July 2, 2018Crowther selected for SEC academic leadership program Dr. Martha Crowther, a professor of Community Medicine and Population Health at the College of Community Health Sciences, was selected as a fellow for 2018-19 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program. The fellowship program is an opportunity for faculty to prepare for advanced academic leadership roles within the SEC and beyond. The program brings together faculty fellows from each SEC campus to provide higher-education specific leadership and management training. The 2018-19 program will take place at two different SEC campuses – Tennessee and Kentucky – and will consist of workshops focused on developing academic management skills. Through this program, Crowther will also participate in UA’s 2018-19 class of Leadership University. Weida appointed to women’s health steering committee Dr. Jane Weida, an associate professor of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine at the College of Community Health Sciences, was appointed to a state committee focused on women’s health. Weida was appointed to a two-year term on the Office of Women’s Health Steering Committee. The office is part of the Alabama Department of Public Health and was created in 2002 to educate the public and be an advocate for women’s health, with an emphasis on preventive health and healthy lifestyles. Committee members assist the state health officer in identifying, coordinating and establishing priorities for programs, services and resource the state should provide for women’s health issues and concerns. Weida is also director of Clinical Affairs for the College’s Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine, and associate director of the College’s family medicine residency.