CCHS is committed to a collaborative and equitable community that values and fosters diversity and inclusion.
CCHS recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in accomplishing our mission of “improving and promoting the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high quality, accessible health care services, and scholarship.”
We embrace the University of Alabama’s core values of “respect and a culture of inclusivity” and the UA Strategic Plan goal to “enrich our learning environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diversity faculty, staff and student body.”
CCHS DEI provides a number of programming and capacity building opportunities for our employees. These include “Everyday Bias for Health Care Professionals Trainings”, “Safe Zone Trainings” and Heritage/History Month Events.
Recruitment and Retention
CCHS DEI collaborates with various groups across the College and the Institution to continuously improve recruitment and retention efforts of diverse faculty, staff and trainees.
Environment and Culture
At CCHS, we are committed to promoting a culture of inclusivity and health equity for our College and our community with ongoing teaching, service and research opportunities across the health care continuum.
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Carmen Collins, MD
Martha Crowther, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean, Research and Health Policy
Pamela Payne-Foster, MD, MPH
Brian Gannon, MD
Anne Halli-Tierney, MD
Assistant Professor, Geriatric Fellowship Director
Kirsten Henry, MBA
FIRM Administrative Director
Suzanne Henson, RD, MS
James Leeper, PhD
Mercedes Morales-Aleman, PhD
Raheem Paxton, PhD
Thaddeus Ulzen, MD
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Nelle Williams, MSLS
Associate Professor Director, Health Sciences Library
Andrea Wright, MLIS
Clinical/Technical Services Librarian, Associate Professor