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Research Roundup

Researchers at the College of Community Health Sciences receive funding for projects to better identify and assist patients at risk for high blood pressure, and to help reduce a significant racial disparity in infant mortality rates in Alabama College of Community Health Sciences researchers received $100,000 in additional funding for research designed to identify and […]

Higginbotham named UA senior associate vice president of research

Dr. John C. Higginbotham, associate dean for Research and Health Policy for the College of Community Health Sciences, has been tapped for the role of senior associate vice president for Research and Economic Development for The University of Alabama. Higginbotham, who is also professor and chair of the College’s Department of Community Medicine and Population […]

University Medical Center hosts fifth annual Brussels Sprout Challenge at Heart Walk

The fifth annual Brussels Sprout Challenge, hosted by University Medical Center as part of the American Heart Association’s West Alabama Heart Walk, will be held Saturday, March 2. University Medical Center is operated by The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences. Partnering again with Manna Grocery and Deli in Tuscaloosa, which prepares and […]

The Value of Vaccines

“Vaccines are one of our best tools for prevention and health protection,” said Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster, a professor of Community Medicine and Population Health at the College of Community Health Sciences and a preventive medicine physician. During a presentation as part of Mini Medical School, the College’s collaborative program with The University of Alabama OLLI […]

Grand Rounds: The Great Masquerader- GYN Edition

Between 5 and 12 percent of emergency visits to hospitals in the US are for complaints of abdominal pain. The cause can range from something as simple as indigestion to a ruptured colon. The difficult part for medical staff is knowing how to diagnose this common ailment. Women, especially those who are sexually active and […]

Colonoscopies the Gold Standard: Other Screening Tools 

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of mortality in the US, and last year the American Cancer Society began recommending screening at age 45 for those at average risk. The age had previously been 50. But many health insurers only pay for colonoscopies, considered the gold standard of colorectal cancer screening, for people beginning at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Graettinger speaks at Chamber event

Dr. Kristine Graettinger, associate professor and chair of the College’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, provided the December presentation for the Women’s Leadership Alliance Lunch & Learn. The Women’s Leadership Alliance is part of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. “One of my favorite things about obstetrics and gynecology is guiding women through important […]

Genes can provide information about drug addiction, treatment

Understanding the genes that play a role in addiction could help predict who becomes addicted and how people might respond to treatment, said Dr. Jeremy Day, assistant professor of Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Day provided the College’s Alice Mclean Stewart Endowed Lecture for Addiction Education on November 30. His talk was […]