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Burgess, Smith share successes of Asthma Education Program

A school-based asthma education program was launched in DeKalb County in September by the College of Community Health Sciences. The program is being conducted via telemedicine by Dr. Karen Burgess, associate professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and Beth Smith, a nurse practitioner in the Faculty-Staff Clinic at University Medical Center. The two […]


Vickers commends College’s Longitudinal Curriculum in State of the School address

The Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum (TLC²) received praise from Dr. Selwyn Vickers, vice president and dean of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, during his first State of the School of Medicine address, which he gave from University of Alabama at Birmingham on Jan. 28. The College of Community Health Sciences’s TLC² is a unique […]

The Project FAITHH team, pictured from left, preparing for a recent session at St. Matthew-Watson Missionary Baptist Church in Boligee, Ala.: Eric Cooks, project coordinator; Dr. Susan Gaskins, senior investigator; Myesha Pope, student volunteer; Natasha Ajijola, graduate research assistant; and Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster, principal investigator.

HIV/AIDS study nearing end

A research study examining the role that African-American churches and congregations can play in reducing HIV-AIDS related stigma in rural Alabama is nearing the finish line. Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster, deputy director of the College’s Institute for Rural Health Research, is the principal investigator of the $540,368 grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

CCHS, Nursing partner to provide interprofessional education

Research suggests that collaborative nurse-physician relationships are associated with lower patient mortality rates, fewer readmissions to the hospital and higher patient satisfaction. A better understanding between nurses and physicians regarding one another’s roles and expertise might even help prevent health care errors, research shows. In an effort to support interprofessional education, the College of Community […]