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Friends, family, colleagues, and admirers of Dr. Michele “Mike” Wilson and Professor Becky Trigg have made generous gifts to create an endowed award in the Department of Sociology.

The Department of Sociology recognizes our 2018 honors award recipients.

Dr. Magdalena Szaflarski has written the cover story in the December issue of HIV Specialist.

Sociology graduate students Jalal Uddin and Haley Kendrick have been awarded best graduate student paper and honorable mention.

This fall, we welcomed several new faculty members, a new chair for the Department of Sociology, and three interim chairs. We are proud to have all of them in leadership and academic positions and are excited to see what they accomplish at UAB.

Dr. Verna Keith has been named the new chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Sociology.
Social and Behavioral Science for Health Professionals, written by Department of Sociology alumni Brian P. Hinote and Jason Adam Wasserman, has been published by Rowman & Littlefield. The book examines various social and behavioral factors that affect health and illness, with a particular focus on how these phenomena inform clinical practice. You can read more about the book on the publisher's website.
October 07, 2016

Social Skills

Here in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology is focused on providing our undergraduate and graduate students with the skills they need in their careers as well as in graduate and professional schools.
Julie Locher, Ph.D., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Translational Nutrition and Aging Program, received the Gerontological Society of America 2016 M. Powell Lawton Award for her contributions in gerontology research.
Dr. Akilah Dulin Keita, who received her Ph.D. In Medical Sociology from UAB in 2007, has been named the Manning Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health.
December 11, 2015

Sociology Speaker Series

UAB Sociology's Speaker Series is being organized for 2016-17 and will be announced later.
April 01, 2015

The Aging Family

UAB sociologist Patricia Drentea discusses families and aging on The Academic Minute radio show.
Bill Cockerham's book Social Causes of Health and Disease, 2nd ed. (Polity, 2013) was listed as one of the key books in medical sociology in the 21st Century in a review essay by Graham (Contemporary Sociology, March 2014).
Our graduates have experienced a lot of success in their post-graduation careers.
Sociology Professor Magda Szaflarski has been selected as one of three new fellows in the Studying Congregations Engaged Scholars Fellowship program sponsored by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research with funding from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
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