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Outstanding Masters and Doctoral Students Award

Please join us in congratulating the students that were awarded for this year's 2013 Outstanding Masters and Doctoral Student awards, presented at yesterday's Honors Convocation ceremony.

New Delta Omega Members

It is truly a privilege and a pleasure to congratulate the new members of the national public health honor society, Delta Omega. The UAB School of Public Health Delta Omega's Upsilon Chapter has inducted the following students, faculty and honorary member into Delta Omega.

 

 

Student Membership

Outstanding Public Health Staff Award

Congratulations!  It is our pleasure to announce that Brenda Campbell is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Public Health Staff Award. This award is given annually to recognize a member of the staff who has distinguished himself or herself in honoring the vision of the School through demonstrative efforts and accomplishments in public health service.

Congratulations Brenda!!

Outstanding Public Health Faculty Award

Congratulations!  It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Lisa McCormick is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Public Health Faculty Award. This award is given annually to a faculty member who has distinguished himself or herself in honoring the vision of the School through demonstrative efforts and accomplishments in public health service.

People in the South are not so fat after all -- and they lie less

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The South often gets tagged with having the most obese population.

But it doesn't appear to be true, a University of Alabama at Birmingham study suggests.

The study recently published in the journal Obesity found that there's a significantly higher percentage of obese people in a region of central and northwest states including Minnesota, Kansas and North and South Dakota.

School of Public Health Associate Professors Lead Workshop on Maternal Depression

Health Behavior Associate Professors Dr. Susan Davies and Dr. Robin Lanzi will present a workshop on maternal depression May 10 at the Mountain Brook Board of Education to raise awareness of the effects of depression on women, their children, and their communities. They will also discuss individual and community-based interventions and provide suggestions for applying this information in community settings.

UAB Team Wins Second Innovation Award at International Case Competition

For the second year in a row, the winner of Sparkman Center’s Global Health Case Competition was also the winner of the Innovation Award at the International Emory Global Health Case Competition. UAB is one of two universities that have participated each year of the Emory competition, and for the last four years UAB has hosted an internal competition to select the team to represent UAB at the Emory competition.

President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Emily Levitan, this year’s recipient of the School of Public Health’s President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Levitan is clearly an outstanding teacher deeply committed to assuring that our students receive the best educational program possible.

Medicaid expansion could mean $1 billion gain for Alabama

If Alabama opts into the expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the federal government’s plan to increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance, the state could gain nearly $1 billion in new tax revenue, according to health care economists David Becker, Ph.D., and Michael Morrisey, Ph.D., at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health.

Two MPH Students Receive the Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator Awards

Congratulation to Molly Bernhard (EHS) and Courtney Williams (EPI), winners of the 2013 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator Awards!

Six researchers received 2013 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator Awards at the 8th Annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, an annual event designed to keep Scientists at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and other institutions across the Southeast at the forefront of health disparities research.

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