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Celiac Disease

During a presentation for the Mini Medical School Program, a lecture series the College of Community Health Sciences provides in collaboration with UA’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Dr. Ed Geno spoke about the identification and treatment of celiac disease. “What I’m going to do is take you on a journey of gluten through the body,” […]

Pickens County Heart Walk

The annual Pickens County Heart Walk took place in Gordo, Alabama, on Saturday, Oct. 28. The walk was organized by members of the Pickens County community and sponsored by the American Heart Association. The walk started and ended at Gordo City Hall and despite the cold and rain, attendance was good. As part of the […]

Increasing the primary care physician workforce in Alabama, region

More than a dozen prospective medical students interested in becoming primary-care physicians will visit the College of Community Health Sciences in November. The 16 students have expressed interest in a new track that is part of the University of Alabama School of Medicine’s four-year medical degree program. The Primary Care Track is being offered at […]

Faculty to be honored by National Alumni Association

Dr. Heather Taylor, associate professor of Pediatrics and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at the College, is being recognized by The University of Alabama National Alumni Association with the “Outstanding Commitment to Teaching” award. Each year, four UA faculty members are honored based on their commitment to teaching and the impact they have had on […]

Orientation held for College’s Rural Medical Scholars and Rural Community Health Scholars

Members of the incoming 2017-18 classes of Rural Medical Scholars and Rural Community Health Scholars, programs of the College of Community Health Sciences, attended an orientation August 22 at Moundville Archeological Park in Moundville, AL. Eleven students are Rural Medical Scholars and nine are Rural Community Health Scholars. The orientation included program expectations, faculty and […]

The Spectrum of Heat-Related Illness

  It’s a very common thing to hear about in the news. Heat-related illnesses are seen often in the summer months and athletes are not the only ones subject to this. People who participate in recreational activities outdoors are exposed to heat related illness as well. “It’s not just athletes,” said Dr. Brett Bentley, assistant […]

New curriculum in global health

Increased globalization, the opportunity to learn about diseases in developing countries and caring for some of the world’s poorest people are among the reasons the College is offering a curriculum in global health for medical students and residents. “There’s a lot of interest in this area,” said Dr. Jane Weida, associate professor of Family Medicine […]

College faculty recognized with Argus awards

Students from the University of Alabama School of Medicine have named faculty, residents and clinical departments, including those on the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus, winners of the 2017 Argus Awards. The College also functions as the Tuscaloosa Campus in providing clinical education to a portion of third- and fourth-year School of Medicine students, and operates The […]

Medical students selected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Three medical students receiving their clinical education at the College were selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. The students are Salmaan Kamal, Paul Strickland and Ben Walters. Alpha Omega Alpha is a professional medical organization that recognizes excellence in scholarship and outstanding commitment and dedication to caring for others. In its role […]

Integrating mental health care in primary care

Behavioral health issues such as depression and anxiety are debilitating conditions and, unfortunately, common. But the integration of behavioral health and primary care services is proving successful in improving patient outcomes. The College of Community Health Sciences is exploring such an integrated model of care for University Medical Center, which it operates. In September, the […]