Holly Gainer

Holly Gainer

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Public Relations Specialist

hgainer@uab.edu • (205) 410-8046

Covers stories and media requests with the School of Nursing; School of Public Health; gerontology, geriatrics and palliative care; genetics; nephrology; gastroenterology and hepatology; Liver Center; digestive health; physical medicine and rehabilitation; radiology; primary care; family and community medicine; general internal medicine; telemedicine.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common cause of chronic liver disease globally and is becoming the leading indication for liver transplantation in the United States.
Kane Agan, a senior majoring in public health, is helping Dr. Douglas Fry study the attributes of societies where interpersonal violence is rare.
Kellie Flood, M.D., is a geriatrician and the associate chief medical and quality officer for Geriatrics Care Transitions at UAB.
Carmel McNicholas-Bevensee, Ph.D., teaches elementary school students the importance of knowing their bodies and forming healthy habits in an interactive day of community outreach.
Kaizen, a Web-based gaming platform developed at UAB, promotes learning through a mix of education, entertainment and competition.
UAB received $18 million from the National Institutes of Health to fund a counterterrorism research center on chemical weapons.
The Women’s Cancers Survivors Workshop provides help for caregivers, families and patients who are survivors of women’s cancers and breast cancer.
Stephen Mennemeyer, Ph.D., received the Mental Health Policy and Economics Research Award from the International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics.
A UAB School of Public Health professor was recently honored for her contributions in epidemiology. 
The health officer for the Jefferson County Department of Health will present the annual State of Health in Jefferson County Address on April 2 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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