Dorsett talks openly about sustaining numerous concussions and the resulting brain injury he suffered as a result of the sport. Dorsett’s new life’s mission is to protect today’s football players from the serious injuries he sustained.
"We use a persistent, multifaceted strategy, combining multidisciplinary approaches to unravel the molecular basis for cancer disparities, training of health professionals and community health educators across the cancer care continuum, and accelerating the development of cancer scientists.”
In a study of usually-inactive women aged 60-74 by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, those who worked out twice a week (over a four-month period) became just as physically powerful and aerobically fit as those who worked out six times per week over that period.
“Culture, environment, health care access, socioeconomics and population-specific genetic differences contribute to high cancer incidences and to cancer health disparities,” said Upender Manne, lead principal investigator and professor in the UAB Department of Pathology.
Akinyemi Ojesina, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who’s one of the corresponding authors on the study is excited with the prospect of developing novel targeted therapies for cervical cancer.