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Obstetrics-trained family physicians help reduce infant mortality rates in rural areas

Family medicine physicians trained in obstetrics can have a profound impact on infant mortality rates in rural areas, according to research conducted by College of Community Health Sciences physicians and faculty. Their research shows obstetrics services provided by family medicine physicians in rural Pickens County, Alabama, resulted in an improved infant mortality rate for the […]

College residents, fellows honored at graduation

Sixteen physicians were honored June 30 at the 43rd annual graduation ceremony of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency and Fellowships.   The College of Community Health Sciences provides graduate and post-graduate medical education through both the three-year University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency and year-long fellowships for family medicine physicians seeking additional training […]

Dr. Carrie Coxwell joins CCHS

Dr. Carrie Coxwell joins the College of Community Health Sciences August 1 as an assistant professor in the Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine. Coxwell will also practice family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at University Medical Center locations in Tuscaloosa, Northport and Demopolis. UMC, West Alabama’s largest multi-specialty practice, is operated by the […]

Combatting pediatric obesity

A College of Community Health Sciences program to help combat childhood obesity was awarded funding this month from BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama. The funding will be used to provide ongoing training for the College’s family medicine residents in addressing pediatric overweight and obesity using a patient-sensitive and family-centered approach. Guest speakers who specialize in pediatric […]

2018 Inductees into the Gold Humanism Honor Society

Five University of Alabama School of Medicine students completing their clinical education at the College of Community Health Sciences are among the 2018 inductees into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. The students are: Clair Davis, Christopher Johnson, Allison Lazenby, Barrie Schmitt and David Osula. The College also serves as the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus of the […]

Health meets food: Culinary medicine

Dr. Tiffani Thomas, a resident in The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency, attended the Health Meets Food conference this month in New Orleans. She was one of 240 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, registered dietitians, chefs and nutrition specialists who attended the four-day event, which has grown into one of the nation’s leading conferences dedicated to […]

Tuscaloosa Regional Campus students awarded primary care scholarships

Five University of Alabama School of Medicine students completing their clinical education at the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus are recipients of the new BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama Primary Care Scholarships. The students are: Tanner Hallman, Savannah Johnson, Joshua Price, Grace Spears and Hannah Zahedi. Students selected for the scholarship have indicated their intent to pursue primary […]

June 2018 Accolades for Dr. Martha Crowther & Dr. Jane Weida

Crowther selected for SEC academic leadership program Dr. Martha Crowther, a professor of Community Medicine and Population Health at the College of Community Health Sciences, was selected as a fellow for 2018-19 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program. The fellowship program is an opportunity for faculty to prepare for advanced academic leadership roles within the SEC […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month at University Medical Center

University Medical Center, the community medical practice run by the College of Community Health Sciences, observed Mental Health Awareness during the month of May. In addition to fact sheets distributed to patients in its clinics, and digital signage placed throughout the building and across campus, each week in May featured a special WVUA Health Matters […]

Accolades for Drs. Drake Lavender, Ed Geno & Cecil Robinson

Dr. Drake Lavender, assistant professor in the College’s Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine, was re-elected to a three-year term on the Council on Medical Education for the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. He was also elected chair of the council for 2018-19. In addition to his faculty position, Lavender also serves […]