and drawing important conclusions about what needs to be done to improve practice. We want our graduates to show superior preparation in all of those areas so that their leadership will result in the best possible clinical situations and high levels of patient satisfaction.”

KNOWLEDGE: INSPIRING RESEARCH CAREERS Marie Bakitas, DNSc, APRN, NP-C, AOCN, ACHPN, FAAN, who joined UAB in 2012 and is the Marie L. O’Koren Endowed Chair and Professor, has an appointment in the UAB School of Medicine’s Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging. She also is associate director of UAB’s internationally known Center for Palliative and Supportive Care. Bakitas said working with graduate students on their own research helps them understand the mission, scope and potential of palliative care. “I’ve been able to engage with students who might have thought, when they first came to nursing, that they wanted to be in the ICU or pediatrics,” Bakitas said. “But they come to understand that palliative care is exciting and cutting edge. It is nursing at its finest. You have the satisfaction and gratification of seeing that you really did make a difference.” Seth Landefeld and Marie Bakitas at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Wallace Tumor Institute 10 | UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING


From left: Post-doctoral research fellow Loretta Lee, mentor Rita Jablonski and post-doctoral research fellow Pam Bowen

“Marie Bakitas brings extraordinary creativity and superb leadership skills to nursing and palliative care at UAB,” said Seth Landefeld, MD, professor, Spencer Chair in Medical Science Leadership and Chair of UAB Department of Medicine. “She has developed novel approaches to providing comprehensive care to people with serious chronic diseases and has conducted research demonstrating the effectiveness and benefits of these approaches. With her interprofessional approach and leadership, Dr. Bakitas provides a rocket boost to our clinical, research and educational programs to improve care for patients at UAB and to lead the nation in these new approaches.” Rita Jablonski, PhD, RN, CRNP, a renowned gerontologist who joined UAB in 2013, has secondary appointments with Behavioral and Population Sciences at the UAB School of Dentistry and at the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging. She echoed

Bakitas’ enthusiasm for mentoring. “I’m happy to be at UAB, not only because there are wonderful collaborative opportunities to move my own research forward, advance science and improve patient care, but there are opportunities to share my passion for aging and my love of research. I am here because of amazing mentors. Now it’s my turn to mentor students and faculty who desire a career in science.” Jablonski is mentoring postdoctoral research fellows Pam Bowen and Loretta Lee, working together to serve a very frail, functionally dependent, and cognitively impaired population. “They’re learning how to recruit ethically and sensitively, how to run a research team, how to train research assistants, how to make sure that the intervention stays pure. There’s so much behind-the-scenes work with a randomized clinical trial, and it’s great to be part of that and learn from it before you’re the one leading the team.”

interprofessional approach and leadership, Dr. Bakitas provides a rocket boost to our clinical, research and educational programs to improve care for patients at UAB and to lead the nation in these new approaches.” - Seth Landefeld




From left: Nursing honors students Changelica Jackson and Heather Fowler with faculty member Karen Meneses, conducting research for the YBCSN initiative

eading the discovery of knowledge that translates into better health and quality of life: In the past five years, the school’s

sustained scholarship has increased from under $2 million annually to nearly $8 million annually. While funding has improved substantially, the complexity of health care demands that faculty discover and apply the best evidence-based nursing from bench to bedside to community.

Transforming HEALTH, QUALITY OF LIFE Change through research Pioneering research by funded faculty within the School of Nursing is impacting health and quality of life in Alabama and around the world.

“Alabama is the epicenter of major health issues,” Moneyham said, citing the state’s health disparities and high incidences of many chronic diseases. “This gives us fertile ground

to make significant differences in the lives of people affected by these diseases.” The recently established Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network (YBCSN), a product of research by Karen Meneses, is translating a holistic approach to pre-menopausal survivors, connecting them with education, services and support tailored to their unique needs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently named Meneses to the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. Marie Bakitas, who has helped transform palliative care for oncology patients from end-of-life to concurrent care as patients undergo treatment, is working with interprofessional research teams at UAB to extend that same philosophy of care to veterans, minorities, and rural patients with advanced cancer, as well as to patients with heart failure and other chronic diseases. “We are very fortunate to have Dr. Bakitas join us,” said Associate Professor of Medicine Rodney Tucker, MD, MMM, interim director of the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care. “Her body of work, both at Dartmouth and here at UAB, will enhance the care of patients with advanced illness in both cancer and heart failure for years to come.”

THESE PROGRAMS OF RESEARCH are exceptionally important as the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging works with the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care and the School of Nursing to improve the care of older adults with life-limiting illnesses.” - Richard Allman 12 | UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING

Nurse scholars Maria Shirey and Linda Roussel are exploring the role of executive nursing administrators to better prepare them for the challenges of management in complex health care systems. Pat Patrician’s program of research dovetails Shirey and Roussel’s as she studies quality and safety, nursing practice and outcomes, and the nursing work environment. Rita Jablonski and David Vance are both extending successful gerontology research programs in oral care and cognitive aging, respectively, to new patient populations. “These programs of research are exceptionally important as the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging works with the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care and the School of Nursing to improve the care of older adults with life-limiting illnesses,” said Richard Allman, MD, Parrish Endowed Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the UAB School of Medicine.


health care organizations, outpatient clinics, home care, and in a wide range of clinical and academic settings—not just hospitals.” - Pat Patrician

From left: Executive Nursing Administrators Linda Roussel, Maria Shirey and Pat Patrician at UAB Hospital

KNOWLEDGE: CHANGING THE FACE OF NURSING LEADERSHIP Preparing graduate students for executive leadership are faculty members who are, themselves, nationally recognized leaders. “The chief nurse’s role in hospitals across this country is pivotal to quality outcomes,” said Pat Patrician. “His or her leadership skills can make or break an organization. UAB prepares nurses to lead in health care organizations, outpatient clinics, home care, and a wide range of clinical and academic settings—not just hospitals.” “I think one of the most important qualities of a leader is that you’re never comfortable,” said Linda Roussel. “You’re always looking for ways to improve. You have to be creative and innovative. Maybe most important of all, you have to know how to inspire and motivate. We collaborate with our students in the executive nurse leadership program to

develop and test these competencies.” “When you talk about nurse leaders, I think you have to start from the fundamental premise that every nurse is a leader, regardless of whether he or she is functioning in a formal leadership role,” said Maria Shirey. Much of Shirey’s research focuses on the role of nurse managers—the nature of their work, the support and resources they need in order to succeed, and, what she considers key to authentic leadership, the ability to clearly articulate their passion and their values and to lead in a way that’s consistent with those values. “If you can create an organizational culture that’s positive,” she said, “and if you can provide the resources for nurse managers to be able to do their jobs well, then staff, patients and the organization benefit.” UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING | 13



mproving health through new models for access and delivery of patient care: Using the

collective experience of its renowned faculty, the school is creating the partnerships to advance interprofessional teaching, research and service, opening opportunities for collaborative programs, shared resources, faculty practice, care redesign, professional development, and global partnerships.

D’Ann Somerall (far right) at the UAB School of Nursing’s Foundry Clinic

Transforming Models QUALITY OF CARE

Change through access The School of Nursing’s missions of research, education and service come together in a powerful way through its collaborative partnerships. Clinical settings provide the venue for faculty practice, hands-on education for students, and ground-breaking research that leads to new models of care. In 2011, the School of Nursing partnered with MPOWER Ministries to create a nurse-managed PATH (Providing Access to Healthcare) Clinic, led by Cynthia Selleck. The school has received a three-year, $1.4 million HRSA grant to expand clinic hours, dramatically increase patient volume, and develop an interprofessional, team-based practice model. Recently, the school brought its nurse-managed clinic model to The Foundry Clinic, part of The Foundry Rescue Mission and Recovery Center in Bessemer, Ala. Under the leadership of Linda Roussel, the school provides three faculty members who are certified nurse practitioners to staff the clinic four days per week. Besides providing free care to 14 | UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING

residents in The Foundry’s year-long addiction treatment program, the clinic also provides quality, affordable services to patients in the surrounding community. “At the PATH Clinic, which is now well established, we’re providing very broad-based care for an underserved community, with excellent results,” Selleck said. “I think the same will happen at The Foundry. The next step is to look beyond these individual clinics and think strategically about this global umbrella we’re creating for medically needy people in Jefferson County, Alabama.” Change through satisfaction Collaborative partnerships also offer support to practicing nurses. Led by UAB Hospital, the 12-month UAB Nurse Residency Program helps new nurses adapt to the profession and to hospital culture. School of Nursing faculty member Sharon Hamilton, MSN, co-coordinates the program with Gwendolyn Pernell, MSN, RN. “There’s significant turnover among new nurses— and a significant loss to hospitals, which invest $50,000 to $80,000 in orientation for each new nurse,” Selleck explained. “But there’s data to show that beginning nurses who go through a residency program—who are better supported and educated, who are infused into the culture of their particular institution, and who have the opportunity to share with fellow nurses in a similar stage in their careers—are less likely to leave.” To further address potential workforce issues, the School of Nursing and UAB Hospital created the Lead-

ership in Nursing Council (LINC) in 2008. Joining Dean Harper and senior nursing faculty on the council are members of the nursing administration team at UAB Hospital, led by Velinda Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, senior associate vice president and chief nursing officer for UAB Hospital, and assistant dean for practice at the School of Nursing. LINC focuses on three key areas: education and professional development; nursing practice and quality outcomes; and research and scholarship. LINC has proven very effective in enhancing communication and collaboration across the UAB Nursing enterprise. Another hospital partner, Children’s of Alabama, created a Clinical Nurse Scholars Program, designed and implemented by Sara Day, PhD, RN, who holds a joint position as associate professor at the School of Nursing and director of nursing research and evidence-based practice at Children’s. This program helps nurses develop the skills necessary to participate in evidence-based practice activities; recognizes nursing’s key role in the generation and dissemination of knowledge and evidence; and improves the quality of care for patients and their families. Day works with each nurse individually to design and implement an evidence-based practice project focused on improving patient outcomes in clinical practice and enhancing the quality of patient care. “With these exceptional hospital and community-based clinical partners and our talented executive nurse leaders, we have an opportunity to develop some truly innovative care models,” Selleck said. “We have so many opportunities to close the gaps in our community by improving how patients and their families transition across health-care settings. Our goal is to lead the design of innovative models in which transitions of care would be carefully overseen by a professional who is engaged with each patient across acute care, through community-based settings. That’s nursing. That’s how nursing leadership can make all the difference in the world.”

