Date & Time

March 30, 2017

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


Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB)- room 507


Dr. Craig Wilson and Dr. Aaron Neal will present: "Zika Update & The NIH Vaccine Development Program: What's Been Learned & What to Expect for 2017."


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The UAB Institute for Human Rights will host a panel discussion on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m., UAB Campbell Hall 405. The panel discussion is entitled: "Stand As One: Empowering Marginalized Voices in Birmingham." This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 


Stand As One Panel Discussion

Date & Time:

March 08, 2017

12:00 pm-1:00 pm


Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB), room 407


Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter will present "Global Health Refugee Crisis: Explanations and Implications." Food will be provided. No RSVP is required. 


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Event Date & Time

January 31, 2017

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


Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB)- Room 507


Join us on January 31st for our first seminar of the semester! Dr. Sadeep Shrestha will present: "Opportunities and challenges to implement population based cervical cancer screening within the public health landscape in Nepal"

Dr. Sadeep Shrestha is an Associate Professor and the director of the PhD program in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health at UAB. He is a member of the UAB Center for AIDS Research, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Minority Health and Research Center, and a scholar in the Sparkman Center. Dr. Shrestha obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology from Luther College in Iowa and then his MS degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and MHS degree in infectious disease/genetic epidemiology before obtaining his doctoral degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He did his post-doctoral training in the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity at NCI, before joining the department of epidemiology at UAB in 2005. Dr. Shrestha’s research is focused on epidemiology, host genetics, immunogenetics, genomics and epigenetic studies of infection related outcomes, primarily with HPV in several HIV cohorts including MACS, ALIVE, MHCS, HERS, FRAM, WIHS and REACH. He is also interested in cardiovascular diseases, specifically with Kawasaki disease and pre-clinical atherosclerosis among HIV patients. He is a primary faculty of the Program in Epidemiology of Infection and Immunity (PEII) and also co-directs the Basic Research in Infectious and Genetic Epidemiology (BRIDGE) program. Stemming from his host genetics work of HPV infection outcome, he has also developed a global health program in HPV and cervical cancer in Nepal and is leading several projects. He serves on several institutional, national and international committees, journal boards and study sections related to his research. As PI and co-PI, Dr. Shrestha’s research has been funded by NIH and other foundations, including the American Heart Association, Thrasher Foundation and Conquer Cancer Foundation. He has mentored several masters, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows and was awarded the graduate dean’s excellence in mentorship award in 2013.



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