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Hiding in Plain Sight: Hypertension

A study by three College researchers that focuses on better identifying pre-hypertensive patients was presented during a poster session at the 10th Annual Ochsner Evidence Based Nursing Conference in New Orleans in October. The study, Hiding in Plain Sight (HIPS): An Innovative Hypertension Identification and Treatment Program, is designed to identify patients with elevated blood […]

Students learn about interprofessional practice and social determinants of health

Knowledge of how to practice with different health care providers is essential for future practitioners, but so, too, is an understanding of the impact social factors can have on health. For that reason, a co-enrolled course for University of Alabama medical and nursing students, Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care Teams and Critical Care Procedures, now […]

New Faculty

Andrea Wright, MLIS, joined the College as associate professor and clinical/technical services librarian in the Health Sciences Library. Wright is responsible for supporting evidence-based practice in the clinical environment, providing access to the latest research to support patient care. She also collaborates in research and publishing efforts at the College, provides instructional support in research […]

Medical student selected for AMA leadership institute

Allison Montgomery, a University of Alabama School of Medicine student completing her clinical education years at the College, was selected as one of 10 students nationwide for the inaugural class of the AMA Leadership Development Institute. Montgomery is a fourth-year medical student and a Rural Medical Scholar at the College, which also functions as the […]

Interprofessional Research Breakfast – October 18

Several College faculty members presented their research during an Interprofessional Research Breakfast for University of Alabama faculty and staff hosted October 18 by the College’s Institute for Rural Health Research. Among the work highlighted was the ACTION Program and the All of Us Research Project. ACTION: Short for Appropriate Care and Treatment in Our Neighborhoods, […]

Spotlight Shines on College’s Geriatrician

Dr. Anne Halli-Tierney, assistant professor in the College’s Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine and practicing geriatrician at University Medical Center, was featured by the American Geriatric Society in its October Educator Spotlight. In the article that appears in the society’s online publication, Halli-Tierney, who also directs the College’s Geriatrics Fellowship, talked about her […]

Dr. Giggie part of expert panel on prescription opioid epidemic

Dr. Marissa Giggie, associate professor in the College’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, participated in a community outreach panel October 18 about the causes and effects of, and solutions to, prescription opioid abuse in Alabama. The state has the highest rate of opioid prescribing in the nation. The panel presentation and discussion, “Leading the […]

Center exhibition shows tobacco industry’s marketing to African Americans

A new exhibition showing the tobacco industry’s targeted marketing of mentholated cigarettes to African Americans, presented by The University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society, is probably the first in-depth exploration of its kind, according to the center’s director. The exhibition, “Of Mice and Menthol: The Targeting of African Americans by […]

Mini Medical School Continues

The College of Community Health Sciences continues its Mini Medical School program this fall with eight faculty providing lectures. Lectures for the fall semester began September 11 and continue each Tuesday, at noon, through October. The Mini Medical School program, a lecture series for The University of Alabama’s OLLI program, has been put on by […]

CCHS Service Learning – Health Screenings

Medical students assist with health screenings of Tuscaloosa school children as part of the pediatrics clinical rotation at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. Each year through the pre-K Partnership, UA School of Medicine students completing their third and fourth years of medical education at CCHS assist in providing basic exams, blood […]