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SOPH student, Vishwadha Gunda is named Miss UAB 2018

Vishwadha Gunda, a sophomore majoring in public health, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship, and also won the Talent award for her Bollywood-style dance performance.

Promoting School Connectedness among Minority Youth Through Experience-Based Urban Farming

Dr. Matthew Fifolt, an assistant professor in the department of health care organization and policy at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, served as first author in a descriptive case study that examined student and parent engagement with a local urban teaching farm.

Providing Family Planning Services at Primary Care Organizations after the Exclusion of Planned Parenthood from Publicly Funded Programs in Texas: Early Qualitative Evidence

Dr. Kari White, associate professor in the department of health care organization and policy at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health was part of a team looking at the experiences of organizations providing family planning during the first year of an expanded primary care program in Texas.

Motor Vehicle Collision Involvement Among Persons with Hemianopia and Quadrantanopia

Dr. Gerald McGwin, professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health led a study on persons with homonymous quadrantanopia and hemianopia that experience driving restrictions, for which there is little scientific evidence to support driving prohibition among persons with these conditions.

SOPH: Study suggests psychedelic drugs could reduce criminal behavior

“These findings, coupled with both older and emerging bodies of evidence, make a case that classic psychedelics may provide enduring benefits for criminal justice populations,” said Peter Hendricks, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Behavior, in the UAB School of Public Health. “They certainly suggest that clinical research with classic psychedelics in forensic settings should be considered.”

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.

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