Boxing Out Hunger Program Adds Fresh Produce

The following excerpt comes from the August 2, 2018 post in the Med School Watercooler: The blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. USA Health recently expanded its Boxing Out Hunger initiative, a partnership with Feeding the Gulf Coast, to offer fresh produce to patients of Stanton Road Clinic. The Boxing Out … Continue reading Boxing Out Hunger Program Adds Fresh Produce

Positive Economic Effects from Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Provides Example for Southern States

The following excerpt comes from the July 5, 2018, article by Allexa Gardner on the Say Ahhh! Blog from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute for Children and Families. A new report produced by Louisiana State University shows Louisiana’s decision to expand Medicaid to non-elderly adults below 138%of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) has resulted in … Continue reading Positive Economic Effects from Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Provides Example for Southern States

CCTS Interdisciplinary Network Pilot Program

The following information comes from the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UAB CCTS) website. The University of South Alabama is a member of the UAB CCTS. The CCTS serves a regional population heavily burdened with cardiometabolic, vascular, and cancer-related diseases. Through the CCTS Interdisciplinary Network Pilot Program, we seek to (a) ameliorate disparities … Continue reading CCTS Interdisciplinary Network Pilot Program

Useful Resource: NIH Grant Review Process YouTube Videos

The NIH Center for Scientific Review created a series of video resources to help applicants for funding understand the review process evaluating proposals for scientific and technical merit. The available videos include: NIH Peer Review Revealed Jumpstart Your Research Career with CSR’s Early Career Reviewer Program R01 Grants: Navigating NIH Peer Review NIH Tips for … Continue reading Useful Resource: NIH Grant Review Process YouTube Videos

New Art Exhibit Explores Issues Impacting Community Health in Mobile

The Center for Healthy Communities is proud to announce the partnership with the Alabama Contemporary Art Center to develop an art exhibition highlighting issues impacting community health in Mobile, AL. The following excerpt comes from the description of the Raise 251 exhibit, set to open on August 10th. “Taking traditional “photovoice” methods of community-based participatory … Continue reading New Art Exhibit Explores Issues Impacting Community Health in Mobile

Early Childhood and Health Equity

A report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in May 2018 explores the barriers to health equity in early life and promising strategies for overcoming them. Key findings from the report, “Early Childhood is Critical to Health Equity” ,  include: Poverty limits childrens’ and families’ options for healthy living conditions. Poverty can limit where … Continue reading Early Childhood and Health Equity

Useful Resource: NIH-funded scientists put socioeconomic data on the map

The following except comes from the June 29, 2018, NIH News Release. The Neighborhood Atlas(link is external), a new tool to help researchers visualize socioeconomic data at the community level is now available. This online platform allows for easily ranking and mapping neighborhoods according to socioeconomic disadvantage. Seeing a neighborhood’s socioeconomic measures, such as income, … Continue reading Useful Resource: NIH-funded scientists put socioeconomic data on the map

Teaching Others to Engage Community Members in Research

Recently, Naima Wells, Research Coordinator for the Center for Healthy Communities, shared insights about community engagement in research with clinical research coordinators, research nurses, regulatory specialists and other clinical trial personnel. The presentation focused on understanding both the barriers and bridges for community members participating in research. After explaining the concepts of Community-Based Participatory Research, … Continue reading Teaching Others to Engage Community Members in Research

4 Ways Physicians Can Help Advance Precision Medicine Research

The following excerpt comes from the June 27, 2018, article by Sara Berg on the AMA Wire. The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program aims to enroll 1 million or more participants to gather data on a wide variety of health conditions. This aim is intended to gain better insights into … Continue reading 4 Ways Physicians Can Help Advance Precision Medicine Research

Useful Resource: Pivot

  Pivot, a subscription service available to USA faculty and staff, offers quick and easy access to funding opportunities. Updated daily, Pivot allows the user to search for both funding and possible collaborators. The USA Office of Research Communications, Development and Learning provides information on using the service including a Quick Start Guide in PDF … Continue reading Useful Resource: Pivot