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November 2018 Accolades

Dr. Gregg Bell, assistant professor in the College’s Department of Community Medicine and Population Health and Institute for Rural Health Research, provided a poster presentation about his research on National Data Centers at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, California, November 10-14. Research on long-acting, reversible contraception conducted by […]

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Online exhibition examines smoking in the military

The latest online exhibition of The University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society examines smoking in the military and was released in November to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Dr. Alan Blum, the College’s Gerald Leon Wallace, MD, Endowed Chair in Family Medicine, also […]

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Graettinger speaks at Chamber event

Dr. Kristine Graettinger, associate professor and chair of the College’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, provided the December presentation for the Women’s Leadership Alliance Lunch & Learn. The Women’s Leadership Alliance is part of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. “One of my favorite things about obstetrics and gynecology is guiding women through important […]

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Genes can provide information about drug addiction, treatment

Understanding the genes that play a role in addiction could help predict who becomes addicted and how people might respond to treatment, said Dr. Jeremy Day, assistant professor of Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Day provided the College’s Alice Mclean Stewart Endowed Lecture for Addiction Education on November 30. His talk was […]

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Medical student at CCHS awarded scholarship to study abroad

David Osula, a University of Alabama School of Medicine student completing his clinical education at the College, was awarded a study abroad scholarship to complete a clinical elective in Peru. Earlier this year, School of Medicine students had the opportunity to submit proposals to UAB International Medical Education for study trips to underserved communities. Eight […]

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New CCHS Faculty

Dr. Joy Bradley joined the College as an assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health. She will also work with the College’s Institute for Rural Health Research. Bradley originally joined the College as a post-doctoral fellow in 2017. She received a PhD in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of […]

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UA recognizes CCHS researchers

College faculty and staff were among those recently recognized by The University of Alabama for receiving their first externally funded research awards during the past academic year. Those recognized were: Dr. Nathan Culmer, director of Academic Technologies and Faculty Development; Glenn Davis, NRP, director of the EMS Division; Dr. Louanne Friend, assistant professor in the […]

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Mission Moment: Event highlights College’s research and scholarly activity

Research and scholarly efforts of CCHS faculty, staff, residents, medical students and graduate students were highlighted during the College’s 10th Annual Research and Scholarly Activity Day. Twenty-seven poster presentations were displayed at the Nov. 8 event, held at CCHS. Judges were: Dr. Abbey Gregg, assistant professor in the College’s Department of Community Medicine and Population […]

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Hypertension

A study by three College researchers that focuses on better identifying pre-hypertensive patients was presented during a poster session at the 10th Annual Ochsner Evidence Based Nursing Conference in New Orleans in October. The study, Hiding in Plain Sight (HIPS): An Innovative Hypertension Identification and Treatment Program, is designed to identify patients with elevated blood […]

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Students learn about interprofessional practice and social determinants of health

Knowledge of how to practice with different health care providers is essential for future practitioners, but so, too, is an understanding of the impact social factors can have on health. For that reason, a co-enrolled course for University of Alabama medical and nursing students, Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care Teams and Critical Care Procedures, now […]