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UA-Developed App Tells Body Composition With Single Photo

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Technology developed through research at The University of Alabama is available in major mobile app stores, ready to revolutionize how people track their health and fitness progress.

October 8, 2020

Four Professors Receive Early Career Research Awards

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Over the summer, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for innovative research that will increase understanding of our world while boosting UA’s educational mission.

October 7, 2020

UA Supports Projects Collaborating Between the Arts and Sciences

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Three projects that integrate the arts with bio-psychosocial research were awarded support through a new Joint Pilot for Arts Research.

September 15, 2020

UA Team to Build Opioid Prevention, Recovery Network in State

A University of Alabama-led team of researchers is ready to implement a robust opioid prevention, treatment and recovery network in the state.

September 4, 2020

Research Finds Link Between COVID-19 Deaths, Morbid Obesity

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UA researchers found a statistically significant relationship between the prevalence of morbid obesity in a population and cases of — and deaths from — COVID-19.

August 20, 2020

Modeling the Past for Predicting Future COVID-19

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Researchers from The University of Alabama, along with international partners, applied a mathematical tool used to model geochemical processes to infections of COVID-19, finding the model can assist in understanding the coronavirus pandemic and...

July 21, 2020

UA Researchers Examine Stress of Pandemic on Decision-Making

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Researchers at The University of Alabama were awarded a grant to see if the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic may include poor decision-making by those who experienced increased stress levels.

June 24, 2020

UA Offers New Minor in Global Health

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Beginning this fall, UA’s College of Arts and Sciences will offer a new minor in global health.

June 23, 2020

UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

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Six projects designed to deepen understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics and positively influence society will receive seed funding from The University of Alabama.

May 28, 2020

UA Researchers to Develop Mental Health Training for Police

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Law enforcement officers throughout Tuscaloosa County will soon be better equipped to interact with citizens with serious mental illness and substance abuse.

May 18, 2020

Four UA Professors Selected for Early Career Awards

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Four professors at The University of Alabama this academic year received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational experience.

May 14, 2020

UA to Study How Emotions Impact Behavior to COVID-19 Pandemic

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A psychology researcher at The University of Alabama was awarded a federal grant to study how people’s emotions influence their response to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

March 30, 2020

Coping with Social Distancing

Social distancing has become a new way of life in recent weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but some may have a tougher time than others adjusting to staying at home and away...

March 27, 2020

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Supports UA Study

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Transportation researchers at The University of Alabama are leading an effort to understand safety for those who respond to traffic incidents.

March 6, 2020

An App for Fat

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A University of Alabama research duo, in partnership with a Birmingham company, developed an app allowing users to take a single photo and generate accurate body composition measures.

February 19, 2020