From left: Dean Doreen Harper, UAB nurse Jason Hatcher, and Velinda Block making rounds at UAB Hospital

OUR GOAL IS TO LEAD the design of innovative models . . . through community-based settings. That’s nursing. That’s how nursing leadership can make all the difference in the world.” -Cynthia Selleck

From left: Deb Wesley and Sara Day at Children’s of Alabama


{ with Marie Bakitas } interview by valerie fraser luesse


photography by caleb chancey

The UAB School of Nursing is delighted to welcome distinguished scholar Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, APRN, NP-C, AOCN, ACHPN, FAAN, as the Marie L. O’Koren Endowed Chair and Professor. Dr. Bakitas holds a secondary faculty appointment in the UAB School of Medicine and is associate director of the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care.

Bio in Brief Innovative nurse scientist with 47 original papers, 17 clinical guidelines and monographs, and 3 books, including a winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. ADN/RN, University of Bridgeport; MS, Boston University; DNSc and Post-doctoral Fellowship, Yale University. Most recently served as Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Palliative Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice. 16 | UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING

Q: Why are you passionate about the science of palliative care?

A: When I first became a nurse, many of

the cancer patients I cared for were very young. I was interested in trying to make a difference and improve the quality of their lives as they underwent treatment. Today, pain management for patients has improved tremendously. In oncology, the treatments have become more refined, and supportive care has improved greatly. That says a lot about how nursing science improves care outcomes. I think most nurses will understand when I say

that I’ve never been willing to accept the idea that there’s nothing more we can do. There’s always something you can do to improve the quality of life for your patient. Q: You’re principal investigator for a new four-year, $720,000 grant from the American Cancer Society. What’s the focus of this new research, and how will it improve patient care?

A: We’ll be exploring the best ways to

implement an evidence-based palliative care intervention delivered by phone as a way to help improve access and reduce

disparities for veterans, minorities and rural patients with advanced cancer. Over the past 10 years, I’ve been working with my research team to develop Project ENABLE—Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends. The patients who underwent this intervention had a better quality of life and less depression. They also lived longer than patients who received only regular cancer care. But all of this work has been done in an academic medical center setting. Now we want to extend the results of that study to patients and family members in the community. We’ll have four sites—the Birmingham VA Medical Center; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Spartanburg, S.C.; and Bangor, Maine. Q: What are the challenges in providing palliative care to these new patient populations?

A: Nearly 60 million Americans, many of them veterans and ethnic minorities, live in rural areas where few palliative-care services exist. The American Cancer Society has set a nationwide objective to eliminate cancer disparities by 2015. Given that advanced cancer patients in rural areas are less likely to benefit from palliative services, due to limited access and suboptimal care, we believe this intervention provides an innovative way for cancer clinics in these areas to provide this much-needed care. Is there a relationship between the recently awarded American Cancer Society grant and the new funding you’ve just received from the National Palliative Care Research Center?

A: Yes. With the American Can-

cer Society funding, we’re continuing to focus on oncology patients but extending the reach of the study beyond the academic medical cen-

ter. The exploratory grant from the NPCRC will be used to evaluate the feasibility of offering a similar intervention to heart failure patients and their families. This award will provide $154,000 over two years to test this intervention in 25 patients, each with a partner, here at UAB and 25 patient/partner pairs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire. Tell us about your approach to palliative care, which is now the gold standard in oncology.

A: We have good symptom management in oncology

and effective methods of communication to help patients and their families. But when I first started this research in the mid-nineties, those approaches were not introduced until all alternatives were exhausted and patients were in hospice. Even now, people think of palliative care as hospice and end of life, but all the things we have to offer in palliative care can help much earlier. We proposed and tested a model of care for patients who had been diagnosed with a cancer that could not be cured, whereby we would offer palliative care as concurrent care—in other words, while they were receiving any type of cancer treatment, such as chemo, radiation, or even investigational treatments. Based on our study and six others, the American Society of Clinical Oncology released a consensus statement indicating that this type of concurrent care was to be considered state-of-the-art treatment. What convinced you to move to UAB?

A: UAB and the School of Nursing are leaders in pal-

liative-care education, research and clinical care, and this is just an incredibly collaborative environment. I’ve been involved in trying to bring some of my research team here to UAB to join other researchers in palliative care and oncology. The teams here are so inviting and welcoming that it’s very easy to collaborate—there almost aren’t enough hours in the day to talk with all the people who want to work together to try to improve care. What’s especially exciting for me, and part of what attracted me to Birmingham, is the need to improve palliative care in minority populations. Alabama has a much more diverse population than New Hampshire, and Birmingham offers tremendous expertise in addressing diversity, minority populations and cultural sensitivity. I’m excited about the opportunity to collaborate with interprofessional teams at UAB and make a difference in the lives of patients and their families.

Remembering Marie O’Koren The endowed chair that Dr. Bakitas holds is named in honor of a revered nurse leader. Marie L. O’Koren, EdD, MSN, was professor and dean emeritus of the UAB School of Nursing. As the school’s second dean (1970-87), Dr. O’Koren was responsible for the growth and development of nursing education in Alabama. She not only increased the school’s enrollment and number of degrees offered, but also expanded specialty tracks for the MSN program and founded the first doctoral program in nursing in the Southeast. Dr. O’Koren passed away on December 11, 2012, at the age of 86. Thanks to the generosity of her friends and colleagues, her legacy will live on through the advances in nursing that are being made possible by this endowed chair. UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING | 17

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Advancing Health Globally written by valerie fraser luesse photography by rob culpepper

Olivia Bahemuka

a leading role in the ABC’s efforts to transform care in developing countries. “Afya bora” is Swahili for “better health.” The consortium is a partnership of four American and four African universities. Each year, it supports 16 African and four American medical and nursing graduates and public health professionals. This is the first time the ABC has allowed students outside of its eight-member schools to apply for the fellowship, which prepares trainees for leadership roles in government, the private sector, and academic health institutions in developing countries. Bahemuka said her advisor, Karen McCarty, PhD, RN, recognized her strong interest in global health and encouraged her to apply for the fellowship. McCarty then consulted Lynda Wilson, PhD, RN, FAAN. Wilson, assistant dean for international affairs at the UAB School of Nursing and deputy director of the school’s PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center, critiqued Bahemuka’s application materials and helped her prepare for her interview. Bahemuka came to UAB with a passion for community health and valuable experience as assistant director of nursing at an Area Health Education Center in North Carolina. She also had been leading annual

The UAB School of Nursing’s leadership stretches from Birmingham, across Alabama and the Southeast, throughout the nation and to such international sites as Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, where the school has partnered to build nursing capacity and develop knowledge to improve health and well-being. The need for nursing leaders to help forge creative change to advance health globally remains a high priority.

This year, the UAB School of Nursing celebrates 20 years as a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for International Nursing. The school is one of only 10 centers in the U.S. and one of 42 worldwide. This designation acknowledges the school’s sustained commitment to global health and recognizes UAB as an international leader in nursing education, research and service. Two of our nurse leaders were recently chosen for service in Africa, where they will be working to transform care through enhanced nursing education and leadership development.

Preparing Leaders in Uganda Third-year DNP student Olivia Bahemuka, MSN, RN, CTN-B, was recently awarded an Afya Bora Consortium (ABC) Fellowship in Global Health Leadership. She will spend a year in her native Uganda, playing 18 | UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING

trips to Uganda, where she worked on HIV/AIDS initiatives and helped establish a clinic in the Wakiso district. She said those experiences, coupled with UAB’s emphasis on research, evidence-based practice, and quality and safety, prepared her to make a contribution globally. Her ultimate goals, once she completes her fellowship and graduates, are to return to Uganda to shape health policy; to improve health-care delivery; and to enhance nursing education globally. Bahemuka is the third Ugandan nurse leader to graduate from the UAB School of Nursing. Godfrey Katende went on to complete a DNP at Johns Hopkins University, while Rose Nabiyre is now on faculty at Makerere University in Uganda.

