Academic Afternoon Lectures

WILLIAM W. WINTERNITZ CONFERENCE

The Winternitz Conference is a monthly conference aimed at exposing medical students, residents and physicians to material and topics not typically covered in the medical curriculum. The Dean of the College of Community Health Sciences selects presenters for this conference, often faculty members at The University of Alabama. Topics vary and may include subjects like ethics, communication, professionalism, alternative medicine and quality improvement, as well as other timely, scholarly, or interesting topics of general interest particularly when originating from elsewhere in the University.

The conference is named in honor of William W. Winternitz, MD, who passed away in October 2015 in his home in Tuscaloosa. He was 95 years old.

Winternitz joined the College in 1977, serving as professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and director of Medical Student Affairs. He remained active in the College after his retirement.

While he was a faculty member at the College, Winternitz created a lecture series called “First Friday,” which exposed participants to other disciplines at The University of Alabama, including music, art and literature. The spirit of the First Friday lives on in the Winternitz Conference series, and the series continues to address the art, as well as the science, of medicine.

Winternitz was a valuable addition to the teaching efforts of CCHS. His strengths as a classical clinician and teacher who taught by example was recognized by faculty, residents and medical students as representing the best in academic medicine. Under his direction, the Department of Internal Medicine was acknowledged for its strong and dedicated cadre of teachers.

The Winternitz Conference is normally held at 12:15 pm on the first Tuesday of the month at the College of Community Health Sciences.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

The Academic Conference is a monthly conference dedicated to presenting the academic work of the faculty of the College of Community Health Sciences. Topics may include faculty teaching methods, community outreach, curriculum development, original research, scholarly writing or other academic projects.

The conference is on a monthly rotation through the academic departments of the College.

The Academic Conference is normally held at 12:15 pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the College of Community Health Sciences.

SCHOLARSHIP CONFERENCE

The Scholarship Conference is designed to present programs that inform faculty, fellows, residents and medical students with examples of scholarly activity and an introduction to the research resources and services that are available through the College of Community Health Sciences and The University of Alabama infrastructure. These resources and services empower our researchers to further scientific knowledge and achieve discoveries in human health and support the responsible conduct of research.

This conference seeks to provide a forum for presenting scholarly activity and research in such a manner that it improves associated knowledge, skills, and collaborations that consequently increases the number and quality of such activities by faculty, residents and students.

The Scholarship Conference is normally held at 12:15 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the College of Community Health Sciences.