Friday, December 28, 2018

Call for Proposals: Medical Student Summer Research Program

Faculty from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute are invited to submit proposals for the 46th Medical Student Summer Research Program. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Jan. 17, 2019.

The Summer Research Program is a nine-week program (May 29 through July 26, 2019) that pairs medical students with faculty mentors. Through this program, students develop an appreciation of how research contributes to the knowledge and the practice of medicine. Accepted entering medical students or rising second-year medical students in the USA College of Medicine are eligible.

The summer experience includes 1) hands-on research related to basic science and/or clinical medicine; 2) a seminar program that focuses on various scientific and clinical topics; and 3) student presentations at Research Day. Support for the program is provided by the USA College of Medicine dean's office and from the National Institutes of Health.

This is a full-time summer research opportunity, and students are given a stipend to participate in the research. Faculty mentors are imperative to this program.

If you are interested in hosting a medical student this summer, submit a project proposal via InfoReady. Contact Marcina Lang at or Dr. Wito Richter at if you have any questions.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

USA Welcomes Dr. Zeiad Hussain to Radiology

Dr. Zeiad Hussain recently was appointed assistant professor of radiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and serves as an interventional radiologist with USA Physicians Group.

He earned his medical degree from Baghdad University College of Medicine in Baghdad, Iraq and a Doctor of Medical Science degree from the University of York in York, England. He completed his residency training in diagnostic and interventional radiology at Guys and St. Thomas NHS Trust in London, England. He then completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of Miami Jackson Health System in Miami.

Prior to joining USA, Dr. Hussain served as a vascular and interventional radiology consultant at Bedford Hospital in Bedford, United Kingdom.

Dr. Hussain has presented his research at numerous international conferences and has served as principal investigator for several projects.