Displaying items by tag: school of public health

Research on financial stress following the Great Recession finds that people who were in debt at midlife had a 90 percent increase in being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.
Fear and self-loathing play a role in conditions from cancer to HIV and COVID-19, spurring a flood of new NIH funding for stigma research. This summer, UAB researchers led — and participated in — a first-of-its-kind “crash course” to bring more investigators into the field.
Bertha Hidalgo, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, explains how she is using WhatsApp and Facebook in two current studies and shares advice on using social media for research.

Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2021 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and the Graduate School.

Data science is one of today's hottest fields. Meet staff from the departments of Medicine and Biostatistics who are preparing to expand their roles at work and pursue personal goals in the university’s graduate program, which launched in 2018.
Five faculty who are principal investigators of major cohort studies explain how COVID-19 forced them to rethink and respond — and how their projects are contributing to the fight.

Seven individuals and two registered student organizations were named Mental Health Champions by Student Counseling Services for their efforts during this past year.

Laura Gilmour’s HUB Worldwide launched in 2019 with a mission to take unused medical equipment from the United States to the nations. When the pandemic brought operations to a halt, this MBA and public health grad focused on Alabama instead.

Enrollment in the School of Public Health rose 61% in 2020, including a 92% increase in epidemiology graduate programs. What is motivating these students, what are they learning and what does the job market hold? Faculty, students and alumni answer in this story.

Ten graduate faculty were honored with the UAB Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award for exceptional work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Responding to a challenge like none other, investigators made crucial discoveries, developed new treatments and went above and beyond to serve the campus community and beyond.

Find a little-known green space closest on campus to enjoy the spring weather and stay socially distant using this Google Map we created just for you.

Computer-based simulations offer realism, promote empathy and enable experimentation to practice essential skills.

What was it like to complete a degree while working full-time during a pandemic? Three employees share their stories ahead of this weekend’s commencement ceremonies.

Four students tracking COVID spread for the School of Public Health and Alabama Department of Health share what a typical shift is like, the reactions they get and what they wish the public knew about contact tracing.

The plots will provide vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices to increase food security for the campus community and enable shoppers in UAB’s food pantry, Blazer Kitchen, to make more and varied healthy choices.

“Is Mommy a Doctor or a Superhero?,” written by emergency medicine physician Amy Faith Ho, M.D., uses colorful illustrations and whimsical characters to show that doctor moms are heroes and children can find superheroes within themselves.

Investigators are contributing fresh approaches to homelessness, suicide and other issues facing veterans, while veteran students come to UAB in increasing numbers to prepare for new careers.

Shauntice Allen, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, is the winner of the 2020 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work to influence change in the greater Birmingham community and beyond through community engagement.

Nine faculty and staff selected for the 2020-21 Faculty Fellows in Education Abroad program will develop courses to promote active and ethical citizenship, cultural immersion and community engagement.

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students are using machine learning to identify geographic areas in which social determinants contribute to the COVID-19 burden as a way to improve the public health response.

Ten graduate faculty were honored with the UAB Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award during a virtual reception Sept. 9. See what the award recipients say they learned from UAB’s up-and-coming scientists.

Alabamians have early access to potentially life-saving vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 through UAB. Why? The same reasons that clinical trials activity at UAB has more than doubled in the past five years. Here's how it happened.

Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2020 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and the Graduate School.

Interdisciplinary center is focused on cutting-edge research that can be developed into better treatments — and helping junior faculty develop their own research programs.

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