Department of Environmental Health Sciences

EHS News

Fall Convocation 2016

The Administration, Faculty, and Staff of the School of Public Health would like to thank the graduates that participated in the Fall Convocation on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the University Hill Student Center.  We are extremely proud of you and your accomplishments.

2016 Alumna of the Year

Dr. Mary Nell Spraberry is the UAB School of Public Health 2016 Alumna of the Year.  Dr. Spraberry earned both her MPH and DrPH from the UAB School of Public Health.  She is credited for bringing the first computer to the UAB Hospital. She and her team were also the first to automate processes at the UAB hospital.  Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Dr. Spraberry was Associate Chief Medical Technologist and Director of Health Data Systems at University Hospital.

Can students protect Alabama fishers and families from contamination?

Kelcey McAllister (left) and Erika Cooper (right) helped Coosa Riverkeeper clean the waterway and inform the public about contaminants. 

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