DOPM NewsFlashes

Dr Scarinci’s Recent Appointments and Honors

Dr Scarinci has received multiple honors and appointments recently:
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Long time collaborator of DOPM chosen to lead UAB School of Medicine

Selwyn Vickers, M.D. (long time collaborator of DOPM) chosen to lead UAB School of Medicine.   

Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., has been named the next senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine.

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UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium 2014

The 9th Annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, held on March 20, 2014, focuses on integrating social and biological factors in health disparities research. Guest speakers from Harvard University, University of California San Francisco, and University of Colorado at Boulder will address the role of gene-environment interactions in the study of health disparities. A panel discussion, poster presentations, and breakout sessions are part of the event. To learn more, submit an abstract, or register online, visit www.UABMHRC.org.

Health Profiles

Each Tuesday through Friday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UAB HealthSmart, 301 Twentieth Street North, Birmingham

UAB HealthSmart, a joint program of the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine and the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center, offers free personal health profile screenings four days a week to test your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and body fat level. The unique wellness center explains your screening results and shows you simple lifestyle changes you can make to prevent chronic diseases such as stroke and diabetes. For more information or to sign up for a free health profile, call 996.2304 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

WALK Talk

Each Tuesday at Noon

UAB HealthSmart, 301 Twentieth Street North, Birmingham

People who sit a lot move about 2,000-3,000 steps a day, under a mile and a half. Increase your steps and see big health benefits. Join UAB HealthSmart each Tuesday at noon to discover the many health benefits of walking and simple ways to build more walking into your life. The free talk is part of the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center's WALK Feel Alive program, which provides free WALK kits (free t-shirt, water bottle, step counter, and sling pack) to help you increase your steps. The weekly WALK Talk is free and open to the public. Call 996.2304 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   to attend.

ZUMBA Classes

Each Thursday at Noon and 1 p.m.

UAB HealthSmart, 301 Twentieth Street North, Birmingham

Regular exercise helps to control weight, prevent chronic diseases, improve mental health, and increase your chances of living longer. Join UAB HealthSmart each Thursday for your choice of two free, 30-minute ZUMBA dance-fitness classes led by UAB HealthSmart's own Theolishia Smith, a licensed ZUMBA instructor. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a towel. Bottled water is provided. Call 996.2304 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   to attend.