New funding from HRSA will support medical student education, faculty research, and strengthen pipeline programs.
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The Comprehensive Urban Underserved and Rural Experience program (CU2RE) in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has received $5.5 million in additional funding for the second year in a row from the Department of Health Resource Services. .
The funding from HRSA supports the department’s mission to strengthen the recruitment, training, and retention of medical students dedicated to providing primary care, especially in rural and urban underserved areas of Alabama. We support this. The program started in 2020 with his HRSA prize pool of $7 million, with an additional $5.2 million added in 2021. Recent prizes bring the total funding to $17.7 million.
“It has been very exciting to see the CU2RE program grow since its inception, and new supplemental funding from HRSA will give us even more opportunities to expand the impact of the program,” said Rural Health. “Growing and strengthening primary care in Alabama is an important health care priority for the state, and we appreciate HRSA’s investment in our efforts and in the doctors of the future.”
The new HRSA grant will increase educational activities for medical students, redesign family medicine education at all UAB regional campuses, provide students with scholarships to offset medical education costs, and provide support for new faculty, staff, and students. Used to carry out development initiatives.
The CU2RE program has grown rapidly since its launch in 2020, with the addition of CU2RE pipeline programs for college students interested in practicing primary care in underserved communities. The program began this summer with 12 of his students from his five colleges in Alabama. These students have already benefited from in-person and online workshops and discussion sessions, tours of UAB medical facilities, discussions with faculty and staff, and events with CU2RE program medical students. In addition to programming for students, the CU2RE program supports training and practice transformation efforts for faculty and clinicians, as well as research efforts that bridge the gap between education and clinical practice, helping to address some of Alabama’s most challenging health challenges. Addressing care issues.