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Investiture reception, invited speakers top week's agenda

Published on Monday, November 7, 2016

Published on November 07, 2016

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

Monday, Nov. 7 

Wash psychiatrist to preach location, location, location


Dr. John Neumaier, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and pharmacology and director of the Division of Neurosciences at the University of Washington, will present “5-HT6 Receptors: Location, Location, Location” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in the Guyton Library (room G351).

The lecture is presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. For more information, call Tasha Mosley at 5-5392 or email her at



Investiture reception to honor UM chancellor


All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited to a reception honoring Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter, chancellor of the University of Mississippi, on the occasion of his Nov. 10 investiture, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

For more information, email Laura Hodge at



Tuesday, Nov. 8

Va. Tech biomed sciences expert to explain Tamoxifen use


Dr. Olivera Nesic-Taylor, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will present “Tamoxifen: New Use for an Old Drug?” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 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, Nov. 9

Postdoc fellow to cover preeclampsia, cardiac function


Dr. Bhavisha Bakrania, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Impact of Preeclampsia on Cardiac Structure and Function During Pregnancy and Post-Partum,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 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.



Friday, Nov. 11

Erasmus pharmacologist to tackle RAS blockade, ARNI


Dr. A. H. J. “Jan” Danser, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the Erasmus University School of Medicine, Rotterdam, Netherlands, will present “From Dual RAS Blockade to Angiotensin Receptor/Neprilysin Inhibition (ARNI)” at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in room 6A.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690.


On the horizon

Emory pediatric neurologist to cover brain injury


Dr. Alex Kuan of the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, at the Emory University School of Medicine, will present “Inflammation-sensitized Neonatal Brain Injury” at noon on Monday, Nov. 21, in classroom 6A.

The seminar will focus on novel functions of monocyte-derived macrophages and prognostic blood biomarkers in experimental hypoxia-ischemia brain injury of newborns.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804.


Starkville pastor to discuss body, soul physician


Father Lenin Vargas, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville and a former emergency medicine physician, will present “Physician of the Body, Physician of the Soul” at noon on Thursday, Dec. 1, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The event is sponsored by the UMMC Catholic Students Association. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Edgar Meyer at