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UA’s Rural Health Conference Focuses on Patient-Centered Partnerships

“Partnering for Care: Where Do You Fit?” is the theme for the 11th annual Rural Health Conference, which will be offered Wednesday, Sept. 1, and Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama campus.

Partnership between Jefferson Davis, UA Offers Nurses Mobility

Advanced nursing degrees are within easier reach for area registered nurses through a new Internet-based partnership between Jefferson Davis Community College and The University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing.

UA Faculty Member Inducted into Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame

Dr. John Wheat, professor of community and rural medicine in The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, was recently inducted into the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame in Montgomery.

Identification of Protein Activator Provides Drug Lead for UA Movement Disorder Researchers

Discovery of an antibiotic’s capacity to improve cell function in laboratory tests is providing movement disorder researchers with leads to more desirable molecules with potentially similar traits, according to University of Alabama scientists.

UA Nursing Lecture Addresses Cultural Transformation

The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing will host The Donna Cox Bridger Endowed Lectureship in Nursing and Health Care on Friday, March 5 in the Bryant Conference Center.

UA’s Rural Health Institute Awarded Grant to Expand Telemedicine Efforts

The University of Alabama’s Rural Health Institute for Clinical and Translational Science has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program to expand telemedicine efforts in rural Alabama.

UA Professor Begins $5.6 Million Study of Treatment for Tinnitus Among Military Personnel

A University of Alabama researcher is embarking on a $5.6 million phase-three, randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative treatment that uses a noise-generating device, along with counseling, to alleviate the debilitating effects of tinnitus – that ringing in the ears that drives some people to distraction.

More talk of obesity, but little action

According to Rebecca Kelly, director of health promotion and wellness at The University of Alabama, the added attention to the issue of obesity will inspire some to make better food choices, but others—not so much.

UA Researchers Identify Potential Drug Development Target for Epilepsy Seizures

A team of scientists from The University of Alabama used worms to reel in information that they hope will lead to a greater understanding of cellular mechanisms that may be exploited to treat epilepsy.

UA Researchers Receive Grant to Study Stigma of AIDS in Rural America

Dr. Susan Gaskins and Dr. Pam Foster of The University of Alabama will investigate the impact of disclosing an AIDS diagnosis on rural African-American men under a $100,000 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research.