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College receives grant to provide colonoscopy training to faculty and residents

By Kimberly Florence The College of Community Health Sciences wants to increase the number of colonoscopy procedures performed by family medicine physicians in underserved communities of rural Alabama, and it plans to accomplish this goal through a grant from the American Cancer Society. Dr. Richard Friend, director of the College’s Family Medicine Residency, applied for […]

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Immunizations in older adults, addiction and teens, schizophrenia and cholesterol topics in weekly Mini Med School lecture series

About one-third of people will get shingles in their lifetime, and while the shingles vaccine is only about 50 percent effective, it is still worth it to avoid getting the virus, said Dr. Jane Weida, director of clinical affairs for the College of Community Health Sciences’ Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine. Weida gave […]

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Pickens County high school students visit College

Two dozen Pickens County high school students interested in health careers visited the College as part of a program of The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership. The students are members of Exploring Professional Opportunities (EXPO), a program for sophomore and junior high school students to learn about career opportunities, scholarships and college life. The UA-Pickens […]

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College’s magazine honored for excellence

The College’s semi-annual magazine, On Rounds, received an Award of Excellence from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, earning recognition as one of the best university magazines in the Southeast. The award-winning 72-page issue, published in winter 2016, featured a package of articles about the College’s core values and the employees who exemplify […]

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Meeting the Fellows: Judson

Before I began working in Pickens County, I had little experience with agriculture-based communities. I was even less familiar with the seemingly paradoxical association of those communities with food deserts. According to the USDA, a food desert is an area lacking healthy food options or where unhealthy food options are more accessible than healthy options. […]

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Meeting the Fellows: Courtney

My name is Courtney and I am originally from a large suburb of Chicago called Naperville, Illinois. I graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama in May 2016 with a BS in biology and a BA in psychology. I will start medical school in the fall of 2017, though I haven’t yet decided […]