Reducing allergy symptoms without medication

It is possible to reduce allergy symptoms without medication, says Dr. Richard Friend, associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the College of Community Health Sciences. Friend, who is also the director of the College’s Family Medicine Residency, shared advice with The University of Alabama in a recent installment of […]

Allison Montgomery

Rural Medical Scholar receives UA award for service

Allison Montgomery, a recent graduate of the College of Community Health Sciences’s current Rural Medical Scholars class, was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the highest honor given to a University of Alabama student as a recognition of excellence in character and service to humanity. Montgomery, of Talladega, Ala., is a Biology major and will […]


New faculty to fill leadership roles

Dr. Thomas Weida joins the College of Community Health Sciences this summer as associate dean of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, assuming a major leadership and administrative role, particularly in the College’s clinical enterprise. His wife, Dr. Jane Weida, also joins the College this summer as associate director of The University of Alabama Family […]