Linda V. Russo, MAEd

Civitan International Research Center & Sparks Clinics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
933 19th Street South, CH19 Room 307(Location)
1720 2nd Avenue South, CH19 Room 307 (Mailing)
Birmingham, AL 35294-0021
 
Phone: 205-934-1059
Email: lvrusso@uab.edu
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Last Updated: June 30, 2016

Linda V. Russo
 

Discipline Coordinators: Family Faculty
 
Discipline(s): Education: General
Family Studies
Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
Respiratory Therapy
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy
 
Education: I have been in the disability world for over 20 years, and in the hospital clinical setting for over 16 years. I combine that knowledge with a business background and a willingness to serve and advocate.

Vita/Bio

Linda V. Russo

201 Hartwood Drive - Gadsden, AL 35901 - (256) 441- 8939 - lvrusso@uab.edu

 

 

                                                            EDUCATIONAL DETAILS

 

 

 

 

 


                                    Masters of Art in Health Education –

                                                University of Alabama at Birmingham

                                    Project Management, certificate level –

                                                University of Alabama

                                    Pediatric Pulmonary Center Trainee

                                                UAB at Children’s of Alabama

                                    Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration–

                                                Auburn University

                                    Associates of Science, Respiratory Therapy –                                                                                   Wallace State Community College

 

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

 

 

 

 


               

 

Quality Improvement involvement and advocacy within the Pulmonary Division, at Children’s of Alabama and the Civitan-Sparks Clinics, with promotion of legislative issues for concerns related to

 Children with Special Health Care Needs.

 

  • Institutional Review Board certification since 2013

  • Certified through the Peer Educator Program 2014

  • Research Assistant for UAB School of Education, spring 2014

    • National College Health Assessment

  • Advanced Regional Response Training Center Training,  spring 2014

  • Member Phi Kappa Phi, 2015

  • Eta Sigma Gamma, Health Education Honor Society 2013

  • Original documents and presentations

    • HealthSouth Gadsden, Oxygen Therapy and Guidelines 2013

    • UAB, The history of opiates and the influence of Opiate Therapy     Programs on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, 2014

    • Children’s of Alabama, Interdisciplinary Plan of Care, 2014

    • Children’s of Alabama, Family Case Study, 2014

    • Children’s of Alabama, Family-Centered Care, 2016

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist since 2007

  • Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialist since 2002

  • Current in BCLS and NRP since 1999

  • PowerPoint, Excel and other Windows based applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

 

 

 

 


November 2015 – present                 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Family Advisor with Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

July 2015 – present                           University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty, Family Leader

with the Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC)

February 1999 - present                     Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, AL

Neonatal Respiratory Therapist

February 2005- 2013                         HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital                                                                                     Gadsden, AL

 Respiratory Therapist, Manager