April 8, 2019

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Mind Matters lecture, neuroscience innovation event headline week's agenda

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

Monday, April 8

Asst. AG to give Mind Matters lecture on avoiding scams

MIND MATTERS logoVenecca Green, special assistant attorney general, will give a Mind Matters presentation, "Avoid Scams: Protect Yourself!" on Monday, April 8 in the second-floor conference rooms of the student union. Green will discuss what to watch for and how to insure you and your loved ones are protected from fraud. Check-in will take place at 5:30 p.m. with the program to follow from 6-7 p.m.

Sponsored by UMMC's The MIND Center, Mind Matters is a free community education series focused on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Melissa Goff at 5-4237 or email mindcenter@umc.edu.


Tuesday, April 9

SOD students to give Dental Grand Rounds presentations

dentistry_icon.jpgThree fourth-year dental students will give the School of Dentistry's Dental Grand Rounds presentation at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Mimi Hoang will present "Restoring Fractured Teeth with Orthodontic Extrusion;" Devin Stewart will present "Regeneration of an Intrabony Osseous Defect Using Bone Graft;" and Caleb Hardman will present "A Comparison of Micro Arc Oxidation on Series of Titanium Implant Alloys."

For more information, email Angela Stokes at alstokes@umc.edu.


Psychiatry prof to help make sense of grant-writing

Portrait of James Rowlett

Dr. James K. Rowlett, professor of psychiatry and human behavior and vice chair for research in the department, will present the Group on Women in Health and Science "Connect-Share-Advance" event, "Making Dollars and Sense of Successful Grant-Writing," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, email gwims@umc.edu.




Wednesday, April 10

Trauma fellow to illuminate resident research perspective

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Dr. Kristen Carter, trauma research fellow in the UMMC Department of Surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Trauma Care at UMMC: The Resident Research Perspective," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at cphollingsworth@umc.edu.


Pastoral services director to launch compassionate series

Portrait of Doris Whitaker

Doris Whitaker, UMMC director of pastoral services, will give the first of a three-part Everyday Wellness series, "Where it Begins: Self-compassion," at noon on Wednesday, April 10, in classroom 6A.

Whitaker also will present "Compassion for Me, Compassion for You" at noon on Wednesday, April 17, and "Compassion in Health Care" at noon on Wednesday, April 24. 

The series will provide insight about what compassion really is and how to integrate it into one's life and practice.

For more information or to register, email everydaywellness@umc.edu. 


Thursday, April 11

Neuro Institute to host neuroscience innovation event

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The UMMC Neuro Institute will host the first Neuroscience Research and Innovation Symposium showcasing the graduate program in neuroscience from noon-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Translational Research Center.

The event will include a luncheon at noon, poster abstract presentations at 1:15 p.m., neuroscience research and development talks at 2:30 p.m. and a "sweet treats" reception at 5 p.m.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call 5-3706 or email kmcgee@umc.edu.


Maryland faculty to offer Edelman lecture on justice

Portrait of Sacoby Wilson

Dr. Sacoby Wilson, associate professor at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland at College Park, will give the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities fifth annual Marian Wright Edelman Distinguished Lecture, "Journey Home: A Native Son's Fight for Social, Environmental and Health Justice," at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, email Vikki Gholar at vgholar@umc.edu.


Monday, April 15

Sao Paulo professor to associate ACE isoform, arterial HTN

Photo of Dulce-Elena-Casarini

Dr. Dulce Elena Casarini, a professor of medicine in the Nephrology Division at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Brazil, will give the UMMC Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, "Association Between 90 kDa N-domain ACE Isoform and the Presence of Arterial Hypertension," at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 15, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851.


Tuesday, April 16

Yale expert to tout digital learning during Research Day

Portrait of Harlan Krumholz

Dr. Harlan Krumholz, Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine in the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at the Yale School of Medicine, will present the Thomas Barksdale Cardiovascular Memorial Lecture, "Learning at the Speed of Digital: The Next Step Toward a Learning Health System," at noon on Tuesday, April 16, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Krumholz's presentation is part of the School of Medicine's annual Research Day event, scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m. The event will include oral presentations, poster presentations and an awards ceremony.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Kimberlee McGuire at kmcguire@umc.edu. 


