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. 

Julie Preskitt honored for excellence in teaching

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UAB SOPH: An Epigenome-wide Association Study of Inflammatory Response to Fenofibrate in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network

The research team conducted the first epigenome-wide study of inflammatory response to daily treatment with 160 mg of micronized fenofibrate over a 3-week period in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network (GOLDN, n = 750).

Alum honored as one of UAB's 2017 Top 25 in Business Excellence

Beth Whitehead, PT, MPH received her MPH in 1981. Congratulations Beth!

Alabamian dies from West Nile Virus; ADPH urges protective measures

According to a release from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), one person in the state has died from West Nile Virus.

Alumna paves the way for minority researchers and lifesaving care

In the South, the fight against cancer is a fight against health disparities. African-Americans face higher cancer rates than Caucasians, and they’re more likely to die from the disease. A host of factors contribute to the stark divide—culture, environment, access to health care resources, socioeconomics, and genetic differences among them.



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