Thursday, October 25, 2012

USA College of Medicine Welcomes Dr. Mary Kelly Powers Roveda

Dr. Mary Kelly Powers Roveda was recently appointed assistant professor of pathology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind., and earned her medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1990.

Dr. Roveda completed her pathology residency at the USA College of Medicine, where she also served as chief resident. She previously served as assistant professor in the department of pathology at the USA College of Medicine and has served as an adjunct assistant professor in the same department since 1999.

While at USA, she served as associate director of the pathology residency program. From 1999 to 2012, Dr. Roveda served as a pathologist at Gulf Regional Pathology in Mobile.

Dr. Roveda served on the Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors at USA from 1991 to 1996. She also has served as director of histology, College of American Pathologists (CAP) liaison for North Baldwin Infirmary Hospital, and mentor for Springhill College pre-professional students.

She has presented numerous scientific publications and presentations, and is certified by the American Board of Pathology.

Congressman Jo Bonner Visits USA Children's & Women's Hospital

U.S. Representative Jo Bonner, R-Alabama, (left) with USA Children's & Women's Hospital Administrator Owen Bailey during the congressman's recent visit to tour the progress that has been made on the hospital's expansion. Construction began in November 2010 and the expansion, which will nearly double the hospital's size, is expected to be completed in 2013.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Med School Café - Expert Advice for the Community

This week, Dr. Lynn Dyess, professor of surgery at the USA College of Medicine, presented the October Med School Café lecture.

The lecture, titled “What Every Woman Should Know about Breast Cancer,” had a total of 57 attendees.

During the talk Dr. Dyess shared information on the diagnosis and prevention of breast cancer, as well as current and emerging treatment options.

The next Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Karen Fagan, associate professor of internal medicine and pharmacology and chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Fagan's talk will focus on how advances in medical research directly impact patient care. The event will take place Nov. 29, 2012, at the USA Faculty Club on USA's main campus.

If you are interested in attending, email for more details. To learn more about the lectures, click here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dr. Martinez Honored by Hispanic American Business Association of the Gulf Coast

Dr. Jose Martinez (right), professor of pediatrics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, recently received the Medicine and Science Award given by the Hispanic American Business Association of the Gulf Coast.

The award was presented to Dr. Martinez at the association's fourth annual meeting and awards ceremony on Oct. 19, 2012.

At the event, USA was also recognized with the association's annual Diversity Award.

Dr. Martinez, who specializes in medical genetics, has been with the University for close to 25 years. He earned his medical degree at the University of Cordoba Medical School in Argentina and completed a pediatric residency at Saint John Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Martinez completed a neonatology fellowship at Saint John Hospital in Detroit and a medical genetics fellowship at USA.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Lecture and Visiting Professorship in Neurology to Feature Dr. David Robertson

The University of South Alabama department of neurology’s fourth annual Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Lecture and Visiting Professorship in Neurology will take place Oct. 30, 2012, at 8 a.m. at the USA Medical Center 2nd floor conference room.

This year’s lecture, titled “Therapy of Autonomic Disorders,” will feature Dr. David Robertson, professor of neurology at Vanderbilt University.

During the talk, Dr. Robertson will address new therapeutic advances in the field of autonomic disorders.

Dr. Robertson graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1969 with a B.A. in Germanic and Slavic Languages. He attended the Arnamagnaen Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, before receiving his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School in 1973.

Dr. Robertson completed an internship and residency in medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition, he was a postdoctoral fellow in clinical pharmacology at Vanderbilt.

Along with his current roles as professor of medicine and pharmacology and professor of neurology, Dr. Robertson is currently the Elton Yates Professor of Autonomic Disorders, director of the General Clinical Research Center and director of the Center for Space Physiology and Medicine for Vanderbilt University.

The Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Scholarship was established to support, in the early stages of their careers, young physicians engaged in neurology who wish to gain a better understanding of dysautonomia. Third and fourth year medical students at USA were invited to submit applications for the scholarship that included a unique research or learning opportunity.

For more information on the lecture, contact Nicole Laden at (251) 445-8262.

To learn more about Dr. Robertson, click here.