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Schwartz Rounds, invited speakers on tap for busy week

Published on Monday, February 20, 2017

Published on February 20, 2017

Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Michigan cariology chair to speak at SOD Research Day


Dr. Jacques Nör, professor and chair of cariology, restorative sciences and endodontics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will give the keynote lecture, “Therapeutic Targeting of Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cells,” from 8-9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Nör's presentation is part of the School of Dentistry Research Day 2017, which will include poster preparation from 9:15-10 a.m.; poster presentations, judging of student posters and biomedical materials science lab demonstrations from 10-11:30 a.m.; and an awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. that will include the presentation of certificates and awards at 12:15 p.m. All events will take place in the student union's second-floor conference rooms.

For more information, call Pete Lewis at 4-6010 or email him at glewis3@umc.edu.



Vandy medicine chair to describe incretin CV effects


Dr. Nancy J. Brown, Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, chair of the Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will present “Cardiovascular Effects of Incretin-based Therapies” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre). The lecture is cosponsored by the Department of Medicine.

The lecture is part of the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center Heart Month Seminar Series. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information about the lectures, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436 or email her at sedavis@umc.edu.



Wednesday, Feb. 22

Student financial aid director to give development talks

Carrie Cooper, director of student financial aid in the Office of Financial Aid, will give the Professional Development Learning Series presentation, “Employees: The Heartbeat of UMMC,” at 7:45 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited to the sessions, which are expected to last approximately one hour each. Topics will include continuing education opportunities, financial aid options and workforce development.

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



Schwartz Rounds to address suspected patient abuse

Amy Hooker, a forensic pediatric nurse, and Kim Horn, a nurse manager in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, are the scheduled speakers for the next Schwartz Center Rounds, “When You Suspect Your Patient Has Been Abused,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Health care providers are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. Lunch is provided by the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services. Attendees must bring their valid UMMC badges for registration.

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



Kentucky biologist to characterize HTN, renal, CV models


Dr. Jeffrey L. Osborn, professor and associate chair of biology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, will present “The African/Caribbean Green Monkey: Characterization of Novel Translational Model of Hypertension, Renal and Cardiovascular Disease,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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.



On the horizon

Faculty needed for Flagship Constellations session


The Medical Center will host a Flagship Constellations information sharing session, an initiative of Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, to accelerate and inspire the pursuit of solutions to some of the world's most complex challenges.

All UMMC faculty and staff who may be interested in collaborating on a Flagship Constellation proposal or who want to learn more about the initiative are invited to the session.

The session is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the School of Pharmacy's Wells Auditorium (room PH 129). For more information, email Whitney Bondurant at wbondurant@umc.edu.



Annual Tatum Lecture to welcome visiting panelists


Dr. Rick deShazo, professor of medicine, will serve as the facilitator for the Tatum Lecture 2017, “Does Mississippi's Health Status Reflect Ethical Shortcomings Among Our Health Professionals?” scheduled for noon on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Joining deShazo for the panel discussion will be Dr. Janice Bacon, a pediatrician in Canton; Dr. Robert Smith, a family medicine physician in Jackson; Dr. Edward Hill, a family physician in Tupelo and former president of the American Medical Association; and Michelle Wheeler, a School of Medicine student.

Sponsored by the Department of Medicine, the Department of Surgery, the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Office of Public Affairs, the lecture is in memory of Dr. Nancy O'Neal Tatum, a family medicine physician whose pioneering work established the first formal program of medical ethics at UMMC.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Pam Wardlaw at pwardlaw@umc.edu.



Kentucky behavioral scientist to deliver GWIMS talk


Dr. Carol Elam, professor of behavioral science, associate dean for admissions and institutional advancement, and director of medical education research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, will give the Group on Women in Medicine and Science seminar series presentation, “Keeping on Track: Strategies for Maximizing Success in Your Career While Avoiding Burnout,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in second-floor conference rooms A and B of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Teresa Clayton at tclayton3@umc.edu.



Neurobiologist to host 3-D ADDS discussion


Dr. Dongmei Cui, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, will present the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar, “Stereoscopic Visualization of 3-D Virtual Models for Anatomy Education,” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in classroom 6A.

The seminar is offered by the Office of Academic Development in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. For more information, email Brenda Ward at bgward@umc.edu.



Renowned Tennessee ophthalmologist to give rounds


Dr. Carl C. Awh of Tennessee Retina, P.C. in Nashville, an internationally recognized clinician, surgeon and educator, will present a pair of Department of Ophthalmology Grand Round Series lectures Thursday-Friday, March 16-17.

Awh will present “An Incomplete History of Vitreoretinal Surgery” and “Genetic Testing, AMD and AREDS Supplements,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in room LP-104 at 764 Lakeland Drive. He also will present “Interesting Vitreoretinal Surgical Cases” and “Talking with Patients about Retina Problems” at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 17, in room LP-104 at 764 Lakeland Drive.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Corinne Day at 4-5022 or email her at aday@umc.edu.