Madrie honored by Fort Rucker

The United States Army Garrison at Fort Rucker presented a Certificate of Appreciation to SAMC's 0168KiethaMadrie310x153 lactation specialist Keitha Madrie, RN, for her "thoughtful and selfless service in support of the [Army's] breastfeeding class." Madrie teaches about the importance of breastfeeding to expectant military moms, while also explaining the range of maternal and postpartum services offered at SAMC. "I especially enjoy working with the military families at Fort Rucker. These mothers often need extra support, especially when the father might be attending flight school and facing the demands of military training," Madrie said. In the photo above, Madrie (left) provides breastfeeding assistance to a patient months after the birth of her child.

Chennareddy visits WTVY’s Live @ Lunch

On Wednesday of this week, cardiologist Srinivasa Chennareddy, MD, took to the airwaves 5110ChennareddyLiveAtLunch310x153 to discuss heart disease and statistics relating to coronary artery disease and heart attacks with WTVY's Live @ Lunch host Devon Sellers. WTVY broadcast their noon show live from the Women's Center lobby as part of the monthly Buddy Check 4 emphasis.

ACOM students receive clerkships

Members of the ACOM class of 2017 learned last week where they would spend their third 4985ACOMClerkshipDayAnticipation310x153 and fourth years of clinical training. Students attended Clerkship Day in December 2014 to collect key information needed to select their top sites of interest. After making selections, students submitted their preferences and anxiously awaited their assignments.

"I really hoped that I would get one of my top three choices," said second-year student Brian Hansen. "I knew those locations would be easier for my family. I ended up in Sheffield, my top choice!"

Clerkship sites included hospitals in Birmingham, Guntersville, Mobile, Sheffield, Huntsville, and other Alabama cities. Tallahassee, the sole Florida site, was a popular choice as well. In addition to the clerkship rotations, four 2nd year students received an Anatomy/OPP fellowship in which they will serve as guest lecturers and laboratory assistants for the Class of 2018 and 2019 during their anatomy, primary clinical skills and osteopathic manipulation courses. They will also see patients with Drs. Greg Thompson and Kevin Hayes in a clinical environment.

In the photo, ACOM student Paul Richard of Cullman opens his envelope to learn his clerkship location.