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Health fair provides information, free health screenings

The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership hosted a health fair earlier this month at the Pickens County Medical Center Healthplex in Carrollton, Alabama, to provide information about health care resources in the community. There were also free health screenings available for blood pressure, weight and cholesterol, and people had the opportunity to review their results […]

McKinney to advise student group

Dr. Robert McKinney, assistant professor of Social Work for the College, was tapped as the faculty advisor for the Carl A. Elliott Society, a student-led, community service based organization at UA that works to better society through social justice and community service. The Elliott Society is named in honor of the late Carl Atwood Elliott, […]

Avery honored by medical association

Dr. Dan Avery, director of Medical Student Recruitment and Scholarship for the College and a professor of Community Medicine and Population Health, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Medical Association of the State of Alabama earlier this month. Avery received the honor for his work with MASA’s Council on Medical Education Committee. The council […]

Weida completes fellowship, elected to Council on Medical Education

Dr. Jane Weida, associate professor of Family Medicine for the College and associate director of its Family Medicine Residency, completed a fellowship with the National Institute for Program Director Development in March. The fellowship is awarded by the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. As part of the program, fellows engage with and learn from […]

Payne-Foster receives UA scholar award

Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster, associate professor of Community Medicine and Population Health for the College, received a 2017 Distinguished Community-Engaged Scholar Award from UA’s Council on Community-Based Partnerships. Each spring semester, the council recognizes students, faculty, staff and their community partners for excellence in community-based research. The Distinguished Community-Engaged Scholar Award recognizes a faculty member, student […]

Chief residents named for 2017-18 academic year

Three resident physicians in the College’s Family Medicine Residency were selected chief residents for the 2017-2018 academic year. They are Drs. Steven Kelton, Brianna Kendrick and Natalie Kuijpers. Residency Director Dr. Richard Friend says the three have demonstrated academic and clinical excellence as well as an ability to work well with team members. They were […]

UA News: Presentation Seeks to Raise Awareness About Mental Health Crisis in Jails

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Marisa Giggie hopes to bring attention to the mental health crisis in jails and prisons during a presentation and panel discussion. The session is titled, “Mental Health in Correctional Settings in Tuscaloosa” and will begin at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Willard Auditorium at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.