DOPM NewsFlashes

Valerie Winston is the DOM Employee of the Month for January 2016!

Valerie Winston has been selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of the Month for January 2016! Valerie is a multi-talented employee in the Division of Preventive Medicine.
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Dr Baskin and the DSN full research project were featured in the NCI CRCHD newsletter

Monica Baskin, Ph.D., a project leader for the Deep South Network, an NCI Community Networks Program Center (CNPC) at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, is currently testing the efficacy of evidence-based community strategies for obesity prevention and elimination of cancer health disparities among African-American women living in the Deep South.
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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: