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University Medical Center to open Demopolis location

University Medical Center is adding a permanent location in Demopolis, AL, adjacent to the Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital, within the hospital’s outpatient facility, effective August 1, 2017. The initiative began as a temporary response to an immediate need to help Demopolis physician, Dr. Gerald Hodge, cover his practice and to sustain the availability of […]


College welcomes Bentley as assistant professor

Dr. Brett Bentley joined the College as an assistant professor of Sports Medicine in the Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine. The Tampa, Fla., native completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he played baseball all four years and was a four-time member of the Academic All-SEC Team. Bentley […]


UMC Travel Health Services open in Faculty-Staff Clinic

A new addition to University Medical Center, Travel Health Services provides care for UA faculty, staff and their families as they prepare for international travel. Health care providers in the UMC Faculty-Staff Clinic provide individuals a comprehensive, preparatory experience that includes a consultation, advice for planning, travel-related vaccinations and medications needed in advance of departure. […]


Looney joins College as director of nursing

Wyndy Looney joined the College as director of Nursing for University Medical Center, which the College operates. Her responsibilities include serving as chief nursing officer, improving workflow, standardizing processes and procedures and implementing quality improvement activities. Before joining the College, Looney was manager of Nursing Operations and Analytics at DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, where […]


College hosts third annual Brussels Sprout Challenge at Heart Walk

For the third straight year, UA’s College of Community Health Sciences hosted the Brussels Sprout Challenge during the American Heart Association West Alabama Heart Walk on March 25. The College and its University Medical Center partnered with Manna Grocery and Deli in Tuscaloosa to roast and serve Brussels sprouts at the walk, which began at […]


Immunizations in older adults, addiction and teens, schizophrenia and cholesterol topics in weekly Mini Med School lecture series

About one-third of people will get shingles in their lifetime, and while the shingles vaccine is only about 50 percent effective, it is still worth it to avoid getting the virus, said Dr. Jane Weida, director of clinical affairs for the College of Community Health Sciences’ Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine. Weida gave […]


UMC clinic helps children and families navigate foster care

By Amelia Neumeister As a foster parent, Dr. Brian Gannon knows that children and families in foster care can face challenges navigating medical care, paperwork, state agencies, schools and other aspects of case management. He has eight children—six of which were adopted. And four of those adoptions were through foster placements. Physicians can legally request […]


Sleep problems, adapted athletics topics at Mini Med School

More than 50 percent of adults in the US experience intermittent sleep disturbances, and only 30 percent of adults report regularly getting enough sleep. Chronically tired individuals face increased risk of illnesses and an overall lower quality of life, says Dr. Katie Gates, assistant professor of Family Medicine at The University of Alabama College of […]


Mini Med School series with OLLI continues

There are times patients might ask their doctors for medications and tests that might not be necessary and that could cause harm, according to Dr. Ray Brignac, a family medicine physician who practices at University Medical Center-Northport, which is operated by the College. During a lecture that was part of the College’s Mini Medical School […]