Research

Remembering to Ask Humpty

Several years ago the trustees of The University of Alabama realized that rural health care needs and solutions were scattered throughout six colleges at UA. To bring together these like-minded people, the Institute of Rural Health Research was begun. The institute, which recently observed its first anniversary, strives to cut red tape and harness the efforts of a wide number of disciplines for one purpose: health in rural America.

Closer Than You Think

How are Portugal, Escambia County, Ala., and researchers in The University of Alabama’s Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies related? Well, each plays a role in this nation’s efforts to improve the recovery of domestic oil. And this is quickly becoming a near vital effort.

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Scientists Today

Each summer, some of America’s best and brightest students spend 10 weeks at The University of Alabama, taking part in intensive undergraduate research programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

New Breed of Detectives

Health in human beings is strongly affected by culture and societal influences. From the social value of food to the impact of economic hardship on families, and from the existence of ancient battle wounds to discovering the presence of diseases long ago, medical anthropologists seek to find the clues and connections behind the overall health of individuals today and throughout history.