November 2019 Accolades

December 10, 2019

Dr. Raheem Paxton, associate professor of community medicine and population health at the College of Community Health Sciences, co-authored: “Development and implementation of a logic model: Occupationalstress, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in the workplace,” acceptedfor publication in WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation; and “Item-level psychometrics of a brief self-reported memory problem screening measure in breast cancer survivors,” published in Acta Oncologica.


Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster, professor of community medicine and population health at the College of Community Health Sciences, spoke at a recent workshop in Union Springs, Alabama, titled “Hope: Cervical Cancer Awareness.” The workshop was part of a series offered through Tuskegee University’s Center for Biomedical Research to educate Alabama residents, particularly those living in Alabama’s Black Belt region, about cervical cancer risk factors and what they can do to avoid becoming a statistic. Payne-Foster spoke about the 2018 Human Rights Watch Report, “It Should Not Happen,” which notes the healthcare system’s failure to prevent cervical cancer deaths in the Black Belt. Alabama ranks first in the nation for cervical cancer mortality rates, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cervical cancer caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is preventable by a vaccine, but Alabama ranks 44th in the nation for the number of people receiving the HPV vaccination. In addition to Union Springs, workshops have also been held in Macon and Lowndes counties, both located in the Black Belt.