July 10, 2014
David B. Allison, associate dean for Science in the UAB School of Public Health, has been named a fellow of The Gerontological Society of America.
Nepal has high rates of HPV infection, which nearly always causes cervical cancer. UAB research looks at the prevalence and a potential screening method.
The American Society of Nutrition is dedicated to bringing together the world’s top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals.
People trying to lose weight are often told to eat more fruits and vegetables, but new UAB research shows this bit of advice may not be true.
June 23, 2014
UAB researchers lay out the facts on commonly held but often erroneous obesity myths. Their conclusion? It’s time to move on.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association honors Elizabeth H. Maples, Ph.D., for her extraordinary contributions.
UAB epidemiologist Christine Skibola used genomics to identify a DNA variant that makes some susceptible to leukemia.
Julia Gohlke, Ph.D., received the F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award for cutting-edge research related to birth defects and other disorders of developmental origin.
Alva Ferdinand, Dr.P.H., received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth, the premier academic professional association for health services and health policy researchers.
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Previous research has found an association between not eating breakfast and obesity; but no large, randomized controlled trials had sought to find causation until now.
HIV may now be a chronic, manageable disease for most patients in the United States, but mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa are still suffering. One UAB School of Public Health researcher hopes to improve their situation.
Applications for the NIGMS Short Course on Statistical Genetics & Genomics will be accepted until May 23. The course will be held July 7-11.
The Department of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health is the national statistical and data coordinating center for CREST-2, two randomized controlled trials comparing different combinations of stroke prevention methods — surgery, carotid stenting and medical management — that will take place at approximately 120 medical centers.
African-Americans have higher obesity rates than do whites, and while socioeconomic status is often believed to be the root cause, a new UAB study suggests other factors should be considered.
April 14, 2014
An estimated 1,200 students will participate in UAB’s two spring commencement ceremonies, with at least 2,828 students set to graduate.
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In the first six months of the 2013-14 fiscal year, UAB supporters have exceeded the amount gifted online in the entirety of 2012-13.
March 29, 2014
The AHA/ACC formulas for heart attack and stroke risk released in November were described as overpredicting a patient’s risk, but the latest findings published in JAMA suggest otherwise.
Cash awards were given for best oral and poster presentations at the 9th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium.
UAB contributes data as part of the Alabama Autism Surveillance project, led by School of Public Health Associate Professor Martha Wingate, Dr.PH