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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 […]

Scholarship Conference – Latinos and Cardiometabolic Disease

Dr. Bertha Hidalgo, an associate scientist at the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center and Faculty Scholar at the UAB Center for the Study of Community Health, provided the September 25 Scholarship Conference lecture hosted by the College of Community Health Sciences. Her lecture focused on innovative research on Latinos and cardiometabolic diseases – obesity, cardiovascular […]

Polio: Forgotten but not gone

Polio, a viral infection that attacks the nervous system and primarily impacts legs and lungs, was one of the most feared diseases of the 20th Century. New York City reported, and quarantined, 6,000 cases in 1916. Between the 1940s and early 1950s, polio crippled 35,000 people each year in the US. A vaccine for polio, […]