Health Behavior News

Opportunities: Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Obesity Research

Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research- The Nutrition & Obesity Research Center (NORC) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham announces the availability of pre-doctoral fellowships funded through the NIH T32 grant (HL105349) awarded by the Heart, Lung and Blood Disease Institute (NHLBI). The funds from this grant may be used only for US Citizens or permanent residents. In very rare cases we are able to identify additional funds for the exceptional applicant who is neither a US Citizen nor permanent resident, but this is a rarity.

New Health Behavior Courses!

The Department of Health Behavior has two newly developed courses for Fall semester 2011. Dori Pekmezi, PhD, Assistant Professor, will teach a Physical Activity and Health Seminar and Wynne Norton, PhD, Assistant Professor, will teach Dissemination and Implementation in Health.

HB Announces New Graduate-Level Course

UAB School of Public Health

The Department of Health Behavior is pleased to announce a new graduate-level course:

Dissemination and Implementation in Health

Bridging the Gap between the Discovery and the Delivery of Evidence-based Programs, Interventions, and Practices in Health Care and Public Health

Call For Nominations the Tenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award

The Section on Statistical Genetics and the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are pleased to request nominations for the Tenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. The award will be conferred on Wed 9/14/2011. The award recipient will be invited to deliver a lecture at the UAB award ceremony, and will receive all expenses, the award, and a $5,000 prize.

Kohler Earns National Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Dr. Connie KohlerNaomi Chen visited the UAB School of Public Health in 2007 as a prospective master’s student. She didn’t know what to expect or whom she might meet.

Study Focuses on Factors Influencing Children’s Behavior

Susan Davies, PhDA five-year extension of a groundbreaking, longitudinal study of youth health will create the most thorough dataset ever generated on family and peer relations.

Dr. Hendricks publishes meta-analysis on motivational interviewing

Dr. Peter HendricksDr. Peter Hendricks, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior, is the co-author of a report in the most recent issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology on the results of a meta-analysis of studies of motivational interviewing used in smoking cessation interventions.

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