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Health care is more than medicine

The University of Alabama sponsored a free screening of the documentary “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” which first appeared at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The American health care system can change for the better, but it’s up to leaders to spark a conversation about real change and it’s up to people to […]


Verizon Foundation Grant Expands Access to Diabetes Education Program

A nearly $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation has enabled the College to expand a program that teaches diabetic patients how to better manage their disease. The College’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is now offered at the Sumter County Health Center in York, Ala., and will soon be offered at the Rush Clinic in Livingston, […]


Residency Recruiting in Peak Season

The recruiting season for the College’s Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency is currently underway for the 2013-2014 academic year. With 65 candidates interviewed, the residency office has finished its interview season and recently hosted its Second Look Weekend. The weekend gives residency candidates the opportunity to get to know the College’s faculty and residents as well […]


Pediatrics Chair Retires from College

Michael Taylor, MD, retired from the College on January 31, 2013, after almost 22 years of service. Taylor was a professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics. For the education and training of medical students, the College is also a branch campus of The University of Alabama School of Medicine, headquartered in Birmingham. Taylor […]


David Nichols Named Chief Operating Officer

David Nichols has joined the College as its first ever Chief Operating Officer. In the new position, Nichols will incorporate strategic direction and operational tactics to help the College achieve its mission of education, clinical service, scholarship and community engagement. Nichols earned his bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from The University of Alabama and […]


Colleges Hope Screening of Film Will Start Dialog about Health Care

A free community screening of the film, ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, will be held Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The event is sponsored by The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences, Capstone College of Nursing, School of Social Work, Culverhouse […]


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 […]