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Locher collaborates with an international team of researchers to investigate food behaviors in widowhood

In a recent study, Elisabeth Vesnaver, PhD, research associate at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and Julie L. Locher, PhD, professor in the Departments of Medicine and Health Care Organization and Policy, observed that eating alone leaves widows, especially in later life, vulnerable to insufficient nutritional intake.

Allison named Fellow of the American Heart Association

David B. Allison, PhD, distinguished professor and director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) and Office of Energetics, has been elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), conferred by the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, in recognition of his scientific and professional achievements as well as his leadership and service. The newly elected Fellows were announced during the Annual Council Dinner, which was held November 10, 2015, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando.

Aswani’s F31 grant submission earns perfect score and is an early success for 2015 Biguan retreat

Monica S. Aswani, MSPH, pre-doctoral fellow in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, under the mentorship of Meredith L. Kilgore, PhD, received a rare perfect score on her first-time submission to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeking a F31 grant—which provides “predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research degree”—to fund the two-year completion of her DrPH at UAB.



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Lewis determines physical characteristics associated with weight misperception among overweight and obese men

Dwight William Lewis, Jr., PhD, MBA, post-doctoral fellow in the Office of Energetics and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), recently determined the prevalence of weight misperception (i.e., weight underestimation) among overweight and obese men with total body fat levels 25 percent and higher, in addition to examining associations of weight misperception with anthropometric and body composition measures.

George investigates covariance structure selection for longitudinal imaging data analysis

Brandon J. George, MS, PhD, prior graduate student in the Department of Biostatistics, Section on Statistical Genetics—along with Professor Inmaculada B. Aban, MS, PhD, also in the Department of Biostatistics—recently proposed the use of a linear model with a separable parametric spatiotemporal error structure for the analysis of repeated imaging data.

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Hidalgo named Chair of ACE Minority Affairs Committee

Bertha Hidalgo, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, has been named Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE).

2014 - 2015 Scholarship Luncheon

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Association between neighborhood disadvantage and hypertension investigated by Levitan and colleagues

Emily B. Levitan, ScD, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, and David R. Buys, PhD, MSPH, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Gerontology, Geriatrics, & Palliative Care—in collaboration with other colleagues—recently evaluated the effect of neighborhood disadvantage on older adults’ prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension.



Discordance between LDL and HDL cholesterol evaluated by Kilgore and colleagues

Although low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is recommended as the primary marker to guide lipid-lowering therapy, some data suggest non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) may better reflect coronary heart disease risk. Discordance between these measures has not been evaluated.


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