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School of Public Health Faculty, Dr. Kari White, writes for The Washington Post.

Dr. Kari White's article, Defunding Planned Parenthood was a disaster in Texas. Congress shouldn't do it nationally, was published in the Washington Post online on February 7, 2017. She is an investigator with the Texas Policy Evaluation Project. Dr. White co-wrote the article with Joseph E. Potter, who is the principal investigator of the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.

UAB SOPH involved in critical NIH study that identifies genomic features of cervical cancer

A significant new study by The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, including a UAB physician-scientist, uncovers genetic mutations of cervical cancer that hold a key to targeting and treating the disease.

NEJM lauds UAB SOPH study as one of the top neurology stories of 2016

A UAB study confirming the efficacy of surgical removal of the thymus for patients with myasthenia gravis was cited as one of the top neurology stories of the year by the New England Journal of Medicine.

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BST News

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.

Study shows risk factor prevention should be addressed at all ages

“Much of the attention on prevention of risk factors has been focused on young people. We have shown that there is a high risk of developing risk factors, particularly for blacks, even among the elderly population,” said George Howard, Dr.P.H., lead author of the study and professor in the UAB School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics. 

Office of Public Health Practice Presents Zika Information to Birmingham Community

During August and September 2016, the Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) attended and presented about the Zika Virus at town hall meetings hosted by Birmingham Mayor, William Bell. They also presented information to various community organizations.

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EHS News

Office of Public Health Practice Presents Zika Information to Birmingham Community

During August and September 2016, the Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) attended and presented about the Zika Virus at town hall meetings hosted by Birmingham Mayor, William Bell. They also presented information to various community organizations.

Faculty Ombudsperson, Dr. Michelle Fanucchi

Dr. Michelle Fanucchi has accepted the role as UAB's first faculty ombudsperson.

Nepal Earthquake 2015: Our Response

Special appreciation to the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham which provided a huge platform to NFCC to gather more support for their response.

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EPI News

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.

Epidemiology student receives International Fellowship

The American Association of University Women awarded a 2016-17 International Fellowship to Kemi Ogunsina, a master’s candidate in epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

SOPH Investigators Summarize the Research on Adolescent Obesity

In a recent scoping study, lead author Dr. Janice M. Utley, Graduate School credentialed course instructor; Dr. Olivia Affuso, associate professor in the department of epidemiology; and Dr. Andrew Rucks, professor in the department of health care organization and policy, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, reviewed such factors as well as the significant findings from these previous peer-reviewed studies (having searched PubMed, CINAHLplus, PsychINFO, and Sociological Abstracts for data published between January 1, 2000, to August 31, 2014) to summarize the evidence along with its prospective implications.

 

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HB News

SOPH Researcher and Colleague Investigate Exercise Capacity in Children with Lupus

In a pilot study, Dr. Kevin R. Fontaine, professor and chair in the department of health behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and lead author Dr. Sangeeta Sule, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, measured the body composition, cardiovascular endurance, and muscle strength of 10 children with lupus.

UAB Researchers Use Patient Perspectives to Develop Chronic Pain Intervention

Given well-documented psychosocial vulnerabilities among persons with HIV, it is critical to develop a behavioral intervention for chronic pain tailored to this population,” observes lead author Dr. Jessica S. Merlin, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in a recent study conducted in collaboration with Dr. Susan Davies, associate professor in UAB’s department of health behavior, and Dr. Janet M. Turan, professor in UAB’s department of health care organization and policy.

 

Nepal Earthquake 2015: Our Response

Special appreciation to the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham which provided a huge platform to NFCC to gather more support for their response.

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HCOP News

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.

SOPH Investigators Summarize the Research on Adolescent Obesity

In a recent scoping study, lead author Dr. Janice M. Utley, Graduate School credentialed course instructor; Dr. Olivia Affuso, associate professor in the department of epidemiology; and Dr. Andrew Rucks, professor in the department of health care organization and policy, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, reviewed such factors as well as the significant findings from these previous peer-reviewed studies (having searched PubMed, CINAHLplus, PsychINFO, and Sociological Abstracts for data published between January 1, 2000, to August 31, 2014) to summarize the evidence along with its prospective implications.

 

Office of Public Health Practice Presents Zika Information to Birmingham Community

During August and September 2016, the Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) attended and presented about the Zika Virus at town hall meetings hosted by Birmingham Mayor, William Bell. They also presented information to various community organizations.

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Upcoming Events

NIH- Funded Short Course, “The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity”
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 8:00am
NIH- Funded Short Course, “The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity”
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 8:00am
NIH- Funded Short Course, “The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity”
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 8:00am
NIH- Funded Short Course, “The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity”
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:00am
NIH-Funded Short Course
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 8:00am
NIH-Funded Short Course
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:00am
NIH-Funded Short Course
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am
NIH-Funded Short Course
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:00am
NIH-Funded Short Course
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:00am

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If you are considering a public health degree, please attend the UAB School of Public Health Information Session. Take a tour, meet the Deans, explore the different departments and programs, interact with faculty, staff and current students.

You will learn about:

- Student Organizations - Global Health Certificate
- Financial Aid Options - The SOPH Curriculum
- Scholarships - Dual Degree Programs
- Research Opportunities - Internship Opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

Information Session

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