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From fragile brains to Sweep-P, a busy event calendar looms

Published on Monday, June 13, 2016

Published on June 13, 2016

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

Monday, June 13

Pediatrician to display pediatric obesity's POWER


Dr. Whitney P. Herring, assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, will present the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research Clinical and Population Science Group seminar, “Pediatric Obesity - Microbiota, POWER and More,” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, June 13, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

A discussion will follow the seminar. Drinks will be available on a first-come basis. Continuing education credit is available.

For more information, email wellness@umc.edu.



Tuesday, June 14

Pediatrician to weigh quality, research, practice



Dr. J. Marc Majure, professor of pediatrics, chief of pediatric pulmonary diseases and assistant dean of graduate medical education, will give the next Faculty Development Series: Medical Education Scholarship Rounds presentation, “Is it Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice or Research?” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, in classroom 3A.

Lunch will be available to the first 25 in attendance. The presentation is hosted by the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education. For more information, email Dr. Nicole Borges at nborges@umc.edu.



Tuesday-Wednesday, June 14-15

Wellness coach to offer energy-boosting sessions


Claude Courtney, onsite wellness coach with ActiveHealth Management, will present a pair of mini sessions for all Medical Center employees from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center and from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Courtney will present “Get Moving Today!” which will offer tips to fit activity into busy schedules and techniques to stay motivated on a fitness routine, and “Preventive Posture,” which will explore effective techniques to improve posture while standing, sitting and sleeping.

During the presentations, Courtney will also set up a sugary drink table, which will display popular drinks high in sugar, and ask participants to match sugar packets with the amount contained in each drink. For more information, call Brea Cole at 5-8372 or email her at cbcole@umc.edu.



Wednesday, June 15 

Ohio State anesthesiologist to examine fragile brains


Dr. Sergio Bergese, director of neuroanesthesia at Ohio State University, will give the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Fragile Brains: The Brains of the Elderly,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, in Classroom 3A.

For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or email her at jlalexander@umc.edu.



Surgery chief resident to discuss breast surgery


Dr. Daniel Murphy, general chief surgery resident, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Breast Surgery,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

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



Toledo physiologist to delve into thin molecules, Sweep -P


Dr. Terry Hinds, assistant professor of physiology, pharmacology, metabolism and cardiovascular sciences at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Ohio, will present “Thin Molecules and Sweep -P: The Development of Two Compounds” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 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.


Thursday, June 16

CI director candidate to hold court on cancer care


Dr. Mark Kelley, founder and chief medical officer of Innov8 Cancer Care and candidate for director of the UMMC Cancer Institute, will present “Value Based Cancer Care: The Time is Now” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Maggie Cunningham at 4-5578.


On the horizon

Washington neurosurgeon to talk hemorrhage therapy


Dr. Gregory J. Zipfel, professor of neurological surgery and neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, will give the Neuroscience Grand Rounds Orlando J. Andy Research Lecture, “Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Modern Management and New Therapeutic Approaches,” from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, in the Bank Plus Conference Center on the second-floor Atrium Mall of Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

For more information, call Robin French at 4-5705 or email rfrench@umc.edu.