The David and Natica Bahar Memorial Lecture

Date: Friday, September 06, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Willard Auditorium DCH Regional Medical Center
Cost: Free

Categories: College of Community Health Sciences, Lectures and Speakers

The College of Community Health Sciences is hosting the annual The David and Natica Bahar Memorial Lecture on Friday, September 6, from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in Willard Auditorium at DCH Regional Medical Center.

This year's speaker is Robert Osburne, MD, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine at the College of Community Health Sciences and is an endocrinologist at University Medical Center which is opperated by the College. Dr. Osburne's presentation will be an overview of the metabolic syndrome and its links to type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. 

The David and Natica Bahar Memorial Lecture was established in 1987 by the late Dr. David Bahar in memory of his wife. The lecture seeks to promote the quality and practice of internal medicine at CCHS by annually supporting a distinguished lecturer in internal medicine.

Bahar was well known throughout Tuscaloosa County for his work in the fight against tuberculosis. He was a clinical professor in the College’s Department of Internal Medicine and served as past president of the Alabama TB Hospital Association and the Alabama Thoracic Society.

Presenter: Robert Osburne, MD

Presentation: Metabolic Syndrome: Manifestations and Management

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Willard Auditorium, DCH Regional Medical Center

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify the various criteria for diagnosing metabolic syndrome and some of the synonyms for it
  • Recognize interrelationships among type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and atherosclerosis
  • Recognize the public health impact and healthcare costs associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss the the management of metabolic syndrome and its complications 

Continuing education will be provided for some health care professionals.

Contact Info: Jennifer Wright,, (205) 348-8105, Website

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