Event Date & Time

October 25, 2017

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location 

Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB) - Room 507

Description 

More details coming soon...

Event Date & Time

September 27, 2017

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location

Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB) - Room 507

Description

Dr. Janet M. Turan is a Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Behavioral and Community Sciences Core of the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Dr. Turan is a social and behavioral scientist with main research interests in the areas of maternal and child health (MCH) and HIV prevention in low-resource settings of both developing and developed countries. She completed her doctoral training in Population Dynamics at Johns Hopkins University, her postdoctoral training at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, and was on the faculty at UCSF for 4 years before moving to UAB.  Her current research includes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies designed to address HIV-related stigma; as well as intersectional stigma related to poverty, gender, race/ethnicity, and reproductive choices; in settings as diverse as rural Kenya and the Deep South in the United States. She is the principal investigator on several NIH-funded studies that examine effects, mechanisms of action, and intervention strategies for HIV-related stigma, as they relate to utilization of MCH services, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, HIV medication adherence, and engagement in HIV care. In addition, her current research program includes the study of stigma as it relates to a variety of other reproductive health conditions/services, including unintended pregnancy, obstetric fistula, and gender-based violence.

 

SEPT 2017 Dr. Janet Turan

Event Date & Time

October 11, 2017

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location

Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB) - Room 507

Description

More details coming soon...

You are cordially invited to a fun event. Please come to a most enjoyable reception, recruitment function and party celebrating the Peace Corps—all in one evening and hear why Peace Corps service is still relevant today. Discover exciting service opportunities worldwide including in countries like Samoa, Paraguay, Ghana and Thailand. The function is sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in conjunction with the Peace Corps Regional Office in Atlanta and will be held at the University of Alabama in the Birmingham Honors House (a former church building), 1190 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 (Campus Map) on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

You will have opportunities to meet and talk with:

- Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

- Peace Corps Volunteers about to depart on their overseas assignments

- People “Nominated” for Peace Corps service

- Parents of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving overseas

- Prospective Peace Corps Volunteers

- Those having a general interest in the Peace Corps

- Erica Wherry, Peace Corps Regional Recruiter from the Peace Corps Regional Office in Atlanta

- Others with an “international outlook” or general interest in international experiences

 

Refreshments will be served. Erica Wherry will have information materials on the Peace Corps to hand out. Both Erica and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be available to discuss the Peace Corps with you and answer questions.

 

Please come. We’ll be delighted to see you there!

 

Please contact Dan Frederick at 631-4680 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or would like additional information.