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In July 2021, the UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently named its first-ever vice chair for Global and Rural Health. The role of vice chair was created to increase global visibility of the department and its bi-directional approach to global and rural health, making it a desired destination for residents and fellows to gain unmatched training, clinical experience, and research opportunities.

In the area of Global and Rural Helth, the department's bi-directional approach creates opportunities to extend women’s health research and resources to other countries, take what is learned, bring the information back home, and apply it in local communities—particularly rural settings. Likewise, studies and research being done in rural Alabama and other local areas are being taken and applied internationally. The outcomes are positively affecting other countries and local communities at the same time. 

This innovative approach is turning evidence into sustainable actions that are impacting lives internationally and in Alabama. 

Vice Chair of Global and Rural Health

Dr. LeathIsabel C. Scarinci, Ph.D., MPH

UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Women & Infants Center | 10360
1700 6th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35249