NEWS

CCHS-led UA United Way fundraising goal smashed

The 2017 University of Alabama United Way of West Alabama fundraising campaign, led by CCHS, has exceeded its goal. Final pledges and donations totaled $454,929, the University announced Nov. 30. UA set a goal of raising $375,000 this year, just a little more than last year’s goal, which was also exceeded. “It’s our pleasure to […]

Addiction, performance-enhancing substances topic of CCHS endowed lectures Alice McLean Stewart Endowed Lecture for Addiction Education

Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, smoking, food, gambling, working or shopping, addiction is costly to individuals and society, said Dr. H.E. Logue, a psychiatrist, who presented the CCHS Alice McLean Stewart Endowed Lecture on Addiction Nov. 10. In Alabama last year, addiction cost the criminal justice system $436 million and the healthcare system $300 million, he […]

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 9th Annual Research and Scholarly Activity Day. Thirty-nine poster presentations were displayed at the Nov. 9 event, held at the Northeast Medical Building. Judges were: Dr. Alan Blum, professor of Family Medicine at CCHS; Dr. Cassandra […]

CCHS brings Mini Medical School to Capstone Village

The CCHS Mini Medical School presentations are now offered at Capstone Village, a residential retirement community on The University of Alabama Campus. The Mini Medical School series was created several years ago by the College in collaboration with UA’s OLLI program and lets adults and community learners explore trends in medicine and health. Lectures are […]

Emphasis on primary, preventive care has improved health outcomes in Cuba

“It all starts in the neighborhood.” That’s how Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of CCHS and a family medicine physician, described the Cuban healthcare system to faculty, residents and medical students during a presentation November 29 as part of the College’s global health curriculum. While there are hospitals and specialty care centers in Cuba, most care […]