Aug. 6, 2018

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Motivational talks, Davis hand lectures on event horizon

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


Monday, Aug. 6

Author to give pair of talks on resilience, influence


Anne Grady, an author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, will give a pair of presentations for UMMC faculty, staff and students on Monday, Aug. 6.

Grady will present "Resilience Reset" from 3-4:30 p.m., and "Leading Through Influence" from 1:30-3 p.m. All presentations will take place in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

For more information, call Laurie Heiden-Izard at 4-2110 or email her at      

Wednesday, Aug. 22

Pathologist to explore Alzheimer's basic, translational research


Dr. Junming Wang, professor of pathology, will present the School of Medicine seminar, "Basic and Translational Research in Alzheimer's Disease," from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Robin Suggs at 4-1540.


Friday, Aug. 31

Mayo Clinic orthopaedist to present Davis Hand Lectures


Dr. Scott P. Steinmann, professor of orthopaedics at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, will present the J. T. Davis Hand Lectures, "Orthopaedics and Life," and "Complex Elbow Fracture Dislocations," from 6:30-9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Tara Kelly at 5-1637.    


Monday, Sept. 10

JSU history faculty to discuss Margaret Walker's century


Dr. Robert E. Luckett Jr., associate professor of history and director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "inclUsive" conversation, "Margaret Walker: This is My Century," from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, visit or call Mandy Scott at 5-7857 or email her at


Tuesday, Oct. 2

Chancellor, vice chancellor to speak at faculty meeting

Vitter and Woodward
Vitter and Woodward

Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the fall faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The presentation will include an update on the University and Medical Center for the next fiscal year and recognition of faculty with 20 years of service. Full-time faculty with 20 years of continuous service to UMMC should contact Dorothy Singleton by Saturday, Sept. 1.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at​