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UAB neurologist's talk, alumni dinner highlight week's events

Published on Monday, August 10, 2015

Published on August 10, 2015

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

Monday, Aug. 10

Jackson Heart cardiologist to discuss Ornish diet


Dr. Richard Guynes, a cardiologist with Jackson Heart, will discuss the Dean Ornish diet and how it can be a powerful treatment for more effectively managing and reversing heart disease at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, in University Heart, room CV203-05.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Tonjula Shelby at 4-5678.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Pediatrician to host inaugural Faculty Development Series


Dr. Nicole Borges, professor of pediatrics and assistant dean for medical education research and scholarship, will host the School of Medicine's inaugural Faculty Development Series, "Medical Education Scholarship Rounds," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, in classroom 3A.

Lunch will be provided to the first 25 in attendance. For more information, call Kelly Dennis at 4-5006.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Physiologist to bring out the heart in oral care


Dr. Kristine DeLeon-Pennell, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will present the Physiology Seminar, "Taking Oral Care to Heart," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 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.

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, Aug. 12, and again 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. 

Friday, Aug. 14

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.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Medical alumni to reveal awardees at dinner

The Medical Alumni Chapter and UMMC Alumni Affairs will host the Medical Alumni Chapter Awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at River Hills Club in Jackson.

The 2015 Medical Alumni Awards recipients will be recognized at the event.

Recipients will include Dr. Claude Brunson, Distinguished Medical Alumnus, and 2015 Medical Hall of Fame members Dr. James Hughes, Dr. John Jackson and Dr. Hilmon Castle. 2015 Hall of Fame members who will be recognized posthumously include Dr. Carl Evers and Dr. Richard Boronow.

Registration for the cocktail reception and the thee-course dinner is $70 per person. Medical alumni and faculty may register online at or may call the Alumni Office at 4-1115.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, Aug. 11. For more information, email

On the horizon

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

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 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.