College merges departments to create Department of Family, Internal and Rural Medicine

The College of Community Health Sciences’ departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine have joined, and along with the College’s Rural Health Leaders Pipeline programs, now form the Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine, or FIRM. The University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved the merger at its June 2016 meeting. Dr. Richard Streiffer, […]

Embedded Librarian to Join College

Katherine Eastman, MLIS, will join the College of Community Health Sciences as an embedded librarian on August 1. An embedded librarian works in a clinical space, which will allow the College’s Health Sciences Library to integrate itself into direct patient care and collaborate more frequently at the point of care with physicians, students, residents and […]

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New Family Medicine, Pediatrics Faculty Join College

Dr. Katie Gates has joined the College of Community Health Sciences as assistant professor of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine. Gates is a graduate of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency, operated by the College, where she served as chief resident. Originally from Oxford, Alabama, Gates earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of […]