Thursday, November 8, 2018

USA Health Physicians Group Welcomes New Urologists

Dr. William Terry and Dr. Lorie Fleck are accepting new patients at University Urology.
University Urology – a newly established USA Health Physicians Group clinic – recently welcomed two urologists, Dr. Lorie Fleck and Dr. William Terry.

As the only urology clinic in the area backed by the resources of academic medicine, Dr. Fleck said she is looking forward to work alongside Dr. Terry to bring urology services to USA Health.

“In addition to seeing patients at the clinic, I will also serve as an adjunct assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine,” Dr. Fleck said. “I am excited about the opportunity to combine patient care with teaching and research.”

Dr. Fleck earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where she also completed her residency training in urology. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, American Medical Association, American Urologic Association, Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology and the Society of Women in Urology. She also serves as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board-certified by the American Board of Urology. She is subspecialty board-certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Terry, who also serves as adjunct assistant professor of surgery at the USA College of Medicine, said he is looking forward to serving the community that molded him into the physician he is today.

“Being a part of a health care system that has both great leadership and caring and well-trained physicians is a huge win for not only USA, but also the Mobile region,” he said. “I am happy to be part of this equation.”

Dr. Terry earned his medical degree from the USA College of Medicine in 2008 and completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then completed his residency training in urology at UAB.

University Urology is located at 3290 Dauphin St. in Suite 301. Both Dr. Fleck and Dr. Terry are now accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call (251) 660-5930.

USA College of Medicine Expands Intramural Grants Program

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine provides funds for basic science or translational research through an annual competitive Intramural Grants Program for faculty to develop new research ideas (seed funding), develop new critical preliminary data for revised extramural proposal submissions, or enable sustained research progress between extramural grant funding periods (bridge funding).

The USA College of Medicine has expanded the Intramural Grants Program to allow:

  • Two cycles per year, funding permitting
  • All COM full-time faculty to submit as principal investigators
  • COM faculty with less than $300,000 in extramural support to apply for seed funding to develop new ideas

The USA College of Medicine has launched the competition for Cycle 2.  Details are outlined below:

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
  • Award Cycle: March 1, 2019 - Feb. 29, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Basic science or translational research programs
  • Funding Available: $150,000.00
  • Eligibility: Full-time faculty (assistant professor or above) with primary appointment in the COM are eligible to apply as principal investigators. 

Collaborative proposals with co-investigators in other departments/units are encouraged. Clinical trials will not be supported.

Click here for more information and to apply for the competition.

Mark Your Calendar: Lunch and Learn Sessions for Faculty

The Office of Faculty Affairs will host the following "Lunch and Learn" sessions for faculty:
  • Dec. 4, noon to 1 p.m.: Promotion and Tenure Workshop
  • March 12, 2019, noon to 1 p.m.: Writing Abstracts and Manuscripts
  • May 8, 2019, noon to 1 p.m.: Implicit Bias and How It Impacts Our Health Care Encounters
All sessions will be held in the USA Children's & Women's Boardroom. Lunch will be served.

Email Nicole Schultz at to sign up for the sessions.