Building Capacity in Malawi Also working in Africa is Assistant Professor Deborah Kirk Walker, DNP, CRNP, AOCN, who has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. This award allows Walker to serve as a visiting professor for up to six weeks at a foreign nursing school, twice over the next five years. She hopes to help the Kamuzu College of Nursing at the University of Malawi integrate oncology and palliative care into its curriculum and provide support for oncology nursing education in Malawi. Walker, an oncology nurse practitioner and scholar at UAB’s PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center, has always been interested in global health. She made her first trip to Malawi before coming to UAB. In February 2013, the Alabama-based 100X Development Foundation asked her to return to Malawi and do a needs assessment in the areas of oncology and palliative care. “While there, we were able to meet with the President of Malawi, as well as the Minister of Health and other government officials, who told us about their long-term plan to develop cancer care in their country and asked if we could do some capacity building in nursing and medicine,” Walker explained. “Right now, Malawi has one medical oncologist serving the entire country—that’s 15 million people. They have no cancer center and no radiation oncology facility. The govern-

ment has plans for a cancer center but no money to build it.” Absent funding for a fully equipped cancer center, Walker said, nursing education becomes all the more critical in Malawi: “They consider cancer a death sentence because they have no care. But we know that if we screen for cancer early enough, we can provide interventions for patients without having to go through radiation therapy or chemotherapy, so screening is key.” Walker’s immediate goals are to review the nursing curriculum at the University of Malawi and work with faculty to incorporate oncology and palliative care content. “In Malawi, there is so much that needs to be done, and so many things that have to happen at the same time in order to move forward,” Walker said. “But we’re looking at this great need as an opportunity for an interprofessional team to improve health and the quality of life. My husband is a physician assistant in palliative care, and we came to UAB because we knew it was the kind of place where we could have those collaborative relationships and make a difference for our patients. For us, being able to see the difference we can make compels us toward this global work.”

Deborah Kirk Walker in Malawi

UAB OFFERS PEACE CORPS FELLOWSHIPS: Three years ago, the UAB School of Nursing established its Peace Corps Fellows Program, one of only three offered by American nursing schools. These fellowships provide financial assistance to returning Peace Corps volunteers who are pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing as a second degree, or who have entered the Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway. To date, the school has given fellowships to four former volunteers. These students have brought their global health experiences home to benefit underserved communities in Alabama.



A Gift That Inspires Others

From left: Kacy and Guy Mitchell with their daughter Dottie Mitchell

written by anita smith photography by rob culpepper


How the Mitchell Family gave its special vote of confidence to a Junior Board of Visitors mission – a mission born from the spirits of two sweet babies...

“The Mitchell family

has raised awareness and support for nursing’s critical work with our patients and their families at some of the most vulnerable times in life.” For as long as she can remember, Dottie Mitchell has felt the spirit of giving in her family. “My parents (Guy and Kacy Mitchell) first taught me about giving in church. Then, through them, I learned the concept of being a good community member, of giving back. It was never presented to my brother, sister, and me that giving back was a burden. It was presented as something you do out of love.” Dottie has role models for giving that extend beyond her parents to preceding generations – including her maternal grandparents, Glenn and Mallie Ireland, who have long given to community causes. It seemed natural to Dottie to become involved with Leadership UAB, and then to join a UAB support group – in her case, the Junior Board of Visitors ( JBOV) at the UAB School of Nursing. She had family precedent for supporting nursing; her great-aunt, former public health nurse Fay Ireland, is a veteran member of the UAB nursing school’s senior community-support group, the Board of Visitors (BOV). “After joining the JBOV, I became even more aware of the importance of good nursing,” said Dottie. In 2012, Dottie and fellow JBOV members embarked on a very special mission. They were raising funds to endow a UAB pediatric nursing scholarship in memory of precious twin babies, Houston and Morgan McCoin, who had been born prematurely and lived only a short time. The brother and sister entered the world

– Dean Doreen C. Harper both tiny and vulnerable – weighing 1 pound 5 ounces, and 2 pounds 1 ounce. Houston died four days after birth. His sister Morgan lost her hard-fought battle at nine months. For Houston and Morgan, their story was not one of living long lives; it was instead a story of leaving long-lasting impact. “I felt several things come together in reflecting about the McCoin babies,” said Dottie. “I already knew the babies’ mother, Elizabeth, a fellow JBOV member. Too, aware this McCoin scholarship was for pediatric nursing care, I thought about my young cousin who recently had benefitted from pediatric care. I was very moved. So I went to my dad and asked, ‘Would you provide financial support for this scholarship?’ ” Dottie’s father, Guy K. Mitchell, Jr., said yes to his daughter’s request. Through his company, Mitchell Industries Inc., he pledged $10,000 a year over three years. It was the largest single pledge to the JBOV’s 2012 No-Show Ball fundraiser, which netted $108,551 to endow the McCoin scholarship – the most successful initiative in the JBOV’s six-year history. The Mitchell gift structure became pivotal, especially in fueling momentum. It was a challenge gift; a lower amount was pledged initially; if the JBOV matched it with successful fundraising – which it did – the gift would be at the higher level. “The Mitchell family has raised awareness and support for nursing’s

critical work with our patients and their families at some of the most vulnerable times in life, ” said Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing.

Moved by his daughter, and the cause “When Dottie asked me to support the McCoin scholarship, my first reaction was as a parent – pleased that Dottie was concerned about something that seemed such a worthy endeavor,” said Guy Mitchell. “Too, having children and grandchildren, my heart was touched about these parents losing their two babies.” Soon after pledging a donation, Mitchell was out in the community one day when a young man approached him, introduced himself, and said a special thank you. The young man was Seth McCoin, father of Houston and Morgan. That encounter with the young father was very meaningful for Guy Mitchell. When considering the model for a true “giving heart,” Guy Mitchell said he thinks first of someone he deeply admires – his wife and the mother of his three children, Kacy Ireland Mitchell. “I see Kacy as a great example of a giving heart – because the way Kacy gives in the community is not just financially, but also of her time and talents. Kacy has been a great example of the giving heart for our three children.” UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING | 21



“It’s vital not only to give, but also to inspire others to give...” - Dottie Mitchell

do; you can do what you feel called to do, what touches you.” Smiling proudly at daughter Dottie, she added, “We also want to support what the Lord puts on the hearts of our children to support; we’re glad to do that.” She also reflected on the patchwork of community giving: “If we all give something, causes that we feel called to support, that increases the chances the whole pie gets covered.”

Why Nursing?

Kacy Mitchell

Kacy Mitchell expresses her own reasons for being pleased about her husband’s support for the JBOV’s Seth Houston McCoin, Jr., and Elizabeth Morgan McCoin Endowed Scholarship for Pediatric Nursing. “Successful fundraising for this scholarship can’t replace the McCoin babies,” she said “However, contributions to this scholarship can move forward something positive.”

“Why Give?” Guy Mitchell believes people are driven by definite, diverse motivations to give to various causes. He feels that before a donation occurs something specifically important to a given donor must be triggered. “I don’t believe philanthropy just fundamentally flows out of the heart of man, per se,” he said. For him and his family, he says the triggering point to give has spiritual roots. “I believe our desire to support worthy causes comes from our strong committed Christian faith. To me, giving is something you do because you are a steward of the resources that God has given you, and you want to be a good steward.” Kacy Mitchell elaborated. “It’s not possible to give to every worthy cause. You must make choices. But you can do what the Lord puts on your heart to 22 | UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING

When the Mitchells speak of supporting the McCoin scholarship for pediatric nursing education, they speak also of the importance of quality nursing across-the-board. “I have been a patient in a hospital,” said Guy Mitchell. “In my view, nurses have an all-important impact on the experience that you have in the hospital. In fact, I would estimate that as much as 80 to 90 percent of your hospital care is in the hands of the nurses. Anyone who has spent any time in the hospital knows that nurses are the ones who can make things work or not work in your care. And I think the nursing profession sometimes is an under-appreciated part of health care.” Kacy Mitchell stresses, too, the positive impact that nurses can have on patients’ families and other advocates. “When Dottie was talking about this McCoin scholarship, I liked that it was dedicated for a specific purpose, skilled pediatric nursing, in which you can envision future good impact that can result for both patients and their families.”

Inspiring the Momentum of Giving In supporting the McCoin scholarship, the Mitchells point out that encouraging momentum in giving is special to them. “It’s vital not only to give, but also to inspire others to give,” said Dottie Mitchell, who has professional experience in development/fundraising. “I was glad my father supported a challenge gift to the McCoin scholarship, thereby encouraging momentum.” Inspiring others to give is the reason the Mitchell family agreed to be interviewed about their roles as donors, said Kacy Mitchell. “It’s not our nature to do interviews about our giving. We hope that through doing this we can encourage others to give, in whatever ways they feel moved to give.” From a working together, momentum-driven perspective, Guy Mitchell gave his analysis of the JBOV’s 2012 fundraising. “Success begets success. This successful Junior Board of Visitors fundraising is a real example of the concept of building momentum within the organization. Through the success of this McCoin scholarship fundraising, members of the Junior Board of Visitors also can see possibilities for continued success. It’s like, ‘By working together we have accomplished all this. Now, just think what together we can accomplish next.’ ”





Britney Snipes (2) Faculty Member, Alumna


“As a UAB School of Nursing faculty member, I am aware of the importance of service and leadership. The reason I give to the SON is to help serve others. My service allows future SON graduates the opportunity to demonstrate nursing excellence.”

Elizabeth and Seth McCoin (3) Junior Board of Visitors

Pat Cleveland (1) Alumna, Alumni Chapter Board Member, Retired Faculty Member

“I love how our School treasures nursing history and specifically how it values our School’s rich history, spanning over 60 years. Giving back is natural for me and I know how blessed I’ve been to be part of this School.”

