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Event probes black-white relations in medicine

Racial relations among physicians past, present and future was the topic during last Friday's Robert Q. Marston Symposium on Race and Medicine at UMMC.  About 170 faculty and community physicians, state health officials, medical students and other professionals gathered for the event organized by a committee led by Dr. Richard deShazo, Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor and UMMC professor of medicine and pediatrics.  The event included short presentations and panel discussions on different aspects of race and medicine plus an afternoon session facilitated by the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation.  Engaged in a panel discussion above are (from left) Dr. Ed Hill, moderator (standing), Dr. Ralph Didlake, John Henegan, an attorney with Butler Snow, former Governor William Winter, Dr. Claude Brunson, Dr. Shirley Donelson and Dr. Cameron Guild.  (Enlarge photo)

Construction to impact parking in lots 19, 20

 road block 2The road and alleyway between the Verner Holmes Learning Resource Center and the School of Dentistry will be closed starting Monday, June 30, for approximately 12 weeks for needed preparation for the new School of Medicine building construction.

Entrances and exits to Lots 19 and 20 will be adjusted, and the covered walkway south of the learning resource center will be shut down as well.

For more information, call 4-1477.  (Click for a map)

Medical Center staff receive service recognition

The Medical Center is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries this week:

25 Years

* Joyce Holmes, billing specialist, Charge Entry

20 Years

* David Roberts, refrigeration shop assistant supervisor, Building Maintenance

15 Years

* Paul Beaube, end-user computer specialist, Information Systems

* Lishia Lee, assistant professor of nursing

10 Years

* Susie Burns, laundry worker, Laundry/Linen

* Annie Dumas, laundry supervisor, Laundry/Linen

* Sharon Henderson, pharmacy technician, Pharmacy

* Isabelle Miller Nettles, inpatient nurse, 2 North

5 Years

* Martha Davis, social worker, Utilization Management

* Sara Ford, inpatient nurse, Newborn Nursery

* Shalane Green, monitor technician, Nurses-Monitor Technicians

* Meagan Holton, emergency room technician, University Hospital Emergency Department

* James Johnson, clinical operations director, Telehealth Services Administration

* Lesley Otts, cardiovascular nurse, Pediatric Cardiac Cath

* Keith Turnipseed, inpatient nurse, Medical Surgical Float

* Brandi Young, inpatient nurse, 2 Children’s

* Jie Zhou, medical technologist, After Hours Lab


Schwartz Rounds to reminisce about patients

 Schwartz_Rounds_2Dr. Rick Boyte, professor of pediatrics and director of palliative medicine, and Jimmy Gatewood, patient affairs social work coordinator, will facilitate the Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, “My Most Memorable Patient,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Doris Whitaker, UMMC chaplain, Driscoll Devaul, Batson Children’s Hospital respiratory care director, and Megan Ford, pediatric cardiovascular social worker, will serve as panelists for the event, which will discuss the value of the human connection between patients and caregivers and what can be learned from interaction with patients.

All health-care professionals are invited. Lunch will be served on a first-come basis. Attendees must present a valid UMMC identification badge.

For more information, call Dr. Elizabeth Franklin at 5-5141.

Texas Tech scientist to explain why X matters

 Marjorie_JenkinsDr. Marjorie Jenkins, professor of internal medicine/obstetrics and gynecology, associate dean of women in health and science, and director and chief scientific officer of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, will present “Y Does X Make a Difference” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Women’s Health Research Center. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.

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