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First stroke guidelines for women created with help of UAB SOPH expert

“Men are physiologically different from women, so preventive tips cannot be one-size-fits-all,” explained Virginia Howard, Ph.D., co-author of the new scientific statement Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Women, published from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Council on Stroke in the AHA journal Stroke.

The Affordable Care Act: Goals and Mechanisms

The HRSA-funded Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota just released a 36-page publication that addresses these questions:

  • What are the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? 
  • What are the primary mechanisms through which the ACA will meet its goals? 
  • What is the potential impact of the ACA on women, children, adolescents, and immigrant families?

Howard becomes first non-physician to receive prestigious award

George Howard, Dr.P.H., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biostatistics, has been awarded the Mayo Clinic Daniel C. Gainey Named Visiting Professorship in Stroke and Related Diseases for 2013. The Gainey Award committee unanimously endorsed Howard’s nomination.

Dr. David Allison selected as 2011 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

It is truly an honor and a pleasure to share with you the news that Dr. David Allison has been selected as the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. The award recognizes faculty who have advanced the frontiers of science or otherwise made a significant contribution to the health of people and/ or have made an outstanding contribution to the Academic Health Center through education, research, or public service.

This is perhaps the highest award a faculty member at UAB can receive. The last faculty member so recognized from the School of Public Health was Dr. Juan Navia in 1990.

Global Health Internship

GHFP is now accepting applications for its exciting Summer 2010 Internship Program at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. All positions will be in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. Detailed information, including the online application and instructions, is available at

Spring health behavior at ADPH

Below is a health behavior internship opportunity.  To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

ADPH Spring 2009 : Montgomery AL

Below is a HCOP internship opportunity.  To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

USAID Bureau for Global Health : GHFP Summer 2009 : Washington, DC