Grand Rounds is a monthly conference designed around the traditional style of case-based presentations. Faculty of the College, along with their colleagues in the community, use an interactive approach to teaching by asking questions, posing dilemmas, challenging thinking, and soliciting the crowd’s expertise. Presentations are centered around a real inpatient or outpatient case, and the patient’s whole care team is involved in the presentation.
Grand Rounds is open to any member of the medical and health professional community. It is scheduled on the third Tuesday of every month, and is held at 7:30 am at Willard Auditorium. To be added to the mailing list for this conference, please contact Jennifer Wright.
WILLIAM W. WINTERNITZ CONFERENCE SERIES
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 Conferences is normally held at noon on the first Tuesday of the month at the College of Community Health Sciences. For more information, contact Dawn Hodo at (205) 348-0093 or email@example.com.
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 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.
Alice McLean Stewart Endowed Lecture ON ADDICTION
The Alice McLean Stewart Endowed Fund for Addiction Education was established in 1994 by Alice McLean Stewart and funded by her living will and trust following her death in April 2002 for the purpose of promoting addiction education in the College of Community Health Sciences through the creation of a lecture series.
Stewart received a bachelor’s degree in home economics from The University of Alabama in 1941 and a master’s degree 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. Stewart received many awards, including the Outstanding Preservation Service Award from the Tuscaloosa Preservation Society and the Gertrude Swartz Golden Circle Award from Delta Delta Delta. Her son Lewis Minor “Rusty” Stewart, Jr., serves as the representative of the fund.
David and Natica Bahar Memorial Lecture
In November 1988, the College of Community Health Sciences sponsored the first Natica Bahar Lecture. This annual lecture series has been established in memory of Natica Bahar, wife of Tuscaloosa physician David Bahar, MD.
Natica Bahar was born to British parents in New York in 1921. After graduating from junior high school, she continued her education at the convent school of the Ursuline Sisters in Belgium. She returned to the United States, finished school and worked as a stylist with Elizabeth Arden. The Bahars moved to Tuscaloosa in 1967, where Natica Bahar became involved in many community projects. She also was active in various charitable and cultural organizations. She owned and operated her own business until her death in 1986.
David Bahar, MD, 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. He was medical director and superintendent of Hale Memorial Hospital in Tuscaloosa. He worked until June 2001 at the VA Hospital in Tuscaloosa. H died in November 2001. At his death, the lecture series was named the David and Natica Bahar Memorial Lecture.
DR. JOE W. AND VIRGINIA HURSEY O’NEAL
The College of Community Health Sciences sponsored the first Dr. Joe W. and Virginia Hursey O’Neal Endowed Lecture in October 2009. Joe O’Neal, MD, established the fund to honor the memory of his wife and to support the Endowed Lecture Series.
Virginia Hursey O’Neal was born in Indiana in 1924. After graduating from high school in 1942, she enrolled in the Wesley Memorial Hospital Nursing Program, served in the Nurse Cadet Corps during World War II and received a nursing degree in 1946 from Northwestern University. She then worked as a pediatric nurse until entering the nurse anesthetist school at the Medical College of Alabama in Birmingham in 1952, 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.
Joe W. O’Neal, MD, a retired general surgeon, began his pre-medical education at the University of Alabama in 1942. His studies were interrupted by World War II and he served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps before returning to the University, where he was awarded a bachelor’s 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 practice.
Once in Tuscaloosa,Virginia Hursey O’Neal was active her in husband’s surgical practice and became involved in many civic and religious organizations. Together with her husband, she raised five children, four of whom earned degrees at The University of Alabama. In 2001, after a courageous battle with breast cancer, she passed away. Through this endowment,Joe W. O’Neal wishes to support the teaching of cancer prevention and early detection at the College, and to honor the memory of his wife.
THE EARNEST COLE BROCK III ENDOWMENT
FOR CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
The Earnest Cole Brock III Endowment for Continuing Medical Education lecture series was established by Ernest Cole Brock, Jr., MD, and his wife, Hannah Brock, with the goal of educating health professionals about the treatment of concussions and other sports injuries. They created the fund to honor the memory of their son Ernest Cole Brock III, who died in 1999 at the age of 36. The inaugural lecture was held in January 2013.
Dr. Ernest Cole Brock, Jr., an orthopedic surgeon who practiced for many years in Tuscaloosa and a longtime physician for the Alabama Crimson Tide, passed away on Nov. 5, 2016, at his home in Tuscaloosa. He was 91.
Brock grew up in Fairfield, Alabama. In 1943, at age 18, he entered the United States Air Force and fought as a gunner in 32 combat missions in Guam and Japan. After he returned to the US, he accepted a scholarship to play football at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Brock had plans to be a football coach and a science teacher, but after he suffered a career-ending leg injury during his second year of college, he decided to pursue medical school. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest University and then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at University Hospital in Birmingham (now UAB Hospital).
After residency, he joined the hospital’s staff and served as the physician for high school football players at Legion Field.
“[Orthopedic surgery] is a good field to be in,” Brock said to the College in a 2014 interview. “Most of the patients are young and can heal.”
Brock later formed an orthopedic surgery and sports medicine practice in Tuscaloosa and began traveling as a surgeon with the Crimson Tide and head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.
“I enjoyed working for the team, and Coach Bryant was nice to work for,” Brock said.
For 25 years, Brock was the team orthopedist for Alabama. He also served as an orthopedic preceptor for the College, training residents and medical students on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. He practiced in Tuscaloosa until he retired in 1992.
Dr. James Robinson, chair of Sports Medicine, team physician for Alabama and an alumnus of the College’s Residency, said Brock was a mentor to him when he training.
“Dr. Brock’s legacy to CCHS will be maintained by the annual lecture series that bears his name and by the continuation of the physician care of the athletic department through the deShazo sports Medicine Clinic,” he said.
Brock’s funeral was held Nov. 9, 2016, at Calvary Baptist Church.
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