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Guyton reception, faculty meeting on tap for busy week

Published on Monday, June 15, 2015

Published on June 15, 2015

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


Tuesday, June 16

Reception to honor Guyton Distinguished Professors


All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited to a reception honoring recipients of the Guyton Distinguished Professor Awards at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, in the second-floor conference center at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Recipients for the 2015-20 term include Dr. Robert L. Hester, professor of physiology and biophysics, Dr. Luis A. Juncos, professor of nephrology, Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, professor of physiology and biophysics, Dr. Richard J. Roman, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and Dr. Richard L. Summers, professor of emergency medicine.

For more information about the reception, call Dr. Rob Rockhold at 4-2810.

Wednesday, June 17

Stocks, Woodward to speak at spring faculty meeting

Dr. Morris H. Stocks, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Mississippi, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the spring faculty meeting at noon on Wednesday, June 17, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Stocks and Woodward will provide an update for the university and the Medical Center in the next fiscal year.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email drsingleton@umc.edu.

Thursday, June 18

Emory neurologist to review spinal cord injury effects


Dr. Keith E. Tansey, associate professor of neurology and physiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, will present "Sensory Input in Spinal Cord Injury: Plasticity, Pain and Autonomic Function, and Neuromodulation of Motor Control" from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, in room R-305 in the R&E Building at the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences and the Neurology Department at the VA Medical Center.

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

Cleveland radiologist to discuss adrenal nodule imaging


Dr. Erick Rener, professor of radiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, will give the Radiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Imaging Adrenal Nodules: Opportunities to Improve Patient Care," at noon on Thursday, June 18, in second-floor conference rooms A and B in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Rener will discuss recommendations for management of the incidental adrenal nodule.

For more information, call Katie Stokes at 5-3862 or email her at kstokes2@umc.edu.

On the horizon

Schwartz Rounds to focus on patients' legacy

Dr. Rick Boyte, professor of pediatrics and director of palliative medicine, and Dr. Patrick Smith, professor of family medicine and chief faculty affairs officer, will facilitate the Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, "The Legacy of Our Patients," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The presentation will include a video production by Dr. Elizabeth G. Franklin, assistant professor in the School of Health Related Professions and director of Continuing Health Professional Education, made possible by a Faculty Scholarship Exchange Award.

All health-care professionals are invited. Lunch will be provided on a first-come basis. Attendees must present a valid UMMC identification badge.

For more information, email Franklin at efranklin@umc.edu.