Nursing Academic Support

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    Allison Jones PhD, RN, CCNS, Co-Director 2018 -

    Dr. Jones began her nursing career working in the University of Kentucky Emergency Department, a Level I trauma center. She completed her PhD in Nursing in 2015 with a focus on outcomes associated with use of older stored blood in patients with major trauma. She is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Acute Care, and in Patient Blood Management. Dr. Jones is actively involved in the Stop the Bleed campaign through her connections with the UAB trauma team, and is a certified Stop The...

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    Jeremy Jordan MSN, CRNP, CCRN, CPNP-AC, CNE, Coordinator 2019 -

    A two-time UAB graduate, Mr. Jordan has spent his career as a nurse and nurse practitioner caring for children and their families in intensive care as well as educating the future clinicians and leaders who will care for our country's children. His clinical and research areas of interest are in pediatric critical care, specifically traumatic brain injuries. His predominate teaching responsibility is within the pediatric nurse practitioner track of the graduate clinical program. He also maintains...

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    Karen Heaton PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAAOHN, Coordinator 2014 -

    Dr. Karen Heaton’s program of research is primarily focused on the effects of sleep deprivation and obstructive sleep apnea on cognition and injury risk in workers. For example, she has been involved in projects that explored the impact of distraction and health issues on driving and driving performance issues among aging truck drivers, and self-assessment of driving performance compared to real-time simulated driving performance among truck drivers.

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    Leigh Bray PhD, RN, CNL, Honors Program Co-Director 2020 -

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    Lynn Nichols PhD, RN-BC, SANE, Coordinator of the School of Nursing Archives 2020 -

    Dr. Lynn Nichols specializes in maternal-child health, and has extensive experience with curriculum development, program evaluation, strategic planning and online instruction. She is committed to the utilization of high-impact practices to foster student engagement. She is interested in leadership development and team building in faculty work groups and facilitating the professional development of faculty. Her topics of interest include: interprofessional collaborative care, BSN roles in primar...

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    Michele Talley PhD, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP, Assistant Dean 2018 -

    Dr. Talley leads a team of talented faculty for the MSN Program at UAB. Her experience in diabetes and cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery yield many opportunities to share with students. Her current endeavors will include teaching, maintaining a practice for diabetes care, and focusing her research on diabetes care, interprofessional teams, and care of the uninsured.

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    Nancy Claus DNP, CRNP, NP-C, Assistant Director 2019 -

    Dr. Claus is a nursing instructor who prides herself on the success of her students. She is currently teaching in the Undergraduate and RN Mobility program. She recently graduated from the DNP Program where her project was "Evaluating self-perceived knowledge of med-surg nurses on Veteran Care competencies at a non-VHA facility."

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    Aaron Ainsworth, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Adam Kinsaul MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, RNFA, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Alaina Cory MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Alexandra Armstrong MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Alexandra Temple MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Alfreida Hogan DNP, CRNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Alftan Turner, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Alicia Cunningham MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Alison Garretson MBA, BSN, RN, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Alveta Reese MSN, RN, OCN, CPC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Amanda Davis MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Instructor (P) 2014 -

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    Amanda Flaherty DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Amanda Griffin MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Amber Parker MSN, RN, RN-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Amy Gamble MSN, RN, MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

    Mrs. Ponder graduated from UAB with her BSN in 1990 and brings more than 20 years critical care nursing experience to the classroom and clinical settings. She earned her Masters in Nursing Education at Samford University in 2009. Mrs. Ponder began her teaching career as a clinical instructor with ADN programs and began teaching full time at UAB in 2009. She still maintains active involvement with bedside nursing by working in the Critical Care Staffing Pool at UAB.

