Research town hall, Oregon, UAB research' presentations highlight upcoming eventsPublished on Monday, February 2, 2015 Published on February 02, 2015 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Tuesday, Feb. 3 Town hall meeting to tout research advances The Office of Research will host a town hall meeting from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, in room R153 (lower amphitheatre).Dr. Richard Summers, associate vice chancellor for research, Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, director of research development, and Leslie Musshafen, director of sponsored programs, will be available to answer questions.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Cari Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org.Wednesday, Feb. 4 Surgery resident to question open abdomen's effectiveness Dr. Jennifer Dinning, general surgery resident, will give the Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Has the Open Abdomen Created More Problems Than It Has Solved?" at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292. Physiologist to discuss polymer-stabilized VEGF constructs ChadeDr. Alejandro Chade, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, will present the Physiology Seminar, "Renal Therapeutic Angiogenesis for the Stenotic Kidney Novel Application of Bioengineered Polymer-stabilized VEGF Constructs," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 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.Thursday, Feb. 5 Oregon research chair to discuss placenta's role in HTN ThornburgDr. Kent L. Thornburg, professor of medicine and M. Lowell Edwards Chair for Research at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, will present “Hypertension and Heart Disease: The Placenta is a Culprit” from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.The presentations is part of the Cardiovascular Renal Research Center’s series of visiting presentations in February to spotlight cardiovascular disease research and to raise awareness of the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited to the presentation. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436.Friday, Feb. 6 Colorado ob-gyn expert to discuss reversible contraception Teal?Dr. Stephanie Teal, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics, division chief and fellowship director of family planning in the Department of Ob-Gyn, and vice-chair for faculty development and diversity at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, will give the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds presentation, "Long-acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): An Evidence-based Approach to Preventing Unintended Pregnancies," from 7-7:50 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, call Robin Suggs at 5-9114. UAB psychiatrist to debate depression's metabolic traits SheltonDr. Richard C. Shelton, vice-chairman for research and director of the UAB Mood Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Grand Rounds presentation, "Is Depression a Type of Metabolic Syndrome?" at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, call Tasha Mosley at 5-5392. On the horizon OHSU neurological surgeon to hold court on tissue thermogenesis MorrisonDr. Shaun Morrison, professor of neurological surgery at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, will present “CNS Regulation of Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, in classroom 6A (N617).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences.For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640. Getting to know you: Schwartz Rounds to focus on diversity Chaplain Doris Whitaker, director of pastoral services, will facilitate the next Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, “Diversity: Get to Know Your Neighbor,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).Panelists will include Dr. Ini-Abasi Joyce Olutade, director of Student/Employee Health; Alexander Soloveichik, occupational therapy technician; Dianne Gilbert, patient affairs Choctaw liaison; Dr. Jamil Elfarra, house officer; and Johnson George, director of faculty projects and process design.All Medical Center health-care providers are invited. Attendees must bring their ID badges to gain admission.For more information, call Dr. Elizabeth Franklin at 5-5141. Simulation to help understand life with limited resources The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities will host the next UMMC Poverty Simulation from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. Developed by the Missouri Association for Community Action, the simulation educates participants about the day-to-day realities of living with a shortage of resources and an abundance of stress. All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited to participate. For more information or to register, email Amani Bailey at email@example.com.