A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
The Office of Research will host the 2014 Excellence in Research Awards Ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.This year’s ceremony will recognize 26 faculty members – the greatest single-year total since the awards’ inception.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.For more information, call Margie West at 5-5000.
Dr. Thomas Helling, professor of surgery, chief of the Division of General Surgery and surgery program director, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Surgical Education: The Legacy of Halsted, Churchill and Whipple,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292.
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.One meeting this week will take place from 1-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing. This session will be viewable via live streaming.For more information, call Tonya Moore at 4-4104.
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.
Dr. Richard Summers, associate vice chancellor for research, and Dr. John Showalter, chief health information officer, will provide an update on resources available for investigators and host a question-and-answer session about the Enterprise Data Warehouse during a Town Hall Meeting from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).Questions may be submitted in advance by email to email@example.com. Questions may be tweeted during the meeting using #edw.For more information, call Cari Fowler at 5-5007.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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