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Vermont pharmacologist, Kyoto physiologist's talks highlight week's events

Published on Monday, April 20, 2015

Published on April 20, 2015

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

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.


Tuesday, April 21

Health disparities journal club to focus on ADHD resources

The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities will host the next Health Disparities Journal Club session scheduled from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in classroom A140a in the School of Nursing.

The discussion will focus on mental health services for minority children diagnosed with ADHD.

Dr. Kimberly Stringer, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Linda Pendleton, social worker in the Division of Child Development and Behavioral Pediatrics, will serve as discussion leaders.

All Medical Center faculty, staff, and students are invited. Click here for the selected journal article for the discussion. For more information, call Melissa Ambrosino at 5-9008.

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.              


Wednesday, April 22

Cardiothoracic surgeon to discuss multidisciplinary communication

Jay Shake

Dr. Jay Shake, associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Checklists, Handoffs and Multidisciplinary Communication," at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292.


Visiting physiologist to compare CV research at Kyoto, UMMC

Dr. Hiroe Toba, visiting assistant professor of physiology and biophysics and assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Division of Pathological Sciences, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, will give a presentation in the ongoing Physiology Seminar Series, "Cardiovascular Research in Kyoto and UMMC," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 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. 


Saturday, April 25

BCH to host annual Service of Remembrance

Batson Children's Hospital will host its annual Service of Remembrance at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, in the University Hospital Chapel.

The service will honor the memory of the Batson Hospital and UMMC pediatric patients who died in 2014. The service provides grief support to all bereaved parents and UMMC medical staff.

The service is sponsored by the Batson Hospital Healing and Understanding through Grief Support (HUGS) Committee. All Medical Center faculty and staff are invited. For more information, call Linda McComb, chaplain, at 5-2108.

On the horizon

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.


Faculty exchange seminar to focus on content creation

The next Faculty Scholarship Exchange Seminar, "New Ways to Create Course Content: Flipping with Mobile Apps," is scheduled for noon on Thursday, May 14, in R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Presented by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the seminar provides a forum to stimulate the open exchange of ideas, concepts, new technologies, challenges and successes in the contemporary arena of academic health science education.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

For more information, call Jessica Green Overby at 4-2810.


Washington University professor to give Hardy presentations


Dr. Timothy Eberlein, Bixby Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and surgeon-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, will give two presentations during the James D. Hardy Surgical Forum and Lecture May 27 in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Eberlein will present "Delivering High Quality Cancer Care in the Future" at 8:30 a.m. and the James D. Hardy Lecture, "Building an Academic Department od Surgery," at 3 p.m. The daylong event also will include an M and M Conference and resident presentations.

For more information about the forum and lectureship, call Cheryl Dunson at 5-1226 or email her at cdunson@umc.edu.     


UAB psychiatry chair to discuss MicroRNAs, major depression


Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, Elesabeth Ridgely Shock Endowed Chair of Psychiatry and director of translational research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the keynote address, "MicroRNAs in Major Depression: Pathophysiological and Therapeutic Applications," during the annual Neuroscience Research Day event at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 29, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Sponsored by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and the local chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Neuroscience Research Day supports neuroscience research and collaboration at UMMC with neuroscientists and students from other Mississippi colleges and universities.

The day's events also will include a poster session from 9-11 a.m. in the student union gymnasium. Lunch at noon, workshops from 1-2:30 p.m. and final presentations from 3-4:30 p.m. in second-floor conference rooms A-D in the student union.

For more information about Neuroscience Research Day, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at kmcgee@umc.edu.