DOPM NewsFlashes

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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Drs Martin and Pisu have "Rhythm"

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers are conducting a pilot study of a couples ballroom dance intervention for women who are breast, colorectal, endometrial and ovarian cancer survivors, and their partners.

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The goals of this research program pillar are to conduct interdisciplinary research addressing the development of disease over the life-course, disease prevention, and disease management.


Current project areas include osteoporosis epidemiology and treatment, osteoarthritis epidemiology, CVD/risk factor epidemiology and prevention, lifestyle interventions to treat erectile dysfunction, predictors of genitourinary disorders, a Women’s Health Initiative study of memory, and sleep disorders in elderly men and their effect on development of CVD and cognitive decline.


Faculty in this research pillar are physician scientists with a secondary research focus on the life-course and aging.