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Rural Medical Scholars students honored at Convocation

Members of the College’s Rural Medical Scholars class of 2013-14 and Rural Community Health Scholars were recognized April 25 at the 18th Annual Rural Health Scholars Convocation. The 18 students also earned certification in Rural Community Health. The Rural Medical Scholars Program is exclusively for college seniors or graduate students from rural Alabama. It is […]

Ireland retires after 23 years

Robert Ireland, Jr., MD, a professor in the Department of Family Medicine, is retiring from the College of Community Health Sciences on May 30. Ireland has worked at the College for 23 years. Through the College’s family medicine residency and the College’s role in providing the clinical training to a cohort of third- and fourth-year […]

College’s Project United earns Excellence in Community Engagement Award

A College research project that is bringing rural Alabama communities and University of Alabama researchers together in projects to reduce obesity has received an Excellence in Community Engagement Award. The project is called UNITED – Using New Interventions Together to Eliminate Disparities – and it is a partnership of UA’s College of Community Health Sciences […]

College to host Patient-Centered Medical Home Conference

Imagine a doctor’s office where everything revolves around the patient. The model is called a patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The name can be confusing because in this case, a medical home is not necessarily a place but rather a philosophy of providing care that is readily accessible, coordinated, centered around the patient and with an […]

Medical students attend orientation at College

Thirty-one University of Alabama School of Medicine students who will complete their third and fourth years of medical school at the College attended an orientation session in Tuscaloosa earlier this month. “Our mission drives who we are and what we do, and our core values are the principles upon which we operate,” College Dean Richard […]

Cockrum taps into elite women’s honorary

True leader, compassionate and brilliant are all words that were used to describe Elizabeth Cockrum, MD, FAAP, in her recent nomination for the XXXI, a women’s honorary recognizing exceptional leadership and service to The University of Alabama community. Cockrum, a professor of pediatrics at the College of Community Health Sciences and a 1981 graduate of […]

College offers relaxation to Tuscaloosa Magnet School teachers

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week in May, the College of Community Health Sciences reached out to its Adopt-a-School partner, Tuscaloosa Magnet School, to offer Mindfulness Meditation sessions to the school’s faculty and staff.   Harriet Myers, PhD, an associate professor and clinical psychologist at the College, led the sessions in an effort to provide the […]