Invited speakers, faculty exchange highlight week's eventsPublished on Monday, June 8, 2015 Published on June 08, 2015 Several presentations by leading scientists and experts and a faculty scholarship exchange top the agenda for the upcoming week at the Medical Center. Tuesday, June 9 Mentoring expert to address GWIMS session AdamsDr. Howard G. Adams, founder and president of H. G. Adams and Associates, Inc., and an expert on mentorship program development, will present "Faculty Mentoring to Create an Enabling Learning Climate" at the School of Medicine Group of Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) session from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Jessica Green Overby at email@example.com.Wednesday, June 10 House officer to explore legislative influence RoyDr. Rishi Roy, house officer in the Department of General Surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Legislative Influence: How Involved Should Physicians Be?" at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292. Harvard scientist to uncover CV immunity cells NahrendorfDr. Matthias Nahrendorf, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Mouse Imaging Program in the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, will present "Innate Immune Cells in Cardiovascular Disease" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. Utah pediatrician to describe T-ALL notch activation EngelDr. Michael Engel, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, will present "Breaking Bad: Targeting an Adaptive Response to Notch Activation in T-ALL" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, in room S123.The Grand Rounds lecture is presented by the Department of Pediatrics. For more information, call Gina Beasley at 4-5226. Mass diversity specialist to discuss cultural competence WashingtonDr. Deb Washington, Diversity Patient Care Services director at Massachusetts General Hospital, will give the Nursing Grand Rounds presentation, "Cultural Competence - Empowering Health-care Providers and Patients: Lessons Learned at Mass General," at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, in classroom R-153 (lower amphitheatre).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Dr. Sheila Keller at 5-4010 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thursday, June 11 Academic Affairs to host faculty scholarship seminar The Office of The Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will present the Faculty Scholarship Exchange Seminar, "Constructing Tests of Critical Thinking in Health Care Education Utilizing Multimedia," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to discuss the conceptual basis and advantages of objectively testing critical thinking, construct clinical scenario critical thinking questions that use multimedia in the stem and/or response options, and collaborate with faculty for construction of interdisciplinary critical-thinking questions.All interested 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.On the horizon Hop on the quarterly blood drive's Road to Life Medical Center faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in the Mississippi Blood Services "Road to Life" blood drive June 15-19 at several UMMC locations.All donors will be registered for a chance to win a 2015 Chrysler 200 automobile and will receive an MBS "Road to Life" T-shirt. Identification is required to donate blood.Times, dates and places for the drive include:* 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, June 15-16, in the donor coach between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine building;* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at the Central Billing Office in Clinton;* 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, in the donor coach near the Bailey Avenue entrance to the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center;* 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, June 18, in the donor coach at the entrance to Batson Children's Hospital; and* 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the donor coach at the University Hospital entrance.For more information about the blood drive, call Renee Howard at 4-2884 or send her an email at email@example.com. Reception to honor latest Guyton Distinguished Professors GuytonAll 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Emory neurologist to review spinal cord injury effects TanseyDr. 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 RenerDr. 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 email@example.com.