||Division of Pediatric
1600 7thAvenue South
Lowder Building Suite 406
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Dr. Paola Mendoza has recently initiated new collaborations providing clinical consultation in conjunction with the UAB Divisions of Pediatric Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. She is now seeing patients the Home Ventilator and Technology Dependence Clinic and Neuro-Oncology Clinic to assist in minimizing the number of follow-up physician appointments that these patients require.
Dr. Drew Davis has been invited to join the UAB-Lakeshore Foundation Research Committee. The committee works to promote an inclusion science agenda that will serve at the intersection of cutting-edge research involving non-disabled populations with a parallel set of research questions targeting select populations of understudied children, adolescents and young adults with disabilities or chronic health conditions. Dr. Davis, along with UAB-Lakeshore Foundation collaborator Dr. James Rimmer, also recently received NIH funding for a project entitled “Internet Based System for Managing Obesity in Children with Disabilities.” This project will use an internet based system to provide individualized physical activity and nutrition programming to geographically diverse children with spina bifida.
Kim Kilgore, RN and Lisa Binegar, RN, CRNP, attended the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 16 – 19. Presentation topics included spinal cord injury quality of life measurements, how to predict in the newborn period whether an infant is at risk for developing CP and a variety of other Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation interests.
Paola Mendoza, MD Joins the Division
We are happy to announce that Dr. Paola “Lala” Mendoza, Assistant Professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics, joined the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine in July 2013.
Dr. Mendoza is accepting new patient referrals. Please call our office phone at 205-638-9790 to schedule an appointment.
Stephanie Elkins, RN Joins the Division
Stephanie Elkins, the newest member of the Rehabilitation Medicine team, started with the Division in June 2013. Stephanie works with Dr. Mendoza to coordinate the General Rehabilitation clinics. She also serves as case manager for the general rehab patient population. Stephanie's special interests include Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Angela Hamby, RN, CRRN Receives CRRN Recertification
Angela Hamby is the Spina Bifida and MDA clinic nurse clinician in Rehabilitation Medicine. Angela began her career with Childen's of Alabama in 1988 and has been with the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine working with Dr. Drew Davis since 2005. We would like to congratulate Angela on receiving her CRRN recertification.
UAB and Children’s Hospital Named State Leaders for National Pediatric Brain Injury Network
The UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's of Alabama has been selected to be the State Lead Center for Alabama in a national network of care for Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury (PABI).
Please visit http://main.uab.edu/Sites/MediaRelations/articles/63961 for details.
Rehabilitation Medicine Receives Wii Gift
Beasley Allen law firm is joining trial attorneys across the country in an effort to help people rediscover healthy living by donating Nintendo Wii gaming systems to local rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, hospitals and similar facilities. The project is being coordinated by The Injury Board Foundation, Inc., the non-profit arm of InjuryBoard.com, an online community of personal injury law firms, attorneys, safety industry experts and consumer advocates.
Beasley Allen utilized its presence on the popular social networking site, Facebook, to gather suggestions from Beasley Allen "friends" and "fans" about who should benefit from Project Wii-habin our area. Children's of Alabama was selected as the overwhelming favorite. The Wii will go to the UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's of Alabama, which serves children with conditions affecting motor development, function and independence.
More than just a game, the Wii has been changing perceptions about what exercise is all about, and making it accessible to people with limited physical abilities. The Wiioffers a variety of virtual sports, including bowling, golf and tennis, using a handheld wireless controller.