Friday, October 2, 2009

Health Services and COM Employees Recognized for Service

Kudos to Nona Odom, Director of HSF Billing Services, and Walter Beckham, Medical Photographer II, for being selected as members of the 2009 USA-Team.  Both were congratulated by President Moulton during Thursday's Employee Recognition Ceremony at the Mitchell Center.

The USA-Team is a group of 25 employees from throughout the University who have performed beyond the call of duty to improve service, quality and the image of the University.  Honorees exemplify professionalism and dedication to excellent service and work as a team player, and have made outstanding contributions by developing efficiencies in performing their job.

Press Register Talks With USA Gastroenterologist

USA gastroenterologist Dr. Jack DiPalma led a two-year study of a new liquid used to prepare for a colonoscopy that requires drinking 25% less in volume compared to the standard solution.  Click here for story from Tuesday's Press Register -

Online Lecture - Med School Cafe' - "From Pigs to People..."

Last week's Med School Cafe' lecture, featuring Dr. Kevin Green, was standing room only.  His talk "From Pigs to People:  What You Need to Know about Swine Flu" is available online.  Click here to view this lecture - .

USA Professor Keynote Speaker at International Forensic Conference

Dr. Gil Brogdon, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Radiology with the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was the keynote speaker at an International Association of Forensic Radiographers conference in Manchester, England, on Sept. 12, 2009. More than 100 association delegates attended that lecture, some of them from as far away as Australia.

Dr. Brogdon’s lecture at the conference was titled “Forensic Radiology: Past, Present & Future.” His talk covered the history of forensic radiology since the late nineteenth century to th e present day and also discussed advanced forensic radiology practices that are becoming more mainstream and how these developments will affect the field in the future.

Dr. Brogdon, who chaired the USA department of radiology from 1985 to 1992, has authored and co-authored more than 300 scientific publications and received numerous awards for his work, including the Hunt Award and the Distinguished Fellow Award and Medal from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.