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Dr. White studies variation in postpartum contraceptive methods across states

Although the National Survey of Family Growth—which gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men's and women's health—has been a primary source for identifying trends in women’s contraceptive use in the United States, national-level data may actually mask differences in contraceptive practice resulting from variations in local policies and norms.

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Student of Employee Scholarship

Generous gifts from the UAB National Alumni Society will be used for the purpose of creating an endowed student award fund at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Spendable earnings from the UAB National Alumni Society Employee Endowed Scholarship fund will be used to assist exceptional incoming freshman who are the children of UAB faculty and staff that are active members of the UAB National Alumni Society.

Nutrition Research announces the fourth annual David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award

Call for papers! Nutrition Research is now accepting submissions for the fourth annual David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award in nutrition. The purpose of the award is to promote the interest of young investigators in studying and contributing to the field of nutrition in order to advance food and life science research.

Kulczycki studies effect of civil war on education in Lebanon

Andrzej Kulczycki, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, recently examined the impact of Lebanon's civil war (1975-1991) on disparities in education among the country's main religious sects as well as across various regions.

Huisingh investigates the association between frequent falls and collisions in older drivers

Carrie Huisingh, MPH, doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology—along with department colleague Professors—recently examined the relationship between frequent falls in older drivers and motor vehicle collision (MVC) involvement in a cross-sectional study of central Alabama.

National women’s HIV study comes to UAB

Mirjam-Collete Kempf, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Michael Saag, M.D., received a $3 million, five-year award to join the Women’s Interagency HIV study (WIHS).

Dr. Jolly and team study factors influencing antenatal care utilization in Kumasi, Ghana

Professor Pauline E. Jolly, PhD and other colleagues —recently conducted a study aimed at investigating factors that influence antenatal care utilization and their association with adverse pregnancy outcomes (defined as low birth weight, stillbirth, preterm delivery or small for gestational age) among pregnant women in Kumasi, Ghana.

Becker assesses co-payment increases and use of emergency services

Research suggests that more than half of all emergency department (ED) visits in the United States are for nonurgent conditions, leading to billions of dollars in potentially avoidable spending annually.

Schroder and team research whether supportive educational modules help stabilize recently recovered problem drinkers

Self-guided attempts to resolve drinking problems are common, but little is known about the processes by which supportive interventions of lower intensity might promote resolution.


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