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Health disparities discussion, Schwartz Rounds top week's agenda

Published on Monday, December 14, 2015

Published on December 14, 2015

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

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Penman to lead health disparities discussion


Dr. Alan Penman, professor in the Center of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club session, scheduled frrom noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in classroom 140a of the School of Nursing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff, and students are invited. The journal club is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

For more information, call Sydnie Wagner at 5-9544 or email her at



Wednesday, Dec. 16

Physiology fellow to review leptin's CV effects


Dr. Nicola Aberdein, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Role of PTP1B and SOCS3 in Modulating Metabolic and Cardiovascular Effects of Leptin,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 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 or email her at



Thursday, Dec. 17

Schwartz Rounds to discuss holidays, elderly

Dr. Scott Gibson, assistant professor of medicine (geriatrics), and Sue Meng, geriatrics social worker, will facilitate the Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, “Holidays and the Elderly,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

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, email Dr. Elizabeth Franklin at