|The Medical Alumni Association contributed $40,000 to the scholarship endowment at the Medical Alumni Weekend. Pictured from left: Dr. Bill Blaylock, Dr. Jill Ringold, Dr. Sam Strada and Dr. Kit Outlaw.|
|Alumni and their families enjoy dinner on the deck during the first evening of the University of South Alabama Medical Alumni Association Reunion Weekend.|
The event is a multi-day program held every summer that brings back medical graduates to the Gulf Coast, allowing opportunities to reminisce with fellow classmates and former faculty. The classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009 celebrated their reunions.
Racheal Banks, director of Health Sciences Development at USA, said approximately 100 physicians attended the event, along with their families.
During the event, the Medical Alumni Association offered their thanks to Melodie Robinson, assistant director of medical alumni affairs, for her many years of service and congratulated her on her retirement. In addition, Dr. Sam Strada, dean of the USA College of Medicine, offered an update on the College of Medicine and the new university president, Tony Waldrop and his wife, Julee, were on hand to meet and greet alumni.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs were also offered. Dr. Anthony Martino, chair of neurosurgery at the USA College of Medicine, presented “Current Management of Metastatic Brain Cancer and the USA Experience;” and Dr. Grace Hundley, assistant professor of internal medicine/pediatrics at the USA College of Medicine, presented “Simulation in Medical Education.”
In addition, the following alumni presented lectures: Dr. Anne Schott (’89), associate professor of medical oncology at University of Michigan Health System; Dr. David Adkison (’84), St. Vincent’s Orthopaedics; and Dr. Edward E. Panacek (’81), professor, University of California Davis, Emergency Medicine Critical Care.
Two check presentations also took place during the event – a $40,000 contribution from the Medical Alumni Association to the scholarship endowment and a $16,000 check to assist with renovation of the student call rooms at the USA Medical Center.
To learn more about the Annual Medical Alumni Weekend, contact Racheal Banks at (251) 460-7481.
|USA College of Medicine Class of 1984|