Friday, October 8, 2010

October Med School Cafe - Dr. Nicole Brooks Presents "Aesthetics and Skin Care"

The October Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Nicole Brooks, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Her lecture, titled “Aesthetics and Skin Care,” will take place Oct. 13, 2010, at the Mobile Museum of Art at 4850 Museum Drive in Mobile.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. Brooks will provide information on skin care conditions and a variety of aesthetic concerns, as well as non-surgical treatments. In her lecture, she will discuss adult acne, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles, sun and age spots, and unwanted hair. The lecture will include door prizes and special giveaways.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call Kim Barnes at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

Be sure to watch the video below for more info.

Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics Available for USA Employees Starting Oct. 20

Dr. Debra Davis, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of South Alabama, rolls up her sleeve to give South Paw, USA's mascot, a seasonal flu vaccine. Flu shot clinics will be available for USA Employees free of charge from Oct. 20-22. Students from the College of Nursing will be assisting with vaccinations.

USA Physicians Group will provide Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics exclusively for USA Employees at four convenient locations on Oct. 20-22, 2010. This will provide you with convenient, fast, and timely seasonal flu vaccines free of charge.

Family members covered by the USA Health & Dental Plan are also eligible for seasonal flu vaccines at these clinic sites free of charge.

No appointments are necessary and you can complete and print the consent form in advance by visiting .

When you arrive at the flu vaccine clinic, you will show your USA Employee ID, provide the required consent form and receive your vaccination. Family members will, in addition, need to bring their USA Health and Dental Plan card.

Specific times and locations are:

Campus - Human Resources
Tech & Research Park III
Suite 2200
(251) 460-6133
October 22 8:00 a.m. 12:00 noon

Campus - USA Mitchell Center
5950 Old Shell Rd.
West Concourse
(251) 461-1632
October 21 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

West Mobile
Knollwood Physicians Group
3301 Knollwood Rd.
Med Park 4
(251) 660-5787
October 21 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Springhill Avenue Campus
Family Medicine
1504 Springhill Ave.
Suite 1800
(251) 434-3475
October 20 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
October 22 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you have questions, visit or call our Appointments and Information Line at 434-3711.

"Harry Potter's World" Exhibit at Mobile Medical Museum Through Oct. 14

"Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine" will be at the Mobile Medical Museum through Oct. 14, 2010.

The exhibit will be enhanced by the museum’s special collection of rare books and a special exhibit, “Nature’s Pharmacy” - a collection of some of the very roots and bottled remedies found in the Harry Potter books.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. To read more about "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine" click here.

For more information contact Beverly Rossini at (251) 460-6893.

Next Week's DSS - Dr. Harry Dailey

The next Distinguished Scientist Seminar at the USA College of Medicine will be presented by Dr. Harry Dailey, professor of microbiology and biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Dailey also serves as director of the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute at the University of Georgia.

His seminar, titled "The Role of Protein Dynamics in Catalysis and Protein – Protein Interactions at the End of the Heme Synthesis Pathway," will take place Oct. 14, 2010, at 4 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building auditorium.

Dr. Dailey’s research is aimed at a key and essential compound named Heme known for the vast majority of living organisms. Heme, as a cofactor in a variety of proteins, is widely acknowledged to be essential for gas transport, respiration, xenobiotic detoxification, peroxide production and destruction, fatty acid desaturation, and a variety of one electron transfer reactions.

Dr. Dailey received his bachelor of arts degree and his doctorate degree at UCLA. He was an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Connecticut Health Center prior to joining the faculty in the department of microbiology in 1980. He was appointed Acting Head in 1987 and professor and head in 1990. He was also the recipient of an NIH Research Career Development Award from 1983 to 1988.

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

GEMS Program -- Girls Exploring Math and Science -- Set For Oct. 23 on USA Main Campus

The University of South Alabama Women in Science Organization will host GEMS --Girls Exploring Math and Science -- for middle school students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the USA main campus.

The emphasis of this one-day program is to encourage girls to maintain an interest in math and science as they advance in their education. Each student will be assigned to three workshops with lunch provided.

For registration material, contact Alison Henry at (251) 460-6509. Due to the popularity of the program, registration will be limited to 300 students.