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Clinical trials info session, Schwartz Rounds highlight upcoming events

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

Friday, Aug. 16

Office of Clinical Trials to offer information session on app


The Office of Clinical Trials will provide an information session on the Research Participant Recruitment tool – a new application to assist with clinical trial recruitment - at noon on Friday, Aug. 16, in the large conference room on the third floor of the Translational Research Center.

The session will cover many features of the application, including how the application can identify a subset of patients who meet a study’s specific inclusion/exclusion criteria and are interested in research participation, and how to ensure IRB approval to access the application’s data.

For more information, call the Office of Clinical Trials at 5-5019 or email​.



Tuesday, Aug. 20

​Schwartz event to shed light on substance abuse risk, resources


Doris Whitaker, UMMC pastoral services director, will facilitate the Schwartz Center Rounds "2019 Series, Are We Too Busy?" discussion, "This is Us: Shedding Light on Who is at Risk of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Resources for Recovery," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Dr. Saurabh Bhardwaj, assistant professor of psychiatry, Reginald Funches, diversion control officer, Kim Horn, surgical intensive care unit nurse manager, and Dr. Ann Kemp, professor of family medicine, are scheduled to speak during the event.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. A valid UMMC identification badge is required for registration. For more information, call Cheryl Stingily at 5-5142 or email her at


Wednesday, Aug. 21

JH faculty to compare GPCRs, gut metabolites; renal, CV function


​Dr. Jennifer Pluznick, associate professor of physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, will give the UMMC Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Novel GPCRs and Gut Microbial Metabolites in Renal and Cardiovascular Function," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.




Thursday, Aug. 22 

LSU professor to explore energy balance, obese pregnancies

Dr. Leanne Redman, professor and director of reproductive endocrinology and the Women’s Health Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, will give the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center Grand Rounds presentation, “Great Expectations! Understanding Energy Balance to Advance Management of Obese Pregnancies,” at noon on Thursday, Aug. 22, in room A035 in the School of Nursing building.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817 or email her at​


Friday, Aug. 23

M.D.-Ph.D. candidate to explore God's existence


Subhi "Talal" Younes, an M.D.-Ph.D. candidate at UMMC, will present "Does God Exist?" at the Faith Seeking Understanding meeting at noon on Friday, Aug. 23, in classroom 6A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Russell Roberts at





Wednesday, Aug. 28

MEW journal club to discuss breaking prejudice habit

Portrait of Shannon Pittman

Dr. Shannon Pittman, professor and chair of family medicine, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club meeting, “Breaking the Prejudice Habit: Mechanisms , Timecourse and Longevity," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in conference room D on the second floor of the student union.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The session is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 or email her at


Thursday, Aug. 29

Chief human resources officer to host chat over coffee


Paula Henderson, chief human resources officer, will host a “Coffee Talk” presentation from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Perioperative Conference Room.

The first 12 individuals to register will be eligible to participate in the event. For more information or to register, email




Friday, Aug. 30

Columbia prof to discuss RASL Procedure during Davis Lecture


Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser, Robert E. Carroll Professor of the Hand, chief of hand microvascular and trauma surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, will give the J. T. Davis Hand Lecture Series presentation, “Chronic Scapholunate Instability Injury: The RASL Procedure, 25 Year Perspective,” from 6:45-8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, in room N 318 (3A).

Breakfast will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Amy Kraus at 4-5153 or email her at


Wednesday, Sept. 4

UM faculty member to promote 'Radical Togetherness'

Portrait of Dr. Patrick Alexander

Dr. Patrick Elliot Alexander, associate professor of English and African-American studies at the University of Mississippi, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "inclUsive conversation," "Toward a Radical Togetherness: African-American Literature, Abolition Pedagogy and the Prison-to-College Pipeline Program," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in second-floor conference rooms C and D in the student union.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Shirley Pandolfi at 5- 5344 or email her at​​. 


Friday, Sept. 6

Texas M.D. to discuss Chagas Disease screening, pregnancy


Dr. Morven Edwards, infectious disease faculty at the Texas Children's Clinical Care Center, Houston, will give the UMMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds presentation, “Screening for Chagas Disease in Pregnant Women,” at 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Cindy Mitchell at 4-5307 or email her at




Tuesday, Sept. 10

Johns Hopkins prof to talk adult cortical plasticity recovery

Portrait of Hey Kyoung Lee
Hey-Kyoung Lee

Dr. Hey-Kyoung Lee, professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, will give the UMMC Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Cross-Modal Recovery of Cortical Plasticity in Adults," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in classroom 3A (North Wing N318).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Wanda Barone at 4-1640.




CIH director to connect, share, advance 'sleep hygiene'


Dr. Danny Burgess, associate professor, director of the Center for Integrative Health and co-director of the Student Counseling and Wellness Center, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Health and Science's "Connect, Share, Advance" session, "Improving Sleep Hygiene: A Talk that will Surely Put You to Sleep," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Elizabeth Wicks at



Friday, Sept. 27

UT-Southwestern professor to introduce NIH Research Policy


Dr. Elizabeth Heitman, professor of ethics in science and medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will give a webinar, "Introduction to NIH Research Policy: Regulations and Standards for Responsible Research," from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.

For more information or to register, email Pamela Jones at




Tuesday, Oct. 1


Women's executive to discuss reproductive health, grant making

Tracy DeVries, Women's Foundation of Mississippi executive director, will give the UMMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion "inclUsive conversation," "Women's Reproductive Health and Grant Making," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, in second-floor conference rooms C and D in the student union.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Shirley Pandolfi at


Tuesday, Oct. 15

Vice chancellor to speak at fall faculty meeting​


Dr. LouAnn Woodward, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs, is scheduled to speak at the fall faculty meeting set for noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Woodward will provide an update for the Medical Center and faculty with 20 years of service will be recognized. Flu shots will be available before and after the meeting from Student and Employee Health. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

Full-time faculty with 20 years or more of continuous faculty service should contact Dorothy Singleton by Sunday, Sept. 1. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at


Tuesday, Nov. 12

Six Dimensions CEO to facilitate ODI's 'inclUsive conversation'


​Dr. Nakeitra Burse, owner and chief executive officer of Six Dimensions, LLC, will give the UMMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "inclUsive conversation" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in second-floor conference rooms C and D in the student union,

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Shirley Pandolfi at