Medical Student Recipient of Rural Health Lecture Award

Daniel Partain, a third-year medical student, is the recipient of The University of Alabama Institute for Rural Health Research’s first annual William A. Curry, MD, Rural Health Lecture Award. Partain is a student at The University of Alabama School of Medicine. He is completing his clinical training at the College. For the training of medical […]

Preparing to be a Rural Physician

The Rural Medical Scholars program is presenting a workshop for pre-medical students on preparing to be a rural physician. Topics covered will be why we need doctors in rural Alabama and how to finance graduate and medical school.

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 […]