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The influence of infections on acute ischemic stroke patients

In her first authored paper, Amelia K. Boehme, MSPH, graduate student trainee in the Department of Epidemiology—along with colleagues Monica S. Aswani, MSPH; Michael J. Lyerly, MD; Karen C. Albright, DO, MPH; and T. Mark Beasley, PhD—assessed the influence of infections present on admission (POA) compared with hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on neurologic deterioration (ND) and other outcome measures in acute ischemic stroke (AIS).

UAB Analyzes Clinical Disability Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis

Eric Chamot, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)—along with colleague Gary R. Cutter, PhD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics—recently sought to present in accessible terms an application of bifactor confirmatory factor analysis to study the clinical disability outcomes in multiple sclerosis (MS).

New Materials to Be Used in Thin, Efficient Respirators

Claudiu T. Lungu, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)—along with Alfred A. Bartolucci, PhD, professor emeritus of Biostatistics, and Jo Anne G. Balanay, assistant professor at East Carolina University—recently investigated the critical bed depth and adsorption capacity of different types of commercially available ACFs for toluene to understand the service life of the adsorbents, as well as how thin a respirator could be.

Inactivity and Related Health Disparities in African-American Women in the Deep South

A recent study led by Dori Pekmezi, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), focused on addressing high rates of inactivity and related health disparities among African-American women in the Deep South.

Antenatal Care Attendance with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Asundep Ndep Ntui, PhD, in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)working with Department of Epidemiology Professor Pauline E. Jolly, PhD, and Assistant Professor April P. Carson, PhD, as well as Department of Biostatistics Associate Professor Kui Zhang, PhDrecently published his first dissertation paper “Antenatal Care Attendance, a Surrogate for Pregnancy Outcome?

Recipients of the Sam Brown Bridge Builder award 2013

Jennifer Kilgo, Ed.D., professor of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, and Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D., associate professor of English, are the recipients of the 2013 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award.

Awarded grant from the NIOSH

Dr. Claudiu Lungu, Associate Professor in Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, has received a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) entitled “A novel desorption technique for improved sensitivity in sampling for gases”.

Aaron Lamar, Jr. Scholarship

The Aaron Lamar, Jr. Scholarship was established in an effort to honor Aaron Lamar, Jr., Ed.D., who served as Associate Vice President / Dean of Students at UAB for 25 years. Applications for this scholarship are due no later than October 4, 2013 in the Office of Student Activities in CRCT 190 at 5pm.

Sports addictions can ruin relationships

As players take the field for fall sports like football, experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) remind adults that an obsessive focus on any sport can deter kids from playing and damage relationships.

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.


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