May 1, 2017Dr. 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 reviews, evaluates and approves hospitals and other health care institutions in Alabama to provide continuing medical education courses and credits. At the College, Avery also serves as medical director and medical review officer for the Laboratory and X-ray Department at University Medical Center, which the College operates. He is professor and division chief of Pathology, and is medical director for the College’s Institute for Rural Health Research. He is a professor and former chair of the College’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.