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Mobile, Ala. (January 11, 2011)
Contact: Ashley Givens, (251) 470-1682

January Med School Café
“Modern Management of Crohn’s Disease”


The January Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Jack DiPalma, professor of internal medicine and director of the division of gastroenterology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

His lecture, titled “Modern Management of Crohn’s Disease,” will take place Jan. 18, 2011, at the Mobile Museum of Art at 4850 Museum Drive in Mobile. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. DiPalma will lecture on Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory condition in which the gastrointestinal tract has ulcerations and scarring leading to bleeding, pain and diarrhea. During the talk, he will discuss causes of the condition, as well as provide information on the latest research and treatment options available.

Dr. DiPalma trained at New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y., and completed his residency in internal medicine at the U.S. Air Force Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss. After completing his fellowship in gastroenterology at Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, he served on their teaching faculty. In 1987, DiPalma established the division of gastroenterology at USA, which he directs.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call Kim Barnes at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

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