News & Events
UAB's Dr. Shauntice Allen joins The New 100.9 ALEX-FM WALX for their Local Focus Special Feature, where she discusses the RURAL Heart and Lung Study coming to Dallas County. Be on the look out to participate via an invitation in the mail sent out to randomly selected people.
RURAL Study billboards were put up in both Selma and Wilcox County in late 2020. Dr. Shauntice Allen, the PI of the Alabama State Core, recorded radio advertisements at a local radio station in Valley Grand to promote the Study. The radio advertisements have aired in Dallas County since November... More
For most of the 20th Century, experts hailed the health benefits of country living. Fresh air, less-crowded living conditions and homegrown food sources were lauded as a preferable alternative to urban living.
Bascom K. Reprinted with permission of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, 2019;61(5):148-149. RURAL study begins outreach and community engagement in North Mississippi Click here to download the article
At this TEDxBeaconStreetSalon event, Dr. Vasan Ramachandran, PI of The RURAL Study, discusses health inequities in rural areas
Page 6 in the March issue of Mississippi RURAL Health Association's Crossroads discusses UMMC's local engagements that researchers engaged in so far.
In an effort to understand why people born in rural communities in the South live shorter and less healthy lives than their counterparts elsewhere in the same counties as well as across the country, researchers from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and partner institutions announced May 22 the launch... More
Dr. O'Connor, PI of RURAL's Pulmonary Core, has been named one of the top doctors in his field in the Boston area.
Dr. Brody, of RURAL's Social Determinants of Health Core, led the seminar that brought together researchers, medical practitioners, and others to explore topics in rural health and to share research ideas for how innovations in clinical and translational science could improve rural health outcomes.
On Thursday, Nov. 21, the The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) celebrated National Rural Health Day (NRHD). This day recognizes the spirit of rural communities, while raising awareness around the unique health-related challenges that rural Americans face. Given the statistics around the rural health disparities, The RURAL... More