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Sen, alumna Goldfarb, and team investigate association between family meals and adolescent risk outcomes

In a recent study, UAB alumna Samantha S. Goldfarb, DrPH, currently at Florida State University, and her dissertation advisor Bisakha Sen, PhD, professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, examined the literature published between January 1990 and September 2013 to assess the relationship between frequent participation in family meals and adolescent health risk outcomes.

Tajeu and colleagues explore influence of non-physician staff on patients’ perceptions of discrimination and satisfaction

Gabriel S. Tajeu, DrPH, MPH, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Epidemiology—in collaboration with other colleagues—has assessed perceived discrimination as well as patient satisfaction in dealings with non-physician health care staff (i.e., front desk staff).

Brown and Allison appear on major network morning shows to discuss the effects of eating versus skipping breakfast

UAB Office of Energetics and Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) researchers recently appeared on NBC’s The Today Show and ABC’s Good Morning America as experts in the field of obesity to address the question of whether eating breakfast aids in reducing weight.


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Diet Myth: Cut or Burn 3,500 Cals, Lose a Pound?

This myth comes from a misapplication of the “3,500 calorie rule,” the idea that every person needs to cut the same amount of calories to lose a pound, every time. By that reasoning, if I, as a 150-pound man, start taking a daily 30-minute walk at a moderate pace (which burns about 100 calories), I should lose a pound in 35 days, 10 pounds in a year. But consider the implication if that were so: In 15 years, poof! I would vanish altogether. Something is obviously wrong, but what?

Liu and Lou Research Method for Detecting Genetic Variants Connected to Diseases

With researchers sharpening their focus on genetic variance and its connection to disease, there is a need to find more efficient association testing methods. Nianjun Liu, PhD, and Xiang-Yang Lou, PhD, associate professors in the Department of Biostatistics, recently developed a powerful method of analyzing next-generation genetic sequencing data.


The Section on Statistical Genetics and the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are pleased to request nominations for the Thirteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. The award will be conferred on Wed 9/10/2014. The award recipient will be invited to deliver a lecture at the UAB award ceremony, and will receive all expenses, the award, and a $5,000 prize.


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2014 President’s Diversity Awards Winners

This annual award recognizes significant achievements of full-time faculty, staff and students toward developing a more culturally diverse, competent and inclusive university community.


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.

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