Continuing Medical Education

Grand Rounds

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.

Grand Rounds is open to health care professionals and is held in Willard Auditorium at DCH Regional Medical Center.

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Date Topic Speaker
February 20, 2018 How to Manage Challenging Patients Hylton Molzof, MPH
Caitlin Moran, MA
Joshua Tutek, MA
March 20, 2018 Evaluation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Kristine Graettinger, MD
April 17, 2018 A Curious Case – A case presentation about myxedema crisis in the ED Michelle Pike-Hough, MD
May 15, 2018 Overview of HCV Evaluation and Management Ricardo Franco, MD
June 19, 2018 Management of Intrauterine Fetal Demise Cecily Collins, MD
July 17, 2018 Learning from the Detectives Robert M. Centor, MD, MACP
August 21, 2018 Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Update Amit K. Shah, MD
September 18, 2018 Polio: Forgotten, But Not Gone Alan Blum, MD
October 16, 2018 Am I Doctoring? Russ Guin, MD
John Burkhardt, PsyD, NRHSP
Suzanne Henson, MS, RD, LD
November 20, 2018 TBD John McDonald, MD

 


ANNUAL ENDOWED LECTURES

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 and are held in Willard Auditorium at DCH Regional Medical Center.

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Date Topic Speaker Endowed Lecture Series
March 8, 2018 The 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults Paul K. Whelton, MD David and Natica Bahar Memorial Lectureship
May 24, 2018 Advances in the Management of Breast Cancer Andres Forero, MD Dr. Joe W. and Virginia Hursey O’Neal Endowed Lecture Series
August 24, 2018 Concussion: The Hype, the Headlines, and the Hyperbole vs. The Evidence A Team Eye Doctor’s Perspective Katherine K. Weise, OD, MBA, FAAO The Ernest Cole Brock III Continuing Medical Education Lecture Series
November 30, 2018 TBD Jeremy J. Day, PhD The Alice McLean Stewart Endowed Lecture for Addiction Education

The Alice McLean Stewart Endowed Lecture For Addiction Education

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 at the College of Community Health Sciences through the creation of this lecture series.

Mrs. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from The University of Alabama in 1941 and a Master of Science from the University of Chicago in 1942. She taught in the Tuscaloosa City School System and Partlow State School from 1960-1988. She was a lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church and 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 Information Sciences. Mrs. Stewart understood the importance of community involvement in affecting change and continued her support by funding this lecture series through her living will and trust following her death in April 2002.

David and Natica Bahar Memorial Lecture

In September 1987, the Natica Bahar Memorial Lecture was established by Tuscaloosa physician David Bahar, MD, in memory of his late wife, Natica Bahar, and 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.

The Dr. Joe W. and Virginia Hursey O’Neal Endowed Lecture Series

Joe W. O’Neal, MD, 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 H. O’Neal.

Virginia Hursey 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 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 her 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.

The Ernest Cole Brock III Continuing Medical Education Lecture Series

The Earnest Cole Brock III Endowment for Continuing Medical Education was established in April 2013 by Ernest Cole Brock, Jr., MD, 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 bride-to-be, 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.