Guest presentations highlight UMMC calendarPublished on Sunday, November 2, 2014 Published on November 02, 2014 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center. Monday, Nov. 3 Rush professor to state kidney disease's suPAR cause Dr. Jochen ReiserDr. Jochen Reiser, the Ralph C. Brown, M.D. Professor and Chairman of Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, will give the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “A suPAR Cause for Proteinuric Kidney Disease,” at noon on Monday, Nov. 3, in classroom 6A.For more information, call Pamela Banks at 4-1690. Tuesday, Nov. 4 Keeton to tackle employees' questions at Town Hall Dr. James KeetonDr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs, will host a fall town hall meeting from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in room R153 (lower amphitheatre).\All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Laura Hodge at 5-3941. Wednesday, Nov. 5 Thoracic surgeon to trace enterocolitis surgery evolution Dr. Barry BerchDr. Barry Berch, assistant professor of surgery, pediatric general and thoracic surgeon, Department of Pediatrics, will give the Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Necrotizing Enterocolitis – Evolution of the Surgical Management and Treatment Options,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292. Congressman to discuss health-care policy Congressman Gregg HarperCongressman Gregg Harper will speak at the inaugural session of the Health Care Policy Lunch and Learn Series at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).Lunch will be provided for the first 150 in attendance. For more information, call Kristi Simms at 5-5330. UMMC physiologist to simulate hypertensive men Dr. Drew PruettDr. William Andrew “Drew” Pruett, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will give a Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Simulated Populations of Hypertensive Men: Susceptibilities and Resistances,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 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, Nov. 6 Penn State physiologist to talk alcoholic myopathy Dr. Charles LangDr. Charles Lang, distinguished university professor and vice chairman of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at the Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., will present the Physiologists in Training Distinguished Research Lecture, “Age-associated Acceleration of Alcoholic Myopathy,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in room R153 (lower amphitheatre).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.The lecture is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. On the horizon Schwarz Center Rounds to put on walking shoes Dr. Rick Boyte, professor of medicine and director of palliative medicine, and Doris Whitaker, chaplain, will facilitate the next Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, “Walking in Another’s Shoes,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).Jimmy Gatewood, social worker, will be a panelist for the program, which will reflect on the variety of ways individuals cope with loss and ways health-care providers can become more compassionate caregivers during times of grief.All health-care providers are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis by the Division of Continuing Health Professional Education. Attendees must bring their ID badges to scan for registration.The Schwartz Center Rounds are provided with support from the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center. For more information, call Dr. Elizabeth Franklin at 5-5141. Wake Forest prof to address diabetes-related mortality Dr. Ronny A. BellDr. Ronny A. Bell, professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, and director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, will discuss diabetes-related mortality among American Indians and Alaska natives during the Office of Population Health and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities’ Population Health Journal Club meeting from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in conference room D of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.For more information, call Felicia Bowens at 5-9019, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.umc.edu/oph. Digestive specialist to discuss inflammatory diseases Dr. Nitin GuptaDr. Nitin Gupta, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, will present “Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: What Every Patient Needs to Know” from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at UMMC.The program, sponsored by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter, will include an overview of inflammatory bowel diseases, a review of current therapies and emerging research, information on management of the disease and treatment-related side effects, and a question-and-answer session.For more information, call Amber Martin at (972) 386-0607, ext. 4, or email her at email@example.com.