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Orientation for Health Profession Academy held at CCHS

West Central Alabama AHEC hosted an orientation session at the College of Community Health Sciences Feb. 24 for its Health Profession Academy, a program that works to recruit rural students into health care education programs in the state and help them return to their home communities, or similar communities, to practice. About two dozen students […]

University Medical Center recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home

University Medical Center was nationally recognized in December as a Patient-Centered Medical Home for its patient-centered, quality and coordinated care. “Your practice is among the elite group that has demonstrated its commitment to advancing quality in health care,” the National Committee for Quality Assurance wrote in announcing the PCM certification of UMC, which is operated […]

Getting off Electronics and Outdoors

“Think of a special memory of being outside that impacted you growing up.” That’s how Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the College of Community Health Sciences, began her lecture for the Mini Medical School Program on January 29. The program is a lecture series the College […]

Health Matters Honored for Excellence

The weekly television segment Health Matters, a collaboration of WVUA-23 and the College of Community Health Sciences, received an award of Special Merit from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, earning recognition as one of the best media relations programs in the Southeast last year. Health Matters provides important and timely health information […]

Higginbotham steps into UA’s interim VP for Research position

Dr. John C. Higginbotham, who leads research efforts for the College of Community Health Sciences, was tapped by University of Alabama President Stuart Bell to serve as UA’s interim vice president for Research and Economic Development while the search for a new vice president is underway. Higginbotham has served as UA’s associate vice president for […]

CCHS Partners with the Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Centers

The College of Community Health Sciences has partnered with Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Centers to extend educational and training opportunities to high school students in rural areas of Alabama who are interested in pursuing health care careers. The partnership “serves the mission of the College for CCHS to continue to support the region in […]

CCHS-led UA United Way fundraising goal smashed

The 2017 University of Alabama United Way of West Alabama fundraising campaign, led by CCHS, has exceeded its goal. Final pledges and donations totaled $454,929, the University announced Nov. 30. UA set a goal of raising $375,000 this year, just a little more than last year’s goal, which was also exceeded. “It’s our pleasure to […]

Addiction, performance-enhancing substances topic of CCHS endowed lectures Alice McLean Stewart Endowed Lecture for Addiction Education

Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, smoking, food, gambling, working or shopping, addiction is costly to individuals and society, said Dr. H.E. Logue, a psychiatrist, who presented the CCHS Alice McLean Stewart Endowed Lecture on Addiction Nov. 10. In Alabama last year, addiction cost the criminal justice system $436 million and the healthcare system $300 million, he […]

Event highlights College’s research and scholarly activity

Research and scholarly efforts of CCHS faculty, staff, residents, medical students and graduate students were highlighted during the College’s 9th Annual Research and Scholarly Activity Day. Thirty-nine poster presentations were displayed at the Nov. 9 event, held at the Northeast Medical Building. Judges were: Dr. Alan Blum, professor of Family Medicine at CCHS; Dr. Cassandra […]