“We give because it takes an incredibly special heart for nurses to do what they do, day-in and day-out. Our first-hand, NICU experience touched our hearts greatly because of the nurses that were so caring and loving toward our son and daughter. We will continue to live with an appreciation and desire to touch more lives by helping the UAB School of Nursing further the sophisticated education it takes to become a nurse.”

Jan and Bill Ferguson (4) Donors

“We support nursing, because nurses have supported us. They have always been there with compassionate care in our every health joy, anxiety and sadness. Helping UAB nursing students who seek to do so much for others lifts our spirits.” UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING | 23


PIONEERING IN ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING written by anita smith photography by rob culpepper


Leadership and pioneering became a way of life for Juanzetta S. Flowers, DSN, RN, an inductee into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame and the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame. One of Alabama’s first nurse practitioners, Flowers is a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors (BOV), which currently is raising funds to endow a doctoral level scholarship. The BOV – a community-board vision of Dean Emeritus Rachel Z. Booth – is closely linked to Flowers, whom Booth enlisted to help make the BOV a reality. Flowers also worked with Booth in setting up the nursing school’s Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on International Nursing. Ultimately earning three degrees from UAB’s nursing school plus a UAB counseling degree, Flowers was a nurse practitioner at UAB’s medical school and then an innovative faculty member at UAB’s nursing school. Her first UAB position was as the nurse who helped organize the first private outpatient clinic staffed by UAB physicians – the forerunner of The Kirklin Clinic. A tribute to now-retired emeritus faculty member Flowers came from Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Dr. Juanzetta Flowers represents our School’s history of generating quality leaders who impact our country and world. She exemplifies the type of leaders we want our school’s graduates to become.”

Juanzetta Flowers smiled when asked why, time after time, she accepted a trail-blazing job or task. Her answer was modest, but insightful. “I guess you could say this about me. “She showed up and said yes.’ I was willing to try.” Too, she added, there was always a need or opportunity beckoning in conjunction with ground-breaking jobs and tasks. Early in her nursing career, she decided to seek a job in the Birmingham complex just becoming known as UAB. “I realized that UAB was where the action was. I wanted to be part of that action.” After working as a UAB nurse for a few months, in 1972 she embraced an opportunity to enroll in new education at UAB to become what later would be called a nurse practitioner. A pressing health-care problem moved her to say yes. “The challenge was to reduce the number of cervical cancer deaths among Alabama women,” she said. “Alabama was number one nationally in that death rate. My fellow nurse Shirley Hester and I were told that, if we would take available training, we in turn could teach public health nurses around the state to give Pap smears and pelvic exams to women who didn’t have access to care. The goal was to prevent many cervical cancer cases and to catch others when they were treatable and curable.” Four years later, Alabama’s cervical cancer death rate had dropped from first to 49th - demonstrating the power of nursing. Flowers became a nurse practitioner when Alabama’s first two nurse practitioner programs were taking root, both at UAB – one in the School of Nursing, and the other, where Flowers was trained, in the School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. That department was headed by the physician who had just become Juanzetta Flowers’ husband – Dr. Charles E. “Charlie” Flowers Jr. His health-care views had been impacted both by his physician father and

“THIS SCHOOL OF NURSING HAS A MINDSET THAT YOU SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID TO TRY SOMETHING NEW, TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE, IN ORDER TO DO GOOD.” - JUANZETTA S. FLOWERS his nurse mother, an early-day nurse anesthetist. “Charlie always respected nurses and believed in their abilities,” said Juanzetta. Decades after supporting a prototype nurse practitioner program, Dr. Charlie Flowers would express in his own words why he entrusted nurses with advanced roles in patient care. “Nurses do this well. They do it successfully,” he said. “They take the time. And the nurse communicates with the patient.” After Juanzetta Flowers entered a period of her life at UAB’s School of Nursing in which she earned graduate degrees and served as a faculty member, she found the school furthered her already-present desire to try new things. “This School of Nursing has a mindset that you should not be afraid to try something new, to push the envelope, in order to do good.” She learned from fellow faculty and from nursing students – students she taught, and classroom colleagues from when she herself was a student. “As a UAB doctoral nursing student in the first Doctor of Science in Nursing program, I was in class with some awesome students,” she recalled. “I knew that some would become superstars from whom we would be hearing great things down the road. And we have.” Flowers is proud of progress made in areas in which she has pioneered – including the advanced-practice role of the nurse practitioner. It’s a cause she championed as a nurse practitioner herself and later as two-time president of the Alabama State Nurses Association. “Today the possibilities for the good that can be achieved through advanced nursing practice have evolved beyond anything we could have imagined,” she said. “However, much more progress is needed, including more widespread utilization of nurse practitioner services in Alabama” Through the years, Flowers also has had what she terms as a love affair with nursing. Time after time she has had her beliefs confirmed that nurses improve health care, nurses discover new knowledge to lead care delivery, and advanced practice nurses can improve Alabama’s health status indicators. When speaking of her love for nursing, Flowers often speaks handin-hand of the love for nursing felt by her physician husband, who died in 1999. “The day I lost Charlie, I knew right then that I wanted to create a nursing scholarship bearing his name at the UAB School of Nursing. Every time a UAB nursing student is awarded funds from that scholarship, I think, ‘Charlie would have loved this. He would be smiling.’ ”



Alumni Night written by anita smith


photography by mike strawn

Twelve outstanding alumni of the UAB School of Nursing were honored during April 24th Alumni Night ceremonies at The Club in Birmingham. The event was hosted by the Nursing Chapter of the UAB National Alumni Society along with the UAB School of Nursing’s Board of Visitors.



inaugural award in memory of the school’s second dean


ored for innovation in teaching, is an Associate Clinical Professor and Simulation Learning Coordinator at the Auburn University School of Nursing.


BC, honored for innovation in leadership, is the MSN Program Director and an Assistant Professor in the Family/Child Health and Caregiving Department at the UAB School of Nursing.



honored for innovation in outreach, is an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the UAB School of Nursing.

• CAROLYN PIERCE, DSN, RN, honored for innovation in clinical practice, is an Associate Professor at the Decker School of Nursing and Department of Bioengineering at Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y.




DSN, RN, BC, SANE, honored for innovation in service, is an Associate Professor and RN Completion Coordinator for an all-online program at the Clayton State University School of Nursing in Morrow, Ga.


in administration, is the Department Director of Nursing Education and Research/Nursing Staff Development at Children’s of Alabama.


in leadership, is an Advanced Educator/Clinical Nurse Specialist at Children’s of Alabama.

• LINDA F. ROSE, EdD, RN-BC, honored in acute/chronic

care, is a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


nity area, is a Charge Nurse and Preceptor on the Benign Gynecology/Gynecology Oncology unit at UAB Hospital.


in leadership, is a Charge Nurse on the Benign Gynecology/Gynecology Oncology unit at UAB Hospital.


DNP, CRNP, honored in acute/chronic care, is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Adjunct Faculty Member at the UAB School of Nursing.

Leading accolades for award recipients were D’Ann Somerall, DNP, FNP-BC, Nursing Chapter board member, and Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing at the UAB School of Nursing. Harper praised the award recipients as examples of the kind of nurse leaders that have been and continue to be educated at the UAB School of Nursing. She said the school “remains among the top 5 percent of nursing schools nationwide, and our programs continue to rank highly in U.S. News & World Report.” Pictured at left (from left to right): 1. Dr. Erica Lumpkin and Lindsey Harris 2. Dean Doreen Harper, Dr. Carol Garrison and Paula Midyette 3. Alumni Night Award Winners: Linda Rose, Dr. Carolyn Pierce, Dr. Teresa Gore, Dr. Lynn Stover, Dr. Ashley Hodges, Dr. Carol Garrison, Dr. Ramona Roach-Davis, Lindsey Harris, Nisha Cheesman, Paula Midyette and Dr. Michael Humber 4. Anita Smith and Dr. Charles A. “Scotty” McCallum 5. Dr. Mildred Hamner, Judy Taylor, Lois Luther and Barry Luther

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA Former UAB President Carol Z. Garrison recently said the nursing education she received “set the course for the rest of my life.” Garrison’s comments came during April 24th Alumni Night ceremonies, when she was presented the top award from the UAB School of Nursing – the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2013. Praising the value of nursing education, Garrison said a nursing student learns not only clinical skills, but also how to teach, lead, and motivate others. A 1976 master’s graduate of UAB’s nursing school, she also holds two University of North Carolina degrees – a bachelor’s in nursing and a doctorate in epidemiology. She had warm words for the UAB School of Nursing, which she said, “has a special place in my heart.” To the school’s faculty, students and alumni, she said, “Thank you for letting me be connected.” Before Garrison’s academic administration, her early career was grounded in clinical nursing – including time as a UAB Hospital nurse in the 1970s. Many of her comments dealt with leadership. These included views developed during her 10 years as UAB’s president, from 2002 to 2012, as well as during her nursing career and in previous leadership roles at the University of South Carolina and the University of Louisville. “The best leaders lead by example, by their deeds, with a focus on collective efforts,” she said. She explained her belief that a leader can learn much by listening not only to supporters, but also to critics. A strong proponent of collaboration, she stressed the importance of collaborating with people within one’s organization and also with entities outside one’s organization. Noting that integrity and leadership go hand in hand, she said if people can’t trust their leader they won’t want to follow that leader. Too, said Garrison, a leader must enlist the best in people, and true leaders “do not ask people to do what they are not willing to do themselves.”


