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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. 

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 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.

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Cutter examines the effectiveness of long-term registries in establishing MS therapies

In an editorial titled “Long-Term Registries: Answering Tough Questions with Big Data?” published online March 21, 2016, in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice, Gary R. Cutter, PhD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics—in collaboration with Robert J. Fox, MD, neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic—discusses the challenges clinicians experience in determining the most effective treatment for each of their patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

REGARDS offers answers that could help save lives

Scientists, physicians, and far too many families around here know the hard truths about stroke: Southerners have a 40 percent higher risk of dying from stroke than people in the rest of the country. And African-Americans below the age of 75 are at least two times more likely to die from stroke than whites.

UAB REACT aims to catalyze high-impact clinical trials in medical rehabilitation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has added a unique new center designed to serve as a national resource for medical rehabilitation researchers. The REACT Center — Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials — offers training, consultation, funding and additional tools to catalyze high-impact interdisciplinary clinical trials.

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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!
 

Thailand and The UAB School of Public Health

In order to understand the relationship between Thailand and the UAB School of Public Health, one needs to go back to the first dean of the UAB School of Dentistry, first president of UAB, and first chancellor of the University of Alabama System, Dr. Joseph Francis Volker.

CONGRATULATIONS FALL 2015 GRADUATES

The Administration, Faculty, and Staff of the School of Public Health would like to thank the graduates that participated in the Fall Convocation on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the UAB National Alumni Society House.  We are extremely proud of you and your accomplishments.We look forward to watching the impact that you will make by "being distinctive, forging knowledge, and building healthy communities"!

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Owsley and McGwin analyze driving safety after PRP treatment

In the recent invited commentary “Driving Eligibility in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy,” published online in April 2016 in JAMA Ophthalmology, Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH, professor, in the Department of Ophthalmology, and Gerald McGwin, Jr., MS, PhD, professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Ophthalmology, discuss the efficacy of patients undergoing bilateral multispot laser panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) to lessen the likelihood of severe vision loss due to proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR).

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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Science Writing for the Behavioral Sciences

Writing clear, precise and compelling prose is an essential skill. You will read and critique articles about science and medicine, asking: How does the author communicate complex information clearly, in language accessible to the non-scientist? Which literary techniques does the writer call upon to engage, or even inspire, readers?

Thailand and The UAB School of Public Health

In order to understand the relationship between Thailand and the UAB School of Public Health, one needs to go back to the first dean of the UAB School of Dentistry, first president of UAB, and first chancellor of the University of Alabama System, Dr. Joseph Francis Volker.

Walcott, Turan, and colleagues examine HIV care among low-income women in the Deep South

A recent study led by Melonie Walcott, DrPH in International Health, and Janet M. Turan, PhD, MPH, professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, explores how poverty and other essential factors produce a risk environment for sub-optimal care for HIV and contribute to existing health disparities among low-income women with the condition who reside in the southern United States.

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Rucks to serve on Executive Committee of the National Pediatric Disaster Coalition

Andrew Rucks, PhD, professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, director of finance and administration for the School of Public Health, and executive director of the Survey Research Unit, has been named to the Executive Committee of the National Pediatric Disaster Coalition (NPDC).

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.

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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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