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Seminars by Harvard virologist, UMMC physiologist top week's events

Published on Monday, August 3, 2015

Published on August 03, 2015

A couple of interesting presentations is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.


Monday, Aug. 3

Harvard virologist to explain immune response


Dr. Pablo Penaloza, instructor in medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Harvard Medical School, Boston, will give the microbiology seminar, "Modulation of Immune Responses during Chronic Infection," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, in room 6A.

Refreshments will be available at 4 p.m. in room N547. All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited.

For more information, call Angeline Green at 4-1700.






Wednesday, Aug. 5

UMMC physiologist to analyze human genetics


Dr. James G. Wilson, professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar, "Large-Scale Human Genetic Analysis: A Transition from Association to Causality," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 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.





On the horizon

UAB neurologist to discuss deep brain stimulation


Dr. Harrison C. Walker, associate professor of neurology and medical director for surgical movement disorders at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present "Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders" from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Neurology. For more information, call Abby Gomez at 4-5501.

State health officer to sound off on Mississippi's health


Dr. Mary Currier, state health officer, will present "The State of the State's Health" from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, in room R153 of the Research Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available to the first 100 in attendance.

The seminar is the first in a series offering continuing education presented by the Center for Developmental Disorders Research. For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804.

Chancellor Search Board to host 'listening session'

Members of the Board Search Committee leading the search for the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi will hear from constituency groups in a Campus Listening Session at UMMC on Thursday, Aug. 20.  The session is tentatively scheduled 2-5 p.m. in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union Conference Center.  The first hour will be devoted to students, the second to faculty and staff, and the third to alumni.

The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should possess.

For more information and to track progress on the chancellor search, visit the IHL's website at or @UM_Search on Twitter. 


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