Accolades May 2020

June 4, 2020

Dr. Brittney Anderson, assistant professor of family, internal, and rural medicine at the College of Community Health Sciences, received the 2020 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from The University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association. The award is given “in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of medicine and demonstration of the high principles of the medical profession by a young alumnus.” Anderson is also a family medicine physician who cares for patients at University Medical Center locations in Demopolis and Tuscaloosa. The College operates UMC.

Dr. Joy Bradley, assistant professor of community medicine and population health at the College of Community Health Sciences, served as a panelist at a May 28 webinar, “Rooted in Research,” hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council in Decatur, Georgia. Bradley talked about the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program from the perspective of a provider organization. The NIH program seeks to accelerate research into precision medicine. The College is a participant in a nationwide network of academic and health-care institutes working to enroll one million individuals in the U.S. and gather their health information and other data over time, with the ultimate goal of improving health. Researchers will use the data for studies on a variety of health conditions to learn more about the impact of individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological makeup.