Faisal Shuaib, M.D., Dr.P.H., graduated from the UAB School of Public Health in 2010 and now serves as the head of the National Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Africa’s most populous country.
Published in Student Experience
Nepal has high rates of HPV infection, which nearly always causes cervical cancer. UAB research looks at the prevalence and a potential screening method.
UAB epidemiologist Christine Skibola used genomics to identify a DNA variant that makes some susceptible to leukemia.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Cash awards were given for best oral and poster presentations at the 9th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium.
Published in Faculty Excellence
This annual recognition honors the significant achievements of full-time faculty, staff and students toward developing a more culturally diverse, competent and inclusive university community.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Despite strokes’ being on the decline in the U.S., more women are dying from them than are men. Now the AHA and ASA have released guidance on prevention specifically for women.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
REGARDS investigators have responded with a letter published in the AHA journal Circulation, saying it is premature to draw firm conclusions about potential overestimation of risk using the new risk formula.
A new study from UAB researchers is one of the first to study the relationship between exercise and stroke in a large biracial cohort of men and women in the U.S.

Studies in recent years had suggested that cilia regulate vital processes including growth, appetite, mood, healing and vision.

UAB may have found a new approach to countering widespread, cholesterol-related disease in blood vessels.

Parents beware: Children’s eye injuries, often from organized sports or swimming, go up in summer.

Published in Focus on Patient Care

Only 61 percent of adults with high cholesterol were aware of their diagnosis, according to the study.

An abnormal heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, is associated with memory and thinking problems, according to new published research.
Published in Focus on Patient Care

Children and teens living in the Stroke Belt states are at about twice as much risk of stroke later on in life according to new findings from the REGARDS study.

New study in European Heart Journal contradicts a recent study in the same publication, suggests evidence is lacking that digoxin increases mortality as atrial fibrillation treatment.

Should further studies confirm its effect, 200-year-old drug may represent cutting-edge heart failure treatment.

If you exercise, eat right and don’t smoke, a history of heart disease in your family can still put you at risk — even if you are a female.

Gerald McGwin, Ph.D., is also associate director of the Department of Ophthalmology’s Clinical Research Unit.

Published in Focus on Patient Care

Interested students are invited to learn more about the epidemiology curriculum.

Published in Student Experience

This candy-centric holiday can still be enjoyed by all who observe it — but in a way that makes the heart much happier.

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