UAB to send delegation to upcoming sociology conference

UAB's sociology program will make several presentations at a national conference next week.

conference_sSeveral University of Alabama at Birmingham professors and graduate students in the Department of Sociology will present papers at the American Sociological Association annual conference Aug. 17-20, 2012.

Here is a list of the scheduled presentations:

  • “The Effects of Caregiver Emotional Stress on the Depressive Symptomology of the Care Recipient” – Deborah Ejem, graduate teaching assistant.
  • Graduate program poster session – Patricia Drentea, Ph.D., associate professor.
  • “Activity and Well-Being: The Impact of Activity Interventions on the Well-Being of Older Adults in Continuing Care communities” – Vicki Winstead, graduate teaching assistant; Libby Yost, graduate assistant, and Shelia Cotten, Ph.D., professor.
  • “Riches and Ritalin Romance: An Analysis of ADHD Medication Use and Socioeconomic Status” and a section on “Sociology of Mental Health/Organization, Finance, and Delivery of Mental Health Care: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?” – Zachary Simoni, graduate assistant.
  • “Implicit Racial Bias in Health Care,” a session on Medical Sociology paper and “Health Disparities: A Persistent Sociological and Public Health Challenge” – Irena Stepanikova, Ph.D., assistant professor.
  • Section on “Sociology of Education/Section on Sociology of Education” and Table 22 of “Social Capital in Education: Family and School-based Groups” – Kristi Stringer, graduate research assistant.
  • “ICT-Related Job Stress, Perceived Social Support, and Work-Family Spillover” – Anthony Campbell, graduate teaching assistant.
  • “A Vision Realized or a Continuing Digital Divide? Examining the OLPC Program in Birmingham, Alabama” – Shelia Cotten, Ph.D., professor; Timothy M. Hale, Ph.D., information systems analyst for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and LaToya J. O’Neal, program coordinator.