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    Amy Urban MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Amy Yerdon, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Andi Farley MSN, CRNP, BSN, RN, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Andrea Boohaker MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, RNFA, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Andrea Jones MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Andrea Welsh MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Andrew Loehr DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Andrew Sullivan, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Angela Lowery DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Anne Tolene, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Anyet Belyeu DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    April Lee DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Aquita Thomas MSN, CRNP, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Arina Riley, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Ashlee Green, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Ashley Little MSN, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Ashley Petty-Burnley DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Ashley Thomas, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Ashley Weaver MSN, RN, CNL, RN-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Ashton Strachan DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Audra Hart MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Autumn Burns MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Beth Shadoan MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Bethany Tidwell MSN, CRNP, WHCNP-BC, AGPCNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Betty Scharath MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Bonny Lepley MSN, CCRN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Bradley Page, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Brandy Tanner MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Breanna Bryant, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Brenda Iddins DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

    Brenda W. Iddins is an advanced practice nurse licensed in Alabama and Tennessee. An ANCC certified family nurse practitioner since 1995, she has worked in both urban and rural primary care family practice settings. Prior to 1995 she was ANCC certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Dr. Iddins is co-founder and former chairperson of the Central Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association (CANPA). Her service includes various committees and offices held in both state and n...

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    Brian McNiel, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Brittany Denson MSN, CRNA, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Brooke Vining, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Caitlin Dalgo MSN, BSN, RN, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Camille Estrella MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Carita Holman DNP, CRNP, FNP, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Carla Robinson, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Carly Hawkins MSN, BA, CRNP, CPHON, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Caroline Baker, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Caroline Lafon, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Carolyn Curry, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Carolyn Williams MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Cassandra Cobb MSN, CRNP, FNP, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Cassidy Black MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC/PC, CPN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Cassie Perry, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Catherine Brown MSN, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Catherine Speakman DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Cathryn Boardman MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Cathy Ward, Associate Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Cecilia Ohman, Instructor (P) 2011 -

    Acute Care Nurse Practitioner practices full-time in Orthopedic Surgery
    Performing office visits and Registered Nurse First-Assist duties in OR in Acute Orthopedic Trauma Service
    Works in Regional Referral Center/Community Hospital in Washington State serving rural/agricultural/recreational and geriatric populations
    Proud UAB ulumni
    Proud Alumnus of Samford University, Birmingham, AL - Nurse Educator, worked in academic advising, recruiting/marketing, FYI, service learning, Adul...

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    Chanley Whitcomb MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Charman Harper, MSN MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Chelsey Kahler MSN, CRNP, AGNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Chloe Blankenhorn MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Chris Savage DNP, CRNA, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Christen Baker MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Christopher Berry MSN, CRNP, AGNP, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Christopher Huffstutler MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Christy Greenhalgh, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Cindy Grimes-Robison PhD, RN, FNP, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Robison, a 2012 graduate of the UAB Schools of Education and Public Health, earned a PhD in Health Education and Promotion. Her area of expertise is in childhood obesity. She has served on numerous committees, including evaluation and outcomes focused work. She is an active member of the State Dept. of Public Health’s Alabama Obesity Task Force. As a Family Nurse Practitioner she has been involved in women’s health, pediatrics and adult care clinics. Her work background includes oncology, h...

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    Cinnamon Banks MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Claudine Feig, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Collin Plourde PharmD, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Connie White-Williams, Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Crisi Reebals MSN, CRNP, NNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Crystal Duncan MSN, CRNP, IBCLC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Cynthia Bass, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Cynthia Cleveland, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Cynthia Poore MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Cynthia Selleck PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Cindy Selleck’s career has centered on primary care and developing the workforce to meet the needs of our most diverse and underserved populations. She has led 45 grant funded projects to expand the number of health professionals who provide primary care, particularly in rural and inner-city underserved areas. Her deep commitment to diversity, the elimination of health disparities, and care of medically needy populations has led to the creation of innovative interprofessional programs at th...

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    D'Ann Somerall DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Somerall is an innovative distance education faculty member in the family nurse practitioner program where she serves as the specialty tack coordinator. She has strong interests in women's health and providing care for indigent populations. She is active in the national and state nurse practitioner.

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    Dana Scott, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Danielle Murphy MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Darlene Mathis DNP, CRNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, CNE, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Darnell Mompoint-Williams DNP, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    David James DNP, RN, RN-BC, CCNS, LSSGB, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Debra Baldwin PhD, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Debra Litton DNP, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Delaine Smith DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Instructor (P) 2012 -

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    Delicia Vanterpool MSN, CRNP, AGNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Demechiko French, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Dheeraj Raju PhD, MSIE, MS, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

    With a strong academic background in applied statistics, data mining, industrial engineering, and research, Dr. Raju has more than six years of statistical and research expertise. With the rapid increase in the amount of data that is being collected, Dr. Raju believes that data mining techniques can effectively extract expedient information. He is particularly interested in using these contemporary statistical data mining and machine learning techniques since they have not been explored in the a...

