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June 15, 2012 - Department of Internal Medicine to Host Endowed Lecture

The University of South Alabama Department of Internal Medicine is hosting an endowed lecture on June 21, 2012, at 8 a.m. in the Richards Room at the USA Medical Center.

The lecture is held annually in honor of the late Dr. Loran Francis Parmley, who served as professor emeritus and founder of the USA Division of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Training Program.

The lecture will feature Dr. Glenn Whitman, associate professor of surgery and director of the cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During his talk, he will discuss system based management of post-coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients in the critical care setting.

Prior to his appointment at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Whitman served as professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He has also served in the surgery departments at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, The Medical College of Pennsylvania, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Temple University School of Medicine.

Dr. Whitman has served as chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, chief of cardiac surgery at the University of Maryland, and director of the surgical cardiac care unit at Jefferson Medical College.

The lecture was established to honor Dr. Parmley, who was appointed professor of medicine at USA in 1975 and director of the USA Division of Cardiology in 1981.

Previously, Dr. Parmley served in the European Theatre in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II and remained in the army to become chief of the Department of Medicine and Cardiology at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco and also at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. He served as army medical attache to the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, and as a medical consultant in internal medicine and cardiology to the U.S. Army in Europe.

While chief of the department of medicine at Walter Reed, Dr. Parmley was on the medical team that cared for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, former president of the United States.

In 1968, Parmley retired from the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a colonel to become assistant dean and professor of medicine at Univeristy of South Carolina Medical School and director of medical education at Spartanburg General Hospital in Spartanburg, S.C.

The event will provide CEU's. For additional information, contact Donna Gregory at (251) 471-7919.

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