Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Art In Science - View Med School Cafe' online

Approximately 100 people attended this month's Med School CafĂ© lecture presented by Dr. Troy Stevens. Dr. Stevens, who is a professor of pharmacology and director of the University of South Alabama Center for Lung Biology, gave a presentation called “The Art in Science” at the Mobile Museum of Art. The lecture demonstrated the parallels in art and science using images collected by researchers. To view the lecture in its entirety, follow this link- .

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

USA Professor Remembered

Dr. Robert B. Chronister passed away on Oct. 25, 2009, at the age of 67. He spent more than 35 years teaching at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 at 12 noon from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Serenity Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements are by Serenity Funeral Home at 8691 Old Pascagoula Rd. in Theodore.

An online guestbook is available at .

Monday, October 26, 2009

This Week's DSS

The next Distinguished Scientist Seminar will be presented by Dr. Frank F. (Skip) Bartol on Oct. 29, 2009, at 4 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building auditorium. His seminar is titled, “Maternal Lactocrine Programming of Neonatal Development: Implications for Fertility and Health.”

Currently, Dr. Bartol serves as associate dean for research and graduate studies at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Bartol’s research focuses on identification of factors affecting and mechanisms regulating development and function of the female reproductive tract, with a particular focus on reproductive efficiency and health in domestic ungulate species.

In 2005, Dr. Bartol was named the Donald Henry Barron Lecturer by the UF-IRB program at his doctoral alma mater "for outstanding research and scholarly activities in the field of reproductive biology."  He was named Alumni Professor at Auburn University in 2009.

Dr. Bartol received a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Tech. He received both his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Florida through the Interdisciplinary Reproductive Biology (UF-IRB) program. He also received advanced training in molecular biology as a visiting scientist in the Center for Animal Biotechnology at Texas A&M University.

For more information on Dr. Bartol’s research, visit .

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