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Vaccine Access, Hesitancy Remain Barriers Among Black Alabamians

A vial containing a COVID-19 vaccine with syringes behind.

Research from The University of Alabama found that addressing both hesitancy and access at the community level is important to increasing vaccination rates, particularly in African American communities.

September 17, 2021

Free Flu Shots on Campus Start This Month

A student receiving a flu shot from a nursing student

UA will provide free flu shots to students, faculty and staff beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through mid-November across campus.

September 2, 2021

UMC Opens Carrollton Location

A nurse talking to a patient in a clinic exam room

University Medical Center recently opened a location in Carrollton, Alabama, to provide primary health care services to the rural Pickens County community.

August 13, 2021

UA Leading Effort to Increase Vaccinations in Rural Alabama

A shot of a vaccination for COVID-19 is drawn from a vial.

In a partnership with community organizations, The University of Alabama is spearheading a project to get 70% of eligible people in the state’s Black Belt vaccinated against COVID-19 over the next year.

August 12, 2021

UMC to Offer Saturday Vaccine Clinics in August

Student Quin Kelly receiving his Covid Vaccine

Members of the UA community will have three opportunities to do their part to Protect Our Herd when University Medical Center offers Saturday COVID-19 vaccine clinics starting Aug. 7.

August 5, 2021

UMC to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Church Food Bank

The University Medical Center Mobile Outreach Unit

UMC will host a community COVID-19 vaccine clinic in conjunction with the monthly food bank at Grace Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa July 13.

July 7, 2021

UA Offers Rural Students Insight to Health Care Profession

A group photo of this year's Rural Medical Scholars

High school students and recent graduates from rural Alabama are participating in annual programs this summer at UA where they learn about the need rural communities have for more doctors and other health care...

June 21, 2021

NIH Grant Supports UA Study of Acute Kidney Injury Treatment

A liquid is dropped into a beaker in a lab.

Researchers at The University of Alabama will study a novel nanomedicine treatment for acute kidney injury, a common disease with no federally-approved medication.

June 1, 2021

Building Bama: Student Health Center Addition

The front exterior of the Student Health Center before renovations start

A new addition to the Student Health Center will increase clinical services provided to students and boost research through a new MRI suite.

May 26, 2021

Spring 2021 Faculty, Staff Award Recipients Honored for Service

Cynthia Moore and Dr. Arleen Breaux

Dr. Arleene Breaux and Cynthia Moore are this year's spring service and excellence award recipients.

April 15, 2021

Payne-Foster Driven to Improve Women’s Health Through Advocacy

Pamela Payne-Foster standing in her office

Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster was recently honored with the 2020 Linda Mays Volunteer of the Year Award.

March 11, 2021

Student Health Care Streamlines, Expands with SHC, UMC Merger

The interior of the student health center waiting room with chairs and coffee tables.

The full transition is expected to be complete by the Fall 2021 Semester.

March 5, 2021

UA Developed App Helps Control Hypertension

A woman looking down at her smartphone

A mobile app developed by UA faculty and the Center for Advanced Public Safety is helping individuals manage their blood pressure while providing valuable resources that promote a healthy lifestyle.

February 24, 2021

Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival to be Virtual

The Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival poster

The 9th annual Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival featuring acclaimed movies from the African continent and broader African Diaspora will be held virtually Feb. 27- 28.

February 17, 2021

UMC-Fayette to Offer Prenatal Care

A headshot of Cheree Melton

UMC will open a location in Fayette, Alabama, Feb. 5 that will provide prenatal care services to expectant mothers in a county that has a high infant mortality rate.

February 4, 2021