UAB’s School of Public Health will hold its inaugural “For the Public’s Health” ceremony for incoming master’s students Friday, Aug. 21.
August 13, 2015
Under the guidance of Dean Max Michael, M.D., since 2001, the SOPH has identified five areas of focus for the next five years.
Despite financial incentives, the HITECH Act, signed into law in 2009, had a weak impact on the uptake of EHRs.
In a sedentary office environment, participants working in 78° to 80°F temperatures consumed nearly 90 fewer calories than those in a cooler environment.
July 13, 2015
Epidemiologist Olivia Affuso studies new ways to prevent obesity and chronic disease through physical activity. She also volunteers with two groups that use running to help women and girls achieve fitness and personal goals.
Gene mastermind Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and his team at the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Laboratory are helping UAB investigators — and researchers from around the world — crack the mysteries of life.
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.
Virginia Wadley, Ph.D., says until this new JAMA study, whether or not stroke survivors are at-risk over the long term was an unknown.
July 02, 2015
Foods high in fats have long been put into the “unhealthy” category by nutrition experts, but UAB researchers believe this may have been all wrong, all along.
July 01, 2015
The online MPH from the UAB School of Public Health ranked second out of about 70 programs nationwide.
This improvement in cognition persists despite a high-glycemic-index diet, a possible risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
June 05, 2015
Bradley Barnes, Ph.D., will provide executive leadership and coordinate a comprehensive enrollment management unit to develop strategies focused on student recruitment, admissions, retention and persistence to graduation.
George Howard, Dr.P.H., will receive the Ernest Everett Just award in Medical and Public Health Research.
Published in Faculty Excellence
A study of the rapid evolution of the insulin-signaling molecular network that regulates growth, reproduction, metabolism and aging lays important groundwork for future studies.
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.
May 07, 2015
As many as 88,000 people around Birmingham have little access to healthy, affordable food. But UAB public health students are digging for solutions by working the land at Jones Valley Teaching Farm and helping out at Magic City Harvest. They share some fresh knowledge from the field in UAB Magazine.
April 24, 2015
Here’s a look at the many fellowships, scholarships, honors and awards earned by the talented 2015 spring graduates at UAB.
The mathematical sciences are increasingly used to advance understanding of the causes, consequences and alleviation of obesity.
April 17, 2015
UAB will receive funding from the AHA over the next four years to complete projects in population health, clinical and basic science, focused on high blood pressure.