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  • Gohlke wins new investigator award for research into birth defects
    Julia Gohlke, Ph.D., was named the 2014 recipient of the F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award from The Teratology Society, which promotes cutting-edge research on birth defects and other developmental disorders.
  • Maples earns AIHA John Palassis Memorial Award
    Elizabeth H. Maples, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and deputy director of the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety, was recently honored at the AIHce 2014 conference with the John Palassis Memorial Award, which is named for a former American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) member who produced significant impact in the field of industrial hygiene through worker training, outreach to small businesses, and the development of consistent and comprehensive safety and health program standards.
  • Doke and Gohlke investigate health risks linked to fish consumption in Ghana
    Fish is an important source of nutrition in the West Africa nation of Ghana, little is known about the possible health effects associated with metal concentrations found in fish. Therefore, PhD candidate Dzigbodi Adzo Doke, MS, and assistant professor Julia M. Gohlke, PhD, in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, aimed to estimate metal concentrations in fishery resources so as to inform guidelines on fish consumption in the country.

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  • Moore and colleagues examine the epidemiology of firework-related injuries among youths
    Justin X. Moore, MPH, doctoral candidate in the Department of Epidemiology—along with department colleagues professor and vice chair Gerald McGwin, Jr., PhD, and assistant professor Russell L. Griffin, PhD—recently examined the epidemiology of firework-related injuries among an emergency department (ED) nationally representative population for the years 2000-2010, including whether the type of firework causing the injury is differential by patient demographics and whether the severity of injury is associated with the firework type.
  • Bromfield and McGwin assess age of driver as factor in injury risk among child passengers
    Samantha G. Bromfield, graduate research assistant, and Gerald McGwin, Jr., PhD, professor and vice chair in the Department of Epidemiology, explored the relationship between injury risk among child occupants involved in motor vehicle collisions and the age of the vehicle driver.
  • Dr. Bertha Hidalgo featured as Style Icon in B-Metro
    "Beauty, brains, and killer style: Dr. Bertha Hidalgo is a triple threat. Embodying her blog title, Chic in Academia, this Southern California transplant is indeed just that. The stylish lady—who is a graduate of  the UAB School of Public Health (Ph.D in Epidemiology)—is currently finishing up a post-doctoral fellowship in statistical genetics and epigenetics and looking forward to a career in academia."

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  • Dhurandhar and team discover that eating or skipping breakfast has no impact on weight loss
    In observational studies, breakfast is associated with lower body weight; therefore, public health authorities commonly recommend breakfast consumption to reduce obesity. The effectiveness of adopting these recommendations for reducing body weight is unknown, so Emily J. Dhurandhar, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior, tested the relative effectiveness of a recommendation to eat or skip breakfast on weight loss in adults trying to lose weight in a free-living setting.
  • No evidence eating breakfast promotes weight-loss
    Nutritionists regularly suggest you eat breakfast each morning for its health benefits, including weight-loss and maintenance. But new research led by UAB shows that — whether you regularly consume it or skip it altogether — weight-loss is not influenced.
  • Three professors awarded emeritus rank
    Connie L. Kohler, Dr.P.H., was named professor emerita in the UAB Department of Health Behavior. Her research spanned several health fields,including asthma, tobacco-use cessation and diabetes.

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