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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.

Students Win Wicked Case Competition

The fall edition of the Wicked Case Competition took place, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the UAB School of Public Health and The Edge of Chaos.

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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Intervention methods of stroke need to focus on prevention for blacks to reduce stroke mortality

In a study recently published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, investigators in the REasons for Geographical And Racial Differences in Stroke Study, or REGARDS, found that blacks are four times more likely to die of stroke at age 45 than their white counterparts because blacks have more strokes, not because blacks who have a stroke are more likely to die than whites who have a stroke.

Alumnus Mallick and Tiwari analyze strategy for detecting SNPs linked to zero-inflated count phenotypes

In their recent study, UAB alumnus Himel Mallick, PhD, former graduate research assistant in UAB’s Department of Biostatistics and current postdoctoral fellow in Harvard University and Broad Institute, and Hemant Tiwari, PhD, head of the Section on Statistical Genetics, examined the abilities of several traditional approaches to manage zero-inflated count data along with “a novel penalized regression approach with an adaptive LASSO penalty,” by replicating data under various disease models and linkage disequilibrium patterns.

Sixth Annual NIGMS-funded Short Course on Statistical Genetics & Genomics

Section on Statistical Genetics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is announcing their Sixth and Last Annual NIGMS-funded Short Course on Statistical Genetics & Genomics to be held in Birmingham, AL on July 11-15, 2016.

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EHS News

UAB students win public health scholar bowl in St. Louis

Congratulations to our UAB School of Public Health undergraduate students, who finished first place in the quiz bowl competition, at the St. Louis University Public Health Scholar Bowl! The undergraduates answered questions on everything from disease outbreaks to community health as they competed against 13 teams from across the country.

UAB School of Public Health Research Day 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of this year’s UAB School of Public Health Research and Service Day Poster Competition.

Inaugural Class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows Named

UAB School of Public Health graduate students Shima Dowla (Health Behavior) Ashley (A.T.) Helix (Health Behavior) and Rachel Stokes (Environmental Health Sciences) were selected as fellows of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF).

 

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EPI News

UAB Investigators Study Glycemic Marker Levels by Race

Dr. April P. Carson, associate professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recently led a cross-sectional study of 2,692 middle-aged African American and White men and women to find out if levels of glycemic markers varied by race.

UAB Researchers Team to Analyze Impact of EQUALITY on Patient Knowledge and Attitude

Ms. Carrie Huisingh, doctoral student in UAB’s department of epidemiology and statistician in the department of ophthalmology; Dr. Gerald McGwin, Jr., professor and vice chair in the department of epidemiology and associate director of UAB’s Clinical Research Unit; and Dr. Stephen T. Mennemeyer, professor in the department of health care organization and policy—in collaboration with lead author Dr. Lindsay A. Rhodes, assistant professor in UAB’s department of ophthalmology (who will be starting the MPH program at UAB in Fall 2016), and her department colleagues Drs. Cynthia Owsley and Christopher A. Girkin—recently examined the influence of Eye Care Quality and Accessibility Improvement in the Community (EQUALITY) on at-risk patients’ understanding of glaucoma as well as on their attitudes toward eye care and the program. (EQUALITY is a telemedicine program designed to educate the public in addition to giving health care professionals the ability to assess, diagnose, and then treat patients who might not otherwise have access to care.)

UAB Investigator Studies Chronic Bronchitis and COPD among Pakistani Textile Workers

Dr. Nalini Sathiakumar, professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recently led a study to ascertain how often chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) occur among textile workers in Karachi, Pakistan, as well as to determine which contributing factors were associated with the onset of these conditions.

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HB News

UAB students win public health scholar bowl in St. Louis

Congratulations to our UAB School of Public Health undergraduate students, who finished first place in the quiz bowl competition, at the St. Louis University Public Health Scholar Bowl! The undergraduates answered questions on everything from disease outbreaks to community health as they competed against 13 teams from across the country.

UAB School of Public Health Research Day 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of this year’s UAB School of Public Health Research and Service Day Poster Competition.

The Prison's Professors

Connie Kohler, professor emerita of the UAB School of Public Health will sit on panel discussion about education in Alabama's prison system.

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HCOP News

SOPH Investigator Studies Perceived Barriers to Discussing HPV Vaccination with Patients

In a recent study, Dr. Andrzej Kulczycki, associate professor in the department of health care organization and policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham — in collaboration with Dr. Haiyan Qu, research assistant professor, and Dr. Richard M. Shewchuk, professor emeritus, in UAB’s School of Health Professions — investigated barriers primary care physicians (PCPs) perceive exist in initiating a discussion with 11- and 12-year-old female patients about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, in addition to how those difficulties affect initiating and continuing to administer the vaccine.

SOPH Researchers Assess Time Trends in Low Adherence to Antihypertensive Medication

Dr. Gabriel S. Tajeu, a post-doctoral fellow in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recently led a study to determine time trends in rates of discontinuation and low adherence to antihypertensive medication among a 5 percent sample of Medicare beneficiaries.

 

 

UAB Researchers Team to Analyze Impact of EQUALITY on Patient Knowledge and Attitude

Ms. Carrie Huisingh, doctoral student in UAB’s department of epidemiology and statistician in the department of ophthalmology; Dr. Gerald McGwin, Jr., professor and vice chair in the department of epidemiology and associate director of UAB’s Clinical Research Unit; and Dr. Stephen T. Mennemeyer, professor in the department of health care organization and policy—in collaboration with lead author Dr. Lindsay A. Rhodes, assistant professor in UAB’s department of ophthalmology (who will be starting the MPH program at UAB in Fall 2016), and her department colleagues Drs. Cynthia Owsley and Christopher A. Girkin—recently examined the influence of Eye Care Quality and Accessibility Improvement in the Community (EQUALITY) on at-risk patients’ understanding of glaucoma as well as on their attitudes toward eye care and the program. (EQUALITY is a telemedicine program designed to educate the public in addition to giving health care professionals the ability to assess, diagnose, and then treat patients who might not otherwise have access to care.)

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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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