Friday, September 18, 2009

Welcome Reception for New Chair of Surgery

Dr. Byron Green was among the crowd of medical school faculty and community physicians who visited with Dr. William Richards this past week.

Dr. Jorge Alonso, Professor of Orthopaedics at USA, shares smiles with Dr. Richards and his wife, Betsy during the reception at USA Medical Center.

Pediatrics Presents Research Award

Dr. Loran Clement, professor and chair of the department of pediatrics, and Dr. Rosina Connelly, assistant professor of pediatrics and coordinator of residents' research and scholarly activities, stand with Dr. Vasudha Narayanaswami (center), recipient of the Charles Jay Hoff Award for excellent pediatric research project.

2009 Michael Moore Award

Dr. Susan LeDoux (left), Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the University of South Alabama presents COM Sophmore Travis Harris (right) with the Michael Moore Award.

Travis Harris, a second-year student at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, received the 2009 Michael Moore Award, which honors the medical student who performed at the top of the Gross Anatomy Course.

Harris not only excelled in the course, he also tutored fellow students and served as a teaching assistant in the gross anatomy course for physician assistant students.

The award was initiated by the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience in 1997 to honor the memory of Michael Moore, a USA College of Medicine student who was killed during his freshman year of medical school. A plaque with listing of awardees is outside the Gross Anatomy Lab.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Protect Yourself and Family from Seasonal Flu

USA Physicians Group will hold Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics at three convenient locations next week (September 23-25). These clinics have been set up exclusively for USA employees and for family members who are covered by the USA Health and Dental Plan. Vaccinations are provided free of charge for employees and covered dependents. 

Appointments are not necessary. To view the dates and locations, visit .  The patient consent form is available on the page in a pdf format.  Save time by completing this in advance and bringing it with you.

Also at this page is a short interview with Dr. Kevin Green, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine.  In the video, he answers the most commonly asked questions about the flu.

Employees can also sign up for reminders of clinic days and to receive updates when there are short waiting times, by following us on Twitter at .

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

USA Researcher - Dr. Donna Cioffi Featured

For Dr. Donna Cioffi, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of South Alabama, Sunday's Heart Walk is personal.  Her family been impacted by heart disease and her career as a researcher was jump-started with AHA grant awards.  WALA intervied her recently about her vascular research.  Click here to see the story - Gulf Coast Start! Heart Walk | .