Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society
College of Community Health Sciences | University of Alabama
The University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society is supported by grants from Mrs. Celia Wallace and the Richards Family Foundation. Mrs. Wallace is chair of the board of directors of Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, and a leading advocate for disease prevention and community health. Dr. Lee Wallace, PhD, son of Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Wallace, is the chief executive officer of Southern Medical Health Systems the parent company of Springhill Medical Center. Dr. Rick Richards of Augusta, Georgia, is a family physician and medical activist who has created innovative health care cost-containment programs and health-related companies.
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Promotional Video for the Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society
Blum A, Burks C. Puff Your Cares Away: Smoking and the Silver Screen. Premiere at the Theatre Historical Society of America Annual Conference. Detroit, Michigan, June 19, 2018.
Previewed at The Art of Medicine Rounds, College of Community Health Sciences, June 7, 2018.
Premier screening at the annual conference of the Theatre Historical Society of America, Chrysler Black Box Theatre, Detroit Opera House, June 19, 2018.
March 1, 2018
In this day and age, technology is constantly evolving, but new studies show it could be physically harming us. Dr. Rick Streiffer sits down with Dr. Alan Blum, a family physician at the University Medical Center, about the addiction we’re seeing to phones, devices and computer screens.
Streiffer notes that the creation of the smart phone and computers has been a remarkable addition to our society with all the benefits it has brought. But as he looks around, he realizes people are addicted, and they are ignoring other people because of it. (More…)