These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the UAB Heersink School of Medicine and The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS). The UAB Heersink School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Grand Rounds is a monthly lecture in the traditional style of case-based presentations. Presenters use an interactive approach to teaching by asking questions, posing dilemmas, challenging thinking, and soliciting attendees’ expertise. All health care professionals, faculty, residents, fellows, and medical students are invited to participate. As of July 2021, sessions are scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, from 7:30 – 8:30 am CT. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, these sessions are facilitated via Zoom. Details and Zoom instructions are emailed to all invited participants prior to the event. Email Dr. Nathan Culmer to be added to the mailing list.
Annual Endowed Lectures are made possible by contributions from community members who wish to promote excellence in the College of Community Health Sciences. These lectures focus on topics our donors are passionate about and that align with the College’s mission of improving health in Alabama. CCHS Endowed Lectures are open to health care professionals. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, these sessions are facilitated via Zoom. Details and Zoom instructions are emailed to all invited participants prior to the event. Email Dr. Nathan Culmer to be added to the mailing list.
The Ernest Cole Brock III Endowment for Continuing Medical Education was established in April 2013 by Dr. Ernest Cole Brock, Jr., and his wife, Hannah Brock, for the purpose of funding The Ernest Cole Brock III Continuing Medical Education Lecture Series. The Brocks wished to honor the memory of their son, Ernest Cole Brock III, and to promote the education of treating concussions and other athletic injuries in varsity athletes and active individuals through the lecture series. Dr. Brock completed his orthopedic residency at University Hospital where he met his future wife, Hannah Culpepper, who at the time was working as a nurse anesthetist. The Brocks moved to Tuscaloosa in 1957, where Dr. Brock began his private practice and where they both became active members within their community. In 1959, Dr. Brock was recruited by University of Alabama head football coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant, to work with The University of Alabama football team. Dr. Brock volunteered his services for more than 25 years as the orthopedic surgeon for the team. Dr. Brock passed away on November 5, 2016.
The Alice McLean Stewart Endowed Fund for Addiction Education was established in 1994 by Alice McLean Stewart to develop an understanding and spread knowledge of alcoholism and other chemical abuse elements. Mrs. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from The University of Alabama in 1941 and a Master of Science Degree from the University of Chicago in 1942. She taught in the Tuscaloosa City School System and at Partlow State School from 1960-1988. She was a lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church and was involved with various other Tuscaloosa organizations and her community. Mrs. Stewart received many awards, including the Outstanding Preservation Service Award from the Tuscaloosa Preservation Society, and a Certificate for Outstanding Service to Alcohol Education from The University of Alabama. Mrs. Stewart understood the importance of community involvement in affecting change and continued her support by funding this lecture series in the College of Community Health Sciences through her living will and trust following her death in April 2002.
In September 1987, the Natica Bahar Memorial Lecture was established by Tuscaloosa physician Dr. David Bahar, in memory of his late wife, Natica Bahar, to promote the quality and practice of Internal Medicine at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. The Bahars moved to Tuscaloosa in 1967, where they both were involved in community projects. Mrs. Bahar was active in various charitable and cultural organizations. She also owned and operated her own business until her death in 1986. Dr. Bahar was well known throughout Tuscaloosa County for his work in the fight against tuberculosis. He was a clinical professor in the College’s Department of Internal Medicine and past president of both the Alabama TB Hospital Association and the Alabama Thoracic Society. Following Dr. Bahar’s death in November 2001, the lecture series was renamed to the David and Natica Bahar Memorial Lecture.
Dr. Joe W. O’Neal, of Tuscaloosa, established The Dr. Joe W. and Virginia Hursey O’Neal Endowed Lecture Series in April 2008. Through these lectures, Dr. O’Neal wished to support the teaching of cancer prevention and early detection at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, particularly as it relates to breast cancer, and he further wished to honor the memory of his wife, Mrs. Virginia Hursey O’Neal. Mrs. O’Neal graduated from the nurse anesthetist school at the Medical College of Alabama in Birmingham, where she met her soon-to-be husband. After graduating and marrying in 1953, she worked as a nurse anesthetist at South Highlands Hospital and then as head of the pediatric nursery at the Medical College of Alabama before moving to Tuscaloosa in 1960. Dr. O’Neal began his pre-medical education at The University of Alabama, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1949. He proceeded to the Medical College of Alabama in Birmingham, where he received his medical degree in 1954. After completing his residency, he and his wife returned to Tuscaloosa to open a private surgical practice. Once in Tuscaloosa, the O’Neals were active in Dr. O’Neal’s surgical practice and became involved in civic and religious organizations. In 2001, after a courageous battle with breast cancer, Mrs. O’Neal passed away.