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NAAC Meeting at UA to Focus on Health Issues Related to Natural Disasters

The University of Alabama is hosting the 19th annual meeting of the North American Agromedicine Consortium Oct. 15-17 at the Four Points Sheraton on the UA campus.

Governor’s Safety and Health Conference Set for Aug. 28-30

The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies is sponsoring the 19th annual Alabama Governor’s Safety and Health Conference Aug. 28-30 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach.

Students Complete UA Rural Health Scholars Program

A select group of 25 students from across the state recently completed the 2006 Rural Health Scholars Program at The University of Alabama.

Students from Alabama Black Belt Participate in UA Health Program

Eight students selected from the Black Belt region recently completed the 2006 Minority Rural Health Pipeline Program at The University of Alabama.

UA Exhibit ‘Cartoonists Take Up Smoking’ on Display at National Museum of Health and Medicine

The National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C., recently opened “Cartoonists Take Up Smoking,” an exhibition of original newspaper editorial cartoons, curated by Alan Blum, M.D., a national expert on the history of the tobacco industry and director of The University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society.

Protector of Dopamine Neurons Identified, UA Parkinson’s Researchers on Team Publishing Discovery in Science

Scientists reveal a function of a human protein in today’s issue of Science Express, and this new understanding could later prove key in preventing Parkinson’s disease, according to a University of Alabama professor who co-authored the study.

May UA Graduate Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Shermeen Bashir Memon of Tuscaloosa, a University of Alabama May graduate, has been awarded a top fellowship from Alpha Lambda Delta national academic honor society for the 2006-2007 academic year.

UA Professor Researches Women’s Health Risks When Dating

Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein, University of Alabama assistant professor of criminal justice, is researching the health risks that women over the age of 35 take when they start dating after the breakup of a long-term relationship.

UA Faculty Member Named Outstanding Dietician

Dr. Alvin Niuh, instructor of human nutrition and hospitality management at The University of Alabama, has received the Outstanding Dietitian Award from the Tuscaloosa Dietetic Association.

Pipeline to Potential Parkinson’s Breakthrough Runs Through UA Lab

There’s an almost audible buzz emitting from a basement level laboratory in The University of Alabama’s Biology Building. The five graduate and 10 undergraduate students who work there, alongside Drs. Guy and Kim Caldwell, UA biology professors, are pumped. So too are their aforementioned faculty mentors.