University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences Administrative Staff (251) 445-9265
Interim Chair Julio F. Turrens
Professors Spector, Turrens
Professor Emeritus Covey, Davis 
Associate Professors Henderson, Stanfield, Mockett, Ravine
Assistant Professors Thulasiraman, Shokolenko, Swiger, Gorelik

Department of Biomedical Sciences web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/alliedhealth/biomedical

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is dedicated to providing excellent undergraduate preparation for those students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, basic medical research, biomedical education or other health professions. The curriculum is designed to provide students a strong general education in the humanities, arts, social sciences, mathematics, and sciences, followed by in-depth study in the basic medical sciences. The program offers an optional Honors Research Thesis (BMD 499) to qualified students consisting of a first-hand research laboratory apprenticeship in biomedical research under the mentorship of a faculty scientist. Students interested in the Honors Research Thesis option should contact Dr. Michael Spector for information. The Biomedical Sciences curriculum as a whole is aimed at establishing a conceptual framework from which the student can pursue post baccalaureate educational experiences in the biomedical sciences, particularly medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, or Ph.D. study in Basic Medical Sciences, as well as in a variety of health and science related fields. In addition, the Department of Biomedical Sciences offers basic medical science course work that serves as a background for students wishing to pursue professional component programs in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions. 

Pre-professional Advising Program

Students planning to major in Biomedical Sciences who also have plans to attend medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant, veterinary or pharmacy school are advised by a Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions advisor and by a Health Preprofessional advisor.

Cindy Stanfield, Ph.D.
Health Preprofessional Advisor
HAHN 4004
(251) 445-9280

Academic Advisor
Karen LaSarge
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
HAHN 3028
(251) 445-9260

Degrees, Minors, or Certificates

Faculty Listing

Biomedical Sciences Faculty
Gorelik, Gabriela Biomedical Sciences Assistant Professor PHD, Univ of Buenos Aires
Henderson, James D. Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor BS, Spring Hill College
PHD, Emory University
BS, Auburn University
Mockett, Robin J. Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor BS, Queens University
PHD, Southern Methodist University
Ravine, Terrence J. Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor BSMT, University of Akron
MS, University of Akron
PHD, Virginia Commonwealth U
Shokolenko, Inna N. Biomedical Sciences Assistant Professor MS, Kiev State Linguistic Univ
PHD, Univ of South Alabama - COM
Spector, Michael P. Biomedical Sciences Professor BS, Philadelphia College
PHD, Marshall University
Stanfield, Cindy L. Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor BS, University of California-Davis
PHD, University of California-Davis
Swiger, Brad M. Biomedical Sciences Assistant Professor BS, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of South Alabama
Thulasiraman, Padmamalini Biomedical Sciences Assistant Professor BS, McGill University Quebec
MS, University of Oklahoma-Norman
PHD, University of Illinois-Urbana