Research Town Hall, Schwartz Rounds highlight busy weekPublished on Monday, April 25, 2016 Published on April 25, 2016 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Tuesday, April 26 Research AVC to cover discovery initiatives in Town Hall SummersDr. Richard L. Summers, associate vice chancellor for research, will present a Town Hall Meeting at noon on Tuesday, April 26, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).The meeting will cover upcoming initiatives such as the Enterprise Data Warehouse, the return of the Indirects Program, core facilities, the Intramural Research Support Program, increased collaboration with Ole Miss, the Research Development Foundation, the Clinical Trials Unit, the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) partnership and the Mayo Clinic collaboration.Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call 5-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Schwartz Rounds to celebrate national Gift of Life Dr. James Wynn, professor of transplant surgery, and David Wilbanks, a donor parent, will speak during the next Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, “The Gift of Life: Celebrating National Donate Life Month . . . and the Families Whose Lives Have Been Affected by Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in classroom R154 (lower amphitheatre).For more information, call Dr. Elizabeth Franklin at 5-5141 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cal researcher to unravel complex neuro interactions WayneDr. Nancy Wayne, associate vice chancellor for research and professor of physiology at the University of California, will present "Developmental and Interactions of Complex Neural Circuitries Controlling Sex, Arousal and Feeding" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in classroom 6A (room 617 on the North Wing).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation is part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series.For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686. Wednesday, April 27 Ceremony of Thanksgiving to honor anatomical donors Anatomical donors - individuals who gave their bodies to the Medical Center for health professional education and research - will be honored at the annual Ceremony of Thanksgiving scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 27, in the UMMC Cemetery.A reception will follow the ceremony in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. Shuttle service to the cemetery will be available for UMMC employees and students in front of the School of Health Related Professions.For more information, email email@example.com. USF nursing expert to explain meaning of credentials WaxmanDr. KT Waxman, assistant professor and director of the Executive Leader Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Master's Degree in Healthcare Simulation Programs at the University of San Francisco and director of the California Simulation Alliance, will present “A Potpourri of Nursing Credentials, What Do They All Mean?” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Joyce Shelby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Geriatrics experts to explain elderly fall prevention Dr. Alycia Cleinman, assistant professor of geriatrics and gerontology, and Dr. Scott Gibson, assistant professor of geriatrics, will give a presentation describing how to protect older people from falls at noon on Wednesday, April 27, in the Hospital Administration large conference room.Dessert and drinks will be available. For more information or to RSVP, email Dixie Myrick at email@example.com or call her at 5-1974. Surgeon, physiologist to weigh in on obesity, preeclampsia SpradleyDr. Frank Spradley, instructor in surgery and in physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Increased Risk for Developing Preeclampsia in Obese Pregnancies: Weighing in on the Mechanisms,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 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. On the horizon Special session to cover Canvas interface The Technology Learning Center will present an Academic Development and Discovery Seminar special session on the new look and navigation for the new Canvas user interface for academic year 2016-17 at noon on Wednesday, May 4, in classroom R354.The seminar is co-sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs' Office of Academic Development. Lunch will not be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their meals to the sessions.For more information, call Pam Wardlaw at 4-5009 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clinical, population science chair to present 'Last Lecture' JonesDr. Dan Jones, professor of medicine and physiology, interim chair of the Department of Medicine and director of clinical and population science, will present “The Last Lecture” at noon on Wednesday, May 4, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Student Alumni Representatives, the Last Lecture is inspired by Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Randy Pausch, whose book, “The Last Lecture,” recounts his experience in presenting his last lecture. Last lecture speakers are asked to consider what message they would like to impart to the world if they knew it was the last time they would ever be able to speak publicly.Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, email Brandi Van Ormer at email@example.com. Population health director to detail why family matters BeechDr. Bettina Beech, associate vice chancellor for population health and executive director of the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, will present “Family Matters: The Importance of Intergenerational Family Dynamics for Obesity Research with African-American Children” at noon on Monday, May 9, in lecture room 7A (N716).The presentations is the third session in the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research Series. For more information, call Brea Cole at 5-8372 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jones, Cook to speak at UMMC Alliance luncheon Dr. Dan Jones, interim chair of the Department of Medicine and director of clinical and population science, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, and Kevin Cook, health system CEO, will speak at the UMMC Alliance's 2016 Spring Luncheon scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.The cost of the luncheon is $15 for members or $20 for non-members. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, May 9.To RSVP, call Dixie Myrick at 5-1974 or email her at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.alliance.umc.edu. Dartmouth physiologist to explore GABA-A receptors YehDr. Hermes Yeh, chair and professor of physiology and neurobiology at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, will present “My Soiree with the GABA-A Receptor: From Phenomena to Mechanisms of Action,” part of the Center for Developmental Disorders Research (CDDR) Seminar Series 2016, at noon on Monday, May 16, in classroom 6A.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. Refreshments will be available.For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804. VA pulmonary chief of staff to discuss faith, practice LowDr. Paul Low, professor of medicine and chief of staff for pulmonary and respiratory operations at the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, will give the Lunch and Lecture presentation, “Faith in Practice and Practice in Faith: Integrating Faith in the Medical Practice and Practicing Faith and Love in the Provision of Patient Care,” at noon on Monday, May 23, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).Lunch will be available to the first 40 in attendance. The presentation is sponsored by the Catholic Students Association.For more information, email Edgar Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.