Displaying items by tag: department of epidemiology

Gene mastermind Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and his team at the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Laboratory are helping UAB investigators — and researchers from around the world — crack the mysteries of life.
Faisal Shuaib, M.D., Dr.P.H., who led successful Ebola containment efforts in Nigeria, has been appointed to a six-man independent expert committee.
Pauline Jolly, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2014 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching.
UAB researchers compared two sets of guidelines to ascertain if people with chronic kidney disease should take statins to reduce high cholesterol levels linked to cardiovascular disease.
Faisal Shuaib, M.D., Dr.P.H., graduated from the UAB School of Public Health in 2010 and now serves as the head of the National Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Africa’s most populous country.
Nepal has high rates of HPV infection, which nearly always causes cervical cancer. UAB research looks at the prevalence and a potential screening method.
UAB epidemiologist Christine Skibola used genomics to identify a DNA variant that makes some susceptible to leukemia.
This annual recognition honors the significant achievements of full-time faculty, staff and students toward developing a more culturally diverse, competent and inclusive university community.
Despite strokes’ being on the decline in the U.S., more women are dying from them than are men. Now the AHA and ASA have released guidance on prevention specifically for women.
REGARDS investigators have responded with a letter published in the AHA journal Circulation, saying it is premature to draw firm conclusions about potential overestimation of risk using the new risk formula.
A new study from UAB researchers is one of the first to study the relationship between exercise and stroke in a large biracial cohort of men and women in the U.S.
UAB may have found a new approach to countering widespread, cholesterol-related disease in blood vessels.

Only 61 percent of adults with high cholesterol were aware of their diagnosis, according to the study.

An abnormal heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, is associated with memory and thinking problems, according to new published research.
Research from the UAB School of Public Health shows that patients with chronic kidney disease may improve their health by making lifestyle behavior changes.
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