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Fighting the Flu

During several fall months in 2013 a The University of Alabama, nurses from University Medical Center (operated by the College) the Student Health Center and the Capstone College of Nursing set up tents, held signs and administered flu shots to students, faculty and staff.

Sunshine in Newbern

A crowd of about 200 students from Kindergarten to twelfth grade made its way into a school gym in rural Newbern, Ala. They wandered to displays at about 15 or so tables set up along the gym walls. They planted spinach seeds in decomposable pots of soil at one table, competed in jump rope contests […]

Consultant directs College on new community curriculum

The College of Community Health Sciences hosted Kathleen Brooks, MD, MBA, MPA, in April as a consultant to assist in the development of the Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum (TLC2) – an innovative program that enables third-year medical students to train in community settings over a period of months under the supervision of experienced primary care physicians.

Developing a Patient-Centered Medical Home

A patient-centered medical home model of care is exactly what Chelley Alexander, MD, envisions for University Medical Center. Alexander, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, which operates UMC, is helping lead a pilot program that will create such a model of care at the […]

College hosts 6th Annual Research Day

The College of Community Health Sciences held its Sixth Annual Research Day on April 16. The annual event is hosted in order to give medical and graduate students, resident physicians, faculty and staff who are working on various research projects the opportunity to display their findings. It is designed to show collaboration among CCHS departments and across The University of Alabama.

Family Medicine Residency Continues Expansion

Barely a year into his tenure at the College of Community Health Sciences, Residency Director Richard Friend, MD, is already making headway toward his plans to grow the College’s Family Medicine Residency into the preeminent family medicine residency in the country and to address the growing demand for primary care physicians in Alabama and nationwide.