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Dr. Francesca Dominici receives Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement in Statistical Sciences

Francesca Dominici, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, Senior Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Dean of Information Technology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, has been honored with the Janet L. Norwood Award, presented by the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Faculty Ombudsperson, Dr. Michelle Fanucchi

Dr. Michelle Fanucchi has accepted the role as UAB's first faculty ombudsperson.

UAB Researchers Team to Analyze Impact of EQUALITY on Patient Knowledge and Attitude

Ms. Carrie Huisingh, doctoral student in UAB’s department of epidemiology and statistician in the department of ophthalmology; Dr. Gerald McGwin, Jr., professor and vice chair in the department of epidemiology and associate director of UAB’s Clinical Research Unit; and Dr. Stephen T. Mennemeyer, professor in the department of health care organization and policy—in collaboration with lead author Dr. Lindsay A. Rhodes, assistant professor in UAB’s department of ophthalmology (who will be starting the MPH program at UAB in Fall 2016), and her department colleagues Drs. Cynthia Owsley and Christopher A. Girkin—recently examined the influence of Eye Care Quality and Accessibility Improvement in the Community (EQUALITY) on at-risk patients’ understanding of glaucoma as well as on their attitudes toward eye care and the program. (EQUALITY is a telemedicine program designed to educate the public in addition to giving health care professionals the ability to assess, diagnose, and then treat patients who might not otherwise have access to care.)

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NORC and Office of Energetics investigators take top prizes at 2016 Postdoctoral Research Day

Researchers from UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) and Office of Energetics distinguished themselves in Session 1 at the 13th Annual Postdoctoral Research Day competition. Presentations were scored on clarity, the significance of the research, and the scientific approach to the problem.

Allison, Brown, George, and Kaiser comment on difficulties involved in correcting errors in peer-reviewed literature

In the commentary “Reproducibility: A tragedy of errors,” published in the February 4, 2016 issue of the journal Nature, Drs. David B. Allison, Andrew W. Brown, Brandon J. George, and Kathryn Kaiser address the difficulties involved in correcting factual inaccuracies or unacceptable procedures that may greatly affect studies’ conclusions in peer-reviewed literature.
 

RPCGB partners with UAB faculty to acquire grant to promote health equity

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) has received a $45,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to promote health equity across neighborhoods in the City of Birmingham. The grant is the result of teamwork between the RPCGB and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

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Online public health master’s programs ranked nationally

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health’s online Master of Public Health degree programs have been ranked second-best in the United States by TopMastersInHealthcare.com out of about 70 online programs nationwide.

Lisa Schwiebert announced 2015's Sam Builder's

The 2015 recipient of the Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award is Lisa Schwiebert, PhD, a professor in the Department of Developmental and Integrative Biology.  This prestigious award recognizes a UAB faculty or staff member who has a deep and abiding commitment to facilitating collaboration and partnerships across campus in ways that enhance the research and teaching activities of the university.

Fanucchi and team examine formaldehyde exposure during pregnancy

Michelle V. Fanucchi, PhD, associate professor and chair in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, in collaboration with Azita Amiri, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville—along with Erica Pryor, PhD, RN, associate professor; Marti Rice, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor; and Anne Turner-Henson, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, in UAB’s School of Nursing—recently conducted research with a study sample of 140 pregnant women recruited from obstetrical clinics in Huntsville, Alabama, to determine personal exposure to FA during pregnancy and to identify the relationship between FA exposure levels and potential residential sources of FA.

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Shendre, mentored by Dr. Limdi, examines race-specific effects of CYP4F2*3 on warfarin response

In a prospective warfarin inception cohort study, Aditi Shendre, MPH, doctoral candidate in the Department of Epidemiology, in collaboration with Nita A. Limdi, PharmD, PhD, MSPH, professor in the Department of Neurology, assessed “the influence of CYP4F2*3 on warfarin dose, anticoagulation control and risk of hemorrhage among European and African Americans.”

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.

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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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.

Pekmezi and team use web-based technology to promote physical activity in Latinas

Dorothy Pekmezi, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior, and Tanya J. Benitez, PhD, of Arizona State University, utilized a 1-month single-arm pretest-posttest design to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally and linguistically adapted Internet-based physical activity intervention for Spanish-speaking Latinas. UAB co-investigators are Andrea L. Cherrington, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior, and Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor in the School of Nursing.

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Blackburn and team analyze the impact of recession on health insurance coverage for children

Justin Blackburn, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy—in collaboration with Michael A. Morrisey, PhD, professor emeritus—assessed the effect that the Great Recession from 2007–2009 had on public health insurance enrollment and disbursements in Alabama to make available a model for other states to gain a greater understanding of the link between existing macroeconomic conditions and ensuing public health insurance costs.
 

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.

Sen investigates association between NPs and patient satisfaction

This study considered the implications of assigning in-office Medicare Advantage (MA) plan NPs in Primary Care Physician (PCP) practices that were affiliated with the MA plan. Specifically, this was a baseline study that explored whether the presence of an NP in the PCP practice was associated with improved satisfaction of members of the MA plan with their PCP, and whether member satisfaction with their PCP was associated with satisfaction with the MA plan,” reports Bisakha Sen, PhD, professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy.

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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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