MLK observance, neurodegeneration discussion top weekly docketPublished on Monday, January 12, 2015 Published on January 12, 2015 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Monday, Jan. 12 North Texas pharmacologist to discuss neurodegeneration CunninghamDr. Rebecca L. Cunningham, assistant professor of pharmacology and neuroscience in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, will present “Adrogens and Oxidative Stress: Relevance to Neurodegeneration” at noon on Monday, Jan. 12, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.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. Tuesday, Jan. 13 Maryland anatomist to explain cannabinoids' pursuit of reward CheerDr. Joseph Cheer, assistant professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will give the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences’ seminar, “Endogenous Cannabinoids and the Pursuit of Reward,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, in room 6A (N617).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.Wednesday, Jan. 14 Annual diversity celebration to feature Didlake presentation "Looking Forward to the Future" by La Treviyontae (Tre) Ferrell of Germantown High SchoolDr. Ralph H. Didlake, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and chief academic officer, will be the featured speaker at the Medical Center's annual "In Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion: An Observance of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," scheduled for noon on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.The event, sponsored by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Pastoral Services, will focus on religious diversity. All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited.For more information, call 5-2106. Penn neuroscientist to talk stressed parents, developing brains BaleDr. Tracy Bale, professor of neuroscience in the Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, will present “Stressed Parents: Maternal and Paternal Contributions to the Developing Brain” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. Thursday, Jan. 15 Loma Linda medical director to discuss simulation benefits DenmarkDr. T. Kent Denmark, professor of emergency medicine, professor of medical education, director of the Medical Simulation Center and director of the Center for Interprofessional Education at Loma Linda University and Medical Center, will present the Faculty Scholarship Exchange Seminar, “Simulation: It’s More than Intubation and Central Line Placement . . .,” at noon on Thursday, Jan. 15, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).All interested faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.The presentation is sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. For more information, call Jessica Green Overby at 4-2810. On the horizon APS president-elect to cover successful movers, shakers MolinaDr. Patricia E. Molina, Richard Ashman Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology at LSUHSC, New Orleans, and president-elect of the American Physiological Society, will present “Grit, Resilience, Courage and Enthusiasm: Movers and Shakers of Professional Success” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. The seminar is presented by the School of Medicine Group of Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) and the Department of Physiology.For more information, email Jessica Green Overby at email@example.com. Former AAP president to speak at child development summit Dr. Bob Block, director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Center on Child Resilience and former AAP president, and Dr. Susan Buttross, chief of child development and behavioral pediatrics, are scheduled to speak at the continuing education Child Development Conference, “The Signs Are Everywhere: Recognizing Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Youth,” from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.Mental health professionals, health-care providers, educators and parents are invited. Topics will include “Recognizing and Addressing Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Youth,” “Proper Assessment, Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment,” “Toxic Stress,” “Bullying,” and “Suicide Risk and Prevention.”For more information, call Kay Watkins at 4-1300 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org; to register, visit http://www.umc.edu.conted.