Friday, October 9, 2009

Pediatric Endocrinologist Joins USA COM Faculty

Dr. Anne-Marie Dore Kaulfers was recently appointed as assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Kaulfers is a pediatrician with training and experience in pediatric endocrinology.
She is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in cell and molecular biology.
Dr. Kaulfers earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She conducted her pediatric residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky., where she received an award for Outstanding Resident in Pediatric Endocrinology.
In addition, she completed a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.
Her research interests include childhood obesity, glucose metabolism, endocrinopathies after traumatic brain injury, as well as bariatric surgery and its effect on bone density.
Dr. Kaulfers is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, The Endocrine Society and the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society.
Dr. Kaulfers is now accepting new patients at the Children’s Specialty Clinic on Spring Hill Avenue. To make an appointment, call 251-405-5147.

USA Faculty Member Named to Key NIH Post

University of South Alabama College of Medicine graduate and former faculty member Dr. Timothy Moore has joined the Lung Biology and Disease Branch of the Division of Lung Diseases at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

In his new role at NIH, Dr. Moore will be responsible for directing the NHLBI Division's program in Lung Vascular Biology and Disease.

Dr. Moore received both his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the USA College of Medicine.  Following residency training at Johns Hopkins, he joined the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology and in the USA Center for Lung Biology.

Share Your Favorite Medical IPhone/Blackberry App

Today, there's a smart phone app for everything - including medicine.  Share your favorite medical app below by posting a comment.

Here's a recent article from Houston Neal of Software Advice reviewing popular apps for medical professionals to get you started -

Is It Art Or Science?

Aurora 2006. Fluorescence microscopy of lung tissue and nuclei of cells.

Actually, it's both!

Join Dr. Troy Stevens, Director of the Center for Lung Biology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for an interesting lecture on Oct. 21, 2009, for a thoughtful discussion about a collection of fascinating images encountered by scientists as they conducted medical research.

The lecture will take place at the Mobile Museum of Art and is part of Med School Café, the USA Physicians Group’s monthly lecture series.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch (catered by The Palette Café) are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. To make reservations, please call (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

For a "sneak peak" at some of the images, visit Robertson Gallery at 450 Dauphin Street (images are in the back on the left).

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vote For Your Favorite Children's Hospital

Microsoft has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network to provide three Children’s Miracle Network pediatric hospitals an Ultimate Gameroom experience.  Go online to cast your vote for your favorite children's hospital (USA Children's and Women's Hospital - of course!) and help decide which three lucky hospitals will receive this giveaway. 

Cast your vote by following this link - .

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dr. James Klinger Featured Lecturer - October 8th DSS

Dr. James Klinger will present the next Distinguished Scientist Seminar on Oct. 8, 2009 at 4 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building auditorium. His seminar is titled “The role of ANP in pulmonary permeability."

Dr. Klinger currently serves as associate professor in medicine at Brown University and is the medical director of the Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit and the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI.

His basic science interests include the natriuretic peptides, one of the peptides that causes natriuresis, the excretion of an excessively large amount of sodium in the urine. He also studies cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate) signaling pathway and its role in modulating pulmonary hypertensive and right ventricular hypertrophic responses and pulmonary endothelial barrier function. His clinical research is focused on patients with pulmonary hypertension, and the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism, a blockage of an artery in the lungs.

Dr. Klinger received a B.A. in medical science from University of Wisconsin and a medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and he completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Klinger is a member of the Pulmonary Circulation Assembly of the American Thoracic Society and an Associate Editor of the journal Lung.

For more information on Dr. Klinger’s research, please visit: .

For additional information, please contact Natalie Kent at 461-1548.