Donna M. Prill, M.D., clinical faculty member in the family medicine residency program at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), recently completed the National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) Fellowship presented by the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.

The fellowship is a professional development program that is open to a limited number of participants each year. The program prepares participants to become effective residency program directors and faculty.

Prill earned her medical degree from the State University of New York and completed her family medicine residency training at Overlook Medical Center in New Jersey. She joined the faculty at MUMC in 2014.

Memorial offers six residency programs that train new physicians from around the world.

It is also the home of the Savannah campus of Mercer University School of Medicine.

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  • The Med-i-Assist program provides free prescription drug assistance, free eye exams and free glasses to low-income residents of Beaufort and Jasper counties.

Those who qualify can get help seeing a doctor for the first time, help with prescription medications, or help getting eyes examined and prescription glasses if needed.

For more information, call the Bluffton Community Center at 843-757-4818 and leave your name, phone number and a brief message. Calls will be returned as soon as possible.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays.

  • Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) will hold an informational event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 5 for local adults interested in becoming medical and non-medical volunteers serving uninsured adults from Greater Bluffton and Jasper County.

The meeting will be held at BJVIM, 1 Burnt Church Rd., in Bluffton.

The organization is seeking nurses, translators and non-medical volunteers to do administrative tasks. In addition, they need volunteers who have professional experience as counselors and social workers.

To sign up or for more information, email Mary Blake at mblakebjvim

  • The first meeting of the recently organized Lowcountry S.C. Lyme support group will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. May 10 at the Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way.

Lyme disease is caused by the transfer of bacteria from the bites of ticks. Many sufferers are not aware they have been bitten by a tick.

The group was formed for the support of individuals and families who have been affected by Lyme disease and is open to the public.

For more information, search Lowcountry SC Lyme Support Group on Facebook or email LowcountryLyme