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Book highlights differences in preterm births in America and other countries

Janet Bronstein, Ph.D., wrote the book “Preterm Birth in the United States: A Sociocultural Approach,” which provides a wide knowledge base for maternal and child health professionals across diverse disciplines, including public health, social work, nursing, medicine and health policy.

 

 

UAB Researchers Use Patient Perspectives to Develop Chronic Pain Intervention

Given well-documented psychosocial vulnerabilities among persons with HIV, it is critical to develop a behavioral intervention for chronic pain tailored to this population,” observes lead author Dr. Jessica S. Merlin, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in a recent study conducted in collaboration with Dr. Susan Davies, associate professor in UAB’s department of health behavior, and Dr. Janet M. Turan, professor in UAB’s department of health care organization and policy.

 

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.

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New dual advanced degree in business and public health offered at UAB

MBA/MPH dual-degree program aims to equip public health professionals with business savvy. UAB's Collat School of Business and School of Public Health have partnered to offer students a coordinated advanced degree of Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health beginning the fall semester 2016.

Goldsby is recipient of NMRI Travel Award

TaShauna U. Goldsby, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), and Office of Energetics, is the recipient of a 2016 Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Travel Award to attend the NMRI Annual Meeting

Lakkur and colleagues examine link between caregiving and increased risk for stroke

"We examined the association between family caregiving and risk of incident stroke in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study to test the hypotheses that family caregivers have higher risk of stroke compared with noncaregivers and that strained caregivers have higher risk of stroke compared with noncaregivers.”

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Bernhard chosen for Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Travel Support Award

Molly C. Bernhard, MPH, pre-doctoral fellow in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) and pre-doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, is the recipient of a Graduate Student Travel Support Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT) to attend their 55th Annual Meeting, to be held in March 2016 in New Orleans, which will provide her with a variety of educational and professional training opportunities.

UAB’s online master’s in public health among most affordable of nationally ranked

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s online Master of Public Health degree program has been ranked in the top 20 by BestColleges.com.

 

UAB is top Alabama university in U.S. News & World Report global rankings

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Colleges for more than 30 years, recently released the 2016 edition of the Best Global Universities with the University of Alabama at Birmingham claiming the highest ranking in Alabama.

 

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Two students and faculty member awarded with Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator Award

Congratulations to each of the participants for submitting an abstract and partaking in either our poster session or presenting during the oral breakout sessions at the UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium.

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.

SOPH Alumni Receives Highest National Award for Medical Examiners

SOPH Alumni Dr. Gregory Davis is the newest recipient of the nation's most prestigious award given to medical examiners. Dr. Davis received his MSPH in Epidemiology from The School of Public Health.

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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"!

Chen awarded Mid-South TCC funding

Meifang Chen, MPH, BSN, CHES, doctoral student and graduate research assistant in the Department of Health Behavior, has been awarded funding by the Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research for the secondary data analysis “Association of Food Environment and Mediterranean Diet Adherence and Obesity in United States: A Geographic Information System (GIS) Analysis.”

UAB’s online master’s in public health among most affordable of nationally ranked

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s online Master of Public Health degree program has been ranked in the top 20 by BestColleges.com.

 

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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.

Two students and faculty member awarded with Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator Award

Congratulations to each of the participants for submitting an abstract and partaking in either our poster session or presenting during the oral breakout sessions at the UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium.

Locher and colleagues examine mortality effects for African Americans enrolled in REGARDS study

“The predictive effects of age and self-rated health (SRH) on all-cause mortality are known to differ across race and ethnic groups. African American adults have higher mortality rates than Whites at younger ages, but this mortality disparity diminishes with advancing age and may ‘crossover’ at about 75-80 years of age, when African Americans may show lower mortality rates,” notes study co-author Julie Locher, PhD, MPH, professor in the Departments of Medicine and Health Care Organization and Policy and Associate Director for Enrichment of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC).
 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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