March 28, 2019

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Breast reconstruction, thyroid hormone talks close out week's events

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

Thursday, March 28

Vandy plastic surgery chair to offer breast reconstruction lessons

Portrait of Galen Perdikis

Dr. Galen Perdikis, professor and chair of plastic surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, will present the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Visiting Professor Lecture, "Breast Reconstruction: Data Driven Lessons," from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Theressa White at 4-5084.


Sorbonne faculty to review thyroid hormone signaling function

Portrait of Vincent Laudet

Dr. Vincent Laudet, director of the Banyuls Oceanological Observatory, Sorbonne University, Paris, France, will give the UMMC Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, "Function and Evolution of Thyroid Hormone Signaling," at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in classroom 6A.

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


Monday-Friday, April 1-5

D.H.A. faculty to give CANN Talk on pro development

Elizabeth Franklin

Dr. Elizabeth Franklin, associate professor, Doctor of Health Administration Program, School of Health Related Professions, will present the  Condensed Academic Networking and kNowledge Talk, "So . . . The Room Was Cold and the Food Was Good . . . But Did You Learn Anything? Documenting Outcomes in Professional Development - It CANN Be Done!" from 4:30-4:50 p.m. on Monday, April 1, in room N-5A, from 7:30-7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in the Bebe Richardson Conference Room, and from 12:30-12:50 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in room SH198.

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


 Wednesday, April 3

New Mexico expert to explain how old, new media affect teens

Portrait of Victor Strasburger

Dr. Victor Strasburger, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, will give the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds presentation, "Cyberbullying, Sexting, Facebook Versus Instagram and Lady Gaga Goes Gaga: How Children and Teenagers Are Affected by Old and New Media," at noon on Wednesday, April 3, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Louise Dove at


Friday, April 5

ASU dean to give distinguished population health talk

Portrait of Deborah Helltzer

Dr. Deborah Helitzer, professor and dean of the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, will give the John D. Bower School of Population Health's 2019 Distinguished Population Health Lecture, "The Population Health Movement: From Sickness to Wellness," at noon on Friday, April 5, in lecture hall 122 of the medical education building.

Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Dr. Natalie E. Gaughf at


Saturday, April 6

Remembrance to honor Children's Hospital patients

The Healing and Understanding through Grief Support Committee will host its annual Service of Remembrance in memory of Batson Children’s Hospital patients who died in 2018 at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, in the University Hospital chapel.

A reception will follow the service. All Medical Center employees, staff and volunteers are invited. For more information, call Doris Whitaker at 5-2112.


Tuesday, April 9

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


Thursday, April 11

Neuro Institute to host neuroscience innovation event

Neuroscience iconography

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


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


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 


Wednesday, April 17

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


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, v.c. 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​



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


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.