DOPM NewsFlashes

Congratulations to Dr. Fouad on being featured on the NIMHD website

A study conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities that promotes the inclusion of minorities in cancer clinical trials has been selected by the American Society of Clinical Oncology to be featured in Clinical Care Advances 2016, an annual review of major advances in clinical cancer research.

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'Outstanding Campaign' Award from UAB Benevolent Fund

'Outstanding Campaign' Award from the UAB Benevolent Fund -- shared by several DOPM employees, Laura Gallitz and Susan Driggers.

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The UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) hosted the 11th annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, The Science of Health Disparities: From Discovery to Delivery on April 21, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel. The symposium highlighted work by academic investigators, students, and community partners in basic science, clinical research, social and behavioral science, community-based, and health outcomes research the field of health disparities.

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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

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 to attend.

Each Thursday evening at 5:30 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 a free, 30-minute ZUMBA dance-fitness classes led by UAB HealthSmart's own Angela Scoggins, a licensed ZUMBA instructor. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a towel. Bottled water is provided. Call 996.2304 or e-mail to attend.