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.