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    Dianna Goreth, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Disha Patel MSN, RN, CNE, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Donchelle Scott-Collins DNP, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Donna Stevens, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Dorri Bierley MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Eileen Meyer DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Elizabeth Roberts MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Instructor (P) 2015 -

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    Elsie Anwah MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Emily Cornelius MSN, CRNP, ACNPC-AG, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Emily Hernandez BSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Erin Nail MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Ethan Dungan MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Geri-Anne Warman MSN, RN, CCRN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Hannah Ammons, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Heather Buffington DNP, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Heather Carlton MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Heather Hardy-Williams MSN, CRNP, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Heather Metcalf MSN, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Hiboombe Haamankuli DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Holly Earnest MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Holly Hattaway, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Howard Wallis DNP, RN, FNP-C, COI, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Isuan Iriabho, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Ivan Herbey MD, MPH, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Ja-Lin Chen MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    JaBrell McCall MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Jacqueline Schramm, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Jacqueline Westbrook MSN, RN-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Jacquelyn Lambert-Davis, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Jacquelyn Martinek MHSA, BSN, RN, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Jaenelle Grace, Instructor (P) 2017 -

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    Jamie Hiebert MSN, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Jamonica Watson MSN, RN, AGPCNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Janatha Grant MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Janeen Mays MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Jasmine Hodges MA, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Jasmine McQueen MSN, CRNP, AGPCNP-C, WHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Jason Brown, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Jason Willoughby MSN, CRNP, ANP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Jean Gordon DBA, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Jean Johnson, Professor - Visiting (P) 2015 -

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    Jennie McClain, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Jennifer Cooke MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Jennifer Drummonds DNP, CRNP, ANP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Jennifer Frank PhD, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

    Dr. Frank's efforts are divided between her positions as Grants Development Specialist for the School's Office of Research and Scholarship and Project Manager for the NEPQR HRSA award, “Interprofessional Collaborative Practice at the PATH Clinic”. In the ORS, Dr Frank offers assistance with grant writing and manuscript preparation to faculty. She has research/scholarly interests in cognitive symptoms in breast cancer survivors and in management of Type 1 Diabetes in emerging adults with no insur...

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    Jennifer Lacey MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Jennifer Sasser DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, RNFA, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Jerri Zinkan, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Jessica Bull MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Jessica Richardson DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Joan Wilson MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Joseph White DNP, RN, NE-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Joshua Elledge, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Joy Friday MSN, RN, CNL, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Judith Vinzant MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Julia Gray, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Julia Phillips DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Julie Allen MSN, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Julie Jones, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Julie Smith MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Justin Kokiousis DNP, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Kalah Regis MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Kara Carter MSN, PMHNP, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Katelyn Repke MSN, CRNP, FNP, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Kathleen Ladner PhD, RN, FACHE, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Kathleen Sorabella, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Kathryn Bivens, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Katrice Lowe, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Katrina Smith MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Kayla Hall, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Kaylie Franklin MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Kelly Dailey MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

    Working in the UAB School of Nursing Simulation Lab Ms. Dailey is involved in the development and facilitation of simulation in undergraduate and graduate nursing courses and health disciplines in the UAB School of Health Professions. She has also been involved with the facilitation of interprofessional simulations involving the UAB School of Nursing and the UAB School of Medicine. She also works with visiting students and their families, as well as, visiting professors to tour and introduce the...

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    Kelly Pinion, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Keri McLendon, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Keri Moon, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Kiara Washington MSN, CRNP, AGPCNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Kim Walton MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Kimberly Ayers MAEd, BSN, RN-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Kimberly Froelich, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Kimberly Langner, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Kimberly Scott MSN, RN, IBCLC, CPNP-PC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Kirsten Strawn MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Kristine Bramlett DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    LaDana Williams, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Laqueatrece Warren MSN, CRNA, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Latoya Carstarphen, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Laura Graham MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Laura Romundstad MSN, CRNP, AGPCNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Laurel Williams MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Lauren Leonard, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Lauren Roberts MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Lauren Tancock, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Lauren Uehlin MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Lauren Windsor MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Leah Pickett DNP, CRNP, PMHNPBC, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

    Leah Pickett is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with clinical experience in mood disorders, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and abuse/trauma. She most recently held a clinical practice at the CPM Adult Outpatient Clinic and worked with the Office of Psychiatric Research, both at UAB. She now serves as Co-Director for the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency through the Veteran's Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership, a funded program between the Birmingham VA M...

