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Dr. Bertha Hidalgo featured as Style Icon in B-Metro

"Beauty, brains, and killer style: Dr. Bertha Hidalgo is a triple threat. Embodying her blog title, Chic in Academia, this Southern California transplant is indeed just that. The stylish lady—who is a graduate of  the UAB School of Public Health (Ph.D in Epidemiology)—is currently finishing up a post-doctoral fellowship in statistical genetics and epigenetics and looking forward to a career in academia."

Carson and team study declines in CHD among adults with and without diabetes

April P. Carson, PhD, MSPH, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, recently investigated secular changes in coronary heart disease (CHD) incidence and mortality among adults with and without diabetes and the effect of increased lipid-lowering medication use and reductions in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels on these changes.

Genomics investigator works toward cancer prevention with award-winning research

One University of Alabama at Birmingham epidemiologist, whose work has been recognized nationally, is using genomics — the study of a person’s genes — in hopes of preventing a form of cancer using personalized medicine.