Asking the Questions Others Aren't
The UAB School of Public Health has outlined five key areas of focus to guide the school into the next five years: education; research and discovery; living, learning, and working environment; resource development; and community.
"Our planning process has been very informative - we've involved a lot of stakeholders, from our faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders - and I think overall it's been very important for some of the future activities," said Max Michael, M.D., Dean of the school since 2001.
Explore more about the five key areas of focus HERE.
UAB's Online Master's in Public Health among Most Affordable of Nationally Ranked
The University of Alabama at Birmingham's online Master of Public Health degree program has been ranked in the Top 20 by BestColleges.com.
The rankings also report that UAB's program, ranked 19th, has the least expensive in-state tuition costs and one of the lowest out-of-state tuition costs among Top 20 programs.
Read more HERE.
UAB Receives Prestigious Funding for Aging Research Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been named one of the country's six Nathan Stock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging.
The prestigious award, which amounts to more than $2.5 million over a five-year period, will support the establishment of UAB's Nathan Shock Center.
Find out more about the Nathan Shock Center and the funding HERE.
Aswani's F31 Grand Submission Earns Perfect Score and is an Early Success for 2015 Biguan Retreat
Monica S. Aswani, MSPH, pre-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, under the mentorship of Meredith L. Kilgore, Ph.D., received a rare perfect score on her first-time submission to the National Institutes of Health seeking a F31 grant - which provides "predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research degree" - to fund the two-year completion of her DrPH at UAB.
Find out more about the submission and Aswani HERE.
Louis Dale Fellowships in the Statistical Sciences Inaugural Dedication
Christina Glenn was selected as the School of Public Health's inaugural Fellow for the Louis Dale Fellowships in the Statistical Sciences. Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from UAB and holds state certifications in both fields.
Upon graduation, she taught for the Birmingham City School system. She returned to UAB earning a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics as a Bridge to Doctorate Fellow.
Read more about Christina Glenn HERE.
Karen B. Fowler Honored with 2015 SOPH Alumni Award for Scientific Excellence
Karen B. Fowler, DrPH, professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is the recipient of the 2015 UAB School of Public Health Alumni Award for Scientific Excellence, in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of public health through exemplary professional commitment and leadership.
Dr. Fowler's research interests include the epidemiology of material and congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections; sensorineural hearing loss in children, especially CMV-related hearing loss; perinatal and pediatric infectious diseases; and study design issues and data management of epidemiologic and clinical studies, which are reflected in her impressive body of work.
Read more about Dr. Fowler's award HERE.