Written by Clinton Colmenare

Durant editedRivers meander. With purpose, for sure (get to the sea!), but they change with the soil and substrate, shifting, bending, carving out sediment and depositing it downstream,forever adding to the complexity of a landscape. Over time they flow straighter, carve deeper into the bedrock, but there's always that defining bend that forged a new course.

So it is with many people, and with their careers, including Nerfertiti Durant's. She began her career focused on HIV in minority populations. Then, a shift. Now, as an associate professor of Pediatrics and a member of the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, she is pioneering web- and social media-based methods for encouraging young black women to lose weight by increasing physical activity. In January 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a podcast and a study that sums up findings of her first focus group of young black women. Read more about the study here.
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Week of September 28, 2015
Mandatory Annual Compliance Seminar on Wednesday, October 7
Brian Bates, CPA, and Stephen Stair, MD, present "Big Data. Rise of the Machines"
Faculty Development for Educators
Apply to advanced degree or immersion programs.
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September 2015 Research Spotlight
Employee of the Month Priscilla Smith
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