Reducing Obesity Topic of Rural Health Conference

Partnering with rural communities to reduce obesity is the topic of the 14th Annual Rural Health Conference hosted by the College and its Institute for Rural Health Research. The conference, “The Weight of our Rural Communities: Partnering to Reduce Obesity,” will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the […]

New AHEC Director Visits College

Art Clawson, associate director of a new statewide Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program in Alabama, met recently with faculty and staff of the College’s Rural Health Leaders Pipeline to learn about ongoing community-based health education and outreach initiatives in West Alabama. The AHEC program is funded by a federal grant awarded to the Birmingham […]

Poddar is New Fellow in Rural Psychiatry

Swati Poddar, MD, has joined the College of Community Health Sciences as a fellow in the Rural Public Psychiatry Fellowship. She will be working with the College’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center and the West Alabama Mental Health Center in Demopolis during the one-year program. Poddar was born in […]

Richard Friend Joins College as Residency Director

Richard Friend, MD, has joined the College of Community Health Sciences as director of its Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency. He will also serve as vice chair of the College’s Department of Family Medicine Clinical Operations. Friend earned an undergraduate degree in psychology at Tulane University in New Orleans. He graduated with honors from Louisiana State […]

Boxmeyer Joins College of Community Health Sciences

Caroline Boxmeyer, PhD, has joined the College of Community Health Sciences as associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. In addition, Boxmeyer will continue in the role of research scientist in The University of Alabama’s Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems, which she has held for the past seven years. Boxmeyer, […]