Wednesday, April 17

NYU anesthesiology chair to cover facial transplantation

Portrait of Andrew Rosenberg

Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, professor and chair of anesthesiology at the New York University School of Medicine, Uniondale, will give the UMMC Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Preparation and Care of the Patient Undergoing Facial Transplantation," from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in room LH122 of the medical education building.

For more information, call Cathy Braboy at 4-5914 or email her at cbraboy@umc.edu or call Ellecia Cooper at 5-1010 or email her at elcooper@umc.edu.


Pitt surgery professor to deliver annual Hardy Lecture

Portrait of Andrew Peitzman

Dr. Andrew B. Peitzman, Mark M. Ravitch Professor of Surgery and Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, will give two presentations during the James D. Hardy Surgical Forum and Lectureship on Wednesday, April 17, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Peitzman will give the Grand Rounds presentation, "Bleeding Kills: Toward Zero Preventable Deaths," at 8:10 a.m. in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre) and the James D. Hardy Lecture, "Surgical Rescue: The Fifth Pillar of Acute Care Surgery," at 1 p.m. at the River Hills Club in Jackson. 

The day's events also will include a Surgical Quality Conference at 7 a.m., a welcome by Dr. Christopher D. Anderson, James D. Hardy Chair of Surgery, at 8 a.m. and resident and student presentations beginning at 9 a.m. - all in R153 - and lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the River Hills Club.

For more information about the James D. Hardy Surgical Forum and Lectureship, call Jodi Boyd at 4-5102 or email her at jboyd@umc.edu.


FBI agent to tackle human trafficking in ODI lecture

Portrait of Walter Henry

Walter Henry. special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive Conversation," "Human Trafficking and Medical Needs of Victims," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing.

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



Monday, April 22

Oregon CV expert to discuss cerebral small vessel disease

Portrait of Nabil Alkayed

Dr. Nabil J. Alkayed, chairman of cardiovascular medicine, professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, and director of research, Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, will give the UMMC Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series presentation, "Therapeutic Targeting of a Novel Eicosanoid Receptor in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease," at noon on Monday, April 22, in room 6A.

For more information, call Marilyn McCarthy at 4-1635.


Tuesday, April 23

Interim chancellor, VC to speak at faculty meeting

Portrait of Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks, University of Mississippi interim chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the spring faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, April 23, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

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



Friday, April 26

Faith Seeking Understanding group to explore suffering

Portrait of Subhi Talal Younes

Subhi Talal Younes, a fifth-year M.D./Ph.D. student, will give the UMMC Faith Seeking Understanding Interest Group presentation, "Why Does God Allow Suffering?" from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Russell Roberts at proberts@umc.edu.



Wednesday-Monday, May 1-6

Simplifying security focus of info security exec's CANN Talk

Steve Waite

Steve Waite, executive director of information security , will present the  Condensed Academic Networking and kNowledge Talk, "Foam In, Foam Out - Simplifying Security," from 7:30-7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the Bebe Richardson Conference Room, from 12:30-12:50 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in room SH198, and from 4:30-4:50 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in room N-5A.

CANN Talks are monthly professional development seminars for UMMC faculty and staff. For more information, email Julian Gilner at jgilner@umc.edu.

Thursday, May 16

Gurney race teams to vie for Golden Stethoscope​

The race will be on for the coveted Golden Stethoscope. In celebration of National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, 26 five-person UMMC clinical, non-clinical and student teams will take part in a gurney relay race from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in front of the student union.

Gurney teams also will employ wheelchairs and crutches in their quest to win. The team to beat is the reigning racers from 2018, Smooth Operators of the Batson Children's Hospital OR.

The event will include a "celebrity" dunking booth, food trucks and music by DJ Chris Young. For more information, call 5-9159.