Health Behavior News

New Health Behavior Course for Fall 2012

The Department of Health Behavior is pleased to announce a new graduate-level course: Dissemination & Implementation in Health; Bridging the Gap between Discovery and Delivery of Evidence-based Programs in Health.

The HB  625 course will be offered in  Fall 2012 onTues/Thurs 9:30-10:45. The course instructor is Wynne E. Norton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior.

2012 Recipient of the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Leslie McClure

Dr. Leslie McClureCongratulations to Dr. Leslie McClure, Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics who will receive the 2012 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Public Health. This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching and includes a cash prize, a Steuben crystal apple with engraved base and designated parking for a year!

Nomination for the UAB Caroline P. Ireland Research Travel Scholarship

The Ireland Research Travel Scholarship is available to both Doctoral and Master’s degree students.  It will award up to $1000 to graduate students who must travel to an out-of-state location to get access to library materials or to learn new research techniques required to complete their research projects. 

APHA Call for Abstracts for the 140th Annual Meeting

The American Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts for the 140th APHA Annual Meeting. The theme of the meeting is: Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan.

The deadline for submission of abstracts range from February 6 thru February 10, 2012 depending on the Section, SPIG, Caucus or Forum to which you wish to submit. All  submissions will end at 11:59 pm (Pacific Standard Time) on the due date listed on the Call for Abstracts.

UAB Researchers Say Add a Helmet to your Tornado-Preparation Kit

Scott CrawfordHelmets may prevent injury or death for those caught in a tornado, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Injury Control Research Center. In a commentary posted online on its website, the research team suggests that any kind of safety helmet, from hard hats to football helmets to bike helmets, are an essential addition to an individual’s tornado-safety preparations.

New Global Health Undergraduate Course

The Sparkman Center for Global Health is offering its new global health undergraduate course, PUH 303:  Introduction to Global Health, next Spring 2012.   This Course is designed to introduce students to the topic of global health and impart a basic understanding of its interdisciplinary nature, successes to date and current challenges in the field. The course will examine:

New courses, minor added to Public Health offerings

Dr. M. GalvinToday’s health challenges are global, involving diseases that must be understood at the cellular level and addressed at the community level. These problems require the development of new interventions, the implementation of new models and the emergence of new systems.

Dr. Wynne Norton - "What is the end result of research?"

What is the end result of research? How do the therapies and interventions that scientists develop actually reach the public? Why do new treatments quickly reach academic medical centers like UAB but move on to community hospitals and health clinics much more slowly, if at all? Is a cheaper but less-effective therapy better than one that is more effective but too expensive to be adopted in the real world?


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