Avon Grant

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The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $45,000 one-year grant to the SAMC Foundation in support of the Southeast Regional Health Screening Program to increase awareness of the lifesaving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. It is the sixth year that the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program's excellence.

Pictured, from left, are: Scott Griffin, director of the Southeast Cancer Center; Dr. Jarrod Adkison, radiation oncologist; Valerie Barnes, executive director of SAMC Foundation; Dr. Steve Stokes, radiation oncologist and medical director of the Southeast Regional Health Screening Program; and Debra Stringer, coordinator of the screening program.

Corvias To Build ACOM Student Housing.

Corvias Campus Living is constructing student apartments on the campus of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Corvias approached college officials with a student housing solution which included construction and management of the rental units.

Corvias is a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate solutions company. Phase one of the project consists of three 30,864-square-foot residential apartment buildings, 117 bedrooms and a 3,000-square-foot clubhouse along with many outdoor amenities.

Corvias has a local office in Dothan and it has been responsible for Army housing at Fort Rucker since April 2006. Nearly $156 million has been spent on construction and development with 96 percent going to local and small businesses in the Wiregrass.

The on-campus apartments will open in July 2013 for the incoming class of 150 students. Students will be able to choose from one and two-bedroom floor plans, each with a private bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen. The units will feature modern and convenient amenities, including wireless internet and private study areas, and will be energy efficient.

"The development and management of student housing will add value to our campus life," said Ronald S. Owen, ACOM President. "Corvias approached ACOM about building and managing an on campus housing community offered for our medical students' unique needs."

Students living on-campus will enjoy access to a new clubhouse designed with a state-of-the-art fitness and cardio facility, as well as an open communal kitchen. In addition, there will be private, collaborative spaces available for students to study or socialize. Students will also benefit from the outside common areas where featured amenities include a swimming pool, basketball court, communal garden, and a playground.

"We are enthused and honored to have been selected for our first student housing partnership by ACOM's leadership," said Kurt Ehlers, Managing Director of Corvias Campus Living. "By doing what we do best – delivering the highest quality solutions to unique housing challenges, the college will be able to focus on its mission of offering the highest quality academic programs for its students for decades to come."

TeleStroke News Conference

SAMC is holding a press conference to announce its regional Stroke Care Network on Tuesday, May 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the seventh floor conference room of the Doctors Building. No hospital is more committed to delivering superior stroke care than SAMC – with 4 neurosurgeons, 24/7 on staff neurologists, 24/7 teleneurology, SAMC has the experience needed to provide better care for stroke patients in the Wiregrass.