Dr. George Howard

Dr. George Howard wins an award for REGARDS research

October 6, 2015 Congratulations to ‪The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) grantee Dr. George Howard for winning the Ernest Just Prize, given for innovative research on health disparities among African Americans. The prize is jointly sponsored by the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Howard, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, received the award for his work on the REGARDS study. This study, sponsored by @National Institutes of Health, focuses on better understanding the factors that increase a person's risk of having a stroke, especially among African Americans.

Dr. Suzanne E. Judd

Dr. Judd and team study dietary patterns in the REGARDS population

Examining diet as a whole using dietary patterns as exposures is a complementary method to using single food or nutrients in studies of diet and disease. Since the generalizability of patterns across race, region, and gender in the United States not been established, Suzanne E. Judd, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics—along with department volunteer Abraham J. Letter, as well as James M. Shikany, DrPH, professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine—recently employed rigorous statistical analysis to empirically derive dietary patterns in a large bi-racial, geographically diverse population and to examine whether results are stable across population subgroups.