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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.
December 9, 2019
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.
December 5, 2019
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.
October 31, 2019
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.
October 11, 2019
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.
October 1, 2019
The Hidden Dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping
Dr. Susan Walley joins us  to discuss the recent outbreak of deaths and severe lung injury among  users of e-cigarettes and vaping products. 
September 25, 2019
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.
September 6, 2019
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.
June 17, 2019
ReThinking Accessibility
Dr.  Michele Kong is the co-founder of KultureCity, a nonprofit that raises  not only awareness, but promotes a community-shifting acceptance of  children with autism. She is here to talk with us about rethinking accessibility and explain how  KultureCity is creating a community of acceptance and inclusion for all  individuals with unique disabilities.
March 28, 2019
Sustainable Agriculture
One Health: The Intersection of Human Health, Animal and Environmental Health
February 12, 2019
Chemical Warfare: Now & Then; Near & Far
A Brief History of Chemical Warfare Agents, Challenges in Response, and Lessons Learned.
February 1, 2019
The Flu Vaccine
Rachael Lee, MD, Assistant Professor in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases, talks about the seasonal flu and flu pandemic.
November 1, 2018
Samuelson Lecture - The End of US Health Policy
Alan Weil, Editor-In-Chief with Health Affairs, gives a talk titled "The End of US Health Policy."
October 12, 2018
Keto Diet
Amy Miskimon Goss, PhD, Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences, talks about the Keto Diet.
October 11, 2018
Microplastics and Pollution Along the Gulf Coast
Caitlin Wessel, who is with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, Genwest Systems, joins us to talk about the microplastics and pollution along the Gulf Coast.
September 20, 2018
Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigarettes)
Vaping and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices which produce an aerosolized mixture from a solution of concentrated nicotine, flavoring chemicals, and other substances to be inhaled by the user. These devices have exploded in popularity over the last several years, largely due to aggressive marketing and advertising that include unsubstantiated claims of e-cigarettes as “healthier” than conventional cigarettes. This presentation will highlight the current scientific evidence on electronic cigarettes and the impact on youth tobacco use, health and public health effects.
September 7, 2018
Alabama Department of Public Health
Learn more about ADPH, its structure and their recent PHAB accreditation from the Chief of Staff at ADPH, Michele Jones.
September 7, 2018
Innovate Birmingham
Innovate Birmingham: Fueling Education and Training in the IT Sector Among Birmingham’s Youth
September 7, 2018
Medical Advocacy and Outreach
Medical Advocacy and Outreach: Using Telemedicine to Improve Rural Access to Medical Care.
September 5, 2018