Friday, July 23, 2010

Med School Café - Expert Advice For The Community

This week's Med School Café lecture, "Handling the Stress Associated with the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill," provided an interactive forum where participants could ask questions about mental health issues relating to the oil spill. Dr. Ronald Franks, vice president for health sciences and professor of psychiatry at the USA College of Medicine, along with Dr. Sandra Parker, vice-chair of the department of psychiatry at USA and chief medical officer of AltaPointe Health Systems, led the forum.

Video from this lecture will be posted online by next week. To view an article that appeared in the Press-Register prior to this week's lecture, visit

August's Med School Café will feature Dr. Hanes Swingle, associate professor of pediatrics at the USA College of Medicine. Dr. Swingle will lecture on Autism Spectrum Disorders. If you are interested in attending, email for details.

College of Medicine Welcomes Dr. Ian Malcolm

Dr. Ian Grant Malcolm was recently appointed as associate professor of radiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Prior to his appointment as associate professor, Dr. Malcolm was a visiting assistant clinical professor of radiology at USA.

Dr. Malcolm earned his medical degree from Otago University Medical School in Dunedin, New Zealand. He completed his internship at Palmerston North General Hospital in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Dr. Malcolm conducted his residency at Auckland Hospital Board’s Hospitals in Auckland, New Zealand and completed a fellowship in pulmonary radiology at the UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala.

Dr. Malcolm is board certified in diagnostic radiology. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the Medical Association State of Alabama and the Mobile County Medical Society.

Mark Your Calendar

Dr. William O. Richards, professor and chair of surgery at the University of South Alabama will be presenting two free community lectures, titled "Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity." The lectures will take place July 29 at 6:30 p.m. and August 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the USA Children and Women's Hospital Education Building II Atlantis Room.

The lecture is open to anyone interested in learning more about bariatric surgery for weight loss. For more information, call (251) 471-7413 or (251) 471-7125.

Directions: Enter the Geri Moulton Children’s Park from Springhill Avenue. At the end of the park, turn right on Center Street and then left on Cox Street. Turn left into the rear parking lot and pass the guard shack. There are several buildings accessible from this parking lot. CWEB II/Atlantis room is the last building.