A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Top scholars from local colleges, including Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi, will join Medical Center students in the first RICE Bowl, an interactive health-care competition with audience participation, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.Sponsored by the Office of Population Health and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl is an academic quiz competition like none other, with team members answering questions and solving a complex health-care case. Attendees will have the opportunity to sound off during the event as well.For more information or to register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/1qCzcTp or email RICEBowl@umc.edu.
Dr. Michael Ostrowski, professor and co-director of the Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics Program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Ohio State University, will present “How Stromal Pten Suppresses Human Epithelial Cancers” at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in room G-151 of the Aurthur C. Guyton Research Library.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the UMMC Cancer Institute.For more information, call Freda Turpeau at 5-6802.
Dr. Ana Palei, UMMC instructor in physiology and biophysics, will present the physiology seminar, “The Role of Obesity in the Pathogenesis of Pregnancy-induced Hypertension,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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.
Dr. Greg Hundley, medical director of the Reynolds Tower Cardiovascular Imaging Facility at Wake Forest Health Sciences, will present “Cardio-oncology: New Insights from MRI Regarding Cancer Treatment-Related Cardiovascular Injury” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in R354 (upper amphitheatre) as part of the Robert M. Hearin Distinguished Lecture Series.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.For more information, call Margie West at 5-5000.
The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences will spotlight the research activities of its students during its annual Research Day event, scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.Research Day will include a poster session by graduate students and postdocs in the gymnasium and a Distinguished Alumni Lecture.For more information, call Shanna Moulds at 4-1632 or email her at email@example.com.
The Division of Continuing Health Professional Education will host a free presentation, “So . . . You Want to Plan a Continuing Education Event?” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.The seminar is for any Medical Center employee interested in hosting a CE event for physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dentists, therapists or other health-care providers. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance.For more information, call Dr. Elizabeth Franklin, director of continuing health professional education, at 4-1300 or 5-5141 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Kathryn J. Jones, professor and chair of anatomy and cell biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will present “CD4+T Cell-mediated Neuroprotection: Relevance to Motoneuron Injury and Disease,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in room 6A of the School of Medicine.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences.For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.
Dr. 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.
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.
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