While it is well-known that nonsmokers can get cancer from inhaling smoke, the amount of risk associated with secondhand smoke and stroke has remained unclear until now.
George Howard, Dr.P.H., will receive the Ernest Everett Just award in Medical and Public Health Research.
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The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Stroke.
Best of 2014 2Sixteen clinical centers and 30 hospitals will enroll up to 5,700 pregnant women to evaluate the benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment of mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy.

This annual award recognizes the outstanding achievements by women in the statistical sciences.

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Applications for the NIGMS Short Course on Statistical Genetics & Genomics will be accepted until May 23. The course will be held July 7-11.
A new NIH grant could allow researchers to better predict risk factors for patients using blood-thinners by examining the influence of genes, lifestyle, clinical factors and environment.
Cash awards were given for best oral and poster presentations at the 9th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium.
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A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham expert, says fewer people are dying of stroke, but the mechanisms remain unknown.



Roeder’s early work played a pivotal role developing the foundations of DNA forensic inference.

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Genetic marker promises to avert severe side effects for African Americans taking blood thinner.

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Previous data has shown that areas of the south — specifically Mississippi and Alabama – are the fattest in the U.S. But new data from the REGARDS study proves this wrong.

Leah Berkebile named Clinton Scholar; UAB sophomore with plans to practice medicine in the Middle East is designing an Arabic studies minor.

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Tollefsbol created the series and has the overall responsibility for the content, supervision and scientific quality.

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Diet is one of many potential factors proposed to explain racial and regional differences in stroke.

UAB has been award a $28-million grant renewal for REGARDS, the nation’s largest study aimed at exploring racial and geographic differences in stroke illness and death.
Prediction of skin cancer risk improved by adding family and genomic data.
Alfred A. Bartolucci, Ph.D., has been appointed professor emeritus of biostatistics
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Ed McMahon will speak as part of the Department of Biology fall seminar series.

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Despite 15 years of effectiveness, no one knows how DBS works, but UAB study offers new clues.
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