A Slimmer Tomorrow

There is not a single, simple solution to fix the nation’s obesity problem. That’s why University of Alabama researchers take multi-disciplinary approaches to the challenge – approaches that frequently focus on children. “As a country, we’ve become more and more obese over the last several decades, and Alabama is one of the more obese states,” […]


Reid talks about global, U.S. health care in talk to Tuscaloosa community

Nearly all of the world’s advanced industrialized countries provide health care to all of their citizens, achieve better health outcomes and spend less, according to TR Reid, a well-known journalist, author and documentary filmmaker. The lone exception: the United States. “Approximately 40 million people nationwide, or about 20 percent or 1 million people in Alabama, […]

Rural Medical Scholar is UA Homecoming Queen

Allison Montgomery, a member of the College’s current Rural Medical Scholars class, was elected University of Alabama homecoming queen last week by the University’s student body. The Rural Medical Scholars Program is exclusively for rural Alabama students who wish to become physicians and practice in rural communities. The program includes a year of study leading […]

Boothe serves as AAFP President

The Alabama Academy of Family Physicians includes more than 900 members and more than 400 students and residents across the state, and serving as their leader for 2014 was Dr. Julia Boothe, assistant professor of Family Medicine at the College of Community Health Sciences. Boothe, a former Rural Medical Scholar who completed two years of […]