Displaying items by tag: department of environmental health sciences

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded an American Rescue Plan grant to help serve food to insecure populations.
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.
George Luber, Ph.D., is the former chief of the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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. 
Students will visit a site where nuclear weapons were once tested, the nation’s first quarantine station, the lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans and many other sites around the Southeast.
Remember the basics of water safety as you head to the pool, lake and beach.
In a sedentary office environment, participants working in 78° to 80°F temperatures consumed nearly 90 fewer calories than those in a cooler environment.
Julia Gohlke, Ph.D., received the F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award for cutting-edge research related to birth defects and other disorders of developmental origin.
UAB researchers, a National Weather Service office and the state public health department seek to design an alert system that better protects public from extreme heat.
The goal of the grant is to develop a new technique based on nanomaterial sorbents that allows accurate sampling of gases and vapors at low levels for measuring workers’ exposure.

A UAB environmental sciences professor has been named to a national council.