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Surgery, psychiatry rounds, physiology seminar top week's event schedule

Published on Monday, August 31, 2015

Published on August 31, 2015

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

Aug. 31-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 Batson Children's Hospital, at one of the half-hour UMMC Motivating, Achieving, Progressing (MAP) meetings scheduled in August and September.

* Monday, August 31: 11-11:30 a.m., Classroom Wing, CW 106

* Wednesday, September 2: 7:30-8 a.m.: Pavilion Classroom

* Thursday, September 3: 7-7:30 a.m., Grants Ferry Community Room

* Friday, September 4: 3:30-4 a.m., S123

The MAP meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug 31, is available for viewing via live streaming. Attend one of the meetings and be eligible to win a prize.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Oral surgeon to discuss maxillofacial reconstruction


Dr. Mohammed Qaisi, assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "State of the Art in Maxillofacial Reconstruction," at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

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

Physiologist to catalog renal denervation response

William Drew Pruett

Dr. Drew Pruett, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will present the Physiology Seminar, "Patient-specific Determinates of Response to Renal Denervation" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.2, 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.

Friday, Sept. 4

Psychiatrist to make sense of genetics


Dr. Eric J. Vallender, associate professor of psychiatry, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "Making Sense of Psychiatric Genetics," at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

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

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.

Participate in quarterly blood drive, feel 'Forever Proud'

Medical Center faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in the Mississippi Blood Services "Mississippi: Forever Proud" blood drive Sept. 14-18 at several UMMC locations.

All donors will receive an MBS "Mississippi - Save Lives - Give Blood - Forever Proud" T-shirt. Identification is required to donate blood.

Times, dates and places for the drive include:

* 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Sept 14-15, in the donor coach between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine building;

* 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the donor coach at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center;

* 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the donor coach at the entrance to Batson Children's Hospital;

* 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Student Lounge area on the bottom floor of the School of Dentistry building; and

* 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in the donor coach at the University Hospital entrance.

For more information about the blood drive, call Renee Howard at 4-2884 or send her an email at

Cincinnati scientist to clear up body weight misunderstanding


Dr. Stephen C. Woods, professor emeritus of psychiatry and director of the Obesity Research Center at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, will present "Misunderstanding the Control of Food Intake and Body Weight by the Brain" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in classroom 6A (room 617 on the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation is part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series.

For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686.

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