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College’s fourth-year medical students match into residencies

Fourth-year medical students from the University of Alabama School of Medicine Tuscaloosa Regional Campus learned earlier this month where they will train for the next three to seven years for their graduate medical education. Twenty-nine students from the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus, which is operated by UA’s College of Community Health Sciences, were among thousands nationwide […]


In Remembrance: Dr. Charles LeMaistre

Dr. Charles LeMaistre, an alumnus of The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences who played a key role in getting health warnings on cigarettes and who served as president of MD Anderson Center for nearly two decades, passed away Jan. 28. He was 92 years old. LeMaistre, a native of Lockhart, Alabama, received his […]


Southeast Sun: New medical school program brings Birmingham native to Enterprise

Lissa Handley Tyson is a Birmingham native, but she says she has come to love the smaller city of Enterprise. Tyson came to Enterprise to work with Dr. Beverly Jordan and others with Professional Medical Associates. She is a third-year medical student at the University of Alabama Birmingham’s Tuscaloosa campus and is one of nine […]


Parkinsonism, ADHD in Grandchildren and Geriatric Depression topics in fall semester of Mini Med School

Mini Medical School is back in session this fall semester. The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences kicked off its second semester of the lecture series for UA’s OLLI program that has been put on by faculty and resident physicians at CCHS. Mini Medical School lets adults and community  learners explore trends in […]


Medical student from Ghana completes rotation at CCHS

Akua Aidoo, a medical student from Ghana, spent three weeks completing a rotation in the College of Community Health Sciences’ Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She participated in patient visits in the Betty-Shirley Clinic, which provides mental health care to patients at University Medical Center, which the College operates. Aidoo is a medical student […]


Medical students named members of Gold Humanism Honor Society

Four medical students at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences became members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Nathaniel Claborn Sherrer (Class 0f 2017) and Salmaan Zaki Kamal, Koushik Kasanagottu and Elissa Handley Tyson (Class of 2018) are now members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a signature program of the Arnold P. Gold […]


New faculty join CCHS

Dr. Nathan Culmer is assistant professor and director of Academic Technologies and Faculty Development. Culmer leads the utilization of educational and simulation technology as well as distance technology aspects of telehealth services. He also oversees faculty development and is expanding continuing medical education at the College. Culmer received his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University, […]


WVUA: First Year UA Medical Students Serve Tuscaloosa Community

Before picking up their books and beginning medical school, first-year Alabama medical students committed a day doing good in the community. As part of orientation week, incoming med students participated in “fun day,” a day of service in the Tuscaloosa community. This year’s fun day involved working in Jeremiah’s Community Garden, a place dedicated to […]


College merges departments to create Department of Family, Internal and Rural Medicine

The College of Community Health Sciences’ departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine have joined, and along with the College’s Rural Health Leaders Pipeline programs, now form the Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine, or FIRM. The University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved the merger at its June 2016 meeting. Dr. Richard Streiffer, […]