Friday, June 29, 2012

USA Children's & Women's Hospital Hosts HSF Board

The University of South Alabama Health Services Board of Directors met at University of South Alabama's Children's & Women's Hospital on June 27, 2012.

The board held their regular meeting and toured the hospital.  Click here to see photos - .

Med School Café - Expert Advice for the Community

This week, Dr. Frederick N. Meyer, professor and chair of orthopaedics at the USA College of Medicine, presented the June Med School Café lecture.

The lecture, “Nonsurgical Treatment for Dupuytren's Contracture,” had a total of 69 attendees.

During the talk, Dr. Meyer discussed Dupuytren’s disease, a relatively common syndrome that causes the tissues under the skin on the palm of the hand to thicken and shorten so that the fingers cannot straighten.

In February 2010 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an injectable treatment for Dupuytren’s disease, and Dr. Meyer is the only physician in the area to offer the novel treatment.

The next Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Juan G. Ochoa, associate professor of neurology at the USA College of Medicine. Dr. Ochoa will lecture on "Finding a Cure for Epilepsy." The event will take place July 18, 2012, at the Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center in Mobile.

If you are interested in attending, email for more details. To learn more about the lectures, click here.

College of Medicine Welcomes Dr. Daniel Dees

Dr. Daniel Dees was recently appointed assistant professor of neurology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Dr. Dees earned his medical degree from the USA College of Medicine in 2007. He conducted his internship in internal medicine at USA and conducted his residency in neurology at USA.

From 2010-2011, Dr. Dees served as chief resident of neurology at USA. He completed a one-year fellowship in movement disorders at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.

He is currently a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Southern Pediatric Neurology Society, and the American Society of Neuroimaging.

Dr. Dees, who specializes in movement disorders, is now accepting new patients. For appointments, call (251) 660-5108.

USA Medical Center to Host Blood Drives

The University of South Alabama Medical Center and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is hosting a blood drive in the Medical Center's 10th floor dining room.

The dates and times are as follows:
Friday, June 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, July 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All registered donors will receive a free meal ticket and LifeSouth recognition item. For more information, call (251) 471-7231.