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Integrating mental health care in primary care

Behavioral health issues such as depression and anxiety are debilitating conditions and, unfortunately, common. But the integration of behavioral health and primary care services is proving successful in improving patient outcomes. The College is exploring such an integrated model of care for University Medical Center, which it operates. In September, the College hosted a group […]


College welcomes new Behavioral Health Fellow

The College of Community Health Sciences welcomes Dr. Danielle Andrews to the Behavioral Health Fellowship. The Behavioral Health fellowship along with Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospital Medicine, and Rural Public Psychiatry comprise the seven fellowships offered by the College. Each fellowship is a year-long program designed to offer additional, specialized training to […]


Boxmeyer selected for Leadership U

Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer, the College’s assistant dean for medical education, was selected to participate in Leadership U, a University of Alabama program that prepares faculty and staff in leadership positions to take on increasing levels of responsibility within their organizations. Boxmeyer is also a professor in the College’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and […]


Faculty to be honored by National Alumni Association

Dr. Heather Taylor, associate professor of Pediatrics and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at the College, is being recognized by The University of Alabama National Alumni Association with the “Outstanding Commitment to Teaching” award. Each year, four UA faculty members are honored based on their commitment to teaching and the impact they have had on […]


Orientation held for College’s Rural Medical Scholars and Rural Community Health Scholars

Members of the incoming 2017-18 classes of Rural Medical Scholars and Rural Community Health Scholars, programs of the College of Community Health Sciences, attended an orientation August 22 at Moundville Archeological Park in Moundville, AL. Eleven students are Rural Medical Scholars and nine are Rural Community Health Scholars. The orientation included program expectations, faculty and […]


The Spectrum of Heat-Related Illness

  It’s a very common thing to hear about in the news. Heat-related illnesses are seen often in the summer months and athletes are not the only ones subject to this. People who participate in recreational activities outdoors are exposed to heat related illness as well. “It’s not just athletes,” said Dr. Brett Bentley, assistant […]


New curriculum in global health

Increased globalization, the opportunity to learn about diseases in developing countries and caring for some of the world’s poorest people are among the reasons the College is offering a curriculum in global health for medical students and residents. “There’s a lot of interest in this area,” said Dr. Jane Weida, associate professor of Family Medicine […]


College faculty recognized with Argus awards

Students from the University of Alabama School of Medicine have named faculty, residents and clinical departments, including those on the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus, winners of the 2017 Argus Awards. The College also functions as the Tuscaloosa Campus in providing clinical education to a portion of third- and fourth-year School of Medicine students, and operates The […]


Medical students selected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Three medical students receiving their clinical education at the College were selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. The students are Salmaan Kamal, Paul Strickland and Ben Walters. Alpha Omega Alpha is a professional medical organization that recognizes excellence in scholarship and outstanding commitment and dedication to caring for others. In its role […]