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Boxmeyer Joins College of Community Health Sciences

Caroline Boxmeyer, PhD, has joined the College of Community Health Sciences as associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. In addition, Boxmeyer will continue in the role of research scientist in The University of Alabama’s Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems, which she has held for the past seven years. Boxmeyer, […]


Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

A free community screening of the film, ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, will be held Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The event is sponsored by The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences, Capstone College of Nursing, School of Social Work, Culverhouse […]


Rural Health Conference – February 20th, 2013

The annual Rural Health Conferences are attended by health-care professionals, community leaders, researchers, government officials and policymakers who come together to hear from prominent speakers in the field and to share information and knowledge about the health disparities that impact rural Alabama.


College Psychiatrists Recognized by National Association

Two psychiatrists in the College’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine have been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association for their dedication to the profession of psychiatry. Marisa Giggie, MD, an assistant professor in the department who also practices at the College’s Betty Shirley Clinic, received the status of Fellow. J.E. Keeton, MD, an adjunct […]


Students Elected to Membership in Honor Medical Society

Five University of Alabama School of Medicine students who are receiving their clinical training at the College of Community Health Sciences were elected members of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. The students are all in their fourth-year of medical school


CCHS Program Prepares Rural Students for Med School

A family doctor in a rural town wears multiple hats, from teacher and counselor to knowledge base and expert adviser. “You’re part of a community.” says Dr. John Brandon, a family practice physician in Gordo since 1981.


On Rounds Celebrates Forty Years of the College

Celebrate forty years of the College of Community Health Sciences with this commemorative edition of On Rounds. On Rounds is a semiannual publication of The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences/School of Medicine, Tuscaloosa Campus.


Dean Helps Raise Awareness about Diabetes

Dean Richard Streiffer, MD, was pinned on World Diabetes Day Nov. 13, 2012, to help raise awareness about the disease. He received a round blue pin, the global symbol for diabetes, from Ethan Sales, a University of Alabama pre-medical student majoring in Biology and vice president of the University organization DiET (Diabetes Education Team). Diabetes […]