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    Leanne McMillan MSN, RN, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Leanne Peoples, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Lee Ann Nelson, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Lenora Wade DNP, CRNP, ANP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Leon Glenn MSN, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Leslie Simmons MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, BSN, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Lianne Grice, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Linda Canterbury MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Linda Hammett MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Linda Johnson MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Lindsey Barton MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Lindsey Harris DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Lisa Farris DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Lisa Findley DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Lisa Mattox DNP, RN, PMHN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Lucia Juarez MA, BS, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Lygia Holcomb PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Lynn Jeter MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Mallory Kennedy, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Marc Bloomston, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Marcus Debiasi, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Margaret Johnson, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Mariel Miller MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Martha Lavender PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor - Visiting (P) 2012 -

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    Mary Degges DNP, RN, CNS, CNL, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Mary Greenway MSN, CRNA, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Mary Maloney, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Mary Therese Callens DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, AOCNP, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Megan Tilley, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Melanie Camp DNP, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Melanie Warren, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Melinda Wilson, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Melissa Bagwell-Seifert MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Melissa Frank, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Michael Rimes, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Michele Snow, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Mindy Rayburn MSN, MNA, RN, Instructor (P) 2012 -

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    Monique Campbell, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Monnaka Speights MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Murielle Beene, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Nathan Bush DNP, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Nehaben Desai, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Nina Howze, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Pamela Files MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Pamela Patterson MSN, RN, NE-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Patricia Cleveland MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Patricia Meiers, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Patrick Giadrosich MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Patsy Langford DNP, MNA, CRNA, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Pauline Swiger, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Rachel Wells MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Raegan Rogers, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Randy Moore DNP, RN, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Moore seeks to improve knowledge dissemination to nursing students on Veterans’ related health issues. The special population group of Veterans and their family members has certain conditions, which while not unique to Veterans, do occur with increased frequency. Special conditions include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD; recognition and treatment), mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), women Veterans, environmental exposures, palliative care for Veterans, homelessness, and Veteran suicid...

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    Raquel Williams MSN, CRNP, CNL, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Reann Wear, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Rebecca Daugherty MSN, RN, MSN-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Rebecca Howard, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Robert Kopf DNP, MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Ryan Kelley, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Sabrina Kopf DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Sabrina Sanders, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Salima Mulji MSN, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Samantha Weaver MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Sara Beadles MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Sara Brokus MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Sara Kimbrell MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Sasha Harris, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Sasha Ramini MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Shane Garner, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Shannon Purcell DNP, RN, NE-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Shara Viles DNP, MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Sharan Beal MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Sharon Hamilton MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

    As a nurse with more than 40 years experience, Ms. Hamilton has had the privilege of watching the profession change in exciting and positive ways. She has worked in several fields in nursing, including critical care nursing, staff development, as a nursing supervisor, director of nursing, home health care, Adult Down syndrome clinic supervisor, school nurse and, in her current position as Instructor in the UAB School of Nursing. She has enjoyed each position and strives to share that passion wit...

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    Sheila Lopez MSN, RN, CNM, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Shelley Lauterbach MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Sherri Roberts, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Stephanie Lenz MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Stephanie McSweeney MSN, CRNP, AGNP-C, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Stephanie Morrow, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Stephanie Pruitt MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Stephanie Woods MSN, RN, LSSGB, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Stephen Howell DNP, CRNP, ANP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

    Stephen L. Howell, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN began his nursing career in 1999 working in a dual diagnosis unit for adults with psychiatric illnesses and chemical dependencies. He was then accepted into the United States Peace Corps where he served in Mongolia from 2001-2003 as a healthcare specialist. During his Peace Corps service, he developed a continuing education course with grant funding for Mongolian nurses, taught health-based English, and lectured on preventative health issues to adolescents.<...

