Keri Merschman honored with Excellence in Rural Health award

Each year the Institute for Rural Health Research in the College of Community Health Sciences honors one University of Alabama MS III or MS IV who demonstrates academic interest in rural medicine and is engaged in rural research and/or scholarly activity. This award is designed to encourage medical students to pursue activities in rural medicine. Continue reading

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Medical students present at Larry Mayes Research Society Faculty & Student Dinner

Twice a year, medical students at the College of Community Health Sciences get the chance to present their research and scholarly activity to CCHS faculty at the Larry Mayes Research Society Faculty & Student Dinner. Continue reading

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University Medical Center launches Wellness Walls for Art program

Something old can become something new. More than two decades ago, artists affiliated with The University Women’s Club at UA began volunteering their time to keep the walls of the former Capstone Medical Center’s patient waiting areas filled with bright and vibrant paintings. Continue reading

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UA students showcase interprofessional health care skills

More than 30 graduate students from across four disciplines at The University of Alabama capped the first year of a program that UA faculty and health care professionals call the future of medicine. Continue reading

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Clem talks spring break safety with WVUA

Just as spring breakers were heading out of town, WVUA spoke with Jennifer Clem, MD, assistant professor for the College of Community Health Sciences Department of Family Medicine, about ways college students can stay safe while enjoying the sun. Continue reading

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Arnold advises on colorectal cancer screenings

According to the Center for Disease Control, 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, WVUA reported recently. Continue reading

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Blum says to keep focus on dangers of tobacco when discussing e-cigarettes

As several U.S. senators propose a bill banning marketing electronic cigarettes to children based on standards set by the Federal Trade Commission, Alan Blum, MD, professor of Family Medicine and the Gerald Leon Wallace Endowed Chair for the College of Community Health Sciences, says the focus of these efforts should be kept on the dangers of tobacco, according to a recent WVUA report. Continue reading

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Yerby discusses options as healthcare deadline passes, WVUA reports

The Affordable Care Act deadline for open enrollment has passed, but those who did not signed up may still have some options, says Lea Yerby, PhD, assistant professor for the College of Community Health Sciences’s Department of Community and Rural Medicine, in a recent WVUA report. Continue reading

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Fourth-year medical school students celebrate Match Day

UAB’s fourth-year medical students found out where they will do their residency training, and in what medical field, at the 2014 Match Day activities. Continue reading

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College’s Family Medicine Residency fills 2017 class

Fifteen new residents were welcomed into the College of Community Health Sciences’s Family Medicine Residency Class of 2017 on March 21, through the National Residency Match Program. One new resident was welcomed into the Class of 2016. Continue reading

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