A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Monday, Jan. 26
Dr. Stephen J. Spann, chief medical officer for the Johns Hopkins Medicine-affiliated hospital in the United Arab Emirates, one of two finalists under consideration to become UMMC’s next vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, will participate in a town hall-style presentation from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).All members of the campus community are invited. The meeting will be videoed for posting on the campus Intranet. To read Spann’s biosketch, visit http://www.umc.edu/Administration/Institutional_Advancement/Public_Affairs/Vice_Chancellor_Search.aspx.
Members of the Medical Center community who would like to submit their impressions of Spann may do so at https://www.umc.edu/TemplateFiles/UMC_TwoFrame.aspx?pageid=2147534005.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Dr. 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.
Dr. John Ralston Crew, medical director of the San Francisco Center for Advanced Wound Care Healing, Daly City, California, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Treatment of Necrotizing Fasciitis," at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.
For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292.
Thursday, Jan. 29
Dr. LouAnn Woodward, associate vice chancellor for health affairs and medical school vice dean, one of two finalists under consideration to become UMMC’s next vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, will participate in a town hall-style presentation from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).All members of the campus community are invited. The meeting will be videoed for posting on the campus Intranet. To read Woodward’s biosketch, visit http://www.umc.edu/Administration/Institutional_Advancement/Public_Affairs/Vice_Chancellor_Search.aspx.Members of the Medical Center community who would like to submit their impressions of Woodward may do so at https://www.umc.edu/TemplateFiles/UMC_TwoFrame.aspx?pageid=2147533996.
Friday, Jan. 30
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.
On the horizon
The Cardiovascular Renal Research Center is sponsoring a series of four visiting presentations in February to spotlight cardiovascular disease research and to raise awareness of the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases.Dr. Kent L. Thornburg, professor of medicine and M. Lowell Edwards Chair for Research at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, will present “Hypertension and Heart Disease: The Placenta is a Culprit” from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.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.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.
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