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Health equity still out of reach

African-American women are more likely to die of breast and cervical cancer than white women. African-American men are more likely to die of prostate cancer than white men. Hispanic and Native American women have higher rates of cervical cancer than women of other racial and ethnic groups. These disparities, as reported by the National Cancer […]

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New CCHS Faculty

Dr. Maryam Jafari Bidgoli joined the College as assistant professor of Health Economics in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health and the Institute for Rural Health Research. Bidgoli earned doctoral and master’s degrees in Economics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She served as a visiting assistant professor of Health Economics for […]

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January 2019 Accolades: Dr. Robert Sheppard and Dr. Nathan Culmer

Dr. Robert Sheppard, associate professor of medicine and founder and director of the College’s Hospitalist Medicine Services and Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship, was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from The University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association. The award is given “For superior accomplishments and contributions to the University of Alabama School of Medicine.” Sheppard was […]

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Mission Moment: Millennials changing food trends, benefits everyone

Millennials are driving trends in the food industry, but those changes can help everyone, said Suzanne Henson, a registered dietitian at University Medical Center, which is operated by the College of Community Health Sciences. Henson, also assistant professor in the College’s Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine, gave the first presentation of the spring […]

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Guidelines for Research with CCHS

Guidelines for Research with CCHS [tk – short introduction about some of the things that you will need to know before you start a research project with us]   [tk – list of links relating to guidelines about researching with the college.

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Proposal Development

Proposal Development [tk – how IRHR and other CCHS depts can help you with your proposal] [tk – list of steps to get started]

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Institute for Rural Health Research

Institute for Rural Health Research [tk – paragraph about what IRHR is and how it helps the community] [tk – list of faculty in IRHR, phone number? email address? area of expertise? etc?] [tk – paragraph about Rural Health Conference and how it’s an integral part of the IRHR mission to help the community]

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November 2018 Accolades

Dr. Gregg Bell, assistant professor in the College’s Department of Community Medicine and Population Health and Institute for Rural Health Research, provided a poster presentation about his research on National Data Centers at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, California, November 10-14. Research on long-acting, reversible contraception conducted by […]

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Online exhibition examines smoking in the military

The latest online exhibition of The University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society examines smoking in the military and was released in November to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Dr. Alan Blum, the College’s Gerald Leon Wallace, MD, Endowed Chair in Family Medicine, also […]