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National variation in computed tomography of the head analyzed

Head computed tomography (CT) technical factors used in the United States were examined by Gary Cutter, PhD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics and head of the Section on Research Methods and Clinical Trials, and Guoqiao Wang, doctoral student in the Department of Biostatistics, with other colleagues to provide a baseline for future guidelines.

Update leading health care management text

Strategic leaders must not only plan as best they can but also learn, adjust, and develop new courses of action as they—and the health care industry—evolve, according to Peter M. Ginter, PhD, Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and Senior Scholar in the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, and W. Jack Duncan, PhD, Professor and University Scholar Emeritus in Management in the Graduate School of Management and Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and Senior Scholar in the Lister Hill Center.

Mold Toxins Tied to AIDS Epidemic

A type of fungus coating much of the stored corn, wheat, rice and nuts in developing countries may be quietly worsening the AIDS epidemic, according to a paper published today in the World Mycotoxin Journal.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Motor Vehicle Collision Involvement

A recent UAB cohort study assessed the possible association between motor vehicle collisions (MVC) and the presence and severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of irreversible vision impairment in older adults in many countries.

Multi-Racial Stroke Study

Regular intense physical activity (PA) is associated with a decreased risk of stroke—regardless of race—according to recent results gleaned by a team led by Virginia Howard, PhD, professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the UAB School of Public Health.

Viral Interference With Application to HIV-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma

Brahim Aissani, PhD, research assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, and his team recently examined whether DNA variants in the human homologs of viral genes alter the expression or binding of the encoded factors controlling the antiviral response to determine if that DNA variation may facilitate viral interference.

2013-2014 Faculty Fellows in Service Learning Announced

The UAB School of Public Health is proud to announce that three educators in the school have been selected as part of the inaugural class of UAB Service Learning Faculty Fellows for the upcoming academic year. The Service Learning Faculty Fellows program is a one-year fellowship structured around a series of group workshops that cover theories, implementation, and assessment of service learning and how to integrate it across disciplines. Each Fellow will develop a new course or redesign an existing service-learning course using what they learn through the collaborative workshops and one-on-one support. Upon completion of the program, each fellow will receive a service learning enhancement grant of $1,500 to support course development.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Science Unbound Foundation has announced its 2013 award winners for best scientific papers by investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the New York Obesity Research Center at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The awards, plaque and cash prizes are for works published in 2012 in the areas of obesity, nutrition and statistical science.


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