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Hendricks studies early smoking withdrawal effects in relation to nicotine metabolism

Although the early time course of smoking withdrawal effects has been characterized, the clinical significance of early withdrawal symptoms and their predictors are unknown.

Dr. White studies variation in postpartum contraceptive methods across states

Although the National Survey of Family Growth—which gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men's and women's health—has been a primary source for identifying trends in women’s contraceptive use in the United States, national-level data may actually mask differences in contraceptive practice resulting from variations in local policies and norms.

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Student of Employee Scholarship

Generous gifts from the UAB National Alumni Society will be used for the purpose of creating an endowed student award fund at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Spendable earnings from the UAB National Alumni Society Employee Endowed Scholarship fund will be used to assist exceptional incoming freshman who are the children of UAB faculty and staff that are active members of the UAB National Alumni Society.

Carson and Muntner evaluate hypertension prediction model in young adults

Approximately 30 percent of adults in the United States have prehypertension and an increased risk of developing hypertension.  Assistant Professor April P. Carson, PhD, and Professor Paul Muntner, PhD, in the Department of Epidemiology, recently sought to determine the short-term predictive ability of the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) hypertension risk prediction model in a cohort of young adults advancing into middle age, comparing it with the predictive ability of prehypertension alone and individual components of the FHS model.

Nutrition Research announces the fourth annual David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award

Call for papers! Nutrition Research is now accepting submissions for the fourth annual David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award in nutrition. The purpose of the award is to promote the interest of young investigators in studying and contributing to the field of nutrition in order to advance food and life science research.

Kulczycki studies effect of civil war on education in Lebanon

Andrzej Kulczycki, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, recently examined the impact of Lebanon's civil war (1975-1991) on disparities in education among the country's main religious sects as well as across various regions.

Huisingh investigates the association between frequent falls and collisions in older drivers

Carrie Huisingh, MPH, doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology—along with department colleague Professors—recently examined the relationship between frequent falls in older drivers and motor vehicle collision (MVC) involvement in a cross-sectional study of central Alabama.

CPH Exam Information for Schools & Programs

Next CPH Exam is February 1-28, 2014.  The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as the only voluntary core credential for public health professionals. The CPH designation demonstrates that an individual graduate from a CEPH-accredited school or program of public health has mastered foundational competencies in public health. CPH professionals raise the bar and enhance the public health profession through their exemplary academic and leadership skills.  Register Now

National women’s HIV study comes to UAB

Mirjam-Collete Kempf, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Michael Saag, M.D., received a $3 million, five-year award to join the Women’s Interagency HIV study (WIHS).


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