Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Med School Cafe - Expert Advice for the Community

Dr. Angus McBryde, professor and interim chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, presented the February Med School Cafe lecture titled "Preparing for Race Day" on Feb. 23, 2016.

During the talk, Dr. McBryde discussed running tips, including how to properly train for a 10K race and how to prevent injuries, as well as tips on race day nutrition.

Dr. McBryde served as team physician at the National Sports Festival in Baton Rouge, La., in 1983; the World Games in Yugoslavia in 1987; the Summer Olympic Games in Korea in 1988; and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Watch the video below to view the lecture in its entirety.

February Med School Café: Preparing for Race Day from USA Health System on Vimeo.

March 10 DSS to Feature Dr. Bruce Freeman

This week's Distinguished Scientist Seminar at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine will feature Dr. Bruce Freeman, professor and chair of pharmacology and chemical biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The lecture, titled “Pulling new drug candidates from the fires of inflammation,” will take place March 10, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the first floor auditorium of the Medical Sciences Building on USA’s main campus.

Dr. Freeman received his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California in Riverside, Calif. Dr. Freeman is a founding member of the Vascular Medicine Institute and a member of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

The primary focus of Dr. Freeman's lab is on the eukaryotic cell production, reactions and signal transduction properties of oxidizing and free radical inflammatory mediators.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Freeman.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mark Your Calendar: 2016 Gumbo Chili Showdown

The 2016 Gumbo Chili Showdown will be held April 2, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., preceding the University of South Alabama Jaguars Spring Game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

The event supports a scholarship at the USA College of Medicine created in memory of Regan Robinson Young, a medical student at USA who was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer in 2008 at the age of 23. The scholarship provides assistance to a rising senior medical student who embodies Regan’s spirit and character.

Teams will compete against one another for the crown of Best Gumbo or Chili as judged by both the audience, faculty and celebrity judges. Each team will consist of five members. Student or resident teams cost $75, while all non-student teams are $150. This is a per team fee, not per person.

The primary form of funding for the event is through local business sponsorships. There are several levels of sponsorship, each with varying levels of incentive packages.

Tickets to attend the event are $8 -- or $10 at the door. All kids under 10 years of age are admitted for free.

Click here for more information. To create a team, purchase a ticket or sponsor the event, email