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Retirement ceremony, Mayo experts' talks top week's slate

Published on Monday, June 20, 2016

Published on June 20, 2016

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

Tuesday, June 21

Vice chancellor to speak at GWIMS luncheon


Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and School of Medicine dean, is scheduled to speak at the UMMC School of Medicine Group of Women in Medicine and Science Summer Luncheon and Networking Session from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, in second-floor conference centers A-B in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

For more information or to register to attend, email gwims@umc.edu or Teresa Clayton at tclayton3@umc.edu.



Thursday, June 23

Health disparities club to study Delta outcomes


Dr. John Mitchell, associate professor of family medicine and director of the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club session, scheduled from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, in the board room in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Mitchell will discuss “An Assessment of Factors Contributing to Health Outcomes in the Eight States of the Mississippi Delta Region.”

All Medical Center faculty, staff, and students are invited. The journal club is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

For more information or to register to attend the discussion, email Felicia Caples at fcaples@umc.edu.




Thursday-Friday, June 23-24

Mayo expert to give trio of nephrology talks


Dr. Fernando C. Fervenza, professor of medicine, director of the Mayo Nephrology Collaborative Group, section head of parenchymal renal disease in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, will give three presentations on nephrology subjects at the Medical Center.

Fervenza will present “FSGS: Primary Vs. Secondary” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, in Guyton Conference Room G451-04 in the Arthur C. Guyton Research Center; “Membranous Nephropathy” from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, in Nephrology Conference Room L525-4 in the Clinical Sciences Building; and “ANCA-Associated Vasculitis” from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, June 24, in Guyton Conference Room G451-04 in the Arthur C. Guyton Research Center.

The presentations are sponsored by the UMMC Division of Nephrology. For more information, call Diana Carpenter at 4-5687.



Friday, June 24

Ceremony, reception to honor retiring faculty, staff

The Medical Center will host a ceremony and reception to honor its retiring faculty and staff with 25 years or more of service to the institution from 10-11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 24, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The reception will immediately follow the ceremony. For more information, email Laura Hodge at lhodge@umc.edu.



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.



Ever question what's rockin' in your noggin? Discover it!

From thinking to emotions, it's all happening in your brain. Children and their parents can learn more about the brain and its functions during Question It? Discover It! Saturday, scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at the Mississippi Children's Museum.

Neurology specialists from UMMC will be on hand for the interactive event, which is free with general admission to the museum. The monthly Question It? Discover It! Saturday is sponsored by Children's of Mississippi, the umbrella organization for Batson Children's Hospital and all UMMC pediatric care.

For more information, visit www.mschildrensmuseum.org.