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Two MPH Students Receive the Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator Awards

Congratulation to Molly Bernhard (EHS) and Courtney Williams (EPI), winners of the 2013 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator Awards!

Six researchers received 2013 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator Awards at the 8th Annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, an annual event designed to keep Scientists at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and other institutions across the Southeast at the forefront of health disparities research.

Weather Alert

UAB will suspend normal operations and cancel classes after 3:30 pm Thursday and will resume a regular schedule at 10 a.m. Friday.

Nominations for 2013 Odessa Woolfolk Award due Feb. 21

Recognizing faculty for their contribution to the areas of teaching, research, and service is an important part of UAB's culture. The Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award is given annually to a faculty member who has provided service in the Birmingham community in one or more of the following areas:

UAB Honors Convocation to be held May 11

The UAB Honors Convocation will be held on May 11th at 3:00 p.m. in the UAB Alys Stephens Center Main Concert Hall. Students will be recognized for receiving national honors, deans' awards and departmental recognitions. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Join us in celebrating our outstanding students' achievements!

Short course on Statistical Genetics & Genomics returns July 9-13

This five-day course will offer an interactive program to enhance researchers' ability to understand and use statistical genetic methods and implement and interpret sophisticated genetic analyses. Register online by May 18.  Click here for more information:


Apply for pre-doctoral funding award

Doctoral candidates whose dissertation projects focus on clinical or translational research can apply for a NIH-funded Pre-doctoral Training Program (TL1 Award) online. Apply by May 7.

Click here for more information

Recipients 2011 Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship

Please join the UAB School of Public Health in congratulating Drs. Affuso, Cutter, Michael and Sen as this year's recipients of the 2011 Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship!

The award, now in its fifth year, recognizes exceptional faculty mentorship and demonstrates that UAB is a university that values the commitment to excellence in mentorship that is exhibited by its faculty, says Bryan Noe, Ph.D., dean of The Graduate School.

Ryals Honored for Work for Health

The Pueblo City-County Health Department on Monday named its first Public Health Champion, honoring Dr. Jarvis Ryals for his service to the department and public safety campaigns. The retired neurologist received the award as part of the department’s Public Health Week activities. Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods, executive director of the department, said the award would be given annually.

“This award is presented to Dr. Ryals for his many contributions in support of public health over the past 30 years,” Nevin-Woods said.

UAB SOPH Delta Omega Poster Competition Results

Congratulations to the following students who are the winners of UAB SOPH Delta Omega Poster Session.

Rank 1: Divvy K Upadhyay (HCOP) “Giving back to the community: Dissemination of results in a community based participatory research study on Diabetes in Alabama"

Rank 2: Matthew Loop (BST) - "Air particulate matter and cognitive decline: a prospective cohort study"

Rank 3: Amelia K. Boehme (EPI) - "Do Black Women with Acute Ischemic Stroke have More Severe Strokes with Worse Outcomes?’"

Request Nominations for Outstanding Public Health Service Award

Annually the School recognizes a member of the faculty who has distinguished himself or herself in honoring the vision of the School through demonstrative efforts and accomplishments in public health service. Such service is that which significantly contributes to the promotion, protection or enhancement of the health of people through policy or systems development, direct intervention or community education means. Public health service activities may include technical assistance, program development, advocacy, education or leadership.