Biostatistics News

Judd and team research association between dietary patterns and incident stroke in Black Americans

Black Americans and residents of the Southeastern United States are known to be at increased risk of stroke. Suzanne E. Judd, PhD, along with other colleagues—investigated diet as one of many potential factors that might explain racial and regional disparities.

Katholi Award Recipient 2013

Samantha R. Seals, PhD is the 2013 Recipient of the Charles R. Katholi Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Department of Biostatistics.

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.

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.

Mold Toxins Tied to AIDS Epidemic

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Dr. Locher awarded GSA Fellow status

June 17, 2013.  The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Council recently awarded Fellow status by unanimous vote to Julie L. Locher, PhD, through the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section. Dr. Locher is Associate Director for Enrichment at UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC); Director of the Translational Nutrition and Aging Research Program at the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging; and Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care.


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