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State health officer's talk, chancellor session highlight week's events

Published on Monday, August 17, 2015

Published on August 17, 2015

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

Monday, Aug. 17

K State anatomist to approach vaccine design modularity

Dr. John Bates, assistant professor of anatomy and physiology at the Kansas State University of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, will present the microbiology seminar, "Modular Approaches to Vaccine Design," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17, in room 6A.

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

For more information, call Angeline Green at 4-1700 or email her at



Tuesday, Aug. 18

Cardiothoracic surgeon delves into heartburn

de Delva
de Delva

Dr. Pierre de Delva, assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, will discuss Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease during a lunchtime presentation, "Heartburn Might Be Only Part of the Problem," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the Hospital Administration Large Conference Room at University Hospital.

Lunch will not be provided, but drinks and desserts will be available. For more information or to register, call Selena Lockwood at 4-4693 or email her at




Wednesday, Aug. 19

Loma Linda peds neurosurgeon to discuss spine injuries


Dr. Alexander Zouros, associate professor of pediatric neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center, will give the Neuroscience Grand Rounds presentation, "Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Cranio-Cervical Spine Injuries," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the Bank Plus Conference Center in the second-floor atrium mall of Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

For more information, call Robin French at 4-5705 or email her at

Grad studies associate dean to take on Risky Business


Dr. Lique Coolen, professor of physiology and biophysics, professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences and associate dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, will present the Physiology Seminar, "Sex and Drugs: Risky Business," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 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.

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.

Thursday, Aug. 20

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 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.

On the horizon

Learn about liabiility 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: run 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