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Integrating mental health care in primary care

Behavioral health issues such as depression and anxiety are debilitating conditions and, unfortunately, common. But the integration of behavioral health and primary care services is proving successful in improving patient outcomes. The College of Community Health Sciences is exploring such an integrated model of care for University Medical Center, which it operates. In September, the […]

West Nile Virus

By Jared Ellis, MD Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Associate Residency Director, University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency Program Late summer brings excitement about football, and hopes that the weather will soon cool off. However, it brings a risk that some have heard of, but few are familiar with: West Nile Virus (WNV) infection. This […]

College leading UA’s United Way fundraising campaign

The College of Community Health Sciences is leading this year’s United Way of West Alabama fundraising campaign for The University of Alabama. UA has set a goal of raising $375,000, just a little more than last year’s goal, which was exceeded. “This University is very special,” Sarah Patterson, former head coach for UA women’s gymnastics, […]

New faculty join College

Dr. Martha Crowther joined the College of Community Health Sciences as a professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health and the Institute for Rural Health Research. Prior to joining the College, Crowther held faculty positions in the Department of Psychology in The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she […]

Dr. Mercedes Morales-Aleman selected for national Future Research Leaders Conference

Dr. Mercedes Morales-Aleman, assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health and the Institute for Rural Health Research at the College of Community Health Sciences, was one of 30 faculty nationwide selected for the National Institutes of Health’s Future Research Leaders Conference. It is an honor to be selected,” said Morales-Aleman. “Few […]

Dr. James Leeper Celebrates 40 Years with CCHS

The College of Community Health Sciences congratulates Dr. James Leeper for 40 years of service. Leeper joined the College in 1977 and is a professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health. He additionally serves as Rural Programs Director of Education and Evaluation. Beyond his extensive research support of the College, Leeper has […]

Protecting UA employees, students from the flu

The annual University of Alabama flu shot campaign, an effort by UA to protect students, faculty and staff from the flu, kicks off in September and continues through early November with free flu shots provided at locations across campus, including the Quad, university buildings and student residence halls. The goal of the flu shot campaign, […]

Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer is new Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer is now Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs for the College. Her responsibilities as assistant dean will include providing support and cross communication to the academic programs offered within the College, supporting faculty, and leading an initiative to create an Academic Oversight Committee and Process to centralize oversight of the undergraduate and graduate […]