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2018 Centennial Award for Excellence

Dr. Fifolt will be awarded the 2018 Centennial Award for Excellence from The American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).  The award is presented to an individual who is not an AACRAO member, but who has made a contribution to or influenced the higher education community in a notable and positive manner.

Celebrating the life of Judy Bridgers

During the holidays, our school lost a wonderful friend, Judy Bridgers.  Judy’s husband, Bill, was our founding dean; however, Judy also played a significant role in the life of the school during its early years.

UAB School of Public Health’s online degree ranked nationally

The online master’s degree offered by the School of Public Health has been ranked second nationally.

Carol H. Steckel, MPH, 2017 Alumna of the Year

Carol Herrmann Steckel, MPH, is the UAB School of Public Health 2017 Alumna of the Year. She earned her MPH in 1991 by participating in the School’s weekend program in Birmingham, AL. At the time, she had already served as Commissioner of the Alabama Medicaid Agency.

2018 International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region’s (ENAR) Distinguished Student Paper Award

Recognizing the recipient to one of the International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region’s (ENAR) Distinguished Student Paper Awards for the 2018 ENAR Spring Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Perspectives on marijuana use and effectiveness: A survey of NARCOMS participants

Dr. Stacey S. Cofield, Associate Professor, and Dr. Gary R. Cutter, Professor in the department of Biostatistics at UAB’s School of Public Health were part of a team of researchers who recently published in the Neurological Clinical Practice.

Design and implementation of observational studies to measure disease burden with a focus on stroke

Dr. George Howard, Professor in the department of Biostatistics, and Dr. Virginia J. Howard, Professor in the department of Epidemiology both work at the UAB School of Public Health. They serve as PI and Co-PI (respectively) of the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study, a longitudinal cohort study of 30,239 African American and white participants in 48 states.

UAB commencement, doctoral hooding ceremonies set for Dec. 16

 
More than 1,500 students will graduate this fall, including 83 who will receive the university’s highest degrees. An estimated 700 will walk in the commencement ceremony.

Nursing students impacting health globally through Serve Africa Day

Volunteers packaged feminine hygiene kits to be distributed to South Sudanese refugee women by representatives of Birmingham, Alabama-based MedHope Africa in March 2018 as part of the school’s fourth Serve Africa Day.

Transgender female sex workers' HIV knowledge, experienced stigma, and condom use in the Dominican Republic

Dr. Henna Budhwani, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy within the School of Public Health, was part of a team conducting this study which found that not only do transgender female sex workers have some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and experienced stigma, they also have higher likelihood of early sexual debut and some of the lowest levels of educational attainment compared to other stigmatized populations.

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Events

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Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 8:00am to Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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