Honor Roll

The UAB School of Nursing deeply appreciates the ongoing support of our alumni and friends. It is an honor to recognize, through the following list, supporters whose generosity continues to be of vital importance to the school in achieving its mission and vision. The following individuals, corporations, and foundations made gifts, gifts-in-kind, or pledges to the School of Nursing between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this listing. For correction, please notify the UAB School of Nursing Development and Alumni Relations Office at (205) 975.8936 or

Recognized Levels of Giving from Alumni and Friends $100,000 and Above

$5,000 to $9,999

Hill Crest Foundation Inc. Ms. Fay B. Ireland Mr. and Mrs. William R. Ireland Jr. Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Jack Walden Trigg Jr. Women’s Breast Health Fund of the CFGB

Dr. Bruce E. Burns and Ms. Eileen S. Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy P. Cash Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Cook DeBardeleben Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David S. Hassinger HealthSouth Corporation Mr. Everett H. Holle The Houston’s Hope and Morgan’s Miracles Foundation Joe Lee Griffin Foundation The Eileen N. Mahan Estate Dr. Patricia A. Patrician Sigma Theta Tau-Nu Chapter Dr. Elizabeth Stullenbarger Mrs. Jean R. Tomlinson Triton Health Systems LLC UAB School of Nursing Junior Board of Visitors Viva Health Inc.

$25,000 to $99,999 Alzheimer’s Association National Office Ms. Virginia B. Black The Harry B. & Jane H. Brock Foundation The Comer Foundation *Estate of Mr. William C. Howton Mr. and Mrs. Rick M. MacKay Mitchell Industries Foundation Navigator Inc. UAB Medicine

$2,500 to $4,999

$10,000 to $24,999 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Ms. Minnie H. Rast

Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Bates Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Burr & Forman LLP Mr. and Mrs. Bill D. Eddleman Mr. and Mrs. William M. Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Helveston

Ms. Caroline P. Ireland Ireland Trust Agency Jewish Communal Fund Mr. Donald Jonas Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Lucas Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Luckie III Dr. Charles A. McCallum Jr. Dr. Karen M. Meneses and Dr. M. Patrick McNees The Moulton Family Charitable Trust Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Philips III Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Ray Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James M. Reddinger Dr. D’Ann W. Somerall and Dr. William E. Somerall Jr. SOS Foundation of Jefferson County Sterne Agee Group Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Lee J. Styslinger Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Tilt

$1,000 to $2,499 Ms. Eloise R. Adams

Alacare Home Health & Hospice Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Anderson Jr. Dr. Jason Thomas Banks and Ms. April M. Ray Ms. Kim W. Benos Mr. and Mrs. James B. Boone Jr. Bromberg and Company Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Larry W. Carter Dr. and Mrs. Richard Baker

Chambliss Jr. Charles E. Flowers Society Mr. and Mrs. Trotter Cobb Jr. Colonial Properties Services Inc. Dominion Management LLC Dr. Juanzetta S. Flowers *Estate of Bill L. Harbert Hare Wynn Foundation Dr. Doreen C. Harper and Mr. William A. Harper Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hassinger Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Hornsby Dr. Sarah R. Johnston and Mr. Ralph E. Johnston Dr. Robert E. Jones Jr. and *Mrs. Joie E. Jones Dr. Priscilla L. Koeplin Mr. and Mrs. Benny M. LaRussa Jr. Dr. and Mrs. William R. Lucas Mr. Thomas G. Luckie McCallum Charitable Foundation Inc. Dr. Alison F. McGiffin and Dr. David C. McGiffin Ms. Leesa B. Newton Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Noah K. Oliphant Mr. Henry Craft O’Neal O’Neal Steel Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Patton Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore PC Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Powell Protective Life Corporation Robert and Lois Luckie Charitable Foundation UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING | 29

2012 Donors

$1,000 to $2,499 (continued) Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Sexton Dr. Bettye Jane Smith Southern Nuclear Operating Company Mr. and Mrs. Clifford M. Spencer Jr. The Thompson Foundation Ms. Lucille R. Thompson Ms. Arlene H. Tilt Mr. and Mrs. Leroy W. Tilt III UAB Health System Dr. Pamela D. Varner and Dr. Robert E. Varner Jr. Wallace-Burke Fine Jewelry & Collectibles Dr. and Mrs. Ray L. Watts

$500 to $999 Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center Ms. Lauren Antia Baptist Health System Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Murry L. Bartow Mr. and Mrs. Cary G. Beck Birmingham Belles at Arlington Brasfield & Gorrie LLC Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Bromberg Jr. Mr. and Mrs. E. Gerry Cabaniss III Mr. and Mrs. Marcus S. Cassimus Children’s Health System Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Clark Cobbs, Allen & Hall Inc. Consolidated Pipe and Supply Co. Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Cowley Mr. and Mrs. John P. Darnall III Ms. Virginia E. DeBardeleben Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Eastwood II Mr. Harry R. Faulkner Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Fry III Mr. and Mrs. Jace A. Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Hobbs IV Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. J. Brooke Johnston Jr. Ms. Carolynn Jones Dr. Joan G. Keltner and Dr. Norman L. Keltner Ms. Beverly A. Layton Mr. and Mrs. R. Barry Luther Mr. and Mrs. Randy M. Mayfield Dr. Ellen F. McCarty Dr. Rhonda M. McLain Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Midyette Ms. Dorothy L. Mitchell Dr. Linda D. Moneyham and Mr. 30 | UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING

Gary E. Moneyham Mr. and Mrs. John D. Moore M-Power Ministries Dr. and Mrs. William B. Murrill Mr. Thomas J. Poe Ms. Ellen M. Rhett Dr. and Mrs. E. Douglas Rigney Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Robertson Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Robinett Jr. Dr. Cynthia S. Selleck and Mr. Thomas Crown Dr. David H. Sibley Ms. Martha G. Skipper and Mr. William E. Engbers St. Vincent’s Hospital Mr. and Mrs. George C. Wallace Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Watson Ms. Anna C. Weinfurter Dr. Cynthia L. Williams Mr. and Mrs. William C. Woodall III Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Yoe III

Less than $500 Mr. and Mrs. John F. Abele Dr. and Mrs. Richard E. Abernathy Mr. and Mrs. Edwin G. Abrahams Ms. Adrine S. Adams Dr. Marsha H. Adams and Dr. Phil A. Adams Jr. Ms. Jennifer W. Aday Alabama Forestry Council Alabama Symphony Orchestra Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Aland Dr. Amy J. Albert Dr. Michael A. Albert Jr. Mr. Billy L. Alexander Dr. Anne Alexandrov and Dr. Andrei Alexandrov Ms. Delisa Alford Mr. David M. Alifarhani All Seasons Travel Mr. Charles W. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Anderson Ms. Tami E. Anderson Mr. Thomas C. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. L. Dan Anderson Jr. Ms. Karen R. Anderton Dr. Kathleen G. Andreoli Anita Smith and Company Inc. Ms. Katherine Anthony Dr. Sheila A. Anwah Mr. and Mrs. Keith B. Arendall Mr. Bobby R. Armstrong Ashford Cottage Mr. and Mrs. D. Leon Ashford Mr. and Mrs. Bill Athanas Col. Mary Ann Austin and Cpt. George Austin

Mr. and Mrs. Warren R. Austin Dr. Janet S. Awtrey and Mr. Al L. Awtrey Jr. Ms. Deirdre M. Aycock Ms. Linda S. Baas Mr. and Mrs. George L. Bacon Jr. Ms. Alyson M. Bagby Ms. Angela C. Bagwell Mr. and Mrs. William S. Baird Dr. Natalie C. Baker and Dr. Timothy D. Baker Mr. and Mrs. Noel Carlton Baker Jr. Ms. Lisa Baldone Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Balzli Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bankhead V Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Banks Jr. Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith PC Maj. Carrie B. Barnes Ms. Tiffany M. Barnett Ms. Ruth H. Bartow Ms. Elisebeth B. Bashinsky Ms. Juliet M. Beale Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Beale Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. Martin Beasley Mr. and Mrs. James W. Battey Ms. Betty J. Bell Ms. Pamelia F. Bell Ms. Ena-Faye Davies Bennett Mr. and Mrs. David L. Benz IV Dr. Cynthia G. Berry and Mr. Joseph C. Berry Mr. and Mrs. Scott Liles Berte Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Beswick Mr. and Mrs. William K. Bibb Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Bird Ms. Barbara R. Birmingham Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Bissell Mr. and Mrs. Victor Blackledge Jr. Ms. Darlene N. Blackmon Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Blakeney Mr. Barry L. Blakeney Ms. Ellen B. Blalock Dr. Deidre M. Blank Dr. Velinda J. Block and Mr. Branson J. Block Ms. Rosalyn Bloomston Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Boehme Ms. Olivia Justice Boike Dr. Marie Bolivar-Cano and Mr. Donald M. Cano Dr. and Mrs. Devere Bond Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Bond Ms. Adelaide A. Booth Ms. Wendy C. Booth Ms. Yolanda B. Bowie Ms. Darlene S. Bowman Mr. David W. Bowman Ms. Dorothy D. Boyd

