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Mississippi Miracles Radiothon, GME presentation highlight week's events

Published on Monday, March 2, 2015

Published on March 02, 2015

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

Wednesday-Friday, March 4-6

Mississippi radio to deliver patient 'miracles'

Radio stations from across central Mississippi will join forces for the 14th annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon benefiting Batson Children's Hospital Wednesday-Friday, March 4-6.

DJs will interview current and former patients with their families and the hospital staff who care for them, asking listeners to call in pledges to benefit the hospital. The donated money will be used to fund equipment, research and programs that ensure the hospital is able to provide the most advanced level of medical care for Mississippi's children.

Participating stations in the Jackson area will include: US 96.3 (available online); Mix 98.7 (available online); Y101.7 (available online); 100.9 The Legend (available online); River 101.3; and K104.5 Hits. Participating stations in Meridian will include 97 OKK (available online); Q101 (available online); 105.7 The Beat (available online); and Kiss 104.1.

To make a donation or for more information, call 4-KIDS (5437) or toll-free 888-681-KIDS (5437).

Wednesday, March 4

Know what GME is? Come have lunch and find out


Dr. Shirley Schlessinger, professor of medicine, vice chair of the Department of Medicine and associate dean for graduate medical education, will present a health-care policy lunch and learn session, "What is GME?" at noon on Wednesday, March 4, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be provided to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Dr. Jerry Clark at


Mittwede to explain kidney injury, orthopedic trauma


Peter Mittwede, a graduate student in the MD/PhD program, will defend his dissertation, "Mechanisms of Acute Kidney Injury Following Orthopedic Trauma in Obese Rats" on Wednesday, March 4, at 12:00 p.m. in Classroom Wing room 308.

All Medical Center faculty, staff, and students are invited. For more information, call Shanna Moulds at 4-1632.



Thursday, March 5

Get updated on peds neuroscience at this CE event

The Division of Continuing Health Professional Education will host a Pediatric Neuroscience Update 2015 presentation by Children's of Mississippi Neurosciences from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at River Hills Club in Jackson.

Family medicine physicians, pediatricians, neurologists and nurse practitioners are invited. Topics will include headaches, new drug treatments for epilepsy, updates on non-drug treatments for epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders and pediatric neurosurgery.

For more information, call 4-1300. 



On the horizon

Physicians: Brush up on your ICD-10 coding skills

In conjunction with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Mississippi State Medical Association and UMMC's Healthy Linkages Program will offer a free ICD-10 training opportunity for physicians and practice managers, "Road to 10: A Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10," from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

The session will offer background and strategies on ICD-10 implementation.

For more information, email Dr. Michael Jones at


UMMC to be well represented at national history conference

Medical Center leadership will be well represented at the 17th annual Southern Association for the History of Medicine Meeting, a national conference on history in medicine, scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, March 12-14, at the Jackson Marriott downtown.

Dr. James Keeton, former vice chancellor for health affairs, is scheduled to open the conference, while Dr. Doug Bacon, professor of anesthesiology, will give the keynote address, Dr. Mark Mitchell, professor of surgery, will give the plenary address, and Dr. Claude Brunson, professor of anesthesiology, and Dr. Rick deShazo, professor of medicine, will serve as moderators.

The conference is cosponsored by UMMC, the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Mississippi State Medical Association. For more information, visit


Break out your clubs and hit the links for the JFC

The Jackson Free Clinic is seeking participants for its inaugural golf tournament, the JFC Invitational, scheduled for Thursday, March 19, at Whisper Lake Country Club in Madison.

The cost is $60 per player or $50 per student, and includes a round of golf, lunch, drinks on the course, and entry in a drawing. Prizes will be awarded for the overall tournament winner, the longest drive and the closest to the hole.

For more information or to register, visit