Entries by Josh Sahib

WVUA: Health Matters – Anxiety (May 3, 2017)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this week dean of the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences Dr. Rick Streiffer is highlighting anxiety. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five people in the U.S. will develop some kind of temporary or permanent mental health condition in their lifetime. […]

Rural Medical Scholars recognized at convocation

Ten students who want to become physicians and practice in rural communities were recognized April 23 at a convocation for the Rural Medical Scholars Program, which is operated by the College of Community Health Sciences. The program is exclusively for rural Alabama students and includes a year of study, after students receive their undergraduate degree, […]

College’s Transitional Care Clinic reducing re-hospitalizations

Dr. Tamer Elsayed, assistant professor of Family Medicine for the College of Community Health Sciences and assistant director of its Family Medicine Residency provided an overview of the College’s Transitional Care Clinic at University Medical Center during a lecture April 24 as part of the Mini Medical School lecture series hosted by then College and […]

Health fair provides information, free health screenings

The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership hosted a health fair earlier this month at the Pickens County Medical Center Healthplex in Carrollton, Alabama, to provide information about health care resources in the community. There were also free health screenings available for blood pressure, weight and cholesterol, and people had the opportunity to review their results […]

McKinney to advise student group

Dr. Robert McKinney, assistant professor of Social Work for the College, was tapped as the faculty advisor for the Carl A. Elliott Society, a student-led, community service based organization at UA that works to better society through social justice and community service. The Elliott Society is named in honor of the late Carl Atwood Elliott, […]

Avery honored by medical association

Dr. Dan Avery, director of Medical Student Recruitment and Scholarship for the College and a professor of Community Medicine and Population Health, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Medical Association of the State of Alabama earlier this month. Avery received the honor for his work with MASA’s Council on Medical Education Committee. The council […]

Weida completes fellowship, elected to Council on Medical Education

Dr. Jane Weida, associate professor of Family Medicine for the College and associate director of its Family Medicine Residency, completed a fellowship with the National Institute for Program Director Development in March. The fellowship is awarded by the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. As part of the program, fellows engage with and learn from […]

Payne-Foster receives UA scholar award

Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster, associate professor of Community Medicine and Population Health for the College, received a 2017 Distinguished Community-Engaged Scholar Award from UA’s Council on Community-Based Partnerships. Each spring semester, the council recognizes students, faculty, staff and their community partners for excellence in community-based research. The Distinguished Community-Engaged Scholar Award recognizes a faculty member, student […]