Pediatricians share their summer and back-to-school safety tips for parents and teens.
Eight tips to help parents encourage healthy eating for their children.
Students entering kindergarten who were behind in their social-behavioral development were more likely to be held back, suspended or expelled in the future.

Russell Griffin, Ph.D. 

Gun violence • Gun violence-protection • Motor vehicle-related injuries and prevention • Pediatric trauma outcomes • Improving clinical care of trauma and burn patients • Treating acte kidney injury in newborns 

Jeffrey Kerby, M.D., Ph.D.

Trauma • Critical care • Pre-hospital emergency care • Resuscitation outcomes research • Bleeding control techniques/large volume blood replacement • Stop the Bleed, a public awareness campaign urging bystander education on bleeding control

Jennifer Summerlin, Ph.D.

Pedagogy • Children's literature and reading • Developmental reading • Best practices in literacy • Dyslexia intervention

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D.

Puberty • Teen health • Behavioral concerns in adolescents • Parenting 

Vivian Friedman, Ph.D.

Child psychology • Parenting • Children's mental health

Rachael Lee, M.D.

Healthcare epidemiology • Infection prevention • Outbreak of infectious disease locally and globally including the flu • Multi-drug resistant pathogens in relation to infection control

Candice Dye, M.D.

Water safety and children • Traveling with children • Infant safe sleep

Susan Walley, M.D.

E-cigarettes • Teen tobacco use and cessation • General pediatrics

As parents check off their children’s back-to-school needs, vaccinations should be top of the list.
Budgeting and research help parents save on back to school shopping.
Watch a bleeding-control demonstration and join in with questions live as trauma surgeons show benefits of kits in public settings.
With kids using new technology every day, many parents are forced to keep up or get left behind.
Parents who listen to their children’s interests could help them be more successful and well-rounded in their extracurricular activities.
Even if you’ve previously rejected vaccinating your children or have neglected to do so, UAB physicians say it’s not too late to protect them against many preventable diseases.
University of Alabama at Birmingham director of the Regions Institute for Financial Education Stephanie Yates, Ph.D., provides insight into how parents can use budgeting to plan and save on back-to-school items this fall.

David Schwebel, Ph.D.

Pedestrian safety • Child injury prevention • Texting & walking • Child gun safety • Playground safety • Technology-based injury intervention & prevention