April 2, 2018Dr. Abbey Gregg, assistant professor in the College of Community Health Sciences Department of Community Medicine and Population Health, received funding for research and travel from The University of Alabama Council on Community-Based Partnerships. Gregg received $3,250 from the council’s Seed Funding Committee for her project, “Readiness for Community Paramedicine and Integrated Mobile Health Care Interventions in Alabama’s EMS Agencies and Hospitals.” She also received $1,000 from the council’s Academic Conference and Presentation Committee for travel this year to the Academy of Health Conference in Seattle, Washington, and the NACCHO Conference in New Orleans. “As a recipient of travel-funding monies, the committee recognizes that your participation in the … conferences … will support the dissemination of community engagement research and scholarship and provide relevant training opportunities,” according Gregg’s award letter. Gregg will be recognized as a recipient of the awards at the 12th Annual Excellence in Community Engagement Awards Luncheon April 18 at the Bryant Conference Center on the UA campus. UA student Lauren Martin will also be recognized at the luncheon for her efforts with Project Diet, a UA student-led group that works to educate students about diabetes. The faculty advisor for the group is Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster, associate professor in the College’s Department of Community Medicine and Population Health. Martin received a premier award in community engagement from the council, the Outstanding Student-Initiated Engagement Effort for 2018. The award includes recognition by the council and funding to support the continuation of Project Diet. The Council on Community-Based Partnerships is part of UA’s Division of Community Affairs.