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MAP meetings, Schwartz Rounds highlight week's events

Published on Monday, August 24, 2015

Published on August 24, 2015

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

Aug. 24-Sept. 4

Executive leaders to host MAP meetings

All Medical Center employees are invited to join executive leaders Kevin S. Cook, CEO of UHHS, and Guy B. Giesecke, CEO of Children's of Mississippi, at one of the half-hour UMMC Motivating, Achieving, Progressing (MAP) meetings scheduled in August and September.

The MAP meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug 31, is available for viewing via live streaming.

To view a larger version of the above flyer, click here. To go to the UMMC Master Calendar item for these sessions, click here.

For more information, call Dr. Tonya Moore at 4-4104 or email her at

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Pick up some sweet treats and join the transplant guild

The University Transplant Guild will host a membership reception from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about and join the guild, which supports solid organ transplant and left ventricular assist device patients and their families.

Refreshments and door prizes will be available. For more information, call 4-2818 or visit

Spark president to review genetic therapy lessons


Dr. Katherine A. High, president and chief scientific officer of Spark Therapeutics, will present "Genetic Therapies for Genetic Disease: Results and Lessons from Recent Successes," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis by the Hearin Foundation. The seminar is presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

For more information, email Felicia Clerk at

Schwartz Rounds to adopt mindful attitude

Dr. Rick Boyte, professor of pediatrics and director of palliative medicine, and Doris Whitaker, director of pastoral services, will facilitate the Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, "Self Care for the Caregiver: An Attitude of Mindfulness," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The event will include a presentation by Dr. Libby Spence, professor in the School of Health Related Professions.

All health-care professionals are invited. Lunch will be provided on a first-come basis. Attendees must present a valid UMMC identification badge.

For more information, visit

Journal club to discuss AJH article


Dr. Deborah S. Minor, professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine/Hypertension, will serve as discussion leader at the next Health Disparities Journal Club session, hosted by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, in classroom A140a in the School of Nursing.

The discussion will focus on an American Journal of Hypertension article, "Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension Prevention and Control: What Will it Take to Translate Research into Practice and Policy?"

All Medical Center faculty, staff, and students are invited. For more information, call Felicia Bowens at 5-9019 or email her at

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Physiology instructor to describe HTN, diabetes interaction


Dr. Zhen Wang, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will present the physiology seminar, "Interaction of Hypertension and Diabetes in Progressive Nephropathy," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 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, Aug. 27

Lunch and learn about the Affordable Care Act


Sarah Lloyd Allred, health legislative assistant to Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, will give the Healthcare Policy Enrichment Series presentation, "Affordable Care Act 101," at noon on Thursday, Aug. 27, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

UMMC students are especially welcome. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance.

For more information, email Rachel Jones Gressett at

On the horizon

Learn about liability coverage from the general

The Office of General Counsel will host an educational presentation on professional liability coverage from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in room S123.

Clinical credentialed providers, such as AuDs, CRNAs, DMDs, DDSes, DOs, MDs, NPs and PhD Psychs are invited.

To register, email or for more information, call 4-1763.

UCSF community medicine expert to give Edelman Lecture


Dr. Paula Braveman, professor of family and community medicine and director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), will deliver the 2015 Marian Wright Edelman Distinguished Lecture from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Community Room at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

The Marian Wright Edelman Distinguished Lecture Series focuses on the social determinants of child health. Braveman has studied, published and brought awareness to health equity and the social determinants of child health, nationally and internationally, for more than 25 years.

The series is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities and the Department of Pediatrics. For more information, visit or call Michael Jones at 5-9693 or email him at

Increase cancer awareness by running for ribbons

UMMC Gynecologic Oncology is raising awareness of the five primary gynecologic cancers - ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal and vulvar - by hosting its second annual Run for the Ribbons 5k event on Saturday, Sept. 19, on the Medical Center campus.

Race-day registration is scheduled to take place from 6:30-7:30 a.m., with the race to begin at 8 a.m. Awards will be given to the overall male and overall female winners, as well as the top two finishers in six different age groups for both males and females.

The cost is $25 per person for preregistration or $30 per person during the week of the race. The cost to place the name of a loved one on a memorial sign to be positioned at the start if the race is $15 per name.

To preregister, visit For more information, call 4-5320, option 2, or visit the event's Facebook page at