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Updated to-do list for Coach Bill Clark as his official retirement begins Monday: Continue recovery from spinal fusion surgery. Give back with Coach Safely.
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UAB Medicine is now offering brain health checkups at two UAB family and community medicine clinics as part of a pilot project to assess ways to help patients prevent cognitive decline.

Department of Family and Community Medicine
UAB Heersink School of Medicine

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How do you handle stress? Join us this Friday at noon for our first Table Talk discussion with Dondra Goldsby, Employee Assistance and Counseling Center, and Michael Wiederman, Ph.D., Department of Family and Community Medicine, to discuss resilience and tangible tools for stress.

The SHP DEI Table Talk series promotes candid conversations on wellness. This virtual discussion is open to all students, faculty and staff! Register here: https://uab.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrcOygrzIpEtQgwB8NgNITVhD2s22P_8Rj?_x_zm_rtaid=dtcWkWCvR-SPqwIYq467JA.1644938163189.3ced913938438a310aa3017076b9717c&_x_zm_rhtaid=924#success
Thank you for following along with the fellowship on this account. Moving forward, we’ll be sharing updates, accomplishments, and exciting content on Department of Family and Community Medicine's accounts. Follow us there for up-to-date news about the UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship!
We are excited to announce that the Department of Family and Community Medicine has been awarded a $7 million grant to address the need for training additional family medicine physicians to serve in rural and under-served areas of the state in the years to come. Read more: https://www.uab.edu/news/health/item/11476-uab-to-train-more-physicians-for-rural-and-urban-underserved-areas-of-alabama/?utm_source=golink&utm_medium=golink

The UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine is home to highly-trained faculty and staff who provide clinical, educational and research activities in family medicine for the entire UAB community.

Timeline photos 09/02/2022

Get lots of headaches? Assistant Professor and Director of CU2RE's Urban Underserved and Rural Pathways Jill Marsh, M.D., discusses which factors people should consider to help get rid of their headaches.

Timeline photos 08/31/2022

A warm welcome to one of our newest faculty members at the UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine, Minakshi Shukla, M.D.! Shukla is one of our assistant professors in the department and sees patients at UAB Hospital-Highlands. Please help us welcome her in the comments below!

CU2RE Program Awarded $5.5 Million in HRSA Supplemental Funding - Family and Community Medicine | UAB 08/31/2022

CU2RE Program Awarded $5.5 Million in HRSA Supplemental Funding - Family and Community Medicine | UAB

In case you missed it - we are very excited about our CU2RE program!

CU2RE Program Awarded $5.5 Million in HRSA Supplemental Funding - Family and Community Medicine | UAB The Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Comprehensive Urban Underserved and Rural Experience program, or CU2RE, has been awarded supplemental funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the second year in a row, with new funding totaling $5.5 million.

Timeline photos 08/30/2022

Congratulations to our Hoover family medicine location, which ranked No. 1 overall in recent clinic staff satisfaction rankings, and to our Highlands location, which ranked in the highest Level 5 category. The rankings measure patient satisfaction with clinic staff. We are so grateful for our awesome clinical staff!

UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine Promotes Healthy Habits through Soccer Club Partnership - Family and Community Medicine | UAB 08/29/2022

UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine Promotes Healthy Habits through Soccer Club Partnership - Family and Community Medicine | UAB

Every other Thursday, dietitian Tori Faught, MS, RDN, LD, meets with Hoover-Vestavia Soccer players to talk nutrition. Her goal? To help these teens develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime! Read the article to find out more about the UAB-HVS partnership and why Faught says these presentations are more relevant than ever.

UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine Promotes Healthy Habits through Soccer Club Partnership - Family and Community Medicine | UAB The team at UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine, a partnership between the departments of Family and Community Medicine and Orthopaedics, is setting up student athletes for a lifetime of healthy habits with a new, nutrition-centered educational program for teens and young adults.

Ask a Primary Care Provider: August Recap - Family and Community Medicine | UAB 08/26/2022

Ask a Primary Care Provider: August Recap - Family and Community Medicine | UAB

In August, our providers answered questions about donating blood, consuming caffeine and making a quick, healthy snack. See what they had to say and stay tuned in September for more answers.

Ask a Primary Care Provider: August Recap - Family and Community Medicine | UAB UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine providers answer questions on several subjects every month as part of our Ask a Provider series. This month's summary includes their recommendations on donating blood, consuming caffeine and more.

