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16 minutes | 15 days ago
Career Conversation: Meet Rosalind Robinson, (SOPH ’01) Alum
Join us as we talk to University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health alum Rosalind Robinson. Ms. Robinson graduated with a Master’s of Public Health degree in International Health and Epidemiology from the UAB SOPH in 2001. Rosalind has been a part of the organ and tissue donation community for more than 15 years. She currently holds the position of the Assistant Manager of the Family Care Coordinator Program at LifeLink of Georgia. LifeLink of Georgia is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of life-saving and life-enhancing organs and tissue for transplantation therapy. More Information: https://registerme.org/ https://www.lifelinkfoundation.org/
23 minutes | 22 days ago
Homelessness in the time of COVID-19
As most of America has been asked to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and limit exposure to others, there is a group of people who cannot: the homeless. Ms. Carrie Leland, Executive Director of Pathways, joins us to talk about this vulnerable population during the pandemic and how a local shelter, Pathways, is able to safely provide housing, care, and food to this population.
15 minutes | a month ago
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Plastic Pollution and the Impact of COVID-19
Dr. Lisa McCormick, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the UAB School of Public Health talks about public health perspectives associated with plastic waste and the impact of COVID-19 on plastic pollution.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Engineering a Survey: Dr. Suzanne Judd and the RURAL Study
The Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal, or RURAL, Study aims to develop a better understanding of risk factors associated with high burdens of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders in rural areas of Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi. Dr. Suzanne Judd, co-principal investigator of the RURAL Study, shares more about the mobile clinics being used to provide medical exams for study participants in rural counties of Alabama and the survey design process used in the RURAL Study. Learn more about the RURAL Study by visiting www.theruralstudy.org/about.
16 minutes | 9 months ago
Meet Dr. Wilma Robinson, Deputy Executive Secretary at HHS
Dr. Robinson earned a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the UAB School of Public Health in 1998. In 2001, she began working for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, and currently serves as the Deputy Executive Secretary of HHS. She has dedicated over 19 years of service to the Federal government. Learn more about her career and story since graduating from the School of Public Health!
15 minutes | 10 months ago
2019 Novel Coronavirus
Dr. Rachael Lee, an assistant professor in the UAB Division of Infectious Disease, joined our podcast to talk about what is currently known about the 2019 novel coronavirus.
17 minutes | 10 months ago
Healthy Heart, Healthy You
Dr. Suzanne Judd, nutritional epidemiologist and professor in UAB’s School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, joins us on this episode of the podcast to talk about risk factors associated with heart disease and ways to improve health outcomes as part of February's American Heart Month.
10 minutes | 10 months ago
A GASP for Clean Air
Michael Hansen, executive director of the Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution (GASP), joins us to discuss the organization’s mission to advance healthy air & environmental justice in the greater-Birmingham area through education, advocacy, and collaboration.
13 minutes | a year ago
HIV/AIDS: Testing, Treatment, and Care in Panama
December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, and as part of raising awareness of the issue, Dr. Ana Belén Araúz, a physician specializing in Infectious Diseases at Hospital Santo Tomas in Panama recently visited UAB. While she was here, we interviewed her to learn more about HIV/AIDS testing, treatment, and care in her home country.
16 minutes | a year ago
Meet Jeff Burrowes, (SOPH ’15) Alum and Emergency Preparedness Analyst at the U.S. Senate
Listen in as Jeff Burrowes shares his story of how his career has evolved and lessons learned during his journey.
12 minutes | a year ago
Ending Homelessness In Birmingham, AL
Carrie Leland, Executive Director of Pathways, joins us to discuss the organization’s mission of empowering women and children to end homelessness in Birmingham Alabama.
18 minutes | a year ago
Lessons from the Love Canal
In the spring of 1978, when she was just 27 years old, Lois Gibbs discovered that her home and those of her neighbors in Love Canal were sitting next to 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals. Ms. Gibbs brought public attention to the environmental crisis in Love Canal. She helped organize the Love Canal Homeowners Association and after a 2 year struggle, her efforts led to the relocation of over 800 residents and forced the government and companies responsible for the toxic waste to clean up the area. Ms. Gibbs share lessons learned from Love Canal and her current work with the Center for Health, Environment and Justice.
24 minutes | a year ago
Promoting Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Latina Immigrants in Alabama
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for this month, we would like to highlight the work of Sowing the Seeds of Health, a unique community-based education program at the UAB Cancer Center led by Dr. Scarinci, Professor in the Division of Preventative Medicine at UAB and Associate Director for Globalization and Cancer Disparities at the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
14 minutes | a year ago
The Hidden Dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping
12 minutes | a year ago
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Ties with the Republic of Panama
UAB’s Assistant Director of Historical Collections and University Archivist sat down to share some of the historical connections and ties between Alabama, UAB, and the Republic of Panama dating back over 100 years.
9 minutes | a year ago
Alzheimer's and Brain Disease
In this episode, we learn more about Alzheimer's and the work of Alzheimer's of Central Alabama from the organization's executive director, Miller Piggott.
17 minutes | 2 years ago
17 minutes | 2 years ago
One Health: The Intersection of Human Health, Animal and Environmental Health
16 minutes | 2 years ago
Chemical Warfare: Now & Then; Near & Far
A Brief History of Chemical Warfare Agents, Challenges in Response, and Lessons Learned.
9 minutes | 2 years ago
The Flu Vaccine
Rachael Lee, MD, Assistant Professor in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases, talks about the seasonal flu and flu pandemic.
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