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UC-San Diego philosopher, faculty presentations highlight week's events

Published on Monday, April 13, 2015

Published on April 13, 2015

A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.


Tuesday, April 14

Vanderbilt pharmacologist to discuss schizophrenia modulators


Dr. Carrie Jones, assistant professor of pharmacology and director of behavioral pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, will give the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences seminar, "Drug Discovery in Academia: Development of M4 Allosteric Modulators for Schizophrenia," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, in room 6A (N617).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.   

Wednesday, April 15

Patient safety officer to discuss error prevention


Amber Arnold, patient safety officer, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Error Prevention Training," at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The presentations is a two-hour course for credit. For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292.  


UMMC faculty to offer novel therapeutic for preeclampsia

Dr. Michelle Owens, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and Dr. Babbette LaMarca, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, will give the latest presentation in the Physiology Seminar Series, "17-OrthoHydroxyprogesterone Caproate Supplementation: A Novel Therapeutic for the Management of Preeclampsia?" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.     


Friday, April 17

Gratz to explore women's self-harm, personality disorder


Dr. Kim Gratz, professor of psychiatry, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "Emotion Regulation Group Therapy for Deliberate Self-harm Among Women with Borderline Personality Disorder: From the Ivory Tower of Mississippi to the Trenches of Sweden," at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 17, in room 106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Paige Ballow at 5-5588.

Philosopher to discuss social neuroscience's impact


Dr. Patricia Smith Churchland, author, educator and researcher in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, will present "The Impact of Social Neuroscience on Moral Philosophy" from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, April 17, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. The seminar is presented by the Office of Research and the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences.

For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.     


Monday, April 20

Vermont pharmacologist to unveil shadow nervous system


Dr. Mark T. Nelson, University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Vermont, Burlington, will present "K+ Sensing and Electrical Signaling by Kir Channels in the Brain Endothelium: 'The Shadow Nervous System,'" at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 20, in classroom 6A.

The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690.


On the horizon

MSDH, MEWI to host community health equity discussion

The Mississippi State Department of Health and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities will host a community discussion, "Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and in Wealth," from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

The presentation, part of the "30 Years of Advancing Health Equity - The Heckler Report: A Force for Ending Health Disparities in America" series, is in recognition of National Minority Health Month.

Facilitated by Dr. Corey Wiggins, director of the Mississippi Economic Policy Center, the event will explore how the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health through the lives of a CEO, a lab supervisor, a janitor and an unemployed mother.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Georgette Powell at (601) 206-1540 or georgette.powell@msdh.ms.gov or Annie Baker at 5-9005 or abaker@umc.edu.              


LSU physiologist to present Guyton Distinguished Lecture


Dr. D. Neil Granger, Boyd Professor and head of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, will give the Arthur C. Guyton Distinguished Research Lecture, "Microvascular Responses to Inflammation," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in room R153 (lower amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The lecture is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.