Friday, March 5, 2010
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Senior medical students at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine will participate in Match Day on Thursday, March 18, 2010. The event will take place at the USA Brookley Campus.
For more information, contact Kimberlee Nodine at (251) 460-7174 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The brunch featured several speakers, including USA Chair of Internal Medicine Dr. Errol Crook, Sen. Vivian Figures and Dr. Clara Massey. Each spoke on the dangers of heart disease in women and how heart attacks and strokes can be prevented.
Dr. Massey, professor of internal medicine and chief of cardiology at the University of South Alabama, was the keynote speaker of the afternoon. She shared local statistics about heart disease in women here in Mobile and throughout Alabama.
The afternoon of speakers and conversation came to a close in the park across from Spot of Tea where the women took part in DanceFit, a program led by Shannon Woods, R.N. The participants enjoyed a fun and healthy way to work out and help prevent heart disease.
The information shared at the event was designed to impower the women who attended with the knowledge to prevent heart disease in our community.
Dr. Julie A. Freischlag, chair of the department of surgery and surgeon-in-chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, will present two lectures in March. Both talks are open to all medical professionals and are through the Dr. Emmett B. Frazer and Dr. Milton M. Leigh Endowments at the University of South Alabama department of surgery.
Dr. Freischlag is an international expert in thoracic outlet surgery, a syndrome that causes problems in the upper extremities. She is the first woman to head any large clinical department at Hopkins Hospital. Prior to moving to Baltimore, Dr. Freischlag was the chief of vascular surgery and director of the Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center at the University of California in Los Angeles. She completed her surgical residency and post residency Vascular Fellowship at UCLA.
This annual memorial lecture, funded by community surgeons and the USA Department of Surgery, is given to honor the legacy of Dr. Emmett B. Frazer and Dr. Milton M. Leigh as leaders in clinical service and graduate surgical education in the Mobile community.
For more information on both lectures, contact the department of surgery at (251) 471-7993. A flyer is also available at - http://www.southalabama.edu/com/surgery/pdf/frazerlecture.pdf .
Dr. Massey will lecture on the latest research involving cardiovascular care and the latest news from the American College of Cardiology on heart disease prevention in women.
During her talk, Dr. Massey will outline cardiovascular risk factors, as well as explain how these risk factors differ in men and women. She will also provide important information on how to assess your family history and your personal risk factor panel.
According to data from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women. One out of every three women in the United States over the age of 21 will die of heart disease.
The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call Kim Barnes at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail email@example.com .
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 as well as promising new research.
The event will feature both gumbo and chili from more than 50 competing teams representing area medical practices and local businesses. Tickets are available online for $8 in advance or at the event for $10. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.gumbochili.com/ .
All proceeds support the Regan Robinson Young Scholarship.
The Gumbo Chili Showdown was created in 2008 by USA medical students and continues to be a project organized by students at the USA College of Medicine. The event supports a scholarship created in memory of Regan Robinson, a medical student at USA who was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer in 2003 at the age of 23. The scholarship provides assistance to a rising senior medical student who embodies Regan’s spirit and character.
Earlier this year, Jamie Caudill was awarded the first scholarship. To find out more about Jamie, follow this link - http://medschoolwatercooler.blogspot.com/2010/01/jamie-caudill-first-recipient-of-regan.html .