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Carol H. Steckel, MPH, 2017 Alumna of the Year

Carol Herrmann Steckel, MPH, is the UAB School of Public Health 2017 Alumna of the Year. She earned her MPH in 1991 by participating in the School’s weekend program in Birmingham, AL. At the time, she had already served as Commissioner of the Alabama Medicaid Agency.

2018 International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region’s (ENAR) Distinguished Student Paper Award

Recognizing the recipient to one of the International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region’s (ENAR) Distinguished Student Paper Awards for the 2018 ENAR Spring Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Perspectives on marijuana use and effectiveness: A survey of NARCOMS participants

Dr. Stacey S. Cofield, Associate Professor, and Dr. Gary R. Cutter, Professor in the department of Biostatistics at UAB’s School of Public Health were part of a team of researchers who recently published in the Neurological Clinical Practice.

Design and implementation of observational studies to measure disease burden with a focus on stroke

Dr. George Howard, Professor in the department of Biostatistics, and Dr. Virginia J. Howard, Professor in the department of Epidemiology both work at the UAB School of Public Health. They serve as PI and Co-PI (respectively) of the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study, a longitudinal cohort study of 30,239 African American and white participants in 48 states.

UAB commencement, doctoral hooding ceremonies set for Dec. 16

 
More than 1,500 students will graduate this fall, including 83 who will receive the university’s highest degrees. An estimated 700 will walk in the commencement ceremony.

Nursing students impacting health globally through Serve Africa Day

Volunteers packaged feminine hygiene kits to be distributed to South Sudanese refugee women by representatives of Birmingham, Alabama-based MedHope Africa in March 2018 as part of the school’s fourth Serve Africa Day.

Transgender female sex workers' HIV knowledge, experienced stigma, and condom use in the Dominican Republic

Dr. Henna Budhwani, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy within the School of Public Health, was part of a team conducting this study which found that not only do transgender female sex workers have some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and experienced stigma, they also have higher likelihood of early sexual debut and some of the lowest levels of educational attainment compared to other stigmatized populations.

Comprehensive study examines gun-related deaths and how to prevent them

A new study suggests complex solutions to gun-related deaths and goals to decrease rates based on the type of death.

Travel course immerses UAB students in historic and contemporary public health issues across the Southeast

A new public health course explores issues that affect population health across the Deep South. The course will explore how public health systems are evolving to solve health issues affecting Southern communities in the modern era, as well as how history has shaped the current public health landscape.

UAB Ethics Bowl team will compete for national title

The UAB Ethics Bowl debate team beat 16 teams in the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl to advance to the national competition.

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