Dr. and Mrs. Gary L. Boyd Ms. Waynett S. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Bradford Ms. Rachel Ann Brannon Ms. Patricia A. Breeding Ms. Mary K. Brethour Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Brinkley Ms. Alice S. Bristow Dr. Sylvia E. Britt and Dr. George N. Britt Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Brock Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Bromberg Mr. Phillip A. Bromley Ms. Rebecca A. Bronold Dr. Janet C. Brookman Mr. and Mrs. D. Gene Broshears Ms. Claudia A. Brown Ms. Dorothy Hollis Brown Dr. Kathleen C. Brown and Dr. Harry L. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Fritz H. Brunssen Dr. Tara M. Bryant and Dr. James Edward Bryant Ms. Sara Cherry Bryant Ms. Vicki Lanette Brymer Mr. and Mrs. Brent Buck Ms. Sheri S. Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Buckner Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bullock Ms. Elizabeth D. Burgess Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Burlin Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kane Burnette Ms. Frances E. Tuck Burns Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. Burns Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Burrows Ms. Karen A. Butler Lt. Lynn B. Butler Mr. Mason A. Butler Mr. and Mrs. J. Dowe Bynum Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Caddell Mr. and Mrs. Bradley J. Cain Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Caldwell III Ms. Jo Ann Caldwell Dr. Gloria Weber Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. J. Wesley Calhoun Ms. N. Melissa Callahan Mr. and Mrs. Chuck W. Callans Mr. and Mrs. Ehney A. Camp III Ms. Tammy M. Canter Mr. and Mrs. James H. Capell Mr. and Mrs. Dario Ted Cappucci Carey F. Hollingsworth, Architect Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ben J. Carlisle Mr. and Mrs. Patrick S. Carlton Mr. and Mrs. Monty Carpenter Ms. Valerie Caterinicchia

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Catron Ms. Ann H. Caulder Ms. Mary Ann Chalker Ms. Carolyn B. Chalkley Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Chambless Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Chambliss Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Chambliss Jr. Mr. Billy C. Chancellor Ms. D. Jean Chandler Ms. Joyce R. Chappelear Dr. Cynthia A. Chatham Dr. Marc J. Chitty Dr. Becky J. Christian Ms. Cynthia G. Christopher Mr. and Mrs. Martin B. Clapp Mr. Brenden R. Clark Mr. Lange Clark Ms. Molly P. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Rhett Clark Mr. and Mrs. Marvin B. Cleage Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Trey C. Clegg Ms. Patricia J. Cleveland Dr. and Mrs. Archie L. Cobbs Ms. Jenny L. Cochran Mr. and Mrs. Keith Cofield Ms. Laura M. Coleman Mr. and Mrs. John W. Coles III Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Collat Sr. Dr. Maude D. Collier Ms. Chloe Collins Dr. Susan Stevens Collins and Mr. Stan Collins Ms. Robin R. Colter Ms. Kimberly M. Conaway Dr. Joan C. Connell Ms. Janice M. Conway Mr. and Mrs. A. Philip Cook Jr. Ms. Barbara Duncan Cook Ms. Jennifer D. Cook Mr. and Mrs. Philip Cook III Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery M. Cooley Ms. Rachel L. Copper Ms. Ashley D. Costa Ms. Helen Costa Ms. Lisa Marie Costa Ms. Serena M. Coulombe Ms. Judith Courington Ms. Gwen M. Cox Ms. Victoria P. Cox Dr. Ruth B. Craddock Ms. Melissa W. Craig Mr. and Mrs. Francis H. Crockard Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. Perry Cronin Dr. Elizabeth Crooks and Dr. David Gelmacher Dr. Vera J. Cull and Mr. Alaric D. Cull Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Culp Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Curry Ms. Dee Ann J. D’amico Ms. Natalie N. Dandridge Mr. and Mrs. Clifford S. Dangler Jr. Ms. Melanie Anne Daniel Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Daniel Mr. and Mrs. Richie Daniels Ms. Sheree Daniels-McGraw Ms. Gayle G. Dansby Mr. and Mrs. David M. Darden Mr. and Mrs. Jack Darnall IV Ms. Carol E. Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Ian E. Davey Ms. Patricia R. Davidson Mr. and Mrs. T. Blake Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Davidson Dr. Deborah G. Davis and Mr. Woody L. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Drew Davis Mr. and Mrs. Hartwell Davis Jr. Ms. Loretta M. Davis Dr. and Mrs. Richard O. Davis Ms. Sandra M. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Davis Dr. and Mrs. William Ross Davis Dr. Martha A. Dawson Ms. Beverly H. Deal Dr. Richard Bonniwell Deal Mr. Larry Wayne Dean Mr. and Mrs. John F. DeBuys Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Decker Mr. and Mrs. Armand DeKeyser Dr. Joy P. Deupree and Mr. James L. Deupree Ms. Jessie Lee Dickerson Dr. and Mrs. Stanley B. Digerness Dr. Wendy A. DiMicco and Mr. Albert J. DiMicco Dr. and Mrs. William E. Dismukes Mr. and Mrs. James M. Dixon Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dolson Mr. and Mrs. Lazaro Dominguez Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Donnellan Ms. Cathy L. Dorsey Mr. and Mrs. Edmund C. Doss Dr. Merrian Elizabeth Douglass Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Dreher Ms. Nisa N. Drennen Mr. and Mrs. David M. Driscoll Ms. Lurlene Driver Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Druhan Dr. Julian P. Druhan Mr. and Mrs. Richard Duell Ms. Peggy A. Duke Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Dunbar Jr. Dr. Sandra B. Dunbar and Mr. David H. Dunbar Ms. Leslie L. Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Dunston

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Duplechain Mr. and Mrs. Paul Durden Ms. Denise T. Dye Dr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Eagerton Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Earle Mr. and Mrs. Marc A. Eason Ms. Joy R. Ebaugh Dr. and Mrs. Devin E. Eckhoff Dr. Janet E. Edens Ms. Joan M. Edmonds Mr. Henry Edmondson Ms. Courtney Edwards Dr. Margaret R. Edwards and Mr. Larry W. Edwards Dr. Beth L. Elias Ms. Cathleen Ellington Ms. Donna Ellington-Latham Ms. Marquitia Ellis Ms. Beth Ingle Emsley Energen Foundation Rear Admiral (Ret.) Joan M. Engel, USN Ms. Stephanie J. Ensminger Entergy Services Inc. Ms. Nancy M. Esham Ms. Secalee Espada Mr. and Mrs. Steve Esther Mr. and Mrs. Donald V. Ewing Mr. James W. Ezell Dr. Pamela S. Stewart Fahs Ms. Ashelynn K. Falkenburg Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Falkenburg Ms. Virginia Fancher Dr. Sandra H. Faria and Mr. James M. Faria Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Farish Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Faulk Mr. and Mrs. D. Lawrence Faulkner Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Faust Dr. and Mrs. Richard M. Feist Sr. Lt. Col. and Mrs. Barry L. Felt Ms. Rachel R. Ferguson Dr. and Mrs. I. William Ferniany Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Finch Ms. Shirley H. Finley Dr. Dorcas Cobb Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Flanagan Mr. and Mrs. Timothy T. Fleming Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bains Fleming Ms. Crystal M. Flowers Mr. and Mrs. Ron Flowers Dr. Beth Floyd and Dr. Steven A. Baker Dr. Anne W. Foote and Mr. J. A. Foote Ms. Marjorie Harrison Forney Mr. Edward W. Foster Ms. Erie G. Foster Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Fowlkes III

Ms. Barbara E. Frank Dr. and Mrs. Stuart J. Frank Ms. Elizabeth A. Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Allen Franklin Mr. and Mrs. David C. Frederick Ms. Elizabeth O. French Mr. and Mrs. James S. M. French Ms. Stephannie Froehlich Ms. Kadie R. Fry Ms. Betty Jo Funderburg Mr. Robert N. Gandy and Ms. Jennifer Greer Ms. Kathy C. Garner Dr. Carol Z. Garrison and Mr. Julian W. Banton Ms. Ann H. Garwick Dr. Dorothy K. Gauthier and Dr. Joseph J. Gauthier Ms. Christine R. George Ms. V. Earlene Bumpers Gibson Ms. Barbara A. Gilbert Ms. Jody Hamilton Gilchrist Ms. Sula M. Gillespie Dr. Gerald Glandon and Ms. Roberta Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Carey Glasgow Ms. Shannon D. Glaze Dr. and Mrs. William E. Goetter Mr. Alfred Goings Mr. and Mrs. John P. Goldasich Mr. and Mrs. Steven L. Goldston Ms. Jeanette S. Golson Dr. and Mrs. Charles Goodrich Mr. and Mrs. William W. Goodrich Mr. and Mrs. Ed Goodwin Mr. and Mrs. J. Albert Goolsby Dr. and Mrs. Adam Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey D. Gordon Dr. Teresa N. Gore Mr. and Mrs. Jon W. Graham Mr. and Mrs. Ottie E. Grant Ms. April R. Grant Ms. Helen Elaine Gray Dr. Darlene H. Green and Mr. Wayne Green Mr. and Mrs. David Green Ms. Shana Gregory Ms. Amy S. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Griffin Jr. Ms. Tiffany H. Grimes Ms. Elizabeth Seigler Guerra Ms. Cynthia G. Guyton Mr. and Mrs. T. Morris Hackney Dr. Coralie S. Hains and Dr. James R. Bonner Ms. Blanche D. Hair Ms. Clarissa D. Hall Dr. Susan R. Hall Ms. Diane H. Halsey-Godfrey UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING | 31

