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One in six Americans live in rural areas, including residents of Oktibbeha County. While living in these rural areas rather than big cities was advantageous to the overall welfare of Americans a few decades ago, University of Mississippi Medical Center cardiologist Dr. Ervin Fox said members of rural communities have... More
One in six Americans lives in a rural county. These communities play a vital role in the United States’ economy, but their residents tend to live less healthy and shorter lives. The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health has started recruiting for a study that aims to answer the question... More
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is now recruiting candidates for 2 positions: Mobile Medical Examiner, which will work directly in the lab on the mobile exam unit, and Program Manager I - Mobile Exam Unit Please click the respective links below to see the job descriptions. All interested candidates should... More
In May 2021, the Mississippi Core, along with the Oktibbeha and Panola Community Advisory Boards, hosted a virtual event titled High Blood Pressure & Stroke Awareness in the COVID-19 Era & Beyond, raising awareness for common questions and beyond
You can rewatch this virtual event, hosted by the Oktibbeha and Panola Community Advisory Boards, along with the Mississippi Core of The RURAL Study, from February 2021
Drs. David McManus, Mahasin Mujahid, and Shauntice Allen present at NHLBI’s Diagnostics and Disease Management Tools for Use in Underserved Population workshop
Jump ahead to the 3 hour 30 minute mark to see Drs. David McManus, Mahasin Mujahid, and Shauntice Allen present at NHLBI's Diagnostics and Disease Management Tools for Use in Underserved Population workshop from April 2021
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