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    Steven Parsons MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Susan McGee MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Susan Stocks MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Tami Wade MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Tanya Nix MSN, CRNP, ANP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Tara Hudson, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Teena McGuinness PhD, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

    Dr. McGuinness' research scholarship has focused on vulnerable youth who have been internationally adopted from orphanages; additionally, she has studied risk and protective factors for children in U.S. foster care. Additionally, her teaching scholarship involves increasing psychiatric nursing workforce, especially as it pertains to Veterans' mental health. Since 2013, she has served as co-director of the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency, a joint program between the Birmingham VAMC and...

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    Terri Poe DNP, RN, NE-BC, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Tiffany Brown DNP, CRNP, ANP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Tiffany Cooley DNP, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Tiffany Dupree MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Tiffany Pettus DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Timothy Frye DNP, CRNP, NP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Tomika Harris DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Traci Duncan MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Troy Henderson MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Vanessa Long MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    Velinda Block DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Vernesa Long MSN, RN, PCCN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Victoria Gennaro, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Victoria Smith MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Wendy Booth MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2012 -

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    Wendy Madden DNP, RN, OCN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Wendy McConville, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Yuliya Spencer MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Zerlene Verges MSN, RN, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Brandi Pernell DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (S) 2017 -

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    Haiyan Qu PhD, BSN, Assistant Professor (S) 2016 -

    Haiyan Qu, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the UAB School of Health Professions. Dr. Qu teaches quantitative research method course in M.S. in Health Administration Program and M.S. in Health Informatics Program.

    She has been an investigator and methodologist for over 20 research projects. Her research interests focus on health disparities. She has published articles in Journal of General Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, Ameri...

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    Jared White, Assistant Professor (S) 2018 -

    Dr. Jared White completed his general surgery training and his abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary fellowship at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 2013. Dr. White was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery where he specializes in all aspects of evaluating, managing, and treating patients with end stage liver disease from a transplant surgery standpoint, including management of complications of cirrhosis, management of immunosuppression, and optimization of medical ...

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    Jerry King Jr MAEd, RRT, Assistant Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Jill Deaver MA, MLIS, Instructor - Adjunct (S) 2015 -

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    Linda Thompson MD, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (S) 2017 -

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    Lisle Hites PhD, MEd, MS, Associate Professor (S) 2013 -

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    Maria Pisu Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 2015 -

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    Michael Mugavero MD, MHSc, Professor (S) 2010 -

    Dr. Mugavero joined the ID faculty at UAB in 2006 and was named Project Director of the UAB 1917 Clinic Cohort a prospective, observational HIV cohort study. His research focuses on the effects of clinical, behavioral and epidemiological factors on health behaviors and outcomes in HIV patients. Dr. Mugavero serves as Associate Director for the Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education, Co-Director of the Center For AIDS Research, and Director of its Clinical Core facility.

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    Michelle Brown PhD, MS, MLS, Assistant Professor (S) 2018 -

    Michelle Brown, PhD is an Assistant Professor and Program Director in the Department of Health Services Administration. Michelle leads the Healthcare Simulation Master's degree program. She teaches simulation design, advanced debriefing, patient safety, effective communication, and teamwork. Michelle has completed the Master Debriefer course with The Debriefing Academy as well as multiple courses at the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Michelle is also a TeamSTEPPS® ...

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    Nancy Johns MD, PhD, MBA, Professor - Visiting (S) 2016 -

    Nancy E. Dunlap, MD, PhD, MBA, completed her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in1981. She received an A.B. in Biology from Wellesley College in 1977, a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1991, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2008. She has practiced medicine in the field of pulmonary critical care for over 25 years and held executive positions in two academic medical centers, most recently as Dea...

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    Nefertiti Durant, Associate Professor (S) 2015 -

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    Ronit Elk PhD, Professor (S) 2018 -

    Ronit Elk, PhD has recently joined the University of Alabama, Birmingham as Professor in the School of Medicine; Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care, and as Associate Director of the Southeast Institute for Innovation in Palliative and Supportive Care. Her prior position was at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Using Community Based Participatory Research, her NIH-funded research focuses on partnering with underserved populations, in particular rural African America...

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    Samuel Perna III, Assistant Professor (S) 2015 -

    Dr. Perna is the lead physician for Aspire Health in the greater Birmingham area. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Team at Children’s of Alabama. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine the University of Alabama – Birmingham with secondary academic appointments in Nursing and Pediatrics. Dr. Perna is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He is board certified in both Family Practice and Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

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    Larry Hornsby, Credentialed Course Instructor 2018 -

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