Health & Medicine
Cora Lewis, M.D., who has focused her research on the epidemiology of chronic diseases, became chair April 1.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Rotary Clubs of Birmingham and Colombo lead the way in eliminating cervical cancer as a public health problem in Sri Lanka.
Researchers will train community health workers to promote tobacco cessation among young African-American men in rural Alabama with the support of UAB experts through telehealth.
The Health Disparities Research Symposium highlights the work of undergraduate, graduate, faculty and community investigators.

Of the 15 million people living with cancer in the United States in 2016, 62 percent were 65 years or older.

A national task force suggests hormone therapy does not help with chronic conditions.

Community members and academic investigators have teamed up to publish research in Ethnicity & Disease.
Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, Ph.D., says the findings of her research emphasize the importance of considering social factors when examining the impact of neighborhood on physical activity.
A new study suggests complex solutions to gun-related deaths and goals to decrease rates based on the type of death.
The center is funded by a $7 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
CHAAMPS exists to develop, implement and evaluate interventions to improve African-American men’s health through research, outreach and training.
Fouad has worked to establish the validity of health disparities as a national scientific research priority.
An article written by Division of Preventive Medicine Professor Stefan Kertesz, M.D., calls for better understanding, policy and treatment for opioid addiction.
Harlem in the ’Ham benefits the Healthy Happy Kids program sponsored by the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center.
UAB’s REGARDS study finds that disparities exist within men and older patients’ being prescribed stroke-preventing medication in the southeastern United States.
UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.
A multidisciplinary research team at UAB looks to address obesity as it is genetically passed from mother to child.
UAB-led Research to appear in American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that linking electronic health records with social determinants of health and environmental measures could help researchers understand the causes of obesity and chronic disease and suggest strategies for addressing the disparities in these conditions.
Authors of a New England Journal of Medicine article recommend a new case be made for housing to end homelessness, emphasizing benefits and de-emphasizing problematic cost-savings arguments.
Stefan Kertesz, M.D., says a better understanding of what caused and what sustains the opioid epidemic is needed among policymakers and physicians to best serve patients and address the crisis.
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