Rick Streiffer, the dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at The University of Alabama, earned a bachelor’s degree in math from Tulane University, a medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and completed his family medicine residency at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. Streiffer has been recognized during his career with several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Alumni Award for Academic Achievement from the College of Community Health Sciences. Over the course of his career, Streiffer has been the project director on several federal training grants with a focus on primary care education and development of a rural physician workforce. He founded the Tulane Rural Medical Education Program and created the Tulane Rural Immersion Program with the support of a grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. He also received a $1 million Health Resources and Services Administration grant to oversee the development of a medical home curriculum within the required family medicine clerkship at Tulane. Throughout his career, Streiffer has maintained an active primary care practice, and he is board-certified in family medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics.