DOPM NewsFlashes

Dr. Stefan Kertesz: A focus on homelessness as VA and UAB researchers mark National VA Research Week

Dr. Stefan Kertesz is a VA staff physician and holds a joint appointment as an associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Preventive Medicine, in the Department of Medicine.
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'Outstanding Campaign' Award from UAB Benevolent Fund

'Outstanding Campaign' Award from the UAB Benevolent Fund -- shared by several DOPM employees, Laura Gallitz and Susan Driggers.

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The overall goal of this research program pillar is diabetes prevention, control and self-management behavioral interventions. Current research projects include several community-based studies with Community Health Workers and volunteers. DOPM leads both the Metrics and Community Engagement Cores of UAB’s Diabetes Research & Training Center, one of only six NIDDK-sponsored diabetes research and training centers in the U.S.

Current Projects

Current projects include behavioral intervention studies for weight loss to prevent diabetes onset in Latinas, training medical residents in motivational interviewing with patients to reduce weight, utilizing CHWs to impact diabetes prevention and self management in urban and rural Alabama, and educating underserved regions of Alabama about diabetes, among others.

Faculty

Faculty associated with this program area include physician scientists in internal medicine, preventive cardiology, and economists and many of their studies focus on eliminating the disparities in diabetes prevention and education among Alabama’s minority populations. Faculty with primary research focus in this area are:

 

Faculty with a secondary research interest in this area are: