UAB SOPH: An Epigenome-wide Association Study of Inflammatory Response to Fenofibrate in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network

The research team conducted the first epigenome-wide study of inflammatory response to daily treatment with 160 mg of micronized fenofibrate over a 3-week period in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network (GOLDN, n = 750).

Alum honored as one of UAB's 2017 Top 25 in Business Excellence

Beth Whitehead, PT, MPH received her MPH in 1981. Congratulations Beth!

Alabamian dies from West Nile Virus; ADPH urges protective measures

According to a release from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), one person in the state has died from West Nile Virus.

Alumna paves the way for minority researchers and lifesaving care

In the South, the fight against cancer is a fight against health disparities. African-Americans face higher cancer rates than Caucasians, and they’re more likely to die from the disease. A host of factors contribute to the stark divide—culture, environment, access to health care resources, socioeconomics, and genetic differences among them.

UAB Assistant Professor Dr. Bertha Hidalgo recently completed the UCSF Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) Program

SOPH Assistant Professor Dr. Bertha Hidalgo recently completed the PRIDE RISE Implementation Science Fellowship at UCSF.

Stroke belt: Less than half of stroke patients prescribed recommended medication

Study lead author Karen Albright, Ph.D., D.O., a recent doctoral graduate of the Department of Epidemiology and Justin Blackburn, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy published the study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. 

Sally C. Morton receives Janet L. Norwood Award for outstanding achievement by a woman in statistical sciences

Sally C. Morton, dean of the Virginia Tech College of Science Dean and a professor of statistics, is being honored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham with its 16th Annual Janet L. Norwood Award.

Dr. Lloyd J. Edwards Named New Chair of the Department of Biostatistics

Dr. Edwards comes to us from the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health where he received his Ph.D. and served as an Associate Professor in their Department of Biostatistics. 

Biking to fight child trafficking

SOPH Alumni Advisory Board member and past Alumna of the Year, Jan Bell, is biking through Canada to raise funds to fight child trafficking.

Shared Decision-Making and Autonomy among U.S. Participants with Multiple Sclerosis in the NARCOMS Registry

The lead author is Dr. Stacey Cofield, associate professor of biostatistics at the UAB School of Public Health and the Deputy Director of the NARCOMS Coordinating Center.



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