In September, the UAB School of Medicine opened the UAB Healthcare Educators Academy.
With only 73 physicians per 10,000 residents, a 2012 survey ranked Alabama 45th in the country in primary physicians per capita. In rural areas, where transportation can also be a problem, the nearest primary care can be even farther.
Dentists, dental hygienists, pediatricians, family practitioners and other primary care providers play an important role in the early detection of oral cavity cancers, and ... equally importantly ... in fostering prevention by providing education on key risk factors.
Bryan Balentine was a college student with an eye toward pre-med when his local church invited him to go along on a mission trip to Romania.
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