Invited lectures, GWIMS seminar top week's agendaPublished on Monday, January 23, 2017 Published on January 23, 2017 Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Tuesday, Jan. 24 Houston biomed engineer to explain oculomotor system DasDr. Vallabh Das, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston, Texas, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Investigating the Oculomotor System in Monkey Models of Strabismus," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in classroom 3A (room 318 on the North Wing).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686. Wednesday, Jan. 25 Duke anesthesiologist to discuss ventricle physiology JoosteDr. Edmund H. Jooste, associate professor of anesthesiology, associate professor of pediatrics and clinical director of pediatric cardiac anesthesiology at the Duke University School of Medicine, will give the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Go with the Flow: Single Ventricle Physiology,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in classroom 3A.For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Surgeon to delve into timeless incisional hernia repair McKinneyDr. Gerald McKinney, associate professor of surgery, advanced minimally invasive surgery and surgical endoscopy, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Incisional Hernia Repair: Past, Present and Future,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at email@example.com. Preventive medicine prof to host health disparities meeting GambleDr. Abigail Gamble, assistant professor of preventive medicine in the John D. Bower School of Population Health, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club meeting from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in conference room D of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.The meeting is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. For more information, call Felicia (Estes) Caples at 5-9019 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Physiologist to track autoimmunity, hypertension TaylorDr. Erin Taylor, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Autoimmunity in the Pathogenesis of Hypertension,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 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. Behavioral health experts to give mood-boosting talk Dr. Danny Burgess, associate professor of psychiatry, and Dr. Mark Ladner, associate professor of psychiatry, will give a lunchtime presentation, “Boost Your Mood, Improve Your Life,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Adult Administration Large Conference Room.The presentation will include stress management strategies, techniques to improve sleep and a look at the mental health services available at UMMC's Behavioral Health Specialty Clinic.For more information or to make reservations to attend, email Susie Deloach at email@example.com or call 4-6936. Thursday, Jan. 26 Pennington professor to discuss 'repurposed' obesity tx GreenwayDr. Frank Greenway, professor and medical director at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will present “Translational Treatment for Obesity with Repurposed Drugs and Foods” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research. For more information, email Lisa Boney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday, Jan. 27 Physiology professor to give GWIMS talk on gender equity LindseyDr. Merry Lindsey, professor of physiology and biophysics and director of the Mississippi Center for Heart Research, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Seminar Series presentation, “The 3 Rs of Gender Equity,” from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 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 email@example.com. On the horizon Oklahoma geriatric expert to explain HTN's role in aging UngvariDr. Zoltan Ungvari, professor of geriatric medicine and Donald W. Reynolds Chair of Aging Research at the Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, will present “Hypertension in Aging: Critical Role in Cerebral Microvascular Injury,” at noon on Monday, Jan. 30, in classroom 6A.For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690. Pathology chair candidate to present research talk RaoDr. Jianyu Rao, professor of pathology and epidemiology, chief of cytopathology and director of the International Telepathology Program at the University of California at Davis and a candidate for chair of pathology at UMMC, will give a research presentation from noon-12:50 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Maggie Cunningham at 4-5578. UT-Southwestern CV expert to give Nelson Lecture HillDr. Joseph A. Hill, professor of internal medicine and molecular biology, James T. Willerson, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Diseases, Frank M. Ryburn Jr. Chair in Heart Research, chief of the Division of Cardiology and director of the Harry S. Moss Heart Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present the 20th Gertrude and Florian Nelson Cardiovascular Research Lecture, “Epigenetic Control of mTOR in Cardiovascular Disease,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing. Lunch will be provided on a first-come basis. The lecture is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Renal Research Center, the American Heart Association and the Mississippi Center for Heart Research.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tulane public health prof to expand on clinical trials WheltonDr. Paul K. Whelton, Show Chwan Professor of Global Public Health at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will present “Clinical Trials, Practice Guidelines, Policy and Performance Indicators” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.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 email@example.com.