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  • Medical sociology program gives students an expansive approach to health care
    In the world of medicine, treating the body and treating the person can be two distinctly different things. The medical sociology program in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Sociology is a way to bridge that gap.
  • UAB sociologist nationally recognized for health equity research
    As part of the HESP cohort, Miller aims to enhance community engagement, communicate research findings and foster relationships with peers while focusing on policy determinants of health, particularly in the context of sexual and gender minorities and racial health inequities.
  • Keith serves as co-editor for special issue of top-tier journal
  • UAB among top five schools in the nation with 15 students representing at Clinton Global Initiative University
    As part of the CGI U, students developed initiatives focused on health, education, poverty, environment, human rights, poverty alleviation and public health, impacting local and global communities.
  • College of Arts and Sciences announces grant recipients
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences offers faculty a range of awards and grant opportunities to advance their research and scholarship and recognize their achievements.
  • Department of Sociology receives generous gift from Dr. Mike Wilson
    Michele “Mike” Wilson, Ph.D., was an award-winning faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Sociology and launched the Women’s Studies Program.
  • New research sheds light on patient mistreatment toward health care workers
    This is the first study to examine mistreatment from patients across the entire clinical team and to examine the experience of gender and sexual minorities.
  • New research identifies complex contributors to obesity-related health disparities
    UAB experts highlight the social determinants of obesity and add to the growing body of evidence identifying potential solutions to address obesity and related conditions.
  • Study shows greater increase in depression and anxiety in minorities during the pandemic
    While the mental health of many Americans worsened during the pandemic, a recent UAB study found the increase in depression and anxiety symptoms was greatest within Black, Hispanic and Asian communities.
  • Four faculty share the stories behind their development grants
    A civil rights field experience, safer MRI scans, investigating college stress and implementing a massive genetic test for cancer: Recipients of 2022 Faculty Development Grant Program awards explain how they will use their funds.
  • 22 faculty receive grants to fund developmental projects at UAB
    The grant program funds early-career faculty to advance their skills and careers across campus and beyond.
  • 22 faculty receive grants to fund developmental projects
    The UAB Faculty Development Grant Program supports junior faculty with funding to pursue research, creative works and scholarly activity.
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic changed society
    COVID-19 changed the way we communicate, care for others, educate our children, work and more. Experts from UAB weigh in on these changes.
  • Seven students receive 2022 Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    Each academic year, the UAB College of Arts and Sciences receives departmental nominations for the Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Students and Outstanding Graduate Students.
  • A New Day: Navigating a pandemic and looking to the future
    Arts and Sciences faculty gather to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic.
  • 1850s horror Twitter, recursive propaganda, mapping mutations: Faculty grants seed new projects and nurture careers
    Projects selected for the UAB Faculty Development Grants Program offer an intriguing look into the creativity and range of research and scholarship on campus.
  • Study links debt with risk of psychiatric disorders, high blood pressure in midlife
    Research on financial stress following the Great Recession finds that people who were in debt at midlife had a 90 percent increase in being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.
  • I am Arts and Sciences: Leigh Willis
    In 1997, Leigh Willis, Ph.D., a rising senior studying sociology at Albion College in Albion, Michigan, encountered a life-changing document. It was an interest form about a graduate program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Michele “Mike” Wilson – In Remembrance
    Dr. Michele “Mike” Wilson passed away May 30, 2021. She retired as associate professor of sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2008) and continued working for the university for several years afterwards.
  • UAB researchers survey support for legalization of medical cannabis among Alabama physicians
    Researchers from the University of Alabama of Birmingham have published results of a survey gauging Alabama physicians’ support of medical cannabis for qualified patients.

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