NEWS

Pickens County Heart Walk

The annual Pickens County Heart Walk took place in Gordo, Alabama, on Saturday, Oct. 28. The walk was organized by members of the Pickens County community and sponsored by the American Heart Association. The walk started and ended at Gordo City Hall and despite the cold and rain, attendance was good. As part of the […]

Increasing the primary care physician workforce in Alabama, region

More than a dozen prospective medical students interested in becoming primary-care physicians will visit the College of Community Health Sciences in November. The 16 students have expressed interest in a new track that is part of the University of Alabama School of Medicine’s four-year medical degree program. The Primary Care Track is being offered at […]

Integrating mental health care in primary care

Behavioral health issues such as depression and anxiety are debilitating conditions and, unfortunately, common. But the integration of behavioral health and primary care services is proving successful in improving patient outcomes. The College is exploring such an integrated model of care for University Medical Center, which it operates. In September, the College hosted a group […]

College welcomes new Behavioral Health Fellow

The College of Community Health Sciences welcomes Dr. Danielle Andrews to the Behavioral Health Fellowship. The Behavioral Health fellowship along with Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospital Medicine, and Rural Public Psychiatry comprise the seven fellowships offered by the College. Each fellowship is a year-long program designed to offer additional, specialized training to […]

Boxmeyer selected for Leadership U

Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer, the College’s assistant dean for medical education, was selected to participate in Leadership U, a University of Alabama program that prepares faculty and staff in leadership positions to take on increasing levels of responsibility within their organizations. Boxmeyer is also a professor in the College’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and […]