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UAB Team Investigates Possible Link Between Duration of Sleep and Incidence of Breast Cancer

Emily Vogtmann, PhD, who recently graduated from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Assistant Professor Emily B. Levitan, ScD, in the Department of Epidemiology; and colleagues Professor James M. Shikany, DrPH, and Professor Cora E. Lewis, MD, in the Division of Preventive Medicine, recently conducted a prospective cohort study to determine whether the duration of sleep, sleep quality, insomnia, or sleep disturbance was associated with incident breast cancer in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) conducted in the United States.

Michael Morrisey and colleagues analyze annual enrollment and switching behavior of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries

The effects of changes in payment and risk adjustment on annual enrollment and switching behavior of Medicare Advantage (MA) plan beneficiaries—as well as the relative costliness of MA enrollees and dis-enrollees—was examined by Michael A. Morrisey, PhD,  professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, along with Meredith L. Kilgore, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy; David J. Becker, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy; and Elizabeth S. Delzell, MSPH, SD, in the Department of Epidemiology.

Meredith Kilgore and team evaluate reasons for healthcare expenditures before and after fracture

Meredith L. Kilgore, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy—as well as department colleagues Associate Professor David J. Becker, PhD, and Professor Michael A. Morrisey, PhD, along with Professor Elizabeth S. Delzell, MSPH, SD, and Statistician II Tarun Arora, MS, of the Department of Epidemiology—assessed explanations of healthcare expenditures before and after the occurrence of fractures among Medicare beneficiaries.

SOPH faculty member is editor of new reproductive health book

Andrzej Kulczycki, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, is editor of the new Critical Issues in Reproductive Health book. Kulczycki wrote four of the 15 chapters in the book.
 

Katholi Award Recipient 2013

Samantha R. Seals, PhD is the 2013 Recipient of the Charles R. Katholi Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Department of Biostatistics.
 

The influence of infections on acute ischemic stroke patients

In her first authored paper, Amelia K. Boehme, MSPH, graduate student trainee in the Department of Epidemiology—along with colleagues Monica S. Aswani, MSPH; Michael J. Lyerly, MD; Karen C. Albright, DO, MPH; and T. Mark Beasley, PhD—assessed the influence of infections present on admission (POA) compared with hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on neurologic deterioration (ND) and other outcome measures in acute ischemic stroke (AIS).

UAB Analyzes Clinical Disability Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis

Eric Chamot, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)—along with colleague Gary R. Cutter, PhD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics—recently sought to present in accessible terms an application of bifactor confirmatory factor analysis to study the clinical disability outcomes in multiple sclerosis (MS).

New Materials to Be Used in Thin, Efficient Respirators

Claudiu T. Lungu, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)—along with Alfred A. Bartolucci, PhD, professor emeritus of Biostatistics, and Jo Anne G. Balanay, assistant professor at East Carolina University—recently investigated the critical bed depth and adsorption capacity of different types of commercially available ACFs for toluene to understand the service life of the adsorbents, as well as how thin a respirator could be.

Inactivity and Related Health Disparities in African-American Women in the Deep South

A recent study led by Dori Pekmezi, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), focused on addressing high rates of inactivity and related health disparities among African-American women in the Deep South.

Antenatal Care Attendance with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Asundep Ndep Ntui, PhD, in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)working with Department of Epidemiology Professor Pauline E. Jolly, PhD, and Assistant Professor April P. Carson, PhD, as well as Department of Biostatistics Associate Professor Kui Zhang, PhDrecently published his first dissertation paper “Antenatal Care Attendance, a Surrogate for Pregnancy Outcome?

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