By alternating high-salt and low-salt diets, a new clinical trial aims to find out how common salt sensitivity of blood pressure is in the general population. The researchers are also exploring whether the immune system plays a role.

Advice from five fellow employees on getting started, finding a group, staying motivated and coping with weather. Plus: how to run a successful walking meeting.

Published in Be Healthy
More than 100 different UAB researchers have been first authors on papers based on the REGARDS study thanks to its innovative design — and a uniquely “friendly and welcoming team.”
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.
Published in Research Findings
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.

This year, the university recognizes 50 years of service by Jeanne Hutchison, Ph.D., and Ferdinand Urthaler, M.D., and 45 years of service by Robert Kim M.D., and Joseph Lovetto. In addition, 294 employees with 20 or more years and 904 with five, 10 and 15 years will honored for their longevity.

Published in Awards & Honors

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.

Published in UAB in the Community

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.

Published in Achievements

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.

Published in Awards & Honors

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees awarded the Distinguished Professor rank to Nancy Borkowski, Louise Chow, George Howard and Virginia Howard and the University Professorship rank to Eta S. Berner.

Published in Awards & Honors

The director of UAB’s doctoral program in epidemiology shares what she loves about the field and her path into the profession.

Published in Programs & Curricula

Five faculty are translating proven methods directly from Birmingham to locations around the world with pilot funding from the Sparkman Center for Global Health.

Published in UAB Global

The Alabama HOPE Project, a Grand Challenge finalist, would bring change through education, health and economic opportunity, starting in Birmingham and Marengo County.

Published in Research & Scholarship

Traveler's Health Clinic Director David Freedman says concerns the Germany strain of E. Coli will spread in America are minimal.

Published in Research & Scholarship
The Institute of Medicine’s Expert Committee has pointed to five areas to address in the Gulf oil spill disaster.
Published in Research & Scholarship
The TIGER Study, led by Molly Bray, will investigate the influence of variation in DNA sequence on body fatness and fitness.
Published in Research & Scholarship