2012 Donors

Mr. and Mrs. Buckner W. Hamilton III Ms. Sharon H. Hamilton Dr. Karen Ruth Hammond Ms. Stephanie A. Hammond Dr. Mildred L. Hamner Ms. Angela B. Hand Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Hand Dr. Marguerite Kinney Handlin and Mr. Harry C. Handlin Ms. Kim M. Hanks Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Hardin Jr. Ms. Zan Hardin Rev. and Mrs. John H. Harper Ms. Katherine A. Harper Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Harper Ms. Donna Harrell Dr. and Mrs. R. Ronnie Harrell Ms. Betty G. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Dan E. Harris Ms. Jai Twan Harris Ms. Janis M. Harris Ms. Lindsey M. Harris Ms. Mary Campbell Harris Mr. Scott R. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Harrison III Ms. Gayle W. Hart Dr. and Mrs. Jimmie H. Harvey Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Haskell Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt R. Haskell Mr. Hinson S. Hassinger Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Hawkins Ms. Ann B. Hayes Ms. Leah L. Head Mr. and Mrs. George W. Heaton Ms. Mary Jo Heaton Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Heide Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hemrick Ms. Ivy Henderson Dr. Mary C. Henderson Dr. Constance S. Hendricks Ms. Dina M. Hendrix Ms. Arlene Henley Mr. and Mrs. James P. Henry Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Henry Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Henry Ms. Brenda Vaughn Henson Dr. Reet Henze and Dr. William Henze Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse F. Hernandez Ms. Carla T. Herndon Dr. Cynthia B. Hester and Mr. John N. Hester Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Hester Dr. Alice S. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Hill III Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt W. Hill Mr. Hunter G. Hill Ms. Janet R. Hill 32 | UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING

Dr. M. Gail Hill Mr. and Mrs. T. Alan Hill Mr. and Mrs. Trey Hill Ms. Ann B. Hillhouse Ms. Patricia S. Hillman Mr. and Mrs. Gene O. Hines Dr. Kathryn J. Hoar and Mr. Wayne N. Hoar Dr. Ashley L. Hodges Dr. and Mrs. F. Spain Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hodges Dr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Hodges Dr. Judith K. Holcombe and Mr. George W. Holcombe Dr. Aimee C. Holland Ms. Sharon L. Holley Mr. Carey F. Hollingsworth Ms. Julie McMillan Hollon Ms. Victoria M. Holton Ms. Amanda L. Hoover Mr. Emory J. Horne Dr. Phyllis N. Horns Mr. and Mrs. Brandon A. Horton House Consultants Inc. Mr. Stephen L. Howell Mr. Patrick A. Hubbard Ms. Wynonda J. Hubbard Dr. and Mrs. Kyle R. Hudgens Ms. Cherie P. Huey Dr. and Mrs. David Carl Hufham Ms. Rosaland M. Hughes Ms. Jackie B. Huskey Ms. Michelle R. Hussey Mr. and Mrs. Neal S. Hutchinson Dr. Brenda W. Iddins and Mr. Christopher C. Iddins Mr. and Mrs. Cecil W. Ingram III Mr. and Mrs. Wes Ingram Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ireland II Ms. Sharon Irvin Dr. Jean B. Ivey Mr. Ben Ivey Jackson Sr. Ms. Saima F. Janjua Mr. and Mrs. Randal Jernigan Ms. Molly Ann Johantgen Ms. Janice R. Johnson Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Ms. Katherine Johnson Ms. Marilyn Jenkins Johnson Ms. Nancy Renee Johnson Ms. Quentine S. Johnson Ms. Suzanne G. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Ronald F. Johnston Ms. Bette Jane Jolly Mr. and Mrs. Lewis J. Jolly III Mr. and Mrs. Darryl R. Jones Dr. Deborah E. Jones Dr. Maxine B. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Jordan III Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Stewart B. Joyner Junior League of Birmingham Dr. Shirley Salloway Kahn and Dr. Donald R. Kahn Ms. Erin Elizabeth Kattus Ms. Kathleen M. Kearney Dr. Nancy A. Keller Dr. Jean A. Kelley Lt. Col. Vivian A. Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Justin H. Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Kemp Sr. Dr. Mirjam-Colette Kempf Mr. and Mrs. David B. Kennamer Ms. Vera J. Kent Ms. Margaret A. Key Ms. Margaret C. Kidd Mr. and Mrs. David Kinder Ms. Mary Ann King Mr. and Mrs. Peyton R. King Mr. and Mrs. Whit King Jr. Ms. B. Kay Kinnear Ms. Anne Kinney Mr. John I. Kinney Ms. Ashley L. Kirkpatrick Ms. Jill M. Klein Ms. Mildred C. Knight Ms. Lori S. Knotts Dr. Kathryn C. Knowlton Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Koehler Dr. and Mrs. Radha K. Krothapalli Mr. Jack H. Krueger Sr. Mr. Jack H. Krueger Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William G. Krueger Mr. and Mrs. John A. Lacey Mr. and Mrs. George Ladd Dr. Kathleen A. Ladner Mr. and Mrs. Dywane Lafayette Ms. Elizabeth A. Lagrone Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Lambert Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Lambert Ms. Dianne M. Lameier Ms. Theresa R. Lancaster Mr. and Mrs. George Lane Ms. Deborah J. Laney Ms. Lori A. Langner Dr. Summer Langston Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jim Lanning Jr. Ms. Anne E. Lansu Mr. and Mrs. Benny M. LaRussa Sr. Ms. Alison Lassiter Ms. Jean T. Laurance Dr. and Mrs. John M. Laurent Ms. Barbara G. LeShure Ms. Deanna M. Leader Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Ledbetter Ms. Barbara J. Lee

Dr. Loretta T. Lee Mr. and Mrs. David Lee Dr. and Mrs. Ron Lepke Mr. and Mrs. Justin Lesley Dr. Mona Lester and Dr. Frank M. Lester Ms. Virginia B. Lester Ms. Pamela Carole Leverett Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Levert Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Lewis Ms. Laura W. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Lewis Ms. Blair P. Leyhew Dr. and Mrs. William M. Lightfoot Dr. Patricia A. P. Lillis Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Link Ms. Brenda T. Lipscomb Ms. Anita Jill Littlefield Mr. and Mrs. Ronny M. Lockhart Ms. Betty W. Loeb Dr. Sarah M. Long and Mr. William J. Long IV Ms. Vanessa R. Long Mr. William Jacob Long IV Mr. and Mrs. Frank X. Longley Ms. Jodie B. Love Mr. and Mrs. James H. Lowery Dr. Erica S. Lumpkin Ms. Anita Smith Lunsford Ms. Brook Lupari Mr. and Mrs. Randy O. Luther Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Lyons Ms. Margherita Macia Mr. Jack W. MacKay Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. MacKenzie III Ms. Stephanie M. Magnus Ms. Barbara B. Mandy Ms. Faye Mann Mr. and Mrs. Barry C. Mann Mr. and Mrs. Guy T. Manzi Dr. Sheila M. Marable and Mr. Reginald C. Marable Sr. Dr. Sherry D. Marbury Ms. Verona A. Marbut Mr. and Mrs. Seton Marshall Martha Ann Walls Management Trust Ms. Florence Martignoni Ms. JoAnn B. Martin Ms. Mary S. Martineau Mr. Edgar B. Marx Jr. Mr. Brad H. Massey Mr. and Mrs. Zachary A. Mather Ms. Betty Jane Matthews Mr. Stuart M. Maxey Ms. Meriam V. Mays Ms. Lisa L. McAuley

Dr. Kathy A. McCaleb and Mr. Paul W. McCaleb Dr. John T. McCarley Jr. Ms. Carolyn N. McClure Mr. and Mrs. Seth H. McCoin Ms. Joanne E. McConnell Mr. and Mrs. James I. McCormick III Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. McCulley Dr. Ellen C. McElroy Ms. Demetra D. McGlothin Ms. Theresa M. McGreevy Dr. Teena M. McGuinness and Mr. John McGuinness Mr. and Mrs. Monty D. McKinley Ms. Delora M. McLaughlin Ms. Angela Jones McLean Dr. Susan M. McLennon Mr. and Mrs. David C. McLeod Mr. and Mrs. Joel W. McMahon Mr. and Mrs. C. Phillip McWane Capt. Elzena McWilliams Ms. Dorothy P. Meeks Ms. Lindsey M. Meggs Ms. Karen K. Meinershagen Mr. and Mrs. Allen Meisler Dr. Nancy L. Mele and Mr. Douglas J. Mele Mr. and Mrs. Derek L. Melson Ms. Fay A. Meluch Mr. and Mrs. Donald Y. Menendez Mr. Willis J. Meriwether IV Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Messer Dr. and Mrs. Max Michael III Dr. Linda J. Miers Dr. Kathleen J. Mikan and Mr. Kurt W. Mikan Ms. Elisa B. Miller Ms. Frances P. Miller Mr. James H. Miller III Ms. Karen M. Miller Ms. Rosanne S. Milligan Ms. Fleeta M. Mills Dr. Rebecca S. Miltner Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mizzell Ms. Ruby T. Moncrief Dr. Kathy W. Monroe and Mr. Donald M. Monroe Dr. Rita Black Monsen Dr. Nancy B. Moody Mr. and Mrs. William T. Moor Sr. Ms. Diane L. Moore Mr. and Mrs. John J. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Moore III Ms. Bettie Jean E. Morales Ms. Laura L. Morris Mr. and Mrs. L. Daniel Morris Jr. Ms. Patricia M. Morris

