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Art and Healing

Walking along a vast, airy hallway lined with art, Deborah Hughes stopped to admire “Queen of the Night Blossoms,” a painting by Bethany Windham Engle. “There’s an immense amount of detail, but an immense amount of detail doesn’t necessarily make a really big, beautiful painting. You’ve got to be in charge and have an overview of what the whole thing is,” […]


UA Campus-Wide Flu Shot Campaign Kicks Off this Week

The University of Alabama is seeking to vaccinate students, faculty and staff against the flu with its annual campus-wide flu shot campaign, which starts this week and continues into November. The vaccination effort is being led by the University’s College of Community Health Sciences. This is the fourth year the College has led the campaign to protect […]


Rural Medical Scholars 20th Class attends orientation

The 20th class of the Rural Medical Scholars Program was admitted by The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences, and a day of orientation was held for them and this year’s class of Rural Community Health Scholars (master’s degree candidates in Rural Community Health) on Aug.18 at Camp Tuscoba Retreat Center in Northport. The […]


Learning by Serving: First-year medical students get to know Tuscaloosa campus

About 40 first-year students at the University of Alabama School of Medicine spent a day getting acquainted with The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences, which is where they will receive their third and fourth years of clinical education. One of the College’s functions is serving as the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus for the […]


Addiction is chronic condition, needs treatment

Addiction is a chronic medical condition, like diabetes or high blood pressure, and needs to be treated as such, said Dr. Navjyot Bedi, medical director of Talbott Recovery in Atlanta, who gave the Alice McLean Stewart Endowed Lecture on Addiction Education August 4. The endowed lecture is provided and supported by the College of Community […]


Avery receives Martha Myers Role Model Award

College of Community Health Sciences faculty Dr. Daniel Avery is a 2015 recipient of the Martha Meyers Role Model Award, an honor given to alumni of the University of Alabama School of Medicine who have made great contributions to medicine and patient care. Avery, director of Medical Student Admissions and professor of Community and Rural […]


Workshop preps preceptors for innovative clinical education program

An innovative medical education program that promotes deeper student connections with patients and stronger student-teacher relationships is in its second year at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. As part of the Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum (TLC2), seven third-year medical students will receive their clinical education by following a panel of patients […]


University Medical Center-Northport celebrates grand opening

Community members and leaders gathered to celebrate the grand opening of University Medical Center’s new Northport location on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A ribbon cutting ceremony, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, was held at University Medical Center-Northport, and an open house for the public followed. The open house included tours of […]