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Partnering for better health: UA partnership with Pickens County enters second year

The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership enters its second year with an increase in the number of fellowships and health-related projects as work continues to provide additional health-care resources to the rural county. A second-year fellow along with five recent UA graduates were recently selected as partnership fellows, up from four last year, and they […]

CCHS Rural Programs Host Annual Rural Health Pipeline Programs

May 28–June 28, 2017 The University of Alabama’s Rural Programs recently hosted the 2017 Rural Health Scholars and Rural Minority Health Scholars annual summer programs, each comprised of select high-school-age students interested in pursuing medical and health care careers in rural Alabama. Part of the Rural Health Leaders Pipeline, each program ran for five weeks […]

Patient shares advice with new residents

Mary Jolly, a long-time patient of University Medical Center and a member of the University Medical Center Patient Advisory Council, spoke June 21 with the new class of residents at the College of Community Health Sciences. She shared thoughts and provided advice she gained from her experiences as a patient at UMC. “From the very […]

New Primary Care Track aims to increase Alabama primary care physicians

By Bob Shepard To continue addressing the critical need for more primary care physicians in Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine will offer a new track in its four-year medical degree program. The Primary Care Track is designed to provide students a strong foundation in clinical medicine focused on preparation for residency training in […]

Residents, fellows honored at graduation

Nineteen physicians were honored June 17 at the 42nd annual graduation ceremony of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency and Fellowships. The College of Community Health Sciences provides graduate medical education through both the three-year Family Medicine Residency and year-long fellowships for family medicine physicians seeking additional training in behavioral health, emergency medicine, geriatrics, […]

CCHS faculty present at AAFP Annual Meeting

At this year’s annual meeting of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians, faculty of the College of Community Health Sciences provided presentations to family medicine physicians about quality diabetes care, and to medical students preparing to apply to residencies. The meeting, held June 22-25 in Sandestin, Florida, allowed family medicine physicians from throughout the state […]

WVUA: Health Matters – Anxiety (May 3, 2017)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this week dean of the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences Dr. Rick Streiffer is highlighting anxiety. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five people in the U.S. will develop some kind of temporary or permanent mental health condition in their lifetime. […]

Rural Medical Scholars recognized at convocation

Ten students who want to become physicians and practice in rural communities were recognized April 23 at a convocation for the Rural Medical Scholars Program, which is operated by the College of Community Health Sciences. The program is exclusively for rural Alabama students and includes a year of study, after students receive their undergraduate degree, […]

College’s Transitional Care Clinic reducing re-hospitalizations

Dr. Tamer Elsayed, assistant professor of Family Medicine for the College of Community Health Sciences and assistant director of its Family Medicine Residency provided an overview of the College’s Transitional Care Clinic at University Medical Center during a lecture April 24 as part of the Mini Medical School lecture series hosted by then College and […]