April

Honors Days, Guyton Lecture highlight events

Honors Days, Guyton Lecture highlight events

Published on April 27, 2015

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

 

Monday, April 27

Montreal postdoc to discuss dopamine, decision-making

Hernandez
Hernandez

Dr. Giovanni Hernandez, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at the Universite de Montreal, will present "Dopamine Release and Its Implication for Decision-making" at noon on Monday, April 27, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

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.

Researcher to describe implantation defects, preeclampsia

Sones
Sones

Dr. Jenny L. Sones, research associate in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Cornell University's R. L. Davisson Laboratory, Ithaca, New York, will present "The Contribution of Implantation Defects on the Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia" at noon on Monday, April 27, in classroom 6A.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. For more information, call Pamela Banks at 4-1690.

 

  

Wednesday, April 29

Duhe to posit eliminating colorector cancer morbidity

Duhe
Duhe

Dr. Roy Duhe, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, professor of radiation oncology and associate director for cancer education at the UMMC Cancer Institute, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Eliminating Colorectal Cancer Mortality in Mississippi: Uncommon Sense Also Required," at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292.

LSU physiologist to present Guyton Distinguished Lecture

Granger
Granger

Dr. D. Neil Granger, Boyd Professor and head of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, will give the Arthur C. Guyton Distinguished Research Lecture, "Microvascular Responses to Inflammation," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in room R153 (lower amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The lecture is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

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

Wednesday-Friday, April 29-May 8

Executive leaders to host spring MAP meetings

Kevin S. Cook, CEO of UHHS, and Guy B. Giesecke, CEO of Batson Children's Hospital, will host the next round of half-hour Motivating, Achieving, Progressing (MAP) meetings this spring.

All Medical Center employees are invited to attend one of the meetings. Those who do will be eligible to win tickets to the UMMC Night at the Mississippi Braves Game, scheduled for Thursday, May 14.

Meeting times, dates and locations include:

* 7:30-8 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, in University Physicians Pavilion classroom M016;

* 9:45-10:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the Central Billing Office dining room;

* 3:30-4 a.m. Thursday, April 30, in classroom S123;

* 11-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 1, in classroom CW308 in the Classroom Wing (this session will be viewable via live streaming);

* 11-11:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, in the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center Dunleith meeting room; and

* 7-7:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, in the Grants Ferry Community Room.

For more information about the meetings, call Dr. Tonya Moore at 4-4104 or email her at tmoore2@umc.edu.

Thursday, April 30

Graduate Studies to host Honors Day

Graduate students and postdocs who have demonstrated academic and research prowess during their career at the Medical Center will be honored during the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences' annual Honors Day ceremony and luncheon from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

For more information, call Shanna Moulds at 4-1632 or email her at smoulds@umc.edu.

 

Friday, May 1

Psychologist to sound off on bio-behavioral assessments

Cohen
Cohen

Dr. Alex Cohen, associate professor of psychology at Louisiana State University and adjunct professor for the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the LSU Health Sciences Center, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "Bio-behavioral Assessment of Psychiatric and Neurological Symptoms . . . It's Almost Here," at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 1, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Paige Bellow at 5-5588.

Schools of Medicine, Nursing to host Honors Days

School of Medicine and School of Nursing students who have demonstrated academic prowess during their student careers at the Medical Center will be honored by their respective schools during Honors Day ceremonies on Friday, May 1.

The School of Medicine's Honors Day will take place from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

The School of Nursing's Honors Day will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

For more information about the SOM Honors Day, email Virginia Covington at vcovington@umc.edu; for more information about the SON Honors Day, call Monica Wade at 4-6200 or email her at mkwade@umc.edu.

 

On the horizon

UCLA neuroscientist to display, discuss scientific images

Cohen
Cohen

Dr. Mark S. Cohen, professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, California, will present "Scientific Images: Depictions/Diagrams/Data," part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series, from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, in classroom 5A (North Wing 521).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.

Faculty exchange seminar to focus on content creation

The next Faculty Scholarship Exchange Seminar, "New Ways to Create Course Content: Flipping with Mobile Apps," is scheduled for noon on Thursday, May 14, in R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Presented by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the seminar will provide a forum to stimulate the open exchange of ideas, concepts, new technologies, challenges and successes in the contemporary arena of academic health science education.

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

For more information, call Jessica Green Overby at 4-2810.

 

Penn neuroscientist to discuss mesolimbic reward system

Hayes
Hayes

Dr. Matthew Hayes, assistant professor of nutritional neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at the Parelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will present "Amylin Regulates Energy Balance Through Action in the Mesolimbic Reward System," part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series, from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, in classroom 5A (North Wing 521).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.  

 

Washington University prof to give Hardy presentation

Eberlein
Eberlein

Dr. Timothy Eberlein, Bixby Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and surgeon-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, will give two presentations during the James D. Hardy Surgical Forum and Lecture May 27 in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Eberlein will present "Delivering High Quality Cancer Care in the Future" at 8:30 a.m. and the James D. Hardy Lecture, "Building an Academic Department od Surgery," at 3 p.m. The daylong event also will include an M and M Conference and resident presentations.

For more information about the forum and lectureship, call Cheryl Dunson at 5-1226 or email her at cdunson@umc.edu.