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Guest presentations highlight UMMC calendar

Published on Monday, December 1, 2014

Published on December 01, 2014

A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 2-4

Executive leaders to MAP out UMMC's plans

Kevin S. Cook, CEO of UHHS, Guy B. Giesecke, CEO of Batson Children’s Hospital, and Pamela Zipperer-Davis, chief ambulatory officer, will speak to Medical Center employees during half-hour Motivating, Achieving, Progressing (MAP) meetings this winter.

Meetings this week will take place from 3:30-4 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in room S123, from 7-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the University Physicians Pavilion classroom, and from 3:30-4 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, in room S123.

For more information, call Tonya Moore at 4-4104.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Physiologist to explain benefits of healthy 'Low T'


Dr. Rodrigo Maranon, instructor in physiology, will give the Physiology Seminar, "Fixing 'Low T:' Good or Bad for Cardiovascular Risk and Metabolic Control?" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.

Thursday, Dec. 4

UAB AIDS expert to sound off on HIV's future


Dr. Michael Saag, director of the William C. Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine and director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for AIDS Research, will give the Robert M. Hearin Distinguished Lecture, “The Future of HIV: The Past is Prologue,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first come basis from the Hearin Foundation.

For more information, email Margie West at

Friday, Dec. 5

Corbett lecturer to share intracranial HTN lessons


Dr. Michael Wall, professor of neurology and ophthalmology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, will present the fourth annual James J. Corbett, M.D. Lectureship in Neuro-Ophthalmology, “What Have We Learned from the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial?” at noon on Friday, Dec. 5, in lecture room 1B/SH198 in the School of Health Related Professions.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. The presentation is hosted by the Department of Ophthalmology.

For more information, email Pam Nester at

On the horizon

Alliance reception to honor former pastoral leader


The UMMC Alliance will host a reception to honor Dr. Ruth Black, former director of the Department of Pastoral Services, from 1:30-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the University Hospital Chapel.

For more information, call Laura Hodge at 4-1100.

Blood drive to help UMMC family make holiday special

Medical Center faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to help others enjoy another holiday season when Mississippi Blood Services personnel visit the Medical Center Dec. 15-19 for the quarterly UMMC Blood Drive.

The message for the drive is "When you give blood, you give someone another holiday, a day to play in the snow, a night under the stars, a walk with a friend, a laugh, another hug, another chance." All donors will receive an MBS T-shirt with that message. Identification is required to donate blood.

Times, dates and places for the drive include:

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine;

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine;

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine;

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, near the Bailey Avenue entrance to the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center;

• 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, near the Batson Children's Hospital entrance; and

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, near the University Hospital entrance.

Be sure to look for the MBS donor coach when making a donation. For more information about the blood drive, call Renee Howard at 4-2884 or send her an email at

Common Reading Project to discuss reaper memoir

The School of Medicine's Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Divisions and the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities will sponsor a UMMC Common Reading Project of the novel, "Men We Reaped: A Memoir," by Jesmyn Ward from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Participants should read the book before attending. Lunch will be provided for the first 100 in attendance.

For more information, call LaFreda Sias at 4-1339.