Thursday, September 5, 2013

Retirement Reception Honors Dr. Luterman

Dr. Arnold Luterman, the Ripps-Meisler professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and former head of the burn center at the USA Medical Center, has retired after more than 30 years of service to the university.

A retirement reception was held for Dr. Luterman on Aug. 28, 2013, at the USA Faculty Club on USA’s main campus.

Click here to read about Dr. Luterman's contributions to the university.

To view more photos from the retirement reception, click here.

Renowned Neurosurgeon to Present Lecture Benefiting Local School

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Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson will present a lecture on Oct. 14, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile.

The lecture, titled “A Conversation with Dr. Ben Carson: The Importance of Good Education,” serves as a fundraiser benefiting Prichard Preparatory School.

Joining Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1977, Dr. Carson rose from adult neurosurgery resident to become the director of pediatric neurosurgery. Along the way he pioneered many innovative procedures and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008.

Tickets to Dr. Carson's talk are $100. To purchase individual tickets, click here. To sponsor the event, contact Angie Hannah at (251) 380-7220 or

Basic Medical Sciences Graduate Program Student Receives Edwin R. Hughes Award

Dr. Strada presents the Edwin R. Hughes Award to Tiffany S. Anderegg on Aug. 19.
Tiffany S. Anderegg, a second-year student in the University of South Alabama Basic Medical Sciences Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, recently received the annual Edwin R. Hughes Memorial Award for the Outstanding Student of the IDL Class of 2012-2013.

Anderegg is the sixth student to receive the annual award, first presented in 2007. Dr. Samuel Strada, dean of the USA College of Medicine, presented Anderegg with the award.

The award is named in memory of Edwin R. Hughes, who served as director of the Basic Medical Sciences Graduate Program at the USA College of Medicine from its inception in 1978 until 1990. The award recognizes the student with the best performance in the curriculum.

Anderegg received her undergraduate degree in physics from Elon University in 1997 and her master’s degree in engineering physics from the University of Virginia in 2000.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mark Your Calendar: 6th Annual GO RUN for Women’s Cancer

The 6th Annual GO RUN (5K and 1 mile fun run/walk) for gynecologic cancer research at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute will be held Sept. 14, 2013, at 8 a.m. on USA’s main campus - Mitchell Center Lawn/Moulton Tower. On-site registration will begin at 6:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the event support an endowment for research in women’s cancer, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and cervical cancer. “This event has gained tremendous support throughout the community and continues to grow each year,” said Kori Saucier, assistant director of development at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.

The morning will consist of free food, live music, kids zone, giveaways, and vendors. Performance shirts will be given to all participants who register by Sept. 9, and youth shirts will also be available.

Teams are encouraged to participate. A team is comprised of six or more registered participants in any combination of runners, walkers, kids, and adults, who come together to run/walk for GYN cancer awareness and research.

There are several motivations behind establishing a team for this event. Some teams walk in honor of someone battling cancer, to support a survivor, or in memory of a loved one who lost their battle. Other teams are composed of co-workers, friends, family, or students who want to make their contribution to a great cause.

Last year, the GO RUN event attracted over 1500 runners/walkers and raised over $70,000 for gynecologic cancer research. “We anticipate this year to be even bigger and better,” Saucier explained. “Therefore, we need plenty of volunteers!” Volunteer opportunities are available Sept. 13 and Sept. 14.

Each individual must complete a race application, in addition to each team submitting a team application.

To register online, click here.

For more information about the GO RUN, how to be a sponsor, or how to volunteer, contact Kori Saucier at (251) 460-6209 or

USA Physicians Group Welcomes Dr. Nicolette Holliday

Dr. Nicolette P. Holliday was recently appointed assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Prior to her appointment at USA, Dr. Holliday was a resident physician in the obstetrics and gynecology residency program at USA, where she received the Best Intern Award in 2010 and the Best High Risk Resident Award in 2011 and 2012. She also received the Best Oncology Resident Award in 2012.

Dr. Holliday graduated with two bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2005. She earned her medical degree from USA in 2009.

In 2013, Dr. Holliday was named to the USA Chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society and received the following awards: Best Resident in Medical Student Education Award, Best Obstetrics Resident Award, Best Private Gynecology Resident Award, and Best Endocrine Chief Resident Award. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Medical Association and the Mobile County Medical Society.

Dr. Holliday is now accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call (251) 415-1496.