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A UAB-led program is in its fourth year of work to strengthen the path to college for more than 10,000 students in Alabama’s Black Belt Region.
Bubbles, dancing, a ball that beeps: Each year, UAB health professions and education students design creative ways to exercise for Alabamians with disabilities. Discover how the student teams adapt each person’s passions into fun challenges that encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
Courtney Bentley, Ed.D., has been named president-elect of the Alabama Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
UAB will be a fundamental player in the Alabama jurisdiction of the program, which has just five awardees, with primary goals of improving scientific research and building workforce capacity.
Larrell L. Wilkinson, Ph.D., accepted the role of chair for the Healthy Aging Community of Practice for the Society for Public Health Education.

Gary Peters, Ph.D., has been recognized for his professional achievements by the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

Retta Evans, Ph.D., and student club UAB FLAME received recognition for their dedication to physical, wellness and nutritional education in schools.

A study has found that people who remained sedentary after mentally demanding tasks consumed more calories than those who exercised. 

As a Cramer Morgan Fellow, Joy Barros will receive full tuition and additional funding for travel related to her research, which she hopes will improve drug prevention and intervention programs on college campuses.
Graduate student Samuel Cauffman is only one of two students selected for the 2016 Steven M. Horvath Travel Award by the American College of Sports Medicine.
More than 1,800 students are expected to graduate in spring 2016, with an estimated 1,100 expected to walk in the day’s two ceremonies.
UAB professors Retta Evans, Ph.D., MCHES, and Sandra Sims, Ph.D., provide new resource for practicing teachers and teachers in training to better incorporate health, physical education and physical activity into daily lessons.
School of Education graduate Kristen Woods will be honored at the American Counseling Association’s international conference in Montreal, Canada, in March.
After more than 10 years of archival research and interviews with 45 African-American educators, Tondra Loder-Jackson, Ph.D., reveals their experiences and contributions to the movement.
Assistant Professor Gordon Fisher, Ph.D., is recognized for his professional achievements that support the ACSM goals.
School of Education professor to serve as one of two associate editors for Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research.
Nationally and internationally recognized family literacy expert and UAB faculty will serve as featured speakers at the symposium.
As part of the UAB-led GEAR UP Alabama program, the Alabama Community College System will offer tuition waivers to a cohort of students in the Class of 2020 and 2021 students, as well as tuition assistance to parents.
The School of Education looks to enhance learning outcomes, health and wellness of P-12 population, as well as of adults in Alabama and around the world.
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