Event Date & Time

November 8, 2017

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location 

Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB) - Room 407

Description 

Dr. Pauline Jolly is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Director of the UAB Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program. Dr. Jolly holds PhD degrees in Immunology and Infectious Diseases and in Science Education (curriculum and instruction) from Johns Hopkins and Louisiana State Universities, respectively.  She also has a Master of Science degree in Biology (Parasitology) from Tuskegee University, and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. She has conducted research on the immunopathogenesis of HIV and other lentiviruses, especially in the area of immune responses to infection. She also conducts epidemiological and behavioral research on HIV/AIDS/STI and other infectious and chronic diseases in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2002, Dr. Jolly has been conducting research on aflatoxin ingestion and health impacts in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Dr. Jolly teaches graduate courses in “Tropical Infectious Diseases” and “HIV/AIDS and STDs”. In December 2009, she received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Birmingham Chapter of the United Nations Association for her scholarship and training in International Public Health. She was awarded the National Faculty Award by Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars in 2004 for her contributions to International Education and the Faculty Award for Internationalization of UAB in 2007. She received the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Public Health in 2007 and the UAB Graduate School Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship in 2010. In 2014, she was awarded the Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching. Dr. Jolly is a current recipient of a Fulbright Specialist Award to the Institute of Public Health in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in spring 2018.

 

Dr. Pauline Jolly FINAL

Event Date & Time

September 27, 2017

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location

Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB) - Room 507

Description

Dr. Janet M. Turan is a Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Behavioral and Community Sciences Core of the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Dr. Turan is a social and behavioral scientist with main research interests in the areas of maternal and child health (MCH) and HIV prevention in low-resource settings of both developing and developed countries. She completed her doctoral training in Population Dynamics at Johns Hopkins University, her postdoctoral training at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, and was on the faculty at UCSF for 4 years before moving to UAB.  Her current research includes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies designed to address HIV-related stigma; as well as intersectional stigma related to poverty, gender, race/ethnicity, and reproductive choices; in settings as diverse as rural Kenya and the Deep South in the United States. She is the principal investigator on several NIH-funded studies that examine effects, mechanisms of action, and intervention strategies for HIV-related stigma, as they relate to utilization of MCH services, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, HIV medication adherence, and engagement in HIV care. In addition, her current research program includes the study of stigma as it relates to a variety of other reproductive health conditions/services, including unintended pregnancy, obstetric fistula, and gender-based violence.

 

SEPT 2017 Dr. Janet Turan

Event Date & Time

October 11, 2017

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location

Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB) - Room 407

Description

Magdalena (Magda) Szaflarski, PhD is a medical sociologist and health researcher specializing in religion and HIV, immigrant mental health, and socio-neurological research. Her research has been supported by NIH, state agencies, and private/nonprofit foundations. She is an Associate Professor of Sociology at UAB.  Prior to coming to UAB, she held a faculty appointment in public health and family and community medicine at the University of Cincinnati.  Her religion and HIV research has been published in AIDS and Behavior, Current HIV/AIDS Reports, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and other journals.  She teaches courses in health disparities, mental health, socio-medical theory, globalization, and other areas. 

 
 
 
 

You are cordially invited to a fun event. Please come to a most enjoyable reception, recruitment function and party celebrating the Peace Corps—all in one evening and hear why Peace Corps service is still relevant today. Discover exciting service opportunities worldwide including in countries like Samoa, Paraguay, Ghana and Thailand. The function is sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in conjunction with the Peace Corps Regional Office in Atlanta and will be held at the University of Alabama in the Birmingham Honors House (a former church building), 1190 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 (Campus Map) on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

You will have opportunities to meet and talk with:

- Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

- Peace Corps Volunteers about to depart on their overseas assignments

- People “Nominated” for Peace Corps service

- Parents of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving overseas

- Prospective Peace Corps Volunteers

- Those having a general interest in the Peace Corps

- Erica Wherry, Peace Corps Regional Recruiter from the Peace Corps Regional Office in Atlanta

- Others with an “international outlook” or general interest in international experiences

 

Refreshments will be served. Erica Wherry will have information materials on the Peace Corps to hand out. Both Erica and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be available to discuss the Peace Corps with you and answer questions.

 

Please come. We’ll be delighted to see you there!

 

Please contact Dan Frederick at 631-4680 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or would like additional information.