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SOPH Researchers Assess Time Trends in Low Adherence to Antihypertensive Medication

Dr. Gabriel S. Tajeu, a post-doctoral fellow in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recently led a study to determine time trends in rates of discontinuation and low adherence to antihypertensive medication among a 5 percent sample of Medicare beneficiaries.

 

 

UAB Investigators Study Glycemic Marker Levels by Race

Dr. April P. Carson, associate professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recently led a cross-sectional study of 2,692 middle-aged African American and White men and women to find out if levels of glycemic markers varied by race.

SOPH Professor Recognized for Achievements in Nutrition Research

David Allison, Ph.D., Quetelet Endowed Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, was awarded the 2016 American College of Nutrition’s Mark Bieber Professional Award.

 

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UAB students win public health scholar bowl in St. Louis

Congratulations to our UAB School of Public Health undergraduate students, who finished first place in the quiz bowl competition, at the St. Louis University Public Health Scholar Bowl! The undergraduates answered questions on everything from disease outbreaks to community health as they competed against 13 teams from across the country.

Ten major errors in obesity research discussed
UAB statistician and multi-institution team discuss common statistical errors in obesity research and how to avoid them.
UAB School of Public Health Research Day 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of this year’s UAB School of Public Health Research and Service Day Poster Competition.

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Karen B. Fowler honored with 2015 SOPH Alumni Award for Scientific Excellence

Karen B. Fowler, DrPH, professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is the recipient of the 2015 UAB School of Public Health Alumni Award for Scientific Excellence, in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of public health through exemplary professional commitment and leadership.

Asking the questions others aren’t — UAB School of Public Health planning to maintain success

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health has outlined five key areas of focus to guide the school into the next five years: education; research and discovery; living, learning and working environment; resource development; and community.

The only accredited school of public health in Alabama, the UAB SOPH is also ranked No. 19 among graduate degree programs of public health in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

Johnson moves through the ‘intersection of everything’

Cheryl Johnson sums up a laundry list of her responsibilities in the School of Public Health succinctly: “My job is to keep the train on the track.”

As director of Student and Academic Services in the School of Public Health, Johnson is tasked with undergraduate and graduate student admissions and retention, plus strategic planning, finance, policy, internships, oversight, domestic project administration and more.

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EPI News

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.

Howard and Judd discover ideal cardiovascular health is low among older workers

Virginia J. Howard, PhD, FAHA, FSCT, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and co-principal investigator in REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS), collaborated with REGARDS co-investigator Suzanne E. Judd, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics, as well as colleagues from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CACI, Inc.; and Queens College, to investigate how prevalent ideal cardiovascular health is among 5,566 employed African American and white men and women aged 45 and above who showed no evidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke at enrollment in REGARDS.

Huisingh, Levitan, and McGwin examine effect driving cessation has on life-space scores

In a study designed to examine the impact that ceasing to drive has on community-dwelling older adults, doctoral student Carrie Huisingh, MPH; associate professor Emily B. Levitan, ScD; and professor and vice chair Gerald McGwin, MS, PhD, in the Department of Epidemiology, assessed a diverse sample of participants in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Study of Aging.

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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.

 

Fontaine and colleagues assess desire resistance versus reduction in fighting obesity

Kevin Fontaine, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Health Behavior—in collaboration with Gareth R. Dutton, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine, and David B. Allison, PhD, distinguished professor and director of the Office of Energetics and Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)—recently reviewed an array of interventions targeting health policy, the environment, and individual behaviors that have been developed at the public health and community level to diminish or to prevent obesity.
 

Karen B. Fowler honored with 2015 SOPH Alumni Award for Scientific Excellence

Karen B. Fowler, DrPH, professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is the recipient of the 2015 UAB School of Public Health Alumni Award for Scientific Excellence, in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of public health through exemplary professional commitment and leadership.

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HCOP News

Xin examines whether access to and use of PCMHs reduces emergency department visits

Haichang Xin, PhD, research associate in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy—in collaboration with department colleagues professors and chair—recently conducted a retrospective study to ascertain whether a link exists between the availability of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices and the reduction in emergency department (ED) visits, especially among uninsured individuals. 

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.

Sen and colleagues study long-term outcomes of preventive dental care

Bisakha Sen, PhD, professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, recently led an investigation into whether early or regular preventive dental visits (PDV) lessen the likelihood of needing restorative or emergency dental care and reduce costs incurred for dental care in low-income children.
 

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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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