February

Diversity discussions, poverty simulation highlight upcoming events

Published on Monday, February 9, 2015

Published on February 09, 2015

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

Tuesday, Feb. 10

OHSU neurologist to hold court on tissue thermogenesis

Morrison
Morrison

Dr. Shaun Morrison, professor of neurological surgery at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, will present “CNS Regulation of Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, in classroom 6A (N617).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences.

For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.

Getting to know you: Schwartz Rounds to focus on diversity

Chaplain Doris Whitaker, director of pastoral services, will facilitate the next Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, “Diversity: Get to Know Your Neighbor,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Panelists will include Dr. Ini-Abasi Joyce Olutade, director of Student/Employee Health; Alexander Soloveichik, occupational therapy technician; Dianne Gilbert, patient affairs Choctaw liaison; Dr. Jamil Elfarra, house officer; and Johnson George, director of faculty projects and process design.

All Medical Center health-care providers are invited. Attendees must bring their ID badges to gain admission.

For more information, call Dr. Elizabeth Franklin at 5-5141.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Surgery Grand Rounds to focus on bypassing terms

Sheila Bullock, director of clinical documentation services, and Peggy Nail, clinical documentation specialist, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Creating a Bypass from Clinical Terms to Diagnostic Terms,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292 or email her at cphollingsworth@umc.edu.

Simulation to help understand life with limited resources

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities will host the next UMMC Poverty Simulation from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Developed by the Missouri Association for Community Action, the simulation educates participants about the day-to-day realities of living with a shortage of resources and an abundance of stress.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited to participate. For more information or to register, email Amani Bailey at azbailey@umc.edu.

Physiologist to describe peptide-based preeclampsia therapies

George
George

Dr. Eric George, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, will present the Physiology Seminar, “Development of Peptide-based Therapies for Preeclampsia,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 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.

Thursday, Feb. 12

Harvard professor to discuss preeclampsia, CV health

Karumanchi
Karumanchi

Dr. S. Ananth Karumanchi, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will present “Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia: Implications for Cardiovascular Health” from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

The presentation is part of the Cardiovascular Renal Research Center’s series of visiting presentations to spotlight cardiovascular disease research and to raise awareness of the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited to the presentations. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436.

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 14-15

National radiology leaders to keynote Nuclear Medicine Update

Dr. Salvador Borges-Neto, professor of radiology, professor of internal medicine in cardiology, division chief of nuclear medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine; Dr. H. Charles Manning, associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, associate professor of biomedical engineering and associate professor of neurological surgery at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Sciences; Dr. Christopher J. Palestro, professor at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at Long Island Jewish Medical Center; and Dr. Neeta Pandit-Taskar, a radiologist at Bellevue Hospital Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, will give keynote presentations during the Nuclear Medicine Update Feb. 14-15 at the Table 100 Conference Center in Flowood.

Radiology/nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear medicine technologists, nuclear medicine residents/students and other physicians interested in nuclear medicine are invited. Topics will include “Benign and Malignant Bone Disease,” “Current and Future Directions in PET Radiopharmacy,” and “PET/CT Treatment Responses: Current Status and Non FDG Tracers,” among others.

For more information, call Kay Watkins at 4-1300 or email her at dkwatkins@umc.edu.

On the horizon

SOD faculty to lead health disparities discussion

Buchanan
Buchanan

Dr. William Buchanan, professor of periodontics and preventive sciences in the School of Dentistry, will lead a Health Disparities Journal Club discussion from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in classroom A140a in the School of Nursing.

The Health Disparities Journal Club, formerly the Population Health Journal Club, is hosted by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Felicia Bowens at 5-9019 or email her at fbowens@umc.edu.

Pastoral Services to mark beginning of Lent

The Department of Pastoral Services will mark the beginning of the season of Lent by offering Ash Wednesday services at 7 a.m. and at noon on Feb. 18 in the University Hospital Chapel.

All Medical Center faculty, staff, students and visitors are invited to participate. For more information, call Linda McComb, chaplain, at 5-2108.

Visiting physicians to give presentations from the heart

The Cardiovascular Renal Research Center is sponsoring a series of visiting presentations in February to spotlight cardiovascular disease research and to raise awareness of the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases.

Dr. Stephen Trzeciak, head of critical care medicine at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, will present “Mechanisms of Microcirculatory Dysfunction in Sepsis” from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Dr. Costantino Iadecola, director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute and Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, will present the 18th Gertrude and Florian Nelson Cardiovascular Research Lecture sponsored by the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center and the American Heart Association, “Hypertension and Dementia: A Bench-to-Bedside Approach,” from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited to the presentations. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

For more information about the presentations, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436.

UMMC/2020 #AHealthierMS to unveil new strategic plan

For more than a year, a Strategic Plan Steering Committee of institutional leaders, appointed by the Medical Center's Office of Governance and Strategic Planning and guided by a Strategic Plan Core Team representing each of the institution's missions, have met to develop the UMMC Strategic Plan.
The results are now ready to be unveiled.

A sense of collegial collaboration and solidarity of purpose will be on display at noon on Monday, Feb. 23, when Medical Center leaders and members of the Strategic Plan Committee formally present UMMC's Strategic Plan to all faculty, staff and students at the "UMMC/2020: The Plan for #AHealthierMS" event in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

All UMMC faculty, staff and students are invited to the event, which will include a dynamic vide and informative presentations by Medical Center leaders. For more information about the event, call 4-1100.