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UAB students propose innovative solutions to global issues at Clinton Global Initiative University

Founded in 2007 by former President Bill Clinton, CGIU engages the next generation of campus leaders to address global issues in the initiative’s five focus areas: education, environmental and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

New software makes educational materials more accessible in developing nations

Education and training programs on the African continent have two recurring challenges: lack of textbooks or educational resources and lack of internet. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Sparkman Center for Global Health partnered with developers in Zambia and Ethiopia to develop a software solution, SparkEd, in response to these challenges.

UAB: Longitudinal Analysis of Nut-Inclusive Diets and Body Mass Index Among Overweight and Obese African American Women Living in Rural Alabama and Mississippi, 2011-2013

Dr. Suzanne Judd, an associate professor in the department of biostatistics at the UAB School of Public Health was part of a team that conducted this longitudinal analysis over a two-year period.

UAB: Associations between neighborhood socioeconomic environment and physical activity in Cuban immigrants

Dr. Olivia Affuso, associate professor in the department of epidemiology at UAB’s School of Public Health was first author in a study that examined physical inactivity as a major public health concern because it is a determinant of obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases.

UAB hosts community engagement event Oct. 6

The institute will be held Oct. 6 in the East Meeting Hall of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Attendees must pre-register and will not be able to register on-site. Tickets are $25 each, and registration ends Oct. 5. Registration to sponsor a student at a reduced ticket price ends Oct. 1.

UAB experts help write healthy brain guidelines

A healthy lifestyle benefits the brain as much as the rest of the body and may lessen the risk of cognitive decline (a loss of the ability to think well) as people age, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The advisory was written by a panel of 19 medical experts convened by the AHA, including two from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

SOPH receives $1.5 million endowment from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama to research and develop practical solutions to health problems

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health has received $1.5 million to establish the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Endowed Chair in Health Economics, the School of Public Health’s first endowed chair.

An Examination of the Perceived Importance and Skills Related to Policies and Policy Making Among State Public Health Injury Prevention Staff

Dr. Martha Wingate, an associate professor in the department of health care organization and policy, and director of maternal and child health policy and leadership program, worked with a team of researchers using the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey to assess in greater detail state injury prevention staff perceptions of policy development and related skills and their awareness and perception of “Health in All Policies” (HiAP).

Noam N. Levey receives Carole W. Samuelson Award for outstanding public health practice

Noam N. Levey, award-winning national healthcare reporter for the Los Angeles Times, is being honored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham with its 15th Annual Carole W. Samuelson Award.

10th Annual Charles R. Katholi Distinguished Dissertation Award - 2017

Dr. Yan Li, this year’s recipient of the Charles R. Katholi Distinguished Dissertation Award, defended her dissertation in the summer of 2017. 

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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