Research & Practice

UAB Cancer Research Experiences for Students (CaRES)

CaRES is the Cancer Research Experiences for Students program that provides paid summer cancer research internships for medical students, veterinary medicine students, pharmacy students, dental students, graduate nursing students, graduate nutrition sciences students, and graduate public health students.  All CaRES projects are done on the UAB campus in Birmingham, or at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville.  CaRES has supported almost 700 students since its initial funding in 1999.

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UAB Hypertension Center

The UAB Hypertension Center, one of four centers selected to study high blood pressure as part of the American Heart Association’s Strategically Focused Research Network on hypertension, generates new knowledge related to patterns and potential mechanisms responsible for abnormal diurnal rhythm of blood pressure. The Center proposes that an abnormal diurnal blood pressure pattern (e.g., nocturnal hypertension and a non-dipping blood pressure pattern) is an under-detected “silent” CVD risk factor, its underlying mechanisms can be identified through basic and clinical research, and these patterns can be diagnosed and treated cost-effectively at the population-level. Therefore, exploration of the etiologies and complications of abnormal diurnal blood pressure patterns is the central theme of the research.

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Minority Health International Research Training Program (MHIRT)

MHIRT offers research training opportunities to minority undergraduate, graduate and health professions students who have an interest in research experience in the areas of nutrition, tropical infectious diseases, reproductive health and/or sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS or chronic disease. Dr. Pauline Jolly, PhD, MPH is the Program Director and UAB mentor for past and present MHIRT Trainees. She provides leadership to both International and UAB mentors in the Minority Health International Research Program.

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