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JFC reception, LSU neurobiologist's talk top week's agenda

Published on Monday, December 7, 2015

Published on December 07, 2015

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

Monday, Dec. 7

MCOR discussion to foster collaboration, build partnership


Dr. Dan Jones, director of clinical and population science for the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research (MCOR), will meet and brainstorm with Medical Center faculty and staff interested in the clinical management of obesity or clinical and population research from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, in room CW109 in the Classroom Wing.

The goal of the session is to help provide assistance and insight in helping MCOR achieve its goals of fostering collaborative efforts among faculty and building strategic partnerships throughout the state to reduce obesity and its associated diseases.

For more information, email Dawn Chism at


Evening reception to benefit Jackson Free Clinic


The Jackson Free Clinic Board of Directors will host its annual reception and fund-raiser to benefit the student-run free clinic from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the Fairview Inn in Jackson.

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and School of Medicine dean, is scheduled to speak at the event, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the JFC Board of Directors and learn more about the clinic's mission.

For more information, visit



Tuesday, Dec. 8

LSU neurobiologist to explain bariatric surgery's workings


Dr. Hans-Rudolf Berthoud, professor of neurobiology in the Nutrition Laboratory at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, will present “How Do Bariatric Surgeries Work” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in classroom 6A (room 617) on the North Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. CE/AMA credit will be available.

The presentation is part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series. For more information, call Karnella McGee at 4-1686.



Thursday, Dec. 10

UC-Denver scholar to warn against predatory publishers


Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and scholarly communications librarian at the Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver, will give the Office of Academic Development's Academic Development and Discovery Seminar, "Scholarly Publishing Update: Predatory Publishers, Related Scams and Other Essential Information," at noon on Thursday, Dec. 10 in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Jessica Green Overby at 4-2810 or email her at



On the horizon

Spend less than an hour, give a lifetime at blood drive

Medical Center faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in the Mississippi Blood Services quarterly blood drive at several UMMC locations Dec. 14-18.

All donors will receive an MBS T-shirt. Identification is required to donate blood.

To view times, dates and places for the drive, click here. For more information about the drive, call (601) 981-3232 or visit



Schwartz Center 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 Wednesday, 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