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Accolades for Dr. Abbey Gregg

Dr. Abbey Gregg, assistant professor in the College of Community Health Sciences Department of Community Medicine and Population Health, received funding for research and travel from The University of Alabama Council on Community-Based Partnerships. Gregg received $3,250 from the council’s Seed Funding Committee for her project, “Readiness for Community Paramedicine and Integrated Mobile Health Care […]

Accolades for Wyndy Looney

Wyndy Looney, director of Nursing for University Medical Center, will be honored April 6 by the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing for being a valued clinical partner. Looney will be presented with the Janet S. Awtrey Award, which recognizes nurse leaders in practice for their unique contributions to the Capstone College of Nursing […]

College hosts annual Brussels Sprout Challenge at Heart Walk

For the fourth year in a row, the College of Community Health Sciences hosted its Brussels Sprout Challenge as part of the American Heart Association West Alabama Heart Walk, held March 3 in downtown Tuscaloosa. The College again partnered with Manna Grocery and Deli in Tuscaloosa, which roasted and donated nearly 1,200 Brussels sprouts for […]

New Chief Residents Announced

Three residents of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency have been named chief residents: Drs. Russell Guin, Elizabeth Junkin and Tiffani Thomas. The residency is a three-year post-graduate medical education program of the College of Community Health Sciences that leads to board certification in Family Medicine. The residents were elected by their peers for […]

It’s a Match

Fourth-year medical students at the College of Community Health Sciences learned March 16 through the National Resident Matching Program where they will spend the next stage of their graduate medical education. The 26 students were among the thousands across the country who entered into the Main Residency Match and received residency placements. The students, who […]

Health Care Town Hall

Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences, recently participated in a panel discussion filmed for UA-Public Television’s “Future of Health Care” segment that will air later this year. Other panelists included Dr. Debra Whisenant, assistant professor in the UA Capstone College of Nursing, and Dr. William Curry, associate dean for Primary […]

UMC dietitian elected to national academy position

Suzanne Henson, RD, MS, a registered dietitian at University Medical Center, was elected Alabama’s delegate to the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She will serve a three-year term. The academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutritional professionals. Its membership includes more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, including registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, […]

Flu season more active than usual

The current flu season has been unusually active, with approximately 6.4 percent of doctor visits in 2018 alone for flu or for flu-like illnesses, said Wyndy Looney, director of Nursing at University Medical Center. She said so far this year, flu activity is higher than peak flu activity observed during many previous flu seasons. Looney […]

University Medical Center to host fourth annual Brussels Sprout Challenge at Heart Walk

University Medical Center, which is operated by UA’s College of Community Health Sciences, will host its fourth annual Brussels Sprout Challenge during the American Heart Association West Alabama Heart Walk on March 3. Partnering again with Manna Grocery and Deli in Tuscaloosa, which roasts and donates the Brussels sprouts served at the walk, University Medical […]

Lead author of new blood pressure guidelines to speak at CCHS endowed lecture

Dr. Paul Whelton, lead author of the new clinical guidelines for blood pressure management, will provide the David and Natica Bahar Memorial Lecture March 8 for the College of Community Health Sciences. As chair of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Hypertension Guidelines Committee, Whelton led the team that redefined high blood pressure for […]