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Birth Outcome Rates in Dense Areas

July 10, 2013 - Dr. Gohlke’s team reports that population-dense areas have higher adverse birth outcome rates.

Dr. Turan initiates program to prevent violence against pregnant women

Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence (GBV), according to recently released findings from a study conducted in Nyanza Province, Kenya, under the direction of Janet Turan, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at UAB’s School of P

Dawson Awarded ASA (SSPA) Conference Grant

July 3, 2013     John Dawson, PhD, postdoctoral scholar in the Office of Energetics, was awarded an American Statistical Association (ASA) Section for Statistical Programmers and Analysts (SSPA) conference grant, which will pay the primary registration fees for him to attend the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), held August 3-8 in Montreal.


Genetics will revolutionize heart disease treatment

AHA president: genetics will revolutionize heart disease treatment, but for now, eat better.  Cardiologists are increasingly checking patients’ unique genetic profiles as a first step in caring for them.

UAB Team Identifies Genetic “Off Switch” for Heart Disease

A recent study conducted by UAB epidemiologists found that blood levels of triglycerides and very low density lipoprotein cholesterol, both established risk factors for heart disease, are higher when a gene called CPT1A is “switched off.”

Dr. Allison Weighs In on Obesity Reclassifcation

When the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease June 19, local news stations ABC 33/40 and Fox 6 turned to Associate Dean Dr. David Allison for his opinion of the controversial change. While some people balk at the reclassification, Dr.

Can you believe what you read in the (scientific and news) papers?

Ivan Oransky, MD presented a successful lecture Friday, June the 14th, at the Ryals School of Public Health Building, entitled: Can you believe what you read in the (scientific and news) papers? Oransky has taught medical reporting in the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program since 2002. He is executive editor of Reuters Health.


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