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Recipients of the Sam Brown Bridge Builder award 2013

Jennifer Kilgo, Ed.D., professor of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, and Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D., associate professor of English, are the recipients of the 2013 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award.

Patrice Capers and Chelsea Singleton win travel award to Institute on Teaching and Mentoring

The FASEB/MARC Program is sponsoring Patrice L. Capers, PhD, MSCR, MERIT postdoctoral scholar in the Office of Energetics, and Chelsea R. Singleton, MPH, doctoral candidate for NORC, to attend the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s 2013 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, scheduled for October 31-November 3 in Arlington, Virginia.

EPHOC series making a difference in discipline-specific workforce training

August 12, 2013

The 45-hour, 15-course Environmental Public Health Online Course (EPHOC) series was developed  in response to indications that many health departments were operating with insufficient training strategies or budgets as well as a lack of designated staff to coordinate any training.

Awarded grant from the NIOSH

Dr. Claudiu Lungu, Associate Professor in Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, has received a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) entitled “A novel desorption technique for improved sensitivity in sampling for gases”.

Aaron Lamar, Jr. Scholarship

The Aaron Lamar, Jr. Scholarship was established in an effort to honor Aaron Lamar, Jr., Ed.D., who served as Associate Vice President / Dean of Students at UAB for 25 years. Applications for this scholarship are due no later than October 4, 2013 in the Office of Student Activities in CRCT 190 at 5pm.

Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam Registration Closes Soon

Registration for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam is currently open but will close on September 20, 2013. CPH Exam testing will begin October 5-26, 2013.


Sports addictions can ruin relationships

As players take the field for fall sports like football, experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) remind adults that an obsessive focus on any sport can deter kids from playing and damage relationships.

Howard becomes first non-physician to receive prestigious award

George Howard, Dr.P.H., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biostatistics, has been awarded the Mayo Clinic Daniel C. Gainey Named Visiting Professorship in Stroke and Related Diseases for 2013. The Gainey Award committee unanimously endorsed Howard’s nomination.

Association between candidate genes and obesity in European Americans

Candidate genes in pathways related to food intake and energy expenditure were tested for association with body mass index (BMI) by Peng Li, graduate student trainee in the Department of Biostatistics, and his MS mentor Nianjun Liu, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics, along with


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