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Heart month talk, Schwartz Rounds top event calendar

Published on Monday, February 15, 2016

Published on February 15, 2016

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

Monday, Feb. 15

Wisconsin physiologist to examine podocyte injury


Dr. Alexander Staruschenko, associate professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, will present the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “TRPC6 Channel as an Emerging Determinant of Podocyte Injury,” at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, in room 6A.

For more information, email Pam Banks at pbanks@umc.edu.


Psychiatrist to explain sleep deprivation alteration


Dr. James Shaffery, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, will present “Early-Life REM Sleep Deprivation Programs Alterations in Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity, mRNA, Protein and Sleep Architecture in Young Adult Rats” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, in room G351 in the Guyton Research Center.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available.

The seminar series offers continuing education by the Center for Developmental Disorders Research. For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804.



Stinky Feet expert to clear path from couch to 5K

Ben McDonald of Stinky Feet will present a “Couch to 5k Training Plan” in preparation for the School of Dentistry's Rush to Brush event at 5 p.m. on Monday. Feb. 15, in room D113 in the School of Dentistry building.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, click hereor email Barbara Walker at bwalker3@umc.edu.



Tuesday, Feb. 16

Periodontist to provide hard facts on soft tissue grafting


Dr. Jennifer Bain, assistant professor of periodontics and preventive sciences in the School of Dentistry, will give the Dental Grand Rounds presentation, “Evidence Based Periodontics - Soft Tissue Grafting: The When, The Why and The How,” at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

For more information, call Deborah Hayes at 4-6025.


Wednesday, Feb. 17

Surgery resident to discuss anti-reflux surgery


Dr. G. Logan Lynch, surgery resident, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Anti-reflux Surgery: Is There a Lessening Role,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at cphollingsworth@umc.edu.



Physiologist to circulate renal microcirculation info


Dr. Alejandro Chade, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the next Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Targeting the Renal Microcirculation: Prevent the Loss of, Protect the Damaged, Create Some New Ones,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.



University Heart team to offer heart-healthy presentations

University Heart team members will give three presentations as part of Heart Health month.

Dr. Mike McMullan, professor of cardiology and director of UMMC's adult congenital heart program, will present “ACHD: Helping a Growing Population” on Tuesday, Feb. 16; Dr. John Winscott, assistant professor of clinical cardiology, will present “The Heart Truth: Women and Cardiovascular Disease” on Wednesday, Feb. 24; and Dr. Tanya Tanawuttiwat, assistant professor of clinical cardiac electrophysiology, will present “Heart Palpitations: Should You Worry?” on Thursday, Feb. 25.

All of the presentations will take place from noon-1 p.m. in the University Hospital Administration Large Conference Room. For more information or to register, email Nona Mills at nmills@umc.edu.



Thursday, Feb. 18

Cardiovascular experts weigh in during heart month

The Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center will the Heart Month Seminar Series in February, in which leading experts will discuss cutting-edge findings.

On tap for Thursday, Feb. 18, is Dr. Bernadatte Thomas, clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington's Department of Global Health, who will present “The Contribution of Reduced Renal Function to Cardiovascular Disability-adjusted Life Years and Death: Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013” from noon-1 p.m. in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436 or email her at sedavis@umc.edu.



Friday, Feb. 19

Schwartz Rounds' focus: community compassion

Student volunteers from all Medical Center schools will present their most memorable cases while working at the Jackson Free Clinic and will discuss what they have learned while volunteering in the community at the next Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, “UMMC Students in Action: Compassion in the Community,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in classroom R356 (upper amphitheatre).

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

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



On the horizon

UTEP psychologist to explain tobacco use vulnerability


Dr. Laura O'Dell, associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas at El Past, will present “Neurochemical Mechanisms That Promote Tobacco Use Vulnerability” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 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.



NHLBI scientist to shed light on Latino study


Dr. Larissa Aviles-Santa, a project director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, will give a presentation on the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Guyton Building Library.

The HCHS/SOL is the largest cohort study on contemporary U.S. Hispanic/Latino health that is evaluating the prevalence of cardiovascular, pulmonary and other chronic diseases, their protective and risk factors, and their relationship to future fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular and pulmonary outcomes among Hispanics/Latinos living in four U.S. cities. Aviles-Santa is project director of the study.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Jacqueline Lane at 5-9319 or email her at jlane3@umc.edu.



Display to highlight African-American artists' work

The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities will present its first “A Healthy Start through Art” event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Community Meeting Room at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

The event celebrates local African-American artists and highlights the relationship between art and health. Several types of art will be on display, including sculptures, photography, videography, drawings and paintings.

The public is invited. For more information, call Sydnie Wagner at 5-9544 or email swagner2@umc.edu.



Alliance's 'Roaring 20s' shindig to benefit patient needs

The UMMC Alliance will host its first “A Roaring '20s Affluant Affair” to benefit the Patient Needs Fund from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Lake House in Ridgeland.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students and their families are invited. A VIP reception will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information, email Jamie Thompson at jlthompson@umc.edu.



Common Read subject is Doctor's Story

The Division of Multicultural Affairs, SOM Student Affairs and the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities have named Dr. Abraham Verghese's book, “My Own Country: A Doctor's Story,” as the next UMMC Common Read Project.

A group discussion is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, March 15, in classroom R-153 (lower amphitheatre). Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance.

Participants should read the book before attending the discussion. For more information, call 4-5012 or 4-1339.