This year's Ann Dial McMillan Endowed Lectureship in Family and Child Health lecture features James W. Collins, M.D., MPH, a researcher from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Pauline Jolly, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2014 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching.
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Classic psychedelic drugs include LSD, psilocybin and mescaline. This new School of Public Health research is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
Students from four schools and nine majors will travel to CGIU in March.
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New strategies for acquiring objective data are in their infancy, and support for better tools is needed, say experts in the International Journal of Obesity.
Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter, will present “Placebo Effects: how is medicine more than drugs and surgery?” on Jan. 13.
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Best of 2014 2Sixteen clinical centers and 30 hospitals will enroll up to 5,700 pregnant women to evaluate the benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment of mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy.
Looking forward to a promising 2015, UAB News revisits some top stories of 2014.
An estimated 1,100 students will walk in UAB’s two commencement ceremonies, and 73 will receive their doctoral hoods this fall.
Published in Student Experience

New International Journal of Obesity paper offers an algorithm to more accurately predict body weight change outcomes.

A UAB School of Public Health researcher has published a theory that suggests a mother’s activity and metabolism can influence her child’s likelihood of being obese.

UAB researchers compared two sets of guidelines to ascertain if people with chronic kidney disease should take statins to reduce high cholesterol levels linked to cardiovascular disease.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Seven nonprofit groups are set to implement their ideas after the Community Health Innovation Awards provided funding for their winning proposals.
Published in Service to Community
Epidemiology and genomics teased out genetic and environmental links to the white blood cell tumors called lymphomas
John Wesley Chancellor of Enterprise and Candy Mosley of Foley are Mr. and Ms. UAB 2014, with first alternates Ethan Gissendaner and Asia Sullivan.
Published in Student Experience
The Department of Art and Art History has created a large-scale installation of more than 1,000 flags, which will be on exhibit in the AEIVA’s Sculpture Garden.
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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
Boost practical skills for service and collaborative research during a half-day training and education event Oct. 10.
Published in Service to Community
A $4.76 million grant will support a team helping to identify ways to retain HIV-infected persons in care through a new Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia study.
UAB School of Public Health researchers found that 66 percent of residents of Alabama’s most populous county had a complete disaster preparedness kit on hand after the tornado outbreak.
Published in Updates
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