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  • Orrville residents receive new walking trail

    Orrville residents receive new walking trail Written by: Anne Heaney It was sunny and 85 degrees in Orrville, Alabama on April 23 — the perfect weather to open a new walking path to the community.

  • Researchers find validated Social Determinants of Health measures toolkit useful

    Researchers find validated Social Determinants of Health measures toolkit useful Written by: Anne Heaney The UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC), powered by the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC), produced a free resource toolkit with validated measures for social determinants of health – the external[…]

  • Research finds surprising link between debt and health outcomes

    Research finds surprising link between debt and health outcomes Written by: Anne Heaney Joseph D. Wolfe, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at UAB, and colleagues published a manuscript in the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences in June 2021, titled “Varieties of Financial Stressors and Midlife Health Problems, 1996–2016.” Wolfe and his team[…]

  • OHDRC researchers publish children’s book to teach healthy habits

    OHDRC researchers publish children’s book to teach healthy habits Written by: Anne Heaney A team of UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) researchers recently published a children’s book detailing simple, healthy changes families can make to develop healthy habits. The book — Where is My Hula Hoop? —[…]

  • Obesity Health Disparities Research Center announces 2021 pilot project recipients

    Obesity Health Disparities Research Center announces 2021 pilot project recipients Written by: Anne Heaney The UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) recently announced two pilot project recipients for 2021-2022. Christy Foster, MD, Assistant Professor at UAB; and Ammar Alishlash, MD, Assistant Professor at UAB; were both awarded funding to complete their[…]

  • Fouad inducted to National Academy of Medicine

    Fouad inducted to National Academy of Medicine On Saturday Oct. 13, Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH, senior associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion, was inducted to the National Academy of Medicine in Washington, DC.

  • Orrville working to stand out

    I took my first trip to Orrville last week. I attended the first Orrville Coalition meeting at the Farmer’s Market. It was part of a Building Healthy Communities program presented by the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB)’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center[…]

  • UAB chooses Orrville for next health program

    The University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB)’s  Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) recently chose Orrville as a site for its Building Healthy Communities program.

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