Wednesday, December 4, 2013

USA Medical Center Toy Drive a Success

USA Medical Center Associate Director of Environmental Services Michael Peterson pulls a cartload of toys through the main lobby at the hospital Dec. 3, 2013. Every year hospital employees gather toys for their annual Holiday Toy Drive for the Dumas Wesley Community Center Toy Store.

USA Medical Center employees and employees of the Dumas Wesley Community Center carry toys into the center Dec. 3, 2013.
University of South Alabama Medical Center employees donated hundreds of new toys to the Dumas Wesley Toy Store on Tuesday. The toys were collected in each department of the USA Medical Center over the last several weeks in an annual tradition dating back to 2002.

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Dr. Mark Gillespie Among '10 Coastal Alabama Leaders You Should Know'

Dr. Mark Gillespie, professor and chair of pharmacology and a member of the Center for Lung Biology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was recently included in the Press-Register's list of "10 Coastal Alabama Leaders You Should Know."

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Med School Café - 'Irritable Bowel Syndrome'

The December Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Brooks Cash, professor of internal medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and a gastroenterologist with USA Physicians Group. Dr. Cash is a new faculty member who previously served as the Deputy Commander for Medicine at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

His lecture, titled “Irritable Bowel Syndrome,” will take place Dec. 17, 2013, at the USA Faculty Club on USA’s main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

During the talk, Dr. Cash will discuss irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a functional gastrointestinal disorder. He will include information on the symptoms and causes of irritable bowel syndrome as well as strategies to manage the common disorder.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Kim Partridge 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.

December Med School Cafe Teaser from USA Health System on Vimeo.

Monday, December 2, 2013

USA Pediatric Resident Fulfilling Lifelong Dream

University of South Alabama pediatric resident Dr. Tyler Sexton has always said that 10 percent of life is what happens to you, and 90 percent of life is how you react to it.

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