New UAB Public Health/Business Program Named Top Value in U.S.
UAB's Master of Public Health/Master of Business Administration program has been ranked number 1 in the "Top 50 Best Value Dual MBA and MPH Degrees of 2016" by the website valuecolleges.com
UAB's advanced dual degree program, which is 100% online, was recently announced as a new addition to UAB's cirricula and joint venture between the Collat School of Business and the School of Public Health. The dual-degree program launched this fall semester.
UAB Students Win Public Health Scholar Bowl in St. Louis
Five students from the UAB School of Public Health competed against 13 teams from across the United States in the St. Louis University Public Health Scholar Bowl, winning first place in the bowl and tying for second in the case competition.
Beenish Kamran, Katherine Hymel, Sean McMahon, Claire Finney and Aarin Palomares won the quiz-bowl-style tournament focused on current public health topics ranging from disease outbreaks to global and community health. The group of undergraduate students competed against teams including Johns Hopkins, George Washington University and Washington University.
SOPH Alumni Receives Highest National Award for Medical Examiners
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences presented Alabama’s Dr. Gregory Davis with the 2016 Milton Helpern Award at the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada in February. Dr. Davis has been the Jefferson County chief coroner and medical examiner since 2013, and he is also the director of the Forensic Division of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Pathology. Davis has been a part of the Medical Examiner’s office since 1993.
“I was humbled, to see all of the previous recipients and to think I would be considered by my peers worthy of being on that list," Dr. Davis said. “I didn’t grasp how big it was until I looked and saw what all it entailed. I’ve just been doing my work.”
UAB School of Public Health Partners with Auburn on New Dual Degree Program
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health has partnered with the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies to offer distance learning courses online for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students considering a dual degree in veterinary medicine and public health.
“The dual degree broadens veterinary medicine graduates’ career opportunities, as well as their perspectives concerning both human and animal population health,” said Max Michael, M.D., professor and dean of UAB’s School of Public Health. “In today’s world, where humans and animals live closely together in both urban and rural environments, DVM/MPH students will better be able to address the present and emerging health issues. The DVM/MPH provides a broader view of the health of society and the world than either degree provides separately.”Read more about the dual program HERE.