Thursday, October 16, 2014
After meeting with medical students at the conference and learning more about family medicine, Tinker decided to run for president of the student chapter. Every summer at the annual Alabama Academy of Family Physician conference in Destin, Fla., a new president is elected.
The responsibilities of president include being the voice for the student members from Alabama at the statewide board meetings, which are held three times a year, as well as having a vote on the board for all other elected topics and discussions. Tinker will also inform people, especially his fellow medical students, of the organization and continue to spark interest in family medicine among students. In addition, he will emphasize the need and benefits of being a family physician in the state of Alabama.
“I am most excited about the opportunity to lead an organization that I am passionate about and to have the opportunity to spread interest in family medicine in the state because I know there is a great need for it,” Tinker said. “I believe this position will enrich my experience in medical school by allowing me to gain experience in leadership and also allowing me to gain more knowledge in a field of medicine that I am very interested in.”
A University of South Alabama research team recently was awarded $87,000 by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama for research into creating advanced endoscopic imaging technology for cancer detection.
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The lecture, co-sponsored by the USA Archaeology Museum, will feature Robert Thrower, tribal historic preservation officer, Poarch Creek tribal member, and traditional practitioner. His lecture, titled "Creek Indian Medicine," will focus on indigenous plants used by the Creek for healing and health.
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“Some of the courses on information resources will help me directly in my work as a reference librarian, connecting faculty and students to available biomedical data and information,” said Wright. “While it’s hard to pick a part of the week that was most informative,” Wright believed that “being able to connect the people at USA with innovative methods and ideas in their research is the most exciting part of the experience.”
The course covered topics from genomics, to natural language processing, to electronic health records and health information exchanges. “There were other courses dealing with management and processes for technology implementation that will be useful as I perform my work engaging with technology in the library, and consulting with patrons about technology in research, teaching, and practice,” Wright added.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Day earned her American Society for Clinical Pathology board certification from Duke University in Durham, N.C. She also received her Master of Health Science from Duke University and her certificate in health assistance at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.
A pathologists’ assistant is a highly trained allied health professional who provides various services under the direction and supervision of a pathologist. In 2005, pathologists' assistants became eligible for certification by the ASCP. As of January of 2013, there were 1,770 certified pathologists' assistants in the United States.
Day received her certification in histotechnology from the American Society for Clinical Pathology in 2012. She is a member of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.