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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.

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.”

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SOPH researchers sweep Poster Presentation category of Charles Barkley Health Disparities Research Investigator Awards

Scientists from the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Care Organization and Policy took top honors in the Poster Presentation category of the 2016 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Research Investigator Awards, presented at the Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) annual symposium. Entries were scored on clarity, the significance of the research, and the scientific approach to the problem.

 

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.

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.

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EHS News

Spring Break Water Safety for Children

Families seem to be spending time around water this time of year, so it is important to remind ourselves of the basics of water safety,” said Michelle Fanucchi, Ph.D., chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

UAB Toxicologist Dr. Michelle Fanucchi on Health Risks of Breathing in Toxic Fumes

A fire at Reliable Formed Plastics on Second Avenue North started by accident on Wednesday around 3pm.

UAB toxicologist Dr. Michelle Fanucchi said that the health risks of breathing in the fumes from the fire could include eye irritation, respiratory irritation and maybe some gastrointestinal problems.

 

President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dale Dickinson, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences was awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Public Health AND the Honors College! Congratulations! It is absolutely unprecedented for a faculty member to be selected for the President’s Award from two independent units on campus!

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EPI News

UAB Investigators Study Mortality among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients with Severe Sepsis

Mr. John P. Donnelly, doctoral student in the department of epidemiology and predoctoral fellow in the division of preventive medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recently led a retrospective study to investigate how solid organ transplants influence outcomes after experiencing sepsis.

UAB Researchers Assess Risk of Serious Falls Associated with Antihypertensive Medications

Recently, the University of Alabama at Birmingham department of epidemiology’s Dr. Emily B. Levitan, associate professor (pictured); Ms. Luqin Deng and Ms. Lei Huang, statisticians; and Dr. Paul Muntner, professor and vice chair, teamed with lead author Dr. Daichi Shimbo, associate professor at Columbia University Medical Center; Dr. C. Barrett Bowling, assistant professor at Emory University; Dr. John J. Sim, at Kaiser Permanente; and Dr. Kristi Reynolds, associate director of epidemiologic research at Kaiser Permanente Research, in a case-crossover study of 90,127 Medicare beneficiaries (ages 65 and older) designed to examine serious injuries as a result of falls occurring between July 1, 2007, and December 31, 2012.

SOPH researchers sweep Poster Presentation category of Charles Barkley Health Disparities Research Investigator Awards

Scientists from the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Care Organization and Policy took top honors in the Poster Presentation category of the 2016 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Research Investigator Awards, presented at the Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) annual symposium. Entries were scored on clarity, the significance of the research, and the scientific approach to the problem.

 

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HB News

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).

 

UAB students propose innovative solutions to global issues at Clinton Global Initiative University

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will be represented by 21 students at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) from April 1-3 at the University of California, Berkeley. Seven of these students embody the School of Public Health. Congratulations!
 

Tucker, Michael, and colleagues evaluate utility of RDS with at-risk emerging adults

“Emerging adulthood often entails heightened risk-taking with potential life-long consequences. Research on risk behaviors is needed to guide prevention programming, particularly in under-served and difficult to reach populations,” writes Jalie A. Tucker, PhD, MPH, former professor and chair in UAB’s Department of Health Behavior and current professor and chair in the Department of Health Education & Behavior at the University of Florida, in collaboration with Max Michael III, MD, professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and dean of the School of Public Health, in a recent study assessing the utility of Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS)—which weights a peer-driven sample to compensate for its nonrandom development—to recruit young adult African Americans from disadvantaged communities for research and prevention programming.
 

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HCOP News

Study Examines Expenditures and Characteristics of High-Cost Enrollees in CHIP

A study led by Dr. Bisakha Sen, professor in the department of health care organization and policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, aimed to ascertain if patterns of cost concentration in a public insurance program for children changed over time, changed in response to higher cost-sharing, or after expanding eligibility to high-income children.

UAB Scientists Investigate Social Norms and Stigma Regarding Unintended Pregnancy

Doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant Ms. Whitney Smith, and professor Dr. Janet M. Turan, in the department of health care organization and policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recently investigated what role, if any, social norms and stigma regarding reproductive health outcomes may play in the higher rates of unplanned pregnancies among young women and women in the Southern region of the United States compared with other age groups and areas of the country.

Study findings suggest that there is a critical need to reduce stigma in order to empower young women to make the best decisions for their reproductive health. (Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the funding agency.)
UAB developing training program on Ebola for first responders in Deep South

Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently received a grant to provide safety and health training to health care and public safety workers through the UAB Deep South Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training Consortium. Co-program directors, Lisa McCormick, Dr.P.H., and Marjorie Lee White, M.D., will develop and implement a training program to equip workers with the skills and knowledge needed to protect themselves and their communities from potential exposure to contaminated materials or infected individuals they may encounter.

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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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