DOPM NewsFlashes

Promote Physical Activity Among Overweight Young African American Women

A CDC podcast was released in January 2014 featuring Nefertiti H. Durant, MD, based on her work supported by a grant from the MHRC. 

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Carson received funding from The Young Supporters Board of the UAB CCC

Young scientists can easily be overwhelmed in the field of research without proper support. Funding from national-level sources is very competitive, and pilot funds are often the way many young researchers begin their careers.

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Life-Course and Aging

The goals of this research program pillar are to conduct interdisciplinary research addressing the development of disease over the life-course, disease prevention, and disease management.

Projects

Current project areas include osteoporosis epidemiology and treatment, osteoarthritis epidemiology, CVD/risk factor epidemiology and prevention, lifestyle interventions to treat erectile dysfunction, predictors of genitourinary disorders, a Women’s Health Initiative study of memory, and sleep disorders in elderly men and their effect on development of CVD and cognitive decline.

Faculty

Faculty in this research pillar are physician scientists with a secondary research focus on the life-course and aging.