Mr. and Mrs. David Morris Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Morrisey Dr. Shannon A. Morrison Ms. Adriana W. Morros Mr. and Mrs. John H. Morrow Mr. and Mrs. William P. Morthland Dr. Jacqueline A. Moss and Mr. David Allan Moss Ms. Katie E. Mostella Ms. Penne P. Mott Mr. and Mrs. E. Russell Moulton Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Mouron Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moxley Mr. William Mudd Ms. Nanette C. Mudiam Ms. Karen Ann Mulholland Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Mundy Dr. Carolyn L. Murdaugh Ms. Charlotte S. Murdock Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Murphy Ms. Patsy J. Myers Dr. and Mrs. David C. Naftel Dr. Ayda G. Nambayan Ms. Alean F. Nash Ms. Sondra Nassetta Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Neighbors IV Mr. and Mrs. John C. Neiman Jr. Ms. Jennifer P. Nerstad Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Neumann III Mr. and Mrs. Alex W. Newton Ms. Alison W. Nichols and Mr. William Mudd Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Nickelson Ms. Molly Nickoles Dr. Carol Ann D. Nicrosi and Mr. William Nicrosi II Dr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Norris Mr. and Mrs. John P. North Jr. Ms. Knoxye J. North Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Northen IV Mr. Patrick M. O’Donnell Ms. Jo Ellen O’Hara Ms. Cecilia A. Ohman Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. O’Keefe Dr. Marie L. O’Koren* Dr. Douglas A. Oliver Dr. Linda W. Olivet and Dr. Ronald T. Olivet Ms. Brandi H. Olvey Dr. Emily F. Omura Mr. E. Camper O’Neal Ms. Stephanie Jo Onstine Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Orr Jr. Mr. David Hamaker Osborne Ms. Janyce R. Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Glenn Owen Dr. Darrell A. Owens Ms. Dian Owens Mr. and Mrs. Dean J. Owens

Mr. and Mrs. James K. Owens III Ms. Audrey M. Oyama Dr. and Mrs. Albert D. Pacifico Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Leighton C. Parnell III Ms. Monti Parrott Ms. Shonquatta R. Parson Mr. and Mrs. James T. Parsons Capt. Russell E. Pate Ms. Jennifer Patten Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. Patterson Ms. Virginia T. Paugh Dr. and Mrs. C. Ted Paulk Mr. and Mrs. John Payne Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Peacock Ms. Renita Jo Pearson Mr. and Mrs. John B. Peinhardt Dr. Virginia R. Pennington Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Perry Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Peters Ms. Brenda J. Peterson Ms. Nancy Pfau The Pfizer Foundation Ms. Dianne F. Phillips Dr. Jennan A. Phillips and Mr. Richard S. Phillips Mr. Michael S. Phillips Ms. Vivien A. Phillips Ms. Loye Z. Pine Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Pitard Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Plouff Ms. Kay C. Pomeroy Ms. Amelia J. Ponder Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Porter Ms. Janis E. Porter Mr. and Mrs. John H. Pounds III Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Powell Mr. and Mrs. Julius Powell III Ms. Kimberly Till Powell Ms. Peggy V. Powers Dr. and Mrs. John W. Poynor Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor III Ms. Loretta P. Preston Mr. and Mrs. David J. Price Ms. Sara C. Price Ms. Robertetta J. Priest Mr. and Mrs. James L. Priester Dr. Erica R. Pryor and Mr. Charles W. Pryor Mr. and Mrs. James C. Puckett Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. Dan Puckett Pure Barre Ms. Janice A. Quick Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Quinn Mr. Charles N. Quintero Ms. Wanda L. Radford Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ramsbacher Ms. Joyce A. Ratliff

Ms. Midge N. Ray Mr. Webster M. Ray Ms. Mindy S. Rayburn Ms. Clara Jean Reach Ms. Sara G. Reaves Red Mountain Theatre Company Inc. Ms. Sandra D. Reid Dr. Mary Lyn Reilly and Mr. Thomas G. Reilly Renasant Bank Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Renneker III Mr. and Mrs. Randolph R. Revels Ms. Patricia E. Reymann Mr. and Mrs. Franklin C. Reynolds Ms. Patricia L. Richard Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Richards Mr. and Mrs. Michael Richburg Ms. Barbara Rickert Ms. Elizabeth Riddle Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Ritchey Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rives Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn P. Rives Mr. and Mrs. Atkins Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Roberts Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan D. Robinson Dr. Mary K. Robinson and Mr. Franklin Robinson Mr. and Mrs. O. Gordon Robinson III Ms. Sara H. Robinson Ms. Stephanie T. Robinson Dr. Lindsay Robison and Mr. Andrew Robison Ms. Lashawn D. Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rodgers Ms. Betty Holt Rogers Ms. Helen A. Roman Ms. Sara J. Romano Mr. and Mrs. Shannon L. Roper Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Ronald R. Roscoe Ms. Bobbie C. Ross Ms. Kristen S. Rosser Dr. Linda A. Roussel Mr. Tyler B. Rowe Mr. Tyrone L. Rupert Mr. Stephen W. Russell Mr. and Mrs. Shay Samples Ms. Veronica C. Sampson Ms. Amy A. Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Sandner IV Mr. and Mrs. Harlan M. Sands Ms. Pamela L. Sanker Mr. and Mrs. William H. Satterfield Mr. and Mrs. John T. Sanders Mr. John T. Saunders Mr. and Mrs. William H. Saxon Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scarborough UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING | 33

2012 Donors

Dr. Sharron P. Schlosser Ms. Gale L. Schmaltz Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Schoenvogel Ms. Janice B. Scholl Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Schramm III Ms. Lauren C. Schulmerich Dr. Deborah L. Scott Sealife Psychiatric Services Inc. Ms. Laura P. Secord and Mr. William D. Tankersley Ms. Mary Ann Seel Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Serio Ms. Katherine E. Sexton Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Sezemsky Ms. Carolyn M. Shadeed Mr. and Mrs. John P. Shank Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy D. Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Shea Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Shearer Ms. Deborah B. Shellworth Ms. Delores Kay McEwen Sherman Ms. Donna A. Sherman Mr. and Mrs. Roland T. Short Jr. Col. (Ret.) Natalie M. Shriver Ms. Katherine Miller Shulman Ms. Frances W. Sills Mr. and Mrs. Haston Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Simon Dr. Kristin Simpson Ms. Mary Debrow Simpson Ms. Patricia S. Simpson Dr. Ann T. Sirles and Mr. Aden R. Sirles Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Sizemore Ms. Chelsie N. Skinner Ms. Janet Locke Skinner Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Slive Ms. Virginia Sloan Smart Skin Med Spa Mr. Don W. Smith Ms. Elaine K. Smith Ms. Elizabeth M. Smith Dr. and Mrs. J. Roger Smith Mr. and Mrs. Lathrop W. Smith Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mabry Smith III Ms. Mashell J. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Matt R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Murray W. Smith Dr. Myra A. Smith Dr. Patricia Smith Ms. Sara A. Smith Ms. Sharon S. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Todd B. Smith Mr. William W. Smith Jr. Ms. Yolanda W. Smith Ms. Britney L. Snipes Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. South III 34 | UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING

Southwood Machinery Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Spain Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Sparks Mr. and Mrs. Ronovan R. Spencer Ms. Yuliya A. Spencer Mr. Frederick R. Spicer Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Barry S. Spigel Ms. Vicky Koger Spodeck Ms. Norma Kay V. Sprayberry Ms. Phyllis W. Springle Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Stanford Dr. Marcia K. Stanhope Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth O. Starkey Mr. and Mrs. Tom Steede Mr. and Mrs. Brad Stein Mr. and Mrs. John S. Steiner Mr. and Mrs. Bart Stephens Mr. and Mrs. Bryson D. Stephens Dr. and Mrs. William R. Stetler Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Roger D. Steur Ms. Terry M. Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Matthew W. Stiles Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Still Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Stockham Dr. Lynn M. Stover Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ann Street Mr. and Mrs. Casey J. Stricklen Mr. and Mrs. David Russell Stricklin Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stringfellow III Ms. Sandy D. Sublett Dr. and Mrs. Edward A. Sullivan III Ms. Karen A. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Sullivan Ms. Melissa A. Summerlin Ms. Glenda J. Summerville Ms. Sharon A. Syx T. Joe Knight LLC Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Talley Mr. Kevin Tatarek Ms. Julie A. Tatum Mr. and Mrs. Jesse R. Taylor III Ms. Judy A. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Ken Taylor Ms. Norma Funderburg Templeton Ms. Vivian Terry Ms. Sylvia D. Tetzlaff Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Tew Dr. Amy J. Theos and Mr. Kevin Theos Mr. and Mrs. John T. Thomas III Mr. and Mrs. M. Sanford Thomas Jr. Ms. Sally N. Thomas Mr. William C. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Brent R. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thompson Dr. Linda W. Thompson Ms. Lisa T. Thompson

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Corrections from UAB Nursing Magazine Fall 2012 A few words were inadvertently dropped from the last sentence of the article “Celebrating the Luckie Legacy of Giving”. The last sentence, a quote from Mary Katherine Luckie Cabaniss, should have read as follows: “We get on the JBOV, become attached to the mission, and want to keep on serving and supporting the education of great nurses.” The acronym for VA National Quality Scholars (VAQS) Program was incorrectly noted.

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