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  • 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[…]

  • Obesity Health Disparities Research Center expands work with additional funding from NIMHD

    Obesity Health Disparities Research Center expands work with additional funding from NIMHD The UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) has taken its strong history of multidisciplinary collaboration to a new level by collectively expanding the efforts of many centers in the Southeast region. The OHDRC will impact health disparities associated with[…]

  • Edwin Aroke, Ph.D. Uses Grant from OHDRC to Study Racial Disparities in Pain

    Edwin Aroke, Ph.D. Uses Grant from OHDRC to Study Racial Disparities in Pain Edwin Aroke, Ph.D., assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, has received two one-year grants to continue his research into racial disparities in pain. Studies will look at the mechanistic role of epigenetics and the[…]

  • Obesity Health Disparities Research Center Announces New Pilot Project Recipients (2020)

    Obesity Health Disparities Research Center Announces New Pilot Project Recipients (2020) The UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center, an MHRC initiative funded through the NIH and the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities’ Centers of Excellence program announces its 2020 pilot project recipients. Congratulations to the investigators from the[…]

  • 2019 Obesity Health Disparities Pilot Awards Announced

    2019 Obesity Health Disparities Pilot Awards Announced Pankaj Arora, MD (Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Disease) has received a pilot grant from the UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center to study the effects of a new medicine on cardiometabolic health in African-Americans. They will use metabolic carts to determine whether[…]

  • 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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