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College co-sponsors evening of African films

The 3rd Annual Tuscaloosa Evening of African Films will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The program begins at 6 pm and includes the showing of four films, including three award-winning short films and one feature-length film. African art, crafts and other products will be available for purchase at the […]

TNews: University of Alabama, Pickens County explore health partnership

The University of Alabama, Pickens County and its medical center are in the early stages of planning for a partnership meant to provide sustainable health care for the rural county and “real world” training for UA students from a variety of colleges. Students in medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition, psychology and health education — and […]

CCHS Dean, T.R. Reid talk health care on WVUA

When T.R. Reid, Washington Post journalist and author of the best-selling book, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care,” visited The University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa community, he sat down with WVUA and Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences, to talk about healthcare […]

Research Roundup: A Slimmer Tomorrow

There is not a single, simple solution to fix the nation’s obesity problem. That’s why University of Alabama researchers take multi-disciplinary approaches to the challenge – approaches that frequently focus on children. “As a country, we’ve become more and more obese over the last several decades, and Alabama is one of the more obese states,” […]

Washington Post reporter discusses U.S. health care

Physicians, community members and students congregated Nov. 13 at the Tuscaloosa River Market to listen to Washington Post journalist T.R. Reid discuss health care in the United States and around the world. Reid’s book “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care” is a New York Times bestseller. When […]

UA Matters: Preventing Diabetes

We’re No. 5. That’s right, Alabama is ranked fifth in the nation for the number of people diagnosed with diabetes. Approximately 434,000 Alabamians have the disease, one of the top 10 causes of death in the state. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney damage and, in some cases, loss of […]

Med students to follow patients through care in UA pilot program

Third-year medical students at The University of Alabama have an opportunity to follow a patient over time through the health care system as part of an innovative new program being piloted this year. The Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum, or TLC², is a program through UA’s College of Community Health Sciences that covers medical students’ third-year curriculum.