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Christina J. Glenn is the first Doctor of Public Health with a concentration in biostatistics graduate from UAB’s School of Public Health.

The RURAL Heart and Lung Study clinic will bring to rural communities technology that provides access to diagnostic tests that are not routinely done in rural settings. UAB researchers will examine medical, lifestyle and behavioral factors that contribute to higher health concerns in residents of Dallas and Wilcox counties.
The 72-year-old patient was unable to mount her own immune defense against the SARS-CoV-2 virus because of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which compromises normal immunity and immunoglobulin production.
Observational clinical research of COVID-19 patients can help clinicians better understand how the previously unknown SARS-CoV-2 virus acts, and findings from this research can better inform treatment and vaccine design.
A study of ice and fire: Research by UAB nutritional epidemiologist Suzanne Judd, Ph.D., and colleagues identified 19 foods and four lifestyle elements that raise or lower inflammation.
The RURAL Study will allow researchers to learn what causes the high burden of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi. 
Greg Pavela, Ph.D., will lead the UAB team to study why some people are more susceptible to the health consequences of obesity than others.
Findings show that mitochondrial DNA may strongly influence cellular metabolism and susceptibility to metabolic diseases like heart failure or obesity.
Eating a southern-style diet, which is high in fried and processed foods, is the leading factor to explain why African-Americans have a higher risk of hypertension than whites.
UAB's study of CBD oil for intractable epilepsy, funded by the State of Alabama under Carly's Law, shows that CBD oil reduces seizure frequency and severity in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy.
Adults who consume large amounts of sugary drinks may have a higher risk of dying from heart disease or other causes.
A study to better understand racial and regional differences in deaths from strokes will be funded through 2023 by a $20.4 million grant.
Mitochondrial DNA moving to the nucleus contributes to genomic instability in cancer cells, and a novel Fiber-FISH technique can rapidly map the mitochondrial DNA insertions in nuclear genomes.
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