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Mini Medical School Continues

The College of Community Health Sciences continues its Mini Medical School program this fall with eight faculty providing lectures. Lectures for the fall semester began September 11 and continue each Tuesday, at noon, through October. The Mini Medical School program, a lecture series for The University of Alabama’s OLLI program, has been put on by […]


CCHS Service Learning – Health Screenings

Medical students assist with health screenings of Tuscaloosa school children as part of the pediatrics clinical rotation at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. Each year through the pre-K Partnership, UA School of Medicine students completing their third and fourth years of medical education at CCHS assist in providing basic exams, blood […]


Scholarship Conference – Latinos and Cardiometabolic Disease

Dr. Bertha Hidalgo, an associate scientist at the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center and Faculty Scholar at the UAB Center for the Study of Community Health, provided the September 25 Scholarship Conference lecture hosted by the College of Community Health Sciences. Her lecture focused on innovative research on Latinos and cardiometabolic diseases – obesity, cardiovascular […]


Polio: Forgotten but not gone

Polio, a viral infection that attacks the nervous system and primarily impacts legs and lungs, was one of the most feared diseases of the 20th Century. New York City reported, and quarantined, 6,000 cases in 1916. Between the 1940s and early 1950s, polio crippled 35,000 people each year in the US. A vaccine for polio, […]


Faculty Expert Directory

Faculty Expert Directory The College of Community Health Sciences Faculty Expert Directory is a guide to selected faculty, staff, physicians and other health care professionals who are willing to be interviewed and who can provide comments, quotes and expert insight about a wide variety of health and medical news stories and topics. Contact CCHS Communications […]


Residency Alumna Receives Prestigious School of Medicine Award, College faculty & Departments Honored with Argus Awards, and Publications

Residency Alumna Receives Prestigious School of Medicine Award Dr. Beverly Jordan, an alumna of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency, which is operated by the College of Community Health Sciences, received the Martha Myers Role Model Award from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Jordan, who practices family and sports medicine in Enterprise, […]


Optometry could play informative role in return-to-play decisions after concussions

Since eyes can provide a window into the brain’s functioning after exposure to sports-related impacts, optometry could play an important, supportive role in return-to-play decisions after concussions, according to Dr. Katherine Weise, professor of Pediatric/Binocular Vision at the UAB School of Optometry and eye doctor for the UAB football team. Weise presented, “Concussion: The Hype, […]


First-year medical students honored at annual White Coat Ceremony

The University of Alabama School of Medicine on August 12 welcomed 186 students in the entering class of 2018 and presented them with their first white coats at the annual White Coat Ceremony. A portion of those students will complete their third- and fourth-years of medical school at the College of Community Health Sciences, which, […]