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Faculty talks Stand Up To Cancer’s ‘tobacco-friendly’ donors

Alan Blum, MD, professor in Family Medicine and the Gerald Leon Wallace Endowed Chair for the College of Community Health Sciences, recently addressed the “tobacco-friendly” donors associated with Stand Up To Cancer, a non-profit cancer group that conducts televised fundraising events, in an article on The Cancer Letter. The group raised more than $109 million […]

Campus-wide Flu Shot Campaign Under Way at UA

 University of Alabama campaign to vaccinate faculty, staff and students against the flu this year begins in mid-September and will continue into November. The vaccination effort is being led by the College of Community Health Sciences. This is the third year the College has lead the University’s efforts to protect employees and students against the […]

UA Engages in Intervention Pilot Program for Childhood Obesity

Faculty from The University of Alabama and community members from Alabama’s Black Belt region have been awarded $45,000 to support a childhood obesity prevention plan through Project UNITED’s Intervention Pilot Program. The project will run through June 2015. UA faculty members on the project are Dr. Linda Knol, associate professor in the department of human […]

Churches could be key to ending HIV stigma in rural Alabama, WBHM reports

Pamela Payne-Foster, MD, MPH, associate professor for Department of Community and Rural Medicine and the deputy director for the Institute for Rural Health Research at the College of Community Health Sciences, has been researching HIV in the South since the early 2000s. Over and over she has heard her HIV patients in the Black Belt […]