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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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SOPH Professor Recognized for Achievements in Nutrition Research

David Allison, Ph.D., Quetelet Endowed Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, was awarded the 2016 American College of Nutrition’s Mark Bieber Professional Award.

 

Dr. Francesca Dominici receives Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement in Statistical Sciences

Francesca Dominici, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, Senior Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Dean of Information Technology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, has been honored with the Janet L. Norwood Award, presented by the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Study shows that black men with more West African genes have lower risk of obesity

Among black men, those with a high degree of West African genetic ancestry have less abdominal fat than those with a lower degree.

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Honors Convocation Spring 2016

The Administration, Faculty, and Staff of the School of Public Health would like to thank the graduates that participated in the Spring Convocation on Thursday, April 28, 2015 at the University Hill Student Center.  We are extremely proud of you and your accomplishments.

New dual advanced degree in business and public health offered at UAB

MBA/MPH dual-degree program aims to equip public health professionals with business savvy. UAB's Collat School of Business and School of Public Health have partnered to offer students a coordinated advanced degree of Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health beginning the fall semester 2016.

Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Service Learning

Celebrating Dale Dickinson's extraordinary commitment to engaging undergraduate student in service learning!

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EPI 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.

SOPH Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Factors Contributing to CMS in Mexican Americans

Dr. Bertha Hidalgo, assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was recently awarded a K01 Mentored Career Development Grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund “Epigenetics in a Population of Mexican Americans.”

SOPH Professor and Team Assess Seafood Consumption after Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Dr. Nalini Sathiakumar, professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, examined the risks in consumption of seafood following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by studying 110 Mobile County schoolchildren, ranging from kindergarten through fourth grade. 

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HB News

Honors Convocation Spring 2016

The Administration, Faculty, and Staff of the School of Public Health would like to thank the graduates that participated in the Spring Convocation on Thursday, April 28, 2015 at the University Hill Student Center.  We are extremely proud of you and your accomplishments.

Fontaine and colleagues review effect of placebo-related factors in trials

Kevin R. Fontaine, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Health Behavior, observed in the commentary “Placebo Effects in Obesity Research,” published online in March 2016 in the journal Obesity, that the effects produced in clinical trials by many medications and medical procedures are often identical to those produced by placebos. In reviewing placebo-related factors (PRFs) and their influence on changes to diet and lifestyle, Dr. Fontaine and his co-authors suggest that clinicians can improve the outcomes of obesity treatments by establishing a solid relationship with individual patients and then supplying information that encourages confidence in a successful therapeutic response.

New dual advanced degree in business and public health offered at UAB

MBA/MPH dual-degree program aims to equip public health professionals with business savvy. UAB's Collat School of Business and School of Public Health have partnered to offer students a coordinated advanced degree of Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health beginning the fall semester 2016.

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HCOP News

UAB professor receives award for commitment to Birmingham community

Henna Budhwani, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Public Health Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, will be honored with the Newcomer award at an awards dinner on Nov. 3 at The Club.

Book highlights differences in preterm births in America and other countries

Janet Bronstein, Ph.D., wrote the book “Preterm Birth in the United States: A Sociocultural Approach,” which provides a wide knowledge base for maternal and child health professionals across diverse disciplines, including public health, social work, nursing, medicine and health policy.

 

 

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.

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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