Timeline photos 08/24/2022

We are excited to announce that our Comprehensive Urban Underserved and Rural Experience, or CU2RE, program has received $5.5 million in supplemental funding. This funding will help us continue to recruit, train and retain students interested in primary care in underserved areas. Learn more: https://buff.ly/3KfxJRX

Timeline photos 08/19/2022

As many families settle back into school routines, we are bringing back one of our most popular posts about sleep schedules. Kathleen Pridgen, M.D., gives valuable advice on how to build a healthy sleep schedule. 😴

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Interested in family medicine and working with underserved communities? Get early clinical experience, mentorship and more in the CU2RE program! First-year UAB Heersink School of Medicine students can apply now. To learn more about CU2RE benefits, click here: https://buff.ly/3pwecmK

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Today we are showing some appreciation for our UAB Hospital-Highlands physician assistants Lindsay Kolasa, PA-C and Lauren Clausing, PA-C! Our PAs do so much for our clinics and provide an excellent experience for our patients. Help us celebrate them by liking this post or sharing your appreciation in the comments!

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Applications are now OPEN for our Comprehensive Urban Underserved and Rural Experience (CU2RE) program! First-year UAB Heersink School of Medicine students interested in primary care in underserved areas can apply now for this HRSA-funded program that includes early clinical experience, mentorship, and many other resources. Learn more: https://buff.ly/3JWImIX

Timeline photos 08/12/2022

Did you enjoy a cup of coffee or tea this morning? In this week's , dietitian Caroline Cohen, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., discusses the pros and cons of consuming caffeine.

Photos from Department of Family and Community Medicine's post 08/11/2022

Our first cohort of CU2RE students joined faculty members for a retreat in Highland Park as they begin their third year of medical school. We are so excited for these awesome students!

08/09/2022

Last month, second-year medical student Hudson Honeywell presented a poster on the department's Exercise is Medicine program at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases medical student research symposium, located at Vanderbilt University. Congratulations, Hudson!

08/05/2022

Want to help save lives? Donate blood! Assistant professor Sumayah Abed, M.D., explains the importance of blood donations and who can donate for today's . Ready to help? Click this link to schedule an appointment at a blood drive near you: https://www.redcross.org/give-blood.html

08/04/2022

Last weekend, Jill Marsh, M.D., assistant professor and director of the CU2RE urban underserved and rural pathways, joined Jennifer Kendall, M.D., a faculty member with the Cahaba Family Medicine Residency, and more volunteers for a back-to-school health fair, Feria Hispana, hosted by Cahaba Medical Care and The Church at Brook Hills Congregación Hispana in Hoover.

CU2RE Students Visit Montgomery Museums to Reflect on the Past and Work Toward a More Equitable Future in Medicine - Family and Community Medicine | UAB 08/02/2022

CU2RE Students Visit Montgomery Museums to Reflect on the Past and Work Toward a More Equitable Future in Medicine - Family and Community Medicine | UAB

As part of their summer program, CU2RE medical students visited The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, The Legacy Museum and the Mothers of Gynecology monument in Montgomery. See what they learned from these extraordinary sites and how it applies to their medical careers.

CU2RE Students Visit Montgomery Museums to Reflect on the Past and Work Toward a More Equitable Future in Medicine - Family and Community Medicine | UAB The National Memorial for Peace and Justice honors victims of lynching and racial terror. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons)

Photos from Department of Family and Community Medicine's post 08/01/2022

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Tori Faught, M.S., R.D.N., demonstrated how to cook these three healthy, budget-friendly meals on WBRC last month. You can make each meal with ingredients from Walmart for under $10 for a four-person family. Make sure to save this post for easy access next time you need a quick, easy and affordable weeknight dinner!

Photos from Department of Family and Community Medicine's post 07/29/2022

From how to lose weight to how to prepare for a good night’s sleep, our department's providers have answered all kinds of questions this month! See below or click here for a full recap of July’s posts! https://www.uab.edu/medicine/familymedicine/news-events/department-news/ask-a-primary-care-provider-july-recap

07/28/2022

Members of our CU2RE team had a great time meeting first-year medical students at the activities fair during their orientation. Applications for the CU2RE program, an enriched training program for students interested in primary care in medically underserved areas, open in August. Learn more: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/familymedicine/education/cu2re

Expanding CU2RE Summer Program Supports UAB Medical Students - Family and Community Medicine | UAB 07/26/2022

Expanding CU2RE Summer Program Supports UAB Medical Students - Family and Community Medicine | UAB

It has been a great summer for our CU2RE medical students! Their summer has been full of enriching activities, including hands-on clinical experience, group activities and excursions, and training in leadership, cultural awareness, social determinants of health and more. We are so excited to see what they do this school year!

Learn more here about the summer program and how CU2RE prepares medical students to provide primary care in rural and urban underserved areas.

Expanding CU2RE Summer Program Supports UAB Medical Students - Family and Community Medicine | UAB Jill Marsh, M.D., and CU2RE summer program students during their Montgomery, Ala. trip.This summer, 14 medical students from UAB Heersink School of Medicine’s four regional campuses share at least two characteristics: all are interested in primary care and all want to learn how to care for underse...

Photos from Department of Family and Community Medicine's post 07/25/2022

This past weekend, CU2RE students Katie McMillan and Yolanda Amezaga joined Jill Marsh, M.D., director of CU2RE’s urban underserved and rural tracks, to staff the Equal Access Birmingham health screening tent at the AIDS Alabama Back-to-School fair. Attendees could receive free health screenings, free and confidential HIV/STI tests, COVID-19 vaccines for children and adults, backpacks of school supplies and more.

Click here to learn more about how the CU2RE program prepares UAB Heersink School of Medicine students to serve in rural and urban underserved areas: https://bit.ly/2T6Q8KB

Timeline photos 07/22/2022

For today's , assistant professor and UAB Student Health Services Associate Director Kathleen Pridgen, M.D., gives her tips on how to fall asleep quickly to help you rest up this weekend!

Timeline photos 07/21/2022

Our new Cahaba-UAB Highlands residents are almost done with their first month in our Highlands clinic! We are so glad to have these four on our team, pictured here with program director Earl Salser, M.D. Learn more about the residency here: https://bit.ly/3ljJJ9e

Exploring a Need for a Cardiometabolic Disease Staging System as a Computerized Clinical Decision Support Tool: Qualitative Study - PubMed 07/20/2022

Exploring a Need for a Cardiometabolic Disease Staging System as a Computerized Clinical Decision Support Tool: Qualitative Study - PubMed

Our department is proud to lead practice transformation initiatives in primary care. Vice Chair for Research Tapan Mehta, Ph.D., led a study in collaboration with primary care leadership and UAB School of Health Professions collaborators focused on a well-designed clinical decision support system for risk-based treatment recommendations for cardiometabolic conditions. Check it out here: https://bit.ly/3PlMAMd

Exploring a Need for a Cardiometabolic Disease Staging System as a Computerized Clinical Decision Support Tool: Qualitative Study - PubMed Implementation of a CMDS via a CDSS could enable PCPs to conduct comprehensive cardiometabolic disease risk assessments, supporting clinical management of overweight, obesity, and diabetes. Results from this study provide unique insights to developers and researchers by identifying areas for design....

Photos from Department of Family and Community Medicine's post 07/18/2022

Take a look at some of the photos our department and UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine providers took during The World Games 2022 Birmingham! A huge thank you to all of the staff, volunteers and providers who helped at The World Games. Check out more photos here: https://bit.ly/3obnWSD

Timeline photos 07/15/2022

Michael Faircloth, M.D., assistant professor, UAB Student Health Services medical and lab director and Alabama Statewide AHEC director, offers advice on what to do if you're not feeling your best during the workweek.

Timeline photos 07/14/2022

This week we are putting a program spotlight on the Brain Health Initiative! The Brain Health Initiative is a program our department collaborates on with the UAB Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute. Individuals in the program can get a unique brain health score and create a routine of healthy activities to hopefully benefit their brain health. To read more, click here: https://bit.ly/3E0fsVm

📸 Tiffany English, R.N., and Pamela Bowen, Ph.D., Brain Health Initiative workers

Timeline photos 07/13/2022

Ready to sprint into the last five days of The World Games! Comment below with which The World Games 2022 Birmingham events you have been to.

Photos from Department of Family and Community Medicine's post 07/11/2022

Over the last four days, our UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine providers have witnessed some amazing moments so far at The World Games!

Timeline photos 07/08/2022

Wondering how to lose a few pounds? Tori Faught, M.S., R.D.N., explains common mistakes people make during their weight loss journey and gives tips on how to lose weight properly for today's .

Timeline photos 07/07/2022

Our buildings have been full of students lately and we are loving it! Pictured here are college and medical students in our Comprehensive Urban Underserved and Rural Experience program, which offers programming for current medical students and undergraduate students interested in medicine

Timeline photos 07/06/2022

Only one day away! Tomorrow, The World Games 2022 Birmingham will kick off in our beautiful city of Birmingham. The UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine team is ready to cover everything from tug-o-war and underwater finswimming to lacrosse, wheelchair rugby and so much more.

Timeline photos 07/05/2022

Meet the first class of residents in our new Cahaba-UAB Family Medicine Residency track at UAB Highlands Hospital in Birmingham! Residents, congratulations and welcome to UAB!

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