DOPM NewsFlashes

UAB study on increasing participation of minorities in clinical trials hailed among best in cancer research

Mona Fouad, MMD, MPH (Director, Preventive Medicine) has been selected for inclusion in the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual review of progress against cancer and emerging trends.
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Dr Baskin and the DSN full research project were featured in the NCI CRCHD newsletter

Monica Baskin, Ph.D., a project leader for the Deep South Network, an NCI Community Networks Program Center (CNPC) at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, is currently testing the efficacy of evidence-based community strategies for obesity prevention and elimination of cancer health disparities among African-American women living in the Deep South.
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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 to see the latest program and list of invited speakers.

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 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  to attend.