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Dr. Singh elected as a Fellow of the ASA

Dr. Singh elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
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Anitra Baylor, UAB employee of the month

anitra baylor sized Anitra Baylor has been named UAB Employee of the Month for January 2015.
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UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium 2015

The 10th Annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, a two-day event held on March 17-18, 2015, focuses on the science of health disparities: from social causes to personalized medicine. Guest speakers from Columbia, Drexel, and Michigan Universities, UAB, the National Collaborative for Health Policy, and 100 Black Men of America, Inc., will address many aspects of health disparities including social conditions, application of biomarker data, personalized medicine, academic-community partnerships, policy, and African American men’s health. Over the two-day event there will be numerous plenary sessions, breakout sessions, expert talk sessions, and poster presentations. Click here to review the abstract guidelines, submit an abstract, and register online, and visit uab.edu/MHRC to see the latest program and list of invited speakers.

Health Profiles

Each Tuesday through Friday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UAB HealthSmart, 301 Twentieth Street North, Birmingham

UAB HealthSmart, a joint program of the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine and the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center, offers free personal health profile screenings four days a week to test your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and body fat level. The unique wellness center explains your screening results and shows you simple lifestyle changes you can make to prevent chronic diseases such as stroke and diabetes. For more information or to sign up for a free health profile, call 996.2304 or e-mail info@UABHealthSmart.org.

WALK Talk

Each Tuesday at Noon

UAB HealthSmart, 301 Twentieth Street North, Birmingham

People who sit a lot move about 2,000-3,000 steps a day, under a mile and a half. Increase your steps and see big health benefits. Join UAB HealthSmart each Tuesday at noon to discover the many health benefits of walking and simple ways to build more walking into your life. The free talk is part of the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center's WALK Feel Alive program, which provides free WALK kits (free t-shirt, water bottle, step counter, and sling pack) to help you increase your steps. The weekly WALK Talk is free and open to the public. Call 996.2304 or e-mail info@UABHealthSmart.org  to attend.

ZUMBA Classes

Each Thursday at Noon and 1 p.m.

UAB HealthSmart, 301 Twentieth Street North, Birmingham

Regular exercise helps to control weight, prevent chronic diseases, improve mental health, and increase your chances of living longer. Join UAB HealthSmart each Thursday for your choice of two free, 30-minute ZUMBA dance-fitness classes led by UAB HealthSmart's own Theolishia Smith, a licensed ZUMBA instructor. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a towel. Bottled water is provided. Call 996.2304 or e-mail info@UABHealthSmart.org  to attend.