This award supplements a grant the Whiddon College of Medicine received from HRSA in September 2019. The initial grant, plus all supplemental funding, now totals $19.8 million.
USA Health is the first health system in Alabama and the upper Gulf Coast region to earn the three-year accreditation.
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Radiation oncologist Joseph Jones, M.D., works with a multidisciplinary team to deliver the most advanced therapies for cancer patients.
All four locations have been performing continuously since 2018 to sustain recognition as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, meeting standards that ultimately translate to better experiences and outcomes for patients.
USA Health is teaming with Jeffrey St. John, M.D., of Vision Partners to provide high quality care using state-of-the-art equipment.
“Our ultimate goal for this research is to make clear the biological and molecular mechanisms that are critical to rickettsial transmission by fleas so we can better understand the epidemiology of flea-borne rickettsial diseases and identify novel points of intervention,” Macaluso said.
Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Community Health Workers project is a collaboration between the USA Center for Healthy Communities and the Mobile County Health Department.
Nabin R. Karki, M.D., will focus on treating patients with prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and testicular cancer.
Led by Chandrani Sarkar, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, the research team has identified neuropeptide Y (NPY) derived from cancer cells as an independent regulator of colon cancer progression.
USA Health and Mobile County Public Schools entered into a comprehensive agreement for USA Health to be the official provider of sports medicine services for 12 public high schools in Mobile County.
Meghan Hermance, Ph.D., an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at USA, recently received the five-year award to study the infection dynamics of a tick-borne bunyavirus called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus or SFTSV.
A collaboration between the University of South Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the study builds upon Lin’s previous research grant from the NIH, which totaled $1.7 million over a four-year period.
Zachary M. Trisel, M.D., completed a fellowship in medical oncology at USA Health/Mitchell Cancer Institute and a residency in internal medicine at Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.