As the opioid crisis continues to impact communities across the world, a physician-scientist at USA Health has been named the principal investigator of an international phase II clinical trial to evaluate the safety of a drug for babies born with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.
Louis and Melinda Mapp have announced their intentions to donate approximately eight acres of land in Baldwin County to the University of South Alabama.
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The virtual visits can be for initial consultations, post-operation follow-ups, and other health needs that don’t require an in-person visit.
A system now in place at USA Health hospitals gives the USA Health Transfer Center a bird’s-eye view of patient traffic flow with the goal of managing bed capacity more efficiently to provide critical services to the region.
The USA Health pediatric surgery program is the only provider of cryoneurablation for pectus excavatum in the region and one of only a few hospitals in the country that use the procedure.
USA Health University Urology now offers a minimally invasive procedure – mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini PCNL) – for the treatment of kidney stones.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital officially opened a small baby unit where infants born at 28 weeks gestation or sooner and who weigh 1000 grams or less (2.2 pounds) receive specialized care.
African-American patients with advanced ovarian cancer were found to have a pre-existing immune response linked to worse survival rates compared with their white counterparts, according to research led by Dr. Rodney P. Rocconi, a gynecologic oncologist and interim director of the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute.
The University of South Alabama Department of Microbiology and Immunology recently hosted a retirement celebration for Dr. David Wood, professor and chair of microbiology and immunology, and Dr. John Foster, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology.
Dr. Mike Lin awarded $1M National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant to study the link between hospital-acquired pneumonia and dementia.
USA Health researchers awarded R01 grant to study molecular mechanisms that contribute to acute lung injury.