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New Pediatric Neurosurgeon At USA Health

New Pediatric Neurosurgeon At USA Health

June 17, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — Dr. Matthew Pearson recently joined USA Health as a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon and will serve as an associate professor of Neurosurgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Pearson earned a medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. After an internship in General Surgery at…

MCI Receives Grants

MCI Receives Grants

June 10, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — The USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) has been awarded grants totaling $35,000 from the American Cancer Society to help patients with transportation and lodging during their treatment. The grants, awarded at a local level to health systems, treatment centers and community organizations, are intended to address these access-to-care needs for cancer…

USA Health Director Named To Top Black Healthcare Leader List

USA Health Director Named To Top Black Healthcare Leader List

April 22, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — USA Health’s Chad Collins, a director of operations at University Hospital in Mobile for digestive health and other service lines, was recently recognized as one of “75 Black Healthcare Leaders to Know | 2022” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Collins oversees the operations for gastroenterology and neurology, as well as inpatient physical therapy…

USA Health Freestanding Emergency Department Opens In West Mobile

USA Health Freestanding Emergency Department Opens In West Mobile

March 18, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — This week, USA Health celebrated the completion of construction of its freestanding emergency department at 181 Hillcrest Road in west Mobile. This facility opened to the public on March 14. USA Health anticipates up to 15,000 patient visits per year at the location, which will operate 24 hours a day, seven days…

USA Health Adds To Oncology Team

USA Health Adds To Oncology Team

February 11, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — USA Health recently announced the addition of Dr. Ahmed Abdalla, a medical oncologist who will see patients at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) in Mobile. Abdalla, who also will serve as an assistant professor of interdisciplinary clinical oncology at the MCI, has a special interest in gastrointestinal malignancies and phase…

USA Health COVID-19 Site Moves To Campus

USA Health COVID-19 Site Moves To Campus

January 28, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala — USA Health began seeing patients at its new drive-through COVID-19 vaccine and testing site at the JagTran facility at 301 Stadium Drive on the University of South Alabama (USA) campus in Mobile. Patients with appointments to receive an infusion treatment for COVID-19 are also being directed to the new location. USA Health…

USA Health Research Published In British Journal

USA Health Research Published In British Journal

January 14, 2022
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Researchers at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) and the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine uncovered a novel mechanism that underlies castration therapy resistance in metastatic prostate cancer. Their findings were published recently in the British Journal of Cancer. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Khan, a senior research associate at MCI, is one…

USA Health Cervical Cancer Research Awarded Grant

USA Health Cervical Cancer Research Awarded Grant

January 7, 2022
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Dr. Santanu Dasgupta, a cancer researcher at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) and assistant professor of pathology at the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine, recently received a $126,000 grant from the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation to identify certain stress-related factors that aid in initiation and progression of cervical cancer. In…

USA Health Launches In-House Molecular Cancer Tests For Precision Medicine

USA Health Launches In-House Molecular Cancer Tests For Precision Medicine

November 19, 2021
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USA Health now offers two in-house molecular oncology tests—BRAF Gene Mutation Assay and Microsatellite Instability (MSI) Assay—for cancer patients. Onsite testing means patients receive results quicker and can start treatment sooner. The Molecular Pathology Laboratory at USA Health is the first precision oncology lab in the area. Previously, USA Health sent specimens to outside reference…

USA, USA Health Fundraising Exceeds $26 Million

USA, USA Health Fundraising Exceeds $26 Million

November 5, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) and USA Health have had their most successful fundraising year, they recently announced. Crediting “a growing alumni base, combined with committed supporters willing to give,” the organizations recorded $26,147,447 from 4,440 donors. The money will fund scholarships for social justice (USA, 100 Black Men Award Scholarship To Three) to…

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