Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mark Your Calendar: 24th Annual Obstetrics & Gynecology Conference

The USA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will host its 24th Annual Continuing Education Conference in Obstetrics and Gynecology April 16-17, 2015. The event will take place at the Daphne Civic Center in Daphne, Ala.

The event will be of a particular interest to OB/GYN physicians, family medicine physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurse midwives, ultrasonographers and other health care professionals associated with obstetrics and gynecology. The conference will be approved for continuing medical education credits for physicians, nurses, and social workers.

For more information, contact Catherine P. Hanks, BSN, RN, at 415-1571.

Join USA College of Medicine on Instagram

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine is now on Instagram (

Instagram is a social network that allows users to view and share photos quickly and easily. In just four years since it initially was released, the network has grown to include more than 300 million users accessing the site each month. Many users choose to apply "filters" to images they share, making them look more vibrant and appealing than unedited photos.

The easiest way to start using Instagram is to download the free mobile app from iTunes or the Google Play store. Users can register a new account or simply connect using their Facebook account. From there, they can start following the accounts of their friends or organizations.

In addition to the USA College of Medicine's page, we also encourage everyone to follow USA Children's & Women's Hospital ( and the USA Medical Center ( 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

USA Welcomes Dr. Elias Chalhub

Dr. Elias Chalhub was recently appointed professor of neurology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Chalhub was in private practice in Mobile, Ala.

Dr. Elias Chalhub earned his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He completed his internship at the University of North Carolina at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. He then completed a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) special fellow in pediatrics, clinical neurology and child neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo.

Dr. Chalhub is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics,  American Academy of Neurology, President’s Association, Child Neurology Society,  liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Southern Child Neurology Society, Southern Society of Pediatric Research, Southern EEG Society, American Association on Mental Deficiency, American Association, Central Society of Neurologic Research, Medical Society of Mobile County, Muscular Dystrophy Association and National Association for Retarded Citizens.

Dr. Chalhub is now accepting patients at 3301 Knollwood Dr., 4 Medical Park. To make an appointment, call (251) 660-5108.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Jan. 15 DSS to Feature Dr. Paul A. Janmey

The next Distinguished Scientist Seminar at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine will feature Dr. Paul A. Janmey, professor of physiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The lecture, titled "Mechanical Signaling in Cells and Tissues," will take place Jan. 15, 2014, at 4 p.m. in the first floor auditorium of the Medical Sciences Building on USA's main campus.

Dr. Janmey’s lab studies several aspects of cell mechanics.

Dr. Janmey earned his A.B. degree in chemistry and philosophy from Oberlin College in 1976 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1982. He was a research fellow in the department of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and in the hematology-oncology unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Janmey.  

The lecture series is comprised of distinguished scientists from other academic institutions who are invited by the USA College of Medicine basic science departments to present a seminar showcasing